Hold my hand: shit just got real.
According to Newsarama:
Sky News reporter Joe Michalczuk tweeted on October 8 that during a press junket for the film Ender’s Game, Star Trek co-writer/producer Robert Orci told him that the franchise’s producers had met with CBS to do a new Star Trek television series. Neither Michalczuk or Sky News have published a formal article elaborating on this and Orci hasn’t made any public comment on his own, so this second-hand statement can be seen as a potential, but unconfirmed report.
Yes, yes…a rumour and nothing more. But there are mere details. This fills my geekish heart with joy.
Oh happy day.
No news on when it will be set – pre- or post-Kirk, or even if it will be set on a ship. There’s plenty of Trek universe to be fully explored out there – look at what Deep Space 9 did with a single space station as the stage for a show. And look at the multitude of books and games that have spun out of this various shows and films.
My own fan-boy preference?
A show set post-Enterprise, but before The “Original Series” with Shatner and team. Back when it was still dangerous as all hell to go into space, before there was a Federation to fall back on and when homo sapiens were the new kids in town. Bumbling and finding there way from one disaster to the next. Plenty of opportunity to explore first contact with other species in depth. Plenty of scope to pick up some of the plot threads left dangling at the end of Enterprise.
But what do I know? I’m just one nerd among a galaxy of super-nova level nerds.
I’d be happy with pretty much any Trek content in a new ongoing series.
You hear me CBS?