Nicholas Meyer says the new CBS Star Trek show will be going in a different direction.
While speaking to Den of Geek Star Trek writer and director Nicholas Meyer said that the new 2017 CBS Star Trek series will be different.
Here’s what Meyer had to say:
"“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.”"
Wow, just that one quote gets the imagination running doesn’t it? What kind of different? What new places in the Star Trek universe are we about to explore? Meyer is a veteran, and he knows how to tease a project.
Meyer also added this:
"“The one thing I can relate to you is that ‘The Undiscovered Country’ — according to Bryan — 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.”"
Now that is exciting, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as a jumping off point? In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country the war between the Klingons and the Federation finally ends and a tenuous peace is established. Could this mean that our new show will be set between Star Trek TOS and Star Trek TNG? How much fun would a post war Federation starting to refocus on exploration be?
We certainly still have many more questions than answers about the new CBS Star Trek show, but this is an exciting time to be a Star Trek fan. If you want to read more of what Nicholas Meyer had to say visit Den of Geek.
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