The new Star Trek series is slowly but surely making progress. In a recent interview with the TrekZone podcast, executive producer Rod Roddenberry discussed some details about the upcoming CBS reboot.
Roddenberry is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
When asked about the new CBS All Access series, Roddenberry had little to share, saying it was still in the early stages of development:
I know very little about the direction. I’ve had two meetings with Bryan Fuller [the showrunner], and he is still developing the concept. He’s brought the writers together, and they’re still developing the concept. What I’m excited about is the team that’s been put together by CBS. They’ve brought, of course, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, and Heather Kadin together. And, I’ve had the opportunity to meet them. Bryan is of course a huge Star Trek fan. So, right there alone, I have confidence that he will do it justice from that point of view.”
He added that he has “tremendous hopes” for the new series, which is expected to premiere in 2017:
They understand the importance of Star Trek. They understand it’s the 50th anniversary. They’re not out to rewrite history, they’re not out to change anything, and they understand they need to do their best to keep people happy but also probably make it a little different. So, that’s really all I can say on this. The truth is I don’t know much more. I swear I don’t. I have tremendous hopes, and I’m really encouraged by the two meetings we’ve had.”
What do you think? Are you a big Star Trek fan? What do you hope will be included in the new series?