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13 Star Trek Projects Currently In Development (And 7 Possibilities)

13 Star Trek Projects Currently In Development (And 7 Possibilities)

Over half a century in the past, Gene Roddenberry unleashed a galactic journey saga onto the small display that boldly went the place no different tv collection had gone earlier than. Star Trek: The Unique Collection debuted on NBC in 1966 and eternally cemented its place as one of the crucial groundbreaking works of science fiction ever created. Since then, Star Trek has developed a hardcore, long-lasting fanbase and expanded its tales into numerous mediums of leisure, together with films, different TV exhibits, video video games, comics, books, and extra.

The most effective half about this? The Star Trek universe doesn’t look like slowing down any time quickly, even after over a half century of boldly going ahead with The Subsequent Era, Deep Area 9, Voyager, Enterprise, the unique films, and the reboot films.

Proper now’s an particularly thrilling time to be a Trek fan. In addition to having extra upcoming tasks within the long-running movie franchise to look ahead to, there’s additionally a number of latest tv collection within the works, each live-action and animated. But, that hardly scratches the floor of the comics and upcoming books which might be additionally within the works or which are probably going to be in improvement. That stated, we’re positive there will probably be much more introduced within the close to future, in addition to it being a provided that some exhibits and films are nonetheless being stored underneath wraps for strategic causes.

So, with out additional ado, listed here are 13 Star Trek Projects in Development (and 7 That Are Prospects).

20 In Development: Discovery Season 2 – that includes Spock

The primary season of Discovery was a important success and we will anticipate one other season to return in 2019.

Manufacturing for season two formally received underway again in April, and Alex Kurtzman is supposedly directing the primary episode. The subsequent installment is predicted to run for 13 episodes, however provided that the primary season was prolonged to 15 episodes whereas in improvement, who’s to say we gained’t get extra ?

What can we anticipate within the new collection? Jonathan Frakes – who performed Riker in The Subsequent Era and even served behind the director’s chair on the spin-off movies First Contact and Rebellion — spilled the information that a younger Spock will function in flashback scenes.

19 In Development: Quentin Tarantino Film

Final yr, it was reported that Quentin Tarantino is creating a brand new Star Trek film for Paramount alongside J.J. Abrams. Moreover, it’s also believed that he’s going to direct it, which might mark his first foray into directing an enormous franchise feature-length.

The film is claimed to be impressed by the previous time-travel episode “City on the Edge of Forever”, which Tarantino is a vocal admirer of.

Nevertheless, simply because Tarantino is probably going to direct a Star Trek film that doesn’t imply he’ll be giving up his sensibilities both. In accordance with studies, the undertaking shall be R-rated, which might imply a Star Trek film punctuated with the director’s flare for violence and dangerous phrases.

18 Attainable: The Wrath of Khan TV Collection

Final summer time, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan author and director Nicholas Meyer revealed he was engaged on a brand new undertaking not associated to the newest present, Star Trek: Discovery, on which he serves as a author and government producer.

The undertaking might be a prequel miniseries that may middle across the exploits of none aside from Khan Noonien Singh.

The rumors must be taken with a grain of salt, although the venture going forward does look promising. It was reported once more earlier this yr, when Kurtzman climbed aboard. Whereas the present doesn’t seem to have been given the greenlight but, at the very least it hasn’t been denied both. Solely time will inform.

17 In Development: Transformers Crossover

Contemplating that Star Trek is devoted to area exploration adventures, a crossover with a property like Transformers makes loads of sense. If each have been actual, certainly it might solely be a matter of time earlier than they crossed paths.

In fact, crossover concepts like these are nothing new in comics, however regardless of what number of occasions iconic properties come collectively in the identical universe, seeing how nicely they mesh collectively is all the time an thrilling prospect.

In Star Trek vs Transformers, scheduled for launch this fall, the Enterprise crew will go up towards the dangerous robots of Cybertron.

IDW Publishing will launch the four-issue collection, which is impressed by the unique Star Trek and Transformers animated TV exhibits.

16 In Development: Star Trek four

Earlier this yr, Selection broke the information that S.J. Clarkson had been tapped by Paramount Footage to direct Star Trek four. Proper now, key plot factors are being stored near the chest.

Sources say that Chris Pine’s character will meet his father (Chris Hemsworth) in a ploy involving time journey.

The most important takeaway from this information, although, is the choice to nominate Clarkson within the director’s chair. This makes her the primary feminine director to take the reins for a Star Trek undertaking in any case. Given the magnitude of this film, the choice might show to be yet one more breakthrough with regard to extra feminine illustration in Hollywood. We aren’t there but, however it’s a step in the appropriate course.

15 Potential: Starfleet Academy TV Collection

A Starfleet Academy TV has been rumored since 2003. Initially, William Shatner pitched an concept to CBS that may have featured Kirk and Spock as kids as they educated to grow to be Starfleet officers. The thought by no means got here to fruition, however the concept was used for the 2007 novel Academy: Collision Course.

