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Interesting news on the new Star Trek series front - casting rumors have run rampant ever since CBS confirmed they would be developing a new 'Trek series of some kind, but actor Tony Todd has now gone so far as to announce that he's "on a very short list" to star in whatever that series may be.

Here is his part of the transcript from the Mortis Horror podcast recorded at Atlanta's 2016 DAYS OF THE DEAD CONVENTION:

"CBS is doing their own series again... I’m on a very short [casting] list. I'm on the list for a couple [of shows]... It's a year away. They’re not even going to get official cast until, probably, the fourth quarter of the year. And my only concern about it is that it’s going to be that online thing; I don’t understand that part."

"I’ve never done a series regular - I’ve always avoided it because I like playing different characters - but this is one year that we're looking at some stuff, so I'm sure that we're going to be popping up and everybody's going to move on sometime very soon."

Kurn Worf's brother, Kurn in "Sins of the Father"

"That online thing" of course being the current plan to air only the premiere episode on CBS network, with the rest of the first season (or series, if it does indeed move beyond a single season) to be released on their online paid platform "CBS All Access," rather than being shown in its entirety via traditional broadcast methods. Many fans have expressed negative opinions about this move, citing the network's willingness to sacrifice the otherwise potential success of a new chapter in their beloved franchise in order to test the waters of a paid subscription service in a market already dominated by the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.

Jake Sisko, 2389 a grown-up Jake Sisko in "The Visitor"

Recently, Todd has been lending his voice to the evil "Zoom" on CW's The Flash, but you may recognize him from his previous work in the Star Trek Franchise. He portrayed Worf's brother Kurn in four episodes of TNG and DS9, and on the TNG video game "Klingon Honor Guard" - as well as the adult version of Jake Sisko in the DS9 episode "The Visitor."

What do you think of this development?

Would Tony Todd have your stamp of approval as the potential next captain of a Star Trek series?

The poll was created at 18:30 on February 25, 2016, and so far 2 people voted.

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