CBS All Access to host new Star Trek series in 2017

One of the subscription channels you can purchase on just about any Apple TV -- not just the new one -- is CBS All Access. It's a $5.99 subscription streaming service that shows most new CBS TV shows on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as 7,500 older episodes on demand. Well, hold onto your Captain's Chair, because it's just been announced that a new Star Trek series will premiere in January of 2017 exclusively on CBS All Access.

Right now, the app doesn't make a lot of sense unless you're a cable cutter, as virtually every cable company or satellite provider throws in CBS as a standard channel. On top of that, you can pick up CBS in most major markets as an OTA (over the air) digital TV station. 

However, this Trekkie would be more than happy to shell out $6 a month to watch just the new Star Trek series. Not much is known about what this series will all be about, other than it will be CBS All Access's first original product, and Alex Kurtzman is the executive producer. Kurtzman co-wrote both of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot films, Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

In the meantime, you can watch all five older Star Trek series -- Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek:Deep Space Nice, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Voyager -- on CBS All Access.