Over the last few hours the internet has been rife with fans getting excited, angry and confused by an imgur post of a poster titled “Star Trek: Prime”. This 80’s looking Sci-Fi poster is most definitely a fan made image that has no connection to CBS or their TV news site TV.COM
Although “Star Trek: Prime” would be a great title and hints at the new series coming in early 2017 being set in the much loved original canon prime timeline. A timeline with nearly 50 years of history and characters that was last touched in “Star Trek Voyager”. One could argue that Star Trek Enterprise although being in the past played with some time travel and some slightly strayed away from canon.
What we here at Star Trek Eire would love to see is a series set in the Prime universe, at any point in the timeline. For CBS to ignore the TV fans would be a shame and honestly a big mistake.
I see three possibilities for the 2017 series.
- It’s set in the Prime universe some time after Voyager or before The Next Generation, maybe even between Enterprise and TOS.
- It’s set in the JJ Abrams time line, perhaps another ship set in the white washed lens flare Starfleet. This seems the least likely to me as Alex Kurtzman and CBS have hinted that it will have nothing to do with the films.
- A whole new reboot universe. Of all the options this is unfortunately the most likely. We’ll get a new vision of Stat Trek with whole new characters, crew and ship. It will be it’s own third timeline made specifically to attract new audiences.
Personally I am in favour of the Prime universe coming back in any capacity. Although any series no matter what version it ends up being must be Star Trek in heart and tone. It has to hold a mirror up to society, comment on humanity and hope and most importantly be about people, not explosions in space.
What do you want to see from the new series in 2017?
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I don’t know why you don’t count Enterprise due to it being set in the past and having time travel. It stayed true to the Star Trek timeline and I loved it. As for the new Star Trek in 2017, I’m very eager to get some work on it and I bet they will release information on it at the big 50th birthday Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in August. Does Star Trek Eire have any plans to go to that? Is a group going? Can people sign up to come along?
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I think Enterprise was a great series I also really enjoyed it. I simply meant that the majority of modern Star Trek ( TNG, DS9 and Voyager) took place in the 24th century and that a lot of fans would like to see what happens next in that time period. Enterprise is very much a part of the canon. However they did play with a few things that didn’t quite match up and also they explained other things such as the Klingon problem. Great series all together.At the moment we don’t have any plans for the 50th Anniversary. We would love to go to Vegas or Destination Star Trek 2016 with a big group.
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Thanks for the detailed reply. Thanks for clarifying the situation on Enterprise. I do agree, I would love to see what happened after Voyager got home. I would love to see Starfleet deploy that futuristic armour onto its ships. And I’d love to see the Borg return and come after the Federation with a vengeance!! I’m a HUGE Borg fan :)!!
In regards to the 50th anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in August, I have been planning to go to this for YEARS. I always said Star Trek’s 50th birthday would the time to go to the official big convention. However my travel companions have pulled out and going alone is not really something that is winning me over. So if I heard of a group that was going such as a Star Trek fan group like Star Trek Eire, I would consider signing on to go with the group (if they allowed people to join the tour).
I live in Waterford so not easy for me to get up for your group meetings but good to see a Star Trek fan group in existence.
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Hi Paul I’d love to be going but have no plans yet myself. but there are a big group of people on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/startrekeire/
and there is the official Irish Ship the Cuchulain. really nice group of fans based all over Ireland. I’m sure you’ll find a group heading over to the states among them https://www.facebook.com/groups/usscuchulain/