Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Star Trek All Access Set After Star Trek 6?

The Birth Movies Death website is claiming that Bryan Fuller has settled on setting the Star Trek All Access (temp name, not official) TV series after the events in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered (set in 2293) but before Star Trek: The Next Generation (2364). The Abrams-verse will not be part of the series (unless they later decide to do a "mirror universe" type thing). This is about an 70 year period that has largely been unexplored by previous TV series and books with only a few references here and there. In Star Trek VI it ended with the retiring Original Series bridge crew starting the peace negotiations process between the Klingons and the Federation as a final mission before the Enterprise A was decommissioned. The most prominent references to that 70 year period includes the launch of the Enterprise B later in 2293 (where Kirk "died" in Star Trek: Generations) and destruction of the Enterprise C (TNG's "Yesterday's Enterprise" set in year 2344) that solidified the peace between the Klingons and the Federation.

From the site:
I've also heard the show, which will be heavily serialized, will not be set on an Enterprise, although that feels like a no-brainer. One last rumble I heard, which I could not get second sourced at this time, so consider this a wild rumor: while the Khitomer Conference will have paved the way for Klingons and humans to find peace, Fuller has a plan as to how he can still feature villainous Klingons, something we haven't seen in decades!

A trusted source has chimed in and told me that it looks like the show will be a seasonal anthology, which means the first season will be set post-Undiscovered Country. After that the entire Star Trek universe is potentially open. So those of you hoping for a post-Dominion War show [reference to events after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, circa 2375] ...don't give up hope. That could come some day.
My best guess is besides continuing to explore new worlds, the peace accords between the Klingons and Federation would be shaky at best for about 50 years so there would be plenty of conflict to depict between the two as would still have a "cold war" type mentality for quite awhile where officially at peace but neither sides trusts each other. Have to admit I am surprised (but pleased) if this rumor is accurate as figured they would want to set things in the Abrams-verse to take advantage of the rebooted continuity and re-use the sets, digital models and so forth that was built for those three films to save on production costs. Note this is a rumor and there is yet no confirmation about any aspect of the TV series aside of it existing and a few writers that have signed on. Speaking of, the official twitter account for the Star Trek writer's room is @StarTrekRoom.

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