As its 50th anniversary approaches, Star Trek is boldly going back to TV
With a new Star Trek TV show on the way, your desires illustrated.
Wash those Vulcan ears out, cBs. our readers haVe a feW ideas for your neW Star trek series
Despite a few calls for a movie-crew Trek Tv show the vast majority of you wanted to see a return to the pre-JJ Abrams prime universe, but after the events of The Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager. pete macKenzie even has a specific period in mind: “nCC-1701-r or above. The history of the future to 2387 is pretty well documented, not to mention a bit boring.”
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simple one this, you want the new crew to embark on a multi-year mission exploring strange new worlds, which means a mobile vessel not a stationary, er, station. andy Kinnear is already thinking about who can design the new ship. “Bring back artists like rick sternbach, michael okuda and Alex Jaeger to design the ships and tech.”
TACkle Big soCiAl issUes
The Original Series is rightly praised for the way it tackled hot-button social topics. You’d like the new series to do the same. “Classic alien races, flawed characters, current social issues tackled in a fantastical way. everything that made The Original Series, Next Gen and DS9 so good,” says Keith tudor.
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“Whatever they do, i’d like it to have a sense of fun and adventure like the Abrams movies,” says hornetprime. “Tell meaningful stories with social commentary and allegory, but give it some humour to balance it out.”
neW Alien sPeCies AnD TeCh
The klingons and Borg are great and all, but new threats are a must, and you wouldn’t mind seeing some shiny new future-tech either. “i would really like to see some new aliens, both allies to the crew and villains,” says gary pratt, while mark Birchenough adds: “Future tech. We’ve caught up with The Next Gen in many ways, i’d like to see stuff that makes me go ‘wow’.”