The new Star Trek is still a year away from its release, but there are more teasers for Trekkies anxiously waiting for the return of the franchise to the small screen – even it will be locked by a streaming subscription to CBS All Access.
According to Trek Movie, Nicholas Meyer spoke about the new series in an interview with Den of Geeks. He did not reveal much in the way of real plot, but he did offer some new insight into the return of one of television history’s most popular franchises.
“I think it’s going to be a different Star Trek. It will go in a different direction. And I think that is probably good. Because the thing that mainly troubles me about Star Trek is the fear of it being maybe re-treads of itself. And to the degree that I had any influence on the thing [Star Trek] at all was that at least while I was there, we were fooling around. And if you’re not fooling around, then things can become stale. And I think that Bryan [Fuller]—who is a very clever fellow—has ideas—some of which I’ve heard—that are innovative and different. Different is what got me interested.”
Meyer also teased that Fuller has mentioned possibly using the Star Trek film, The Undiscovered Country as a jumping off point for the new series. He made it clear that the series could take a different direction entirely before its release in 2017.
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