Don’t Expect Any New ‘Star Trek’ TV Shows till After 2013

- 04-19-12TV Posted by NickBungay

Everyone remembers Star Trek: Enterprise, the sci-fi flop starring Scott Bakula that ran from 2001 to 2005. I’m sure you know all about it; it’s that one Star Trek franchise where each new season was worse than the last… almost like a single night sleeping with Shanter.

Anyhow, since then reboots have been as hot as leaked nudie pictures of Oliva Munn: NBC is busy working on their Silence of the Lambs spinoff Hannibal and the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. Even CBS has been tentatively working on their own Sherlock reboot – behind the back of the BBC and through improper channels – called Elementary. The only thing that hasn’t yet been touched is a Star Trek television reboot, but for good reason.

Everyone is waiting till J.J. Abrams’ untitled Star Trek sequel is finished and in theaters everywhere – specifically Bryan Fuller and Byran Singer. Maybe you’ve heard of them?

“Bryan (Singer) and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it,” Fuller said. “I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”

The pair have been firm on their belief that Abrams will be the key to a successful revival of the television franchise if the sequel does as well as people hope it will. Fans of the upcoming sequel have been excited ever since news of a sequel was even mentioned by Abrams and sequel writers Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci. The only question now is when will the future series take place, who’s going to star in it and how large will the restraining order be on Bakula to keep him off set?

Source: Blastr

 

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  • Trek Fan

    Enterprise was awesome! I enjoyed every season and was sorry to see it go. What were you watching?

  • snaapz

    Star Trek is about science, humanity and interesting plots… not Hollywood block busters, action, sex, explosions and car chases… I say a Star Trek 50-100 years after Voyager took place… more Q, more klingons and ferengi… more traps and more planets with new ways of life… shouldn’t Wesley be a No 1 by now?

  • ckovacs

    Maybe put in some borg, would be trippy to watch where the federation and the borg are at war. Full blown war in the alpha q. That would be an interesting series. Imagine having guest appearances from like Admiral Janeway, or like Jean Luke Picard haha. Tv’s definitely missing a good Star Trek Show right now. The movies are good, but having a tv series to follow would be so much better. Especially if they bring that old Star Trek humor from Voyager, it would be epic.

  • Elim

    I could not disagree more. Startrek Enterprise was brilliant as was TNG, VOY, DS9. Enterprise had smart villains inacted by brilliant actors like Jeffrey Combs and a decent complex story. Abrams garbage has basically ruined Trek. Bearded Romulans. The most pathetic scene in Trek history – the opening scene with kirk being given birth to during a space battle and his farther on the comlink – I could but LOL. I personally do not want a pure action movie when watching trek. I want diplomacy and, yes, space ships with carpets, 60 year old bold people negotiating, smart turbolift dialog, moral dilemmas … . I certainly do not want to watch kirk driving around in an old care through the desert. Abrams is just not intelligent enough to do trek. He can do cliffhangers, lenseflairs, and screw Starwas next.

  • Arthur Cabral

    The S T Motion Picture gave us the best looking star ship of all time, however JJ Abrams’ star trek is surprisingly true to the original series. The original series is the only star trek that really became a phenomenal icon! The music “enterprising young men” is awesome! We can only hope and pray that Mister Abrams does not give any reference to spin-off glop like “Next Generation” or “Enterprise”! These were just not worthwhile. No other television serial even came close!

  • Sean

    I don’t understand why alot of people disliked STE. TNG was great for its time but i’m not sure if space anomaly/enemy of the week will work today. Thats why DS9 was great too because it expanded into arcs season-wide even though most of the show was not really about sci-fi but about religion and mundane crap on a boring space station and those idiotic jemhadder. Voyager took a different turn with full series arc which was cool. All treks have brought something good to the franchise. Yes i want a new trek badly, infact i want a new space sci-fi tv show period. There is not a single space tv show on cable anymore not even stargate, I want Enterprise back, i want it to be dark with the occasional Q, I want to see old villains (borg, sphere-builders, unamed grey-looking aliens on STE, Romulans etc) i want to see old allies (Andorians! vulcans, denobulans, Xindi, Klingons, traveller, Andriods, photonics etc). I want a series long arc with ocasional mystery of the week, I want an Enterprise with a more diverse main alien crew. I want more exploration of humanity, societal, political, economic values in creative interesting perspectives. I want cool space fights (yes the tech is not that expensive anymore), i want aliens to look like aliens not that tattoo-or- overdressed crap (non humanoid aliens 3 arms, 2 heads or whatever i don’t care). Please don’t make it like all those teen non-sense on tv today

  • http://twitter.com/ragehavoc420 Lance Rogers

    I have to agree bakula is a great actor who proved himelf in quantum leap, the issue has always been the writers with no imagination, that have been around for the past 10 years making money off of remakes that always fail.

  • Kevin Kalonji

    First Enterprise was a great series that had more than the
    alien of the week. Complex story lines that you had to use your brain for that transcended
    seasons and episodes. I do appreciate what JJ has brought to the series by
    breathing life into the series BUT he could have done the same story without
    the whole time line thing and destroying federation planets. Moving on a new
    series with a younger cast a teen romance (don’t kill me just going for
    ratings) would help bring new viewers. A series based on earth at Star Fleet academy
    with cadets training going on first away missions and maybe even the “red squad”.

  • Shane Sickels

    dude this blog sucks, Enterprise was hands down one of the best trek shows ever

  • ckovacs

    I like your ideas so far. Hell its better then what they are putting out for it. A big nothing.

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