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Will “Star Trek” return to airwaves courtesy of a guy you’ve never heard of?

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With the massive critical and commercial success of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot in 2009, the once ubiquitous franchise has been on everyone’s mind again in recent years. And in the wake of a failed Bryan Singer pitch and a still-maybe-possible animated series, 1947 Entertainment’s David Foster is speaking out about his vision for an all-new “Star Trek.”

Thanks to Slashfilm for picking up on an interview with Foster originally conducted by Trek Web. In the piece, the owner of 1947 Entertainment talks about a desire to get back to “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry’s original vision of a “positive view of the future,” while also pointing to Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Manny Coto and J. Michael Straczynski as his inspirations.

Foster appears extremely confident about his pitch, which would fit in with the established canon of the television series, including both “Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” as opposed to tying in with the far more successful Abrams film. Currently, the producer, writer and consultant claims that the concept is “fully developed…with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define ‘Star Trek’ for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs and more.'”

The name David Foster might not be familiar to you, but he and his 1947 Entertainment have had their fingers in a number of science fiction properties over the years. Most notably, he has worked on “Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming,” remembered primarily for being the “Battlestar” project between “Galactica 1980” and Ron Moore’s 2004 reimagining “Battlestar Galactica”

That said, Foster’s take on the property does sound pretty interesting, offering new spins on classic Trek groups and races. “The Klingons are getting very restless since the Praxis incident forced them to come to the peace tables, and are tired of having to rely on the Federation for support,” Foster explained. “The Ferengi have discovered a vast new resources that has propelled them towards instant riches and power beyond anything they have previously experienced.”

What do you think about Foster’s vision for a new “Star Trek” series? Would you tune in for weekly Trek adventures, or would you prefer to just wait on the next Abrams movie? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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