This is my own personal opinion, but considering that Paramount owns the movie "trilogy" (as JJ has referred to it), and CBS owns the TV series, then I wouldn't say that it is a foregone conclusion that any new TV series would have to be in the "new" timeline.
The vast majority of the fiction being written both in novels and in STO are in the prime timeline. It wouldn't surprise me to see Bad Robot do something as a series, but it wouldn't surprise me to see CBS do something either.
We've already told CBS that if they were to ever consider a new TV series, we would be thrilled to work with them on crossovers with STO. But that is a big pie in the sky right now.
You guys should watch Geek Magazine's very recent Trek Summit videos with:
Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod Roddenberry
Executive Producer for TNG, Voyager and Enterprise, Brannon Braga
TV Producer/Author of Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, David Goodman
Film Critic and avid trekker, Scott Mantz
It comes in 4 parts and all 4 parts are worth watching if you're a trek fan. However I mention this summit because they talked a little about their ideas for a new Trek series in part 4, at around the 6 minute mark. Here are the youtube links:
The only thing I think a new series would need to be successful is Jonathan Frakes cast as the captain.
The biggest mistake with Enterprise is that they missed out on all the cameos TNG, DS9 and Voyager offer. Setting it sometime in the early 25th century, or even in the late 24th century (I'm not sure exactly when Nemesis was supposed to take place, but basically any point after that is fair game).
The other option that I think might work, but one which can always be saved for the future (unlike Frakes as captain), would be some sort of Section 31 time travel oriented series which has the freedom to set something like 1/3rd to 1/2 of all episodes in any timeline. The other advantage to waiting on this series would be that as CGI improves, they'll be able to better incorporate material from the older series, allowing them to convey how Section 31 works behind the scenes to ensure the stability of the timeline.
The other other option would be to ditch the dreams of a full seven season series, and aim for something short but sweet. Options include series intended for 1-3 years length, or even some sort of mini-series (or even just very short, focused seasons).
Last edited by millimidget; 02-19-2013 at 02:18 AM.
Have been waiting and hoping for a new Star Trek series for years now since they canned Enterprise. Unsure what they'd focus a new show around, but it would have to be in the Prime timeline. The Typhon Pact would make things interesting, some of DS9's best episodes were centred around the politics and backroom deals. Star Trek: Aventine anyone?
Personally I think an STO-timeline series is the perfect opportunity for STO to get a coherent plot bible, an impetus to follow it, and the funding to keep it moving.
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I would love to see a show that focuses on Shon and the Enterprise-F. Start it just after the 2800 and segue it into the New Romulus storyline and you've got quite a bit of fodder for stories that run the gamut from DS9's awe inspiring space battles to the best of TNG's exploration and human drama. Plus you've finally got an Enterprise that's commanded by a non-human and plenty of opporotunities to showcase the new ships that STO has created.
You don't even have to limit it to the Enterprise-F either, it could be a show with a dual-focus one half on the Fed and the Ent-F, the other on the Klingon Empire and the captain and crew of the Bortasqu' as they navigate the murky and blood filled waters of Klingon politics while fighting a war the Federation that is as hot as it is cold.