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Rumor: Nicholas Meyer's secret Star Trek project may be a Khan mini-series

08.01.2017

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Khan Noonien Singh is one of Star Trek's greatest villains, and STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN is highly regarded as one of the best Star Trek movies ever made, so it's not hard to see why the franchise would want to return to Khan once more. According to a rumour from Geek Exchange, we may be seeing even more of Khan as the infamous baddie may be the subject of an upcoming Star Trek mini-series brought to us by WRATH OF KHAN director Nicholas Meyer.

Of the six STAR TREK movies to feature the original cast, Nicholas Meyer was involved with the very best of them. In addition to directing both STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, Meyer also co-wrote both of those movies as well as STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME. So when he was brought onboard Star Trek: Discovery as a writer and consulting producer, there was quite a lot of excitement from Star Trek fans, but Meyer recently teased that Discovery wasn't the only Star Trek project he was working on. "One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project, but I can’t discuss that either," Meyer said. It wasn't clear what that project was at the time, but if it really is a mini-series centered around Khan, it's much bigger than I expected it would be.

Be sure to get your handful of salt ready, but the rumoured series would apparently follow Khan and his group as they struggle to survive on Ceti Alpha V. Khan was first introduced in Space Seed, an episode of The Original Series, and after his efforts to take over the ship were thwarted by Captain Kirk, he was exiled to Ceti Alpha V as it would provide him with the challenge of taming a new world. Unfortunately, as we learned in WRATH OF KHAN, a cataclysm turned the world into a barely habitable desert shortly after their arrival and Khan spent the following years swearing vengeance against Kirk. The mini-series would span the time between their arrival and and their discovery by the U.S.S. Reliant in THE WRATH OF KHAN. When asked about the project, Meyer told Inverse that "I Khannot possibly comment." Cute.

Until it's confirmed, we should obviously take this as rumour, but it's certainly an interesting idea. There's been overlap between the various Star Trek series' over the decades so we're used to having more than one on the air at a time, but a mini-series? That would definitely be new territory for the franchise. If true, and, more importantly, if it works, it might be fun to get a Star Trek mini-series every so often. There are plenty of areas of the Star Trek universe which are still begging to be explored, but which may not be enough to center a full-blown series around. In regards to the rumoured Khan series, it wouldn't be easy for someone other than Ricardo Montalbán to step into the role (sorry, Benedict Cumberbatch), but I'll let you good folks take it from here and begin theorizing.

Which actor has the chops to play Khan and what other Star Trek mini-series' would you potentially like to see?

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5:49PM on 08/02/2017

Shark

Hollywood has been doing allllloooooootttt of shark Jumping lately. I mean a LOOOOT!!!! Including this idea. Is this going to be a "we get to see Khan as a child grow into a villain" series?
Hollywood has been doing allllloooooootttt of shark Jumping lately. I mean a LOOOOT!!!! Including this idea. Is this going to be a "we get to see Khan as a child grow into a villain" series?
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2:56PM on 08/02/2017
There are ST books. Why not make a high quality, high budget, miniseries/10 so series show. Hate to use Game of Thrones as an example, but they should take note.
There are ST books. Why not make a high quality, high budget, miniseries/10 so series show. Hate to use Game of Thrones as an example, but they should take note.
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2:13PM on 08/02/2017
I have read somewhere they plan on charging something like 100 quatloos per episode to watch discovery. I would pay 400 quatloos, easy, to have them do something new, maybe even an entire strip of gold pressed latinum, which is worth like 500 quatloos if you know where to sell
I have read somewhere they plan on charging something like 100 quatloos per episode to watch discovery. I would pay 400 quatloos, easy, to have them do something new, maybe even an entire strip of gold pressed latinum, which is worth like 500 quatloos if you know where to sell
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12:45PM on 08/02/2017
lets go forward already! - I love Khan as much as the next nerd... but getting sick of all the going backwards lately.
lets go forward already! - I love Khan as much as the next nerd... but getting sick of all the going backwards lately.
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12:23PM on 08/02/2017
It could be interesting if they're aiming for a Game of Thrones-y vibe about his early days of becoming the somewhat benevolent ruler of Earth to his deposition, possibly depicting him as a sort of anti-hero protagonist. There's enough unexplained history that could potentially be explored in a series. Hopefully they would also go for an actual actor of South Asian descent this time.
It could be interesting if they're aiming for a Game of Thrones-y vibe about his early days of becoming the somewhat benevolent ruler of Earth to his deposition, possibly depicting him as a sort of anti-hero protagonist. There's enough unexplained history that could potentially be explored in a series. Hopefully they would also go for an actual actor of South Asian descent this time.
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12:02PM on 08/02/2017
CBS has already written Discovery off. The deal with Netflix payed for the season. Look for a Netflix to sue CBS over this. It's a huge cluster fuck.
CBS has already written Discovery off. The deal with Netflix payed for the season. Look for a Netflix to sue CBS over this. It's a huge cluster fuck.
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8:38AM on 08/02/2017

