Alex Kurtzman says there's no "shortage of Star Trek coming."

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There have been many questions about the state of Star Trek, especially with the shape Paramount+ is currently in. If it does eventually sell or is absorbed by another company, that could have a big effect on Trek, but during Star Trek: Discovery's season five publicity tour, Alex Kurtzman told CinemaBlend [via Trekmovie] that there was "no shortage of Star Trek incoming."

We know Section 31 with Michelle Yeoh will debut soon, Starfleet Academy is on the way, along with Star Trek 4, if that actually happens, and a Star Trek origins movie is coming down the pike as well. But with Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks ending, that will leave only Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Prodigy as ongoing series projects of the franchise until Starfleet Academy makes its debut.

We know that Paramount+ is interested in a Star Trek streaming movie every two years, but we have no way of knowing if that will actually happen once a sale takes place. In fact, we don't know what's going to happen once Paramount + is leading the streaming channel. A new executive could decide to focus less on Star Trek or to license it out to other channels for the income before greenlighting any future Trek stories.

However, Kurtzman seemed definitive about his statement, especially when he added there are a "couple of surprises coming up."

"“The good news is that the health of the franchise is vibrant now. We’re shooting Section 31, we’re about to start Starfleet Academy, and there’s a couple of surprises coming up after that. So there’s definitely no shortage of Star Trek incoming.”"

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So while Kurtman's declaration could be good news for Star Trek, it could also be that those surprises won't be as welcome as he thinks they'll be. As we all know, not everyone loves surprises. But, keeping a positive outlook, I'm hoping for the best as we don't know what's going on behind the scenes. But with "no shortage of Trek," hopefully, that means we'll at least have something new every year. Waiting two or three years in between new Star Trek adventures won't be a surprise anyone welcomes.

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