With filming close to getting underway for Star Trek 2017, Bryan Fuller recently gave a few interviews to clear up some of the rumors flying around.
Ever since the new Star Trek series was theatrically announced, wild rumors about the cast and direction of the new show have been flying around the internet. Bloggers, experts, news outlets and fans alike have taken wild guesses on when the new series will be set, who will be in it, and whether it will return to the Star Trek of old or carry on with the JJ Abrams vision of Trek.
A whole host of Star Trek legends have revealed that they would be open to a return to the most successful franchise in history, including Jeri Ryan and Kate Mulgrew, who played 7 of 9 and Captain Janeway. Bryan Fuller, the show’s producer, has finally revealed some juicy details about the show which is sure to get everyone talking. Well, maybe it won’t; he only really debunked some myths that had been doing the rounds online with an interview with Moviefone:
Some said that the new series might be set neatly before The Next Generation, after Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. It won’t; Fuller revealed that to be false.
Many thought the show might follow an anthology theme, given that the teaser trailer said ‘New Crews’ instead of ‘A New Crew’ which also turns out to be inaccurate, according to Fuller.
"“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.’”"
Here’s the teaser again, let us know if we missed something!
So what can we expect from the show? Come on Bryan, give us something!
"“Expect to see more than just one main crew. I think we will be seeing lots of crews in the story. One of the things that is exciting for me is that we are telling a Star Trek story in a modern way. We’re telling a thirteen-chapter story in this first season. It’s nice to be able to dig deep into things that would have been breezed passed if we were doing episodic and had to contain a story to an episode.”"
In another interview with Collider, Fuller revealed further details:
"“We haven’t booked directors yet. We booked Vincenzo Natali, who will be our producing director, but he’s not directing the first episode. I’ve met with a few actors, and it’s an interesting process. There’s a few people that we like and we want to carry on what Star Trek does best, which is being progressive. So it’s fascinating to look at all of these roles through a colorblind prism and a gender-blind prism, so that’s exciting.”"
I am guessing that we can expect something extremely progressive, extremely well produced and pretty awesome! I think I am looking forward to the new Star Trek series more than I am Star Trek: Beyond.
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