Is ‘Star Trek’ Headed Back to TV?

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

It looks like we may get to boldly go where no man has gone before from the comforts of our own homes again.

Latino Review is reporting that CBS is currently developing a new Star Trek show for television. Essentially the new show would take after the premise of the rumored pitch from around 2006 (before the J.J. Abrams reboot / reimagining) called Star Trek: Federation.

The original pitch would launch the timeline into the far flung future and redefine some of the already well known characters and turn traditional Trek stereotypes on their heads. The Federation would be a mere peacekeeping force. The Vulcans would withdraw from the United Federation of Planets and rejoin with the Romulans. The Klingons wouldn’t be warriors, but warrior-mystics. The possibilities for scenarios are endless.

While not much is officially known (and other sites are already calling shenanigans), this would be a decent idea. You can have the new movies for the big budget action romps that they were meant to be and you could do the TV show for more long-term dramatic storytelling. And the studio wouldn’t need to worry about the show and films contradicting each other, as the timelines would be separated by a vast number of years.

Rumor is that Bryan Singer and Mark Burnett could be involved in a producer capacity with Christopher McQuarrie also being involved in some way. That’s a pretty strong trio of talent behind the camera. If the show does go forward, at least it would seem to be in capable hands.

What do you think IR readers? Does the thought of a new Star Trek series get you excited?

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