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?