Star Trek has a huge crossover coming up and Akiva Goldsman wants more.
Star Trek is not a shy franchise. They’ve earned their reputation by being bold and trying new things out. Crossovers are one of these things. While they’ve never crossed over with another franchise, they’ve seen The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine crossover, as well as Voyager, crossing over with Deep Space Nine and Enterprise crossing over with The Next Generation.
They’ve done a great job at doing crossovers, and they’re going to have the first of the Nu Trek era coming up in a few weeks when Star Trek: Strange New Worlds crosses over with Star Trek: Lower Decks. In that crossover, Brad Boimler and Beckett Mariner will be appearing in live-action aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. And they’ll be played by their voice actors, Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome.
To say it’s a big deal would be an understatement. The fandoms of both shows are very excited to see the event, and with reports that it’s going to be far more comedic than people expect, it’s going to be a nice shakeup to the formula of Strange New Worlds.
Yet, Strange New Worlds co-showrunner, Akiva Goldsman, isn’t done with crossovers after this event.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman wants more crossovers
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Goldsman made it very clear that he fully intends on doing more crossovers, if he’s able to. He told the outlet,
"I am as promiscuous as it comes when we discuss the crossing over into other series timelines. I delight in that."
He did say, however, that he isn’t interested in just doing crossovers for the sake of them, wanting to make sure when such things happen, it isn’t just for fan service.
"I think our rule is always it can’t just be fanservice – which is not to say that we don’t love servicing fans, but there also has to be a real storytelling get. Of which I think there are many."
Star Trek has done some great things with crossovers, and if the Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks crossover hits like fans hope it will, you can expect more to come in the coming years.