Nicholas Meyer the director and writer behind the successful even numbered Star Trek films featuring the original cast will be having an impact on CBS’s 2017 Star Trek series.
Trek fans that might of been concerned about what direction the new Star Trek series may take when it debuts in 2017 might be able to breathe a bit easier. It was announced in late February that Meyer would be joining the writing staff for the new series and in a recent interview with Den of Geek, Meyer talked about his role and what direction this new series might be warping off to.
Here’s just a small part of what Nicholas Meyer had to say about being apart of the new series and what you might see. If you wish to read the full interview just click here… Den of Geek
What Nicholas Meyer’s knows about the series.
I can’t tell you anything! I know things. But if I told you, I’d have to kill you.
On what his role will be as a writer and will he actually be writing individual shows.
If I’m lucky, I’ll get to write episodes. If I’m less lucky, I’ll just get to sit in that room with all those other clever people.
What kind of shows the fans might be seeing when the new series debuts.
I think it’s going to be a different Star Trek. It will go in a different direction. And I think that is probably good. Because the thing that mainly troubles me about Star Trek is the fear of it being maybe re-treads of itself. And to the degree that I had any influence on the thing [Star Trek] at all was that at least while I was there, we were fooling around. And if you’re not fooling around, then things can become stale. And I think that Bryan [Fuller]—who is a very clever fellow—has ideas—some of which I’ve heard—that are innovative and different. Different is what got me interested.
What’s one of the challenges.
The same fear and challenge of every project. It’s called “failure.” Fear of failure!
Will politics like those from Star Trek VI find its way into the series.
The one thing I can relate to you is that The Undiscovered Country—according to Bryan [Fuller]—is a real sort of taking off point, or touchstone for how I guess he’s thinking about the direction of the new show. I don’t want to be misquoted and I don’t want to misquote him, but he’s fond of that film. Let’s put it that way.
The last comment I believe could be a strong indication on where CBS and Bryan Fuller might be taking the first new Star Trek series since “Enterprise”.
A series dealing with the Federation and Klingon’s working towards peace with the right cast, ship and setting could be a very rich and fun series to watch.
I would love to see a new Star Trek series featuring not just one crew on a star ship, but having a show featuring a second crew on a Klingon ship. It’s something CBS or Paramount has never done before and could prove exciting. What could be more fun then following a Klingon crew on a regular basis and seeing their view as the peace process begins to take shape.
I’m fairly certain this new show will be set in the original time line and setting it between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the start of The Next Generation has never really been explored much.
Some knowledge during that gap was filled in to a point with The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” dealing with the Enterprise C and its destruction saving a Klingon outpost from a Romulan attack.
As I see it if CBS sets this new series in the original timeline they have two choices, the time span between Star Trek VI and Next Generation or a good twenty years or so after “Nemesis”.
I do believe a new Star Trek series can survive with out having it set on a star ship named “Enterprise”.
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