Nevertheless, as a part of Robert Kurtzman’s current takeover of the Star Trek universe, a Starfleet Academy collection could possibly be coming our means within the close to future.

Gossip Woman creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are supposedly on board as showrunners, however that’s all we all know concerning the present on the time of writing.

Provided that Schwartz and Savage are specialists at creating exhibits about younger individuals, that is an thrilling prospect to probably look ahead to.

14 In Development: The Subsequent Era Comics

Following the success and important acclaim of Star Trek: The Subsequent Era: Mirror Damaged and the follow-up Via the Mirror, Scott Tipton and David Tipton make their return to the comics universe with IDW’s upcoming Star Trek: The Subsequent Era: Terra Incognita.

It guarantees to be a return to the simplistic heroic roots of The Subsequent Era collection, which ought to come as excellent news to followers who need a return to normalcy following the experiment of the final run.

Regardless of the success of their earlier comics, which targeted on a villainous “mirror” model of the crew, this new six-issue miniseries marks a return to self-contained tales. The characters will discover themselves on model new adventures, experiencing unfamiliar conditions. It is a format that echoes the singular episodes of the tv collection.

13 In Development: Misplaced Scenes

Have you ever seen each episode of Star Trek: The Unique Collection so many occasions that you realize them inside out? Do you would like you may expertise new thrills from the long-lasting collection that began all of it? If that’s the case then Star Trek: Misplaced Scenes, due out in August from Titan Books, is for you.

 In a really perfect world, we’d uncover misplaced episodes of the present, however that is simply nearly as good.

Written by David Tilotta and Curt McAloney, and containing a whole lot of unique colour pictures, the ebook chronicles the making of the episodes and our authors will reassemble deleted scenes that didn’t make the ultimate reduce — from the very first pilot to the final ever episode.

12 Potential: The Subsequent Era Reboot 

You’ve in all probability heard the information that Sir Patrick Stewart has allegedly been in talks to return to the Star Trek universe. Whether or not that’s going to be a task within the new Discovery collection or one thing else completely stays to be seen, however some are speculating that a reboot of The Subsequent Era could possibly be within the works.

In line with a THR article, CBS TV Studios is contemplating a reboot starring Stewart through which he would reprise his position as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

In line with the article, Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman are each hooked up, although nothing has been set in stone but. Please simply give us extra Picard, in any capability.

11 In Development: To Lose the Earth Novel

Simply because the ultimate episode of Voyager aired in 2001 doesn’t imply the adventures of the crew ended. Whereas novels and brief tales have been launched alongside the TV collection throughout its unique run, writer Kirsten Beyer has ensured Janeway and co. stay part of franchise canon.

Since 2003, there 13 novels have been launched, the newest of which is about to reach later this yr.

Little is understood about To Lose the Earth in the meanwhile, although will probably be revealed by Pocket Books. In the meantime, Beyer can also be engaged on the subsequent collection of Discovery as a author. That is somebody who’s contributed quite a bit to Star Trek lore, and we’re positive her subsequent ebook might be one other welcome addition to the universe.

10 In Development: In the Coronary heart of Chaos 

Launched in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Prometheus collection was the primary German-language-original Star Trek novels to be produced by the writer Cross Cult.

The collection takes place after the occasions in Pocket Books’ The Fall collection. Fortuitously for English-speaking readers, too, they’ve additionally been translated for our studying pleasure and the subsequent one is out later this yr.

Penned by Christian Humberg and Bernd Perplies, the third entry within the collection sees The Federation out to place a cease to a gaggle of dangerous guys who’ve been carrying assaults. Ought to The Federation not discover and cease the culprits’ dastardly plans, it might imply galactic warfare, and nobody needs that.

9 Attainable: The Worf Chronicles TV Collection 

It’s been a minute since we final heard any information of developments this collection, following the preliminary announcement again in 2015, although it hasn’t formally been dominated out both.

Till final yr the prospect of this one appeared slim, however now that CBS is increasing the universe and in search of new Star Trek tasks to unleash, perhaps will probably be resurrected? If there’s a will there’s a approach in any case.

Developed by Trek legend Michael Dorf, the story is claimed to revolve round Worf and his exploits as a commander within the Klingon Empire.

The present will concentrate on the Klingons’ wrestle to carry on to their conventional methods whereas additionally making progress as a society making an attempt to combine with the Federation.

eight In Development: The Autobiography of Mr. Spock 

The Autobiography of Mr. Spock, also referred to as The Lifetime of a Federation Legend, is a forthcoming reference guide from Titan Books.

Written by David A. Goodman, and scheduled to be launched in June 2019, the e-book is a fictional biography of everybody’s favourite Vulcan.

The story is an account of the lifetime of Spock, by way of the highs and lows.

From his childhood on his native planet to his enrollment at Starfleet Academy, and his subsequent adventures with Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise. The story additionally chronicles his profession triumphs, in addition to his resurrection.

