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New Star Trek TV Series Being Planned, Takes Place After Voyager

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Star Trek hasn’t been on television since 2005. After Enterprise it just seemed like the whole thing needed a rest. But with JJ Abrams taking his sweet time about getting another movie off the ground, maybe a fresh TV show is the right way to go.

There’ve been rumblings that a new Trek TV series might be in the works for awhile now. For instance, at one point a new Trek animated series was being worked on. Now here’s a new addition to the list of Star Trek TV series possibilities: A live-action project, code-named “S.E.T.I.”, being developed by David Foster.

He spoke about his plans to TrekWeb. Apparently this is a project he’s been working on since 2006 and while Foster’s tight-lipped about the nature of the project he does have this to say:

The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, 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. This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script.

In the wake of JJ Abrams’ 2009 movie a lot has changed in the Star Trek universe. That film was specifically designed to change the timeline established by all other Star Trek’s which came before. However, it sounds like this new idea will ignore the latest movie and stick with established canon. Foster explains:

The vision that we have created is true to the “pre-2009 screen canon” (TV and movies). We were also careful with the Star Trek: Enterprise canon as well. Through the years, I have had the chance to get to know many of the original series cast, crew, and even some of the studio execs. I have developed an extremely deep passion for the original vision of Gene Roddenberry. And while Star Trek has moved on with other series that were not exactly in line with Gene’s original vision, the roots are there to tap into.

The show would pick up in a time period after the one covered in Star Trek: Voyager. We’re talking Next Generation era technology here. Don’t expect to see a lot of cast from other previous Trek incarnations though. They’re going younger. Here’s how they explain what it will be about:

The series is highly energized with a much younger cast, and uses cutting-edge future technologies with newly envisioned special effects and designs. It includes Klingons, Ferengi, Andorians, Vulcans, Trill, and many more. 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. The Ferengi have discovered a vast new resource that has propelled them towards instant riches and power beyond anything they have previously experienced.

The really exciting thing here is that this seems to be more than just some random pipe-dream. Foster says they’ve talked to CBS about it and while they haven’t officially pitched it to them through his 1974 Entertainment production company, the feedback from CBS has been very positive. This may actually go somewhere. Stick around, we’ll keep you apprised.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.s.mcg Dave Spayse Mcg

    Riker I mean

  • John

    A new series set a decade or so after Voyager’s return would be great! Maybe the new Enterprise could be a Carrier Class with pilots. Just don’t cast the crew so young that they have zits!

  • Darryl Singleton

    i would like to see rogue defeated founders and improved gem har dar resurrected to plot revenge and conduct terrorism for losing the last war and see the pothemus in action with full briage crews, finally no archer BS story lines and a weak federation fleet that to spread out to help out the crew of the new star trek.

  • Fox

    what is it with hollywoods recent fascination with the idea of teens being in leadership positions. It is like kiddies stories only for teens. The fact is that people in leadership positions on military ships will never be fresh out of school

  • trekkieforever

    Could someone ples tell me why the canceld Star Treck”Enterprise”always wanted to no why,it was a good show also

    • Markus Criticus

      Bad ratings. Partly due to season 3 finale.

  • mikey gavin

    Am no homophobic but why is important to have a gay person on every program every tv series every pla on the planet and others it a choice one person make , do u like having ur personal life blasted everywere , good for u not everyone els does , my best friend is gay n dont see why it should be sang from rooftops , ur life understandable but nor everyone is the same simples

    • Markus Criticus

      1. Look, I don’t mind not caring about grammar on internet, but it’s really hard to even figure out what the hell are you talking about.

      2. There aren’t that many gay people on TV as you are saying and when they are they are rarely potrayed with respect and dignity.

      3. It’s not a choice.

      4. Personal life of the characters has always been part of Star Trek.

      5. Star Trek is supposed to be progresive about human rights. Having gays is something writers wanted to do before, but were often forced not to.

      6. Who says it should be “sang from rooftops”? Characters sexuality, when done right, shouldn’t be treated any diffrentl, then their ethnicity. They will be completely normal characters, that just happen to be gay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrod.james James Harrod

    and here we are, as of this post, over a year after this article hit the web and still no new series and this article being the top of the yahoo search engine results.

  • g

    when

  • steve

    I dare go off on a drastic tangent, and the very best star trek I had watched was with Voyager–last part of season3? beginning of 4–Scorpion parts 1,2 SOOOOO GOOOOD!!!

  • holodecknerd

    I think its time for an animalistic pedophile character. We don’t want to live in the past, when we can “leap-frog” into the future! I don’t want to hear from any old-fashioned GLT people who are stuck in their anachronistic time-warp…

  • FrenchyinVA

    I would love to see a series that concentrates on NCC-1701B with Capt Harriman in the Captain’s chair. Then follow that with new series with 1701C with Capt Garrett.

  • fallen

    Concerned

  • fallen

    I read a lot of the comments and a few people got side tracked with homosexuality. So back to the article…. One thing that is sticking is the cast will be a younger cast. This bothers me to no end.

  • Dan

    This will never happen if there is a show it will probably be done in 2017 and by Bryan Singer