Star Trek: Legacy may actually get made at this rate.
Star Trek: Picard was the show that launched a thousand different ideas. There were calls to do a Captain Liam Shaw series, a Captain Worf series, and even a Jean-Luc Picard movie, but the one idea that fans glommed onto was the one pitched by Picard showrunner, Terry Matalas.
Matalas pitched an idea of a show where the Enterprise-G would be the center of a new story that would involve Jeri Ryan once again as Seven of Nine, captaining the vessel, and would revolve around Jack Crusher, as well as other children from the Next Generation series main characters. He dubbed this series Star Trek: Legacy.
It was an idea that got a lot of traction and saw fans back it with a petition, which got even more signatures than the one that Strange New Worlds had for it. Sure, it was just a pitch by a showrunner, who technically no longer worked for Star Trek, but the fans seemed to love it.
And while many accepted that it might never become anything, things may be changing on that front.
Star Trek: Picard producer is on board for Star Trek: Legacy
As our very own Rachel Carrington already wrote, Akiva Goldsman, co-producer of Star Trek: Picard, is not only behind the project that Matalas pitched but has signed the petition. Considering how much pull Goldsman has, that’s a big deal.
Such a big deal, that if at any other time, this was happening, I’d say look for the teaser trailer sooner rather than later. And while his support is massive, I have to be the one to remind everyone that Paramount is cutting costs for a reason.
Throwing massive amounts of money behind an unproven concept isn’t something that is likely to happen; not with the Section 31 film and Star Trek Academy show in the pipeline. According to some metrics, Trek is the streaming service’s best show, so it may still happen, but I think if it does happen, it won’t be announced anytime soon.