To cap it off, we will probably be launched to individuals he is beloved, and the way they influenced his storied life.

7 In Development: What We Left Behind

Star Trek: Deep Area 9 first aired in January, 1993 and marked a change in course for the franchise. When in comparison with earlier Trek TV incarnations, Deep Area 9 boasted a lot edgier and darker content material. Nonetheless, the present was nonetheless a hit and has garnered greater than its justifiable share of appreciators over time.

What We Left Behind: Wanting Again at Star Trek: Deep Area 9 is an upcoming documentary that may take an in depth take a look at the collection and look at the explanation why it went from a franchise outcast to a beloved mainstay.

On prime of that, the present’s writers may also inform us extra about what might have occurred if an eighth collection went forward.

6 Rumored: New Animated Collection

The unique Star Trek: The Animated Collection aired from 1973 till 1974 and targeted on the additional adventures of the Enterprise crew from the unique live-action collection. It was the one continuation of the unique crew’s adventures till 1979’s Star Trek: The Movement Image.

Regardless of being short-lived, the present is a cult favourite that ended too quickly. Fortuitously, although, there could possibly be additional animated adventures within the close to future if CBS has something to do with it.

A brand new animated saga is rumored to be part of CBS’ plan to broaden the Star Trek universe on the small display.

Particulars are being stored underneath wraps for now, however ought to it occur, will probably be a refreshing various to the live-action fare that’s additionally deliberate.

5 In Development: New Obsessive about Star Trek  

In the event you think about your self an skilled on the subject of the Star Trek franchise and need to check your information then the Obsessive about Star Trek collection are the books for you.

In addition to offering uncommon nuggets of details about the favored sci-fi franchise, the books boast loads of quizzes concerning the TV exhibits and movies, They’re good leisure whether or not you need to problem your self or compete towards a pal who additionally likes to boldly go the place no individual has gone earlier than.

The subsequent installment in Chip Carter’s collection, which is scheduled for launch this October by Chronicle Books, is an up to date model of a earlier addition with an additional 200 questions. Be sure you test it out.

four Rumored: Restricted TV Collection

Alex Kurtzman needs to increase the Star Trek universe. When he was appointed to shepherd tasks by CBS earlier this yr, he got here with a five-year plan that may see a number of exhibits make their method to the small display within the close to future.

It’s too early to say what all of those will entail and if the whole lot will even occur as deliberate, however one of many tasks that rumored to be in improvement is a restricted TV collection.

Different introduced tasks give us a bit extra info to work with, however this supposed restricted collection is being stored beneath wraps for now. The thriller is thrilling in its personal means, however till we hear extra information we do not know what to anticipate right here.

three In Development: Star Trek: A Cultural Historical past

Star Trek’s affect extends approach past the display and different mediums of leisure. Not solely was the present fairly progressive for its time, nevertheless it additionally tapped into and commented on actual life hot-button social and political points corresponding to struggle, the development of know-how, race, and gender.

Star Trek turned greater than only a tv present about area.

In his new guide Star Trek: A Cultural Historical past, M. Keith Booker examines the collection from its unique run to its subsequent influence on society and its place inside the context of American historical past and popular culture as we all know it.

Moreover, Booker additionally seems to be on the methods through which the collection engaged with the aforementioned points and the way the present shone a highlight them on them in its personal distinctive approach.

2 Rumored: Nicholas Meyer Trilogy 

The identify Nicholas Meyer is well-liked amongst Trekkies so the thought of him directing extra movies within the universe is a captivating one. It might very properly be on the horizon if CBS and Paramount can attain an settlement.

Whereas speaking as a part of a panel (by way of Trekcore), Mayer defined that he was introduced on board to write down a model new trilogy of flicks. “I was hired to write a stand-alone Star Trek-related trilogy, [details of which] I can’t discus,” Meyer informed the viewers throughout a current “Shakespeare and Star Trek” panel dialogue at UC Irvine. “I was writing it for CBS [All] Access… but at the moment CBS is at a war with Paramount/Viacom [about merging].”

For now, the undertaking is on maintain.

1 In Development: Looney Labs Card Video games

Perhaps watching Star Trek and studying about it isn’t sufficient for you. Perhaps your concept of the right galactic journey is a extra participatory one. If that’s the case, then you possibly can sit up for some new card video games which are set to be launched this August.

Up first is Star Trek Fluxx, a cool new card recreation from Looney Labs and Gale Drive 9.

The sport could be performed between 2-6 gamers and is predicated on Star Trek: The Unique Collection.

In the event you’re extra of a TNG sort of individual, worry not: there will even be a Subsequent Era variant of the cardboard recreation launched alongside its Unique Collection-based counterpart. Or you would all the time get each and reside life to the fullest. You deserve it.

Which Star Trek undertaking are you most anticipating? Tell us within the feedback!

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