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New Star Trek TV series may take place before Star Trek: The Next Generation

04.13.2016

Including the upcoming STAR TREK BEYOND, there have been thirteen feature-films set in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek universe so far, and while I consider some of those films to be fairly decent, and even great, Star Trek definitely feels more at home on the small-screen. After over a decade away, Star Trek will be returning to television next year with a brand-new series on CBS All-Access. As the new series is still in the development stage we don't know all that much about it, but a new rumour from Birth.Movies.Death may shed some light on what point in history this new series will take place in.

First off, the show apparently won't be set in J.J. Abrams reboot universe, but rather in the original continuity that all the previous Star Trek series called home. Secondly, the show won't exactly be a prequel or a sequel to the pre-existing continuity, but will take place right in the middle as it is said to be set some time after STAR TREK: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY but before Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's an era that hasn't been explored all that much in any of the films or TV series, but I know many Star Trek fans were hoping that the new show would be set post-STAR TREK: NEMESIS. However, there's still hope for that as Birth.Movies.Death has also heard that the the upcoming series could be a seasonal anthology, which means that after the first season, we could be in for season-long arcs taking place throughout Star Trek history.

As a life-long Star Trek fan I'm thrilled to have a new Star Trek series to look forward to, and with talents like Bryan Fuller and Nicholas Meyer taking the helm behind-the-scenes, I'm excited to see what they have to offer. Sound off fellow Trekkies, what do you think of this latest Star Trek rumour? Does the pre-TNG time frame/anthology series aspect sound promising?

STAR TREK BEYOND is due to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

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