Star Trek 2017 will NOT Be Set Before TNG


Star Trek 2017 showrunner Bryan Fuller spoke to Moviefone and cleared up some of the rumors around the new series.

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Remember all those rumors about Star Trek 2017 being set between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation? Well showrunner Bryan Fuller says you can forget about them.

Bryan Fuller spoke to Moviefone on the Star Trek 2017 timeline rumors and had this to say:

"I mean, it’s funny. I’ve read that we’re [set] before “Next Generation,” after [“Star Trek VI: The] Undiscovered Country,” which is false. I’ve read that it’s an anthology show, which is not accurate. So it’s interesting to see those suggestions, and seeing the truth mixed in with them and going like, “Oh, they got that part right…” But it’s sort of on the truth-o-meter on PolitiFacts. It’s sort of like some truth, and a lot of like, “No — pants on fire! That’s not true.”"

We think this is fantastic news, Star Trek needs to move forward not backward. Rehashing the past of Trek has been tried before and it has never inspired or grabbed an audience like moving forward. Star Trek: Enterprise had some great moments, but we aren’t sure the franchise can withstand another Enterprise.

It sounds like Fuller has learned a lesson from Trek’s past and possibly the Star Wars movies. The prequels never got the kind of enthusiasm and support that Star Wars: The Force Awakens got. It might be something to do with an audience wanting to move the story forward, not see it written in reverse.

When Moviefone asked Fuller if we’d be seeing some familar Star Trek faces all he said was…

"Eventually. Eventually."

That probably means we are set after Star Trek Nemesis!

Be sure to check out Moviefone’s full interview with Bryan Fuller, things are getting exciting for Star Trek 2017.

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