Fans have been asking for Star Trek: Legacy even before Star Trek: Picard aird its final episode.
The opportunity to see Captain Seven of Nine take on the travails of space with her first time at the helm of the new Enterprise has been a big draw for fans. And Picard showrunner, Terry Matalas, sweetened the pot by adding Raffi as Seven’s second in command, Jack Crusher as her special counsel, and Commodore Geordi La Forge’s daughters as well as the potential to see the legacy characters returning again. So what is not to like about the spin-off thousands of fans, according to the petition, are wanting?
And speaking of petition, Akiva Goldsman, who co-created Star Trek: Picard and was the showrunner for season 2, told CinemaBlend [via Trekmovie] that he signed the petition, which is now approaching 60,000 signatures, as well. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering his connection to Star Trek: Picard, but Goldsman also clarified that he thought what Terry [Matalas] did with season three was extraordinary.
Fans don’t just want a Star Trek: Legacy series; they want Terry Matalas to lead it.
The title of the petition makes that extremely clear. Though the show is definitely wanted, fans don’t want it to be led by anyone other than Matalas. And should that be able to come to fruition, it wouldn’t be wise for Paramount to attempt to create the show and run it without Matalas at the helm.
Right now, though, even with Goldsman’s support, nothing is moving forward at Paramount. The writers strike combined with the studio’s cost-cutting efforts, which includes shutting down MTV New and elminating 25% of its staff in its domestic cable networks, is going to have everything on hold for quite some time.
But there will be forward momentum eventually, and one would certainly hope that Alex Kurtzman and Paramount will listen to what the fans really want. With Star Trek: Legacy, they have a guaranteed audience as long as Matalas is in the lead.