‘Star Trek’ TV Show Will Not Be Set in The J.J. Abrams Universe, Could Be An Anthology Series?

By April 14, 2016

Despite the frustrating platform that the series will be made available on, I feel like the buzz around CBS’ new Star Trek TV series has become increasingly more optimistic over the past few months, thanks in great part to the additions of both Bryan Fuller as showrunner and Wrath of Khan filmmaker Nicholas Meyer as a member of the show’s creative team.

Not much has been made known about the series up until this point though, including when and where it will be set, who it could follow, and how exactly it ties into the other previous Star Trek properties, both on film and television.

Thanks to a new rumor from Birth.Movies.Death. though, it looks like we may have some kind of a better idea of what this new series could be. Starting off with the report stating that the new series will not be set in the J.J. Abrams reboot universe in the films, but will instead be set in the original, classic universe and continuity.

The report goes on to mention that the series will be set before Star Trek: The Next Generation, but after the events of the original series and Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, with the show’s look hopefully being a mix between that of The Original Series and the more reserved nature of Next Generation. Though it will apparently not be set on an Enterprise this time around.

In addition, the report does also mention that despite the Khitomer Conference already paving the way for Klingons and humans to find peace, Fuller may have a plan to be able to still include villainous Klingons in the series, though the report states that this tidbit wasn’t as reliable as the others, so make sure to take this with an even larger grain of salt than you might the rest of the details.

Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, the series could be a seasonal anthology, similar to shows like Fargo or True Detective, with the first season set to take place post-Undiscovered Country, and then the subsequent season set to follow an entirely different set of characters at an entirely different time and place in the Star Trek universe and continuity, which opens the series up to unlimited possibilities at this point.

Now again, I mentioned it before, but since none of this is confirmed make sure to take a large majority of it with a grain of salt and treat it simply as a large batch of rumors for the time being… though they are some very interesting and exciting rumors at that.

It’s beginning to sound more and more like Fuller and co. are attempting to approach this new series in a way that we’ve never seen a Star Trek TV show done before, and with him at the helm – I can only imagine the kind of Star Trek stories and characters we can look forward to being introduced to this time around. If you’re not already, I’d say it’s about time to get excited.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Time to wait & see!!!