There is going to be another Star Trek reboot, which will hit screens come 2017, according to reports.

It's being described as a 'reboot' by CBS, as David Stapf, CBS TV head honcho spewed,‘There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration." Adding, "Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter."

Alex Kurtzman, who has some huge movie productions to his name, including the two JJ Abrams directed flicks, will oversee the new series as a producer.

Word is the first episode will broadcast on CBS, with the rest coming via their new streaming service.

'CBS digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service All Access and chill' anyone? The service costs $5.99 a month in the US, so it'll be interesting to see how they distribute it globally - it is a global franchise after all.

Still, though, this news is bound to get Trekkies in a right tivvy. The universe has been begging for another incarnation.