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?