Basically, ever since J.J. Abrams Star Trek flick reinvigorated the franchise the question of when Star Trek would return to the small screen has been hovering around like so many sentient, energy mist aliens. No incarnation of Star Trek has been on television since Enterprise was cancelled in 2005, but now word is David Foster is getting ready to pitch a new Trek series.
At this years Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, Foster spoke of his ideas for a Star Trek series with What Culture,
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.
While wanting his series to get back to the roots of Gene Roddenberry‘s original intentions for Star Trek, Foster also lists Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Manny Coto, and J. Michael Straczynski as influences. This series will also, surprisingly, not take place in Abrams’ alternate Trek ‘verse, but rather follow the events post-Voyager, back in Universe A.
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.
Who else would be totally stoked for Star Trek to return to television? A show of hands. Oh, right, well, how about sounding off in the comments below. Me? I’ve been craving new Star Trek ever since the credits began rolling after the 2009 movie. It’s impossible to wait years between films, I need my Star Trek on a weekly basis!