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  • The announced merger of CBS and Viacom will reunify the Star Trek franchise. 1 / 9

  • Since 2006, the television rights belonged to CBS while the film rights went to Viacom. 2 / 9

  • Viacom rebooted the film franchise in 2009 through its subsidiary Paramount Pictures. 3 / 9

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  • While initially successful, the rebooted film series experienced diminishing returns. 4 / 9

  • Development of a fourth film has stalled and remains uncertain, with Quentin Tarantino tentatively attached. 5 / 9

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  • Meanwhile, the television franchise has thrived with new series on CBS All Access. 6 / 9

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  • After the success of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS has expanded its plans for the franchise. 7 / 9

  • Under one company, future films may be influenced by the franchise's television success. 8 / 9

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