Star Trek: Picard is close to wrapping its final season, but it will set the stage for a potential Star Trek: Legacy show.
We’re about to say goodbye to Admiral Picard and the rest of the Star Trek: The Next Generation characters yet again. But it might not be forever if Terry Matalas (and all of the Star Trek fandom) gets what he’s hoping for—a spinoff that will allow him to pass the torch.
During his Inglorious Treksperts GalaxyCon panel [via Trekmovie], Matalas revealed the details of what a Star Trek: Legacy series would look like and where he would take the series. And it’s a lot of places fans of the 1990s shows would love to go!
Terry Matalas wants to revisit the Berman-verse in Star Trek: Legacy.
Matalas is interested in taking fans back to where everything picked up after Star Trek: The Original Series, revisiting places that we haven’t seen in a long time while exploring the galaxy. He specified that he wants to get back to The Next Generation roots of storytelling.
"Boy, wouldn’t you want to check in with the Klingon Empire? Wouldn’t you want to check in with Deep Space Nine and The Doctor [from Voyager] and everything that went on with the Berman-verse? So that’s kind of where I see is to explore the galaxy and sort of get back to the Next Gen roots of storytelling is what I would see as a kind of version of Star Trek I’d like to see, with this group of characters that we’re seeing. I don’t want to talk too much about them although I think you could guess as to who I would like to see. And by the way, I think that includes a great deal of some of these legacy characters who I think have never been better, Jonathan Frakes being one of them… I mean come on, guys, he’s amazing!"
And if that isn’t enough, Matalas added that he would like to see Nana Visitor’s Kira Nerys again.
"She’s so good. I mean, gosh you want to see that. You want to see Nana so bad and what’s going on with her and everyone. That would be phenomenal."
Nothing has been determined yet about a Legacy series, and there is no such series in development, but Matalas did offer a suggestion about how to possibly make it happen. Make some noise.
"I have no idea what you can do. I think be loud, I guess. I don’t work for Star Trek right now. We are not developing anything. I know that Star Trek came back to life because of the fans. They get to decide. So however you best make noise is however to do it."
If the fans can decide the next course of action for Star Trek, then hopefully, we’ll all come together and choose a Legacy series. And if that’s what we want, there’s one thing we are good at, and that’s making some noise.