When done right.

For us old school folks, who continually want to hang on to the past and in our comfort zone where we havent been disappointed, this is pretty cool news, especially with the pioneer who kicked it all off, Nicolas Meyer. As brought up in an interview with George Takei, make Kahn an enthic background of latino descent. (Im sure Meyer will keep this in place. I think a great one to fill those shoes could be, Antonio Banderas.
For us old school folks, who continually want to hang on to the past and in our comfort zone where we havent been disappointed, this is pretty cool news, especially with the pioneer who kicked it all off, Nicolas Meyer. As brought up in an interview with George Takei, make Kahn an enthic background of latino descent. (Im sure Meyer will keep this in place. I think a great one to fill those shoes could be, Antonio Banderas.
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7:03AM on 08/02/2017

Something ORIGINAL please !!!!!!

We haven't had an original Star Trek series since 2001 when Voyager ended ... 16 YEARS! Enterprise was after that but it was a prequel. The only NEW Star Trek stuff we have see is the new movies. And even then, the second one was a rehash of KHAN AGAIN. What made Khan good back then was his relationship to Kirk. But he's not all that. The reason why the Borg and the Dominion worked and were so well received was because they were new and fresh. Another rehash/prequel/reboot snooze-fest of Khan
We haven't had an original Star Trek series since 2001 when Voyager ended ... 16 YEARS! Enterprise was after that but it was a prequel. The only NEW Star Trek stuff we have see is the new movies. And even then, the second one was a rehash of KHAN AGAIN. What made Khan good back then was his relationship to Kirk. But he's not all that. The reason why the Borg and the Dominion worked and were so well received was because they were new and fresh. Another rehash/prequel/reboot snooze-fest of Khan again might just kill off Star Trek off TV forever. It will not rate well I guarantee it. The idea of Star Trek Discovery being an Anthology series would have been AWESOME. Each season a new time period ... including the future BEYOND Voyager. But I'm afraid this might be doomed like Enterprise was simply because it isn't new. Gene Roddenberry dreamed of a FUTURE era of humanity. But all we seem to get from these Studio's is old ideas. Please someone dream of something ORIGINAL ... if you can!
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3:59AM on 08/02/2017
stop recycling and have new ideas!!!
stop recycling and have new ideas!!!
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9:56PM on 08/01/2017

Wow

They really just can't think of anything new, can they?
They really just can't think of anything new, can they?
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9:05PM on 08/01/2017

Ooooooor

They quit making prequels etc... and make a new series set AFTER the events of VOYAGER. After the events of NEMESIS. Show us the future of the future.

Please!
They quit making prequels etc... and make a new series set AFTER the events of VOYAGER. After the events of NEMESIS. Show us the future of the future.

Please!
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9:11PM on 08/01/2017
Really it s really ironic that a series about exploring the future and all the promise that it holds has become so indebted to mining the nostalgic past instead. Trek's one of the most beloved franchises there is, but it didn't become beloved because of nostalgia, it became beloved because it had a solid premise and they executed it well. That same innate appeal is still there and I think they'd have a lot more success roping in new fans and ensuring the franchise's long term stability if they
Really it s really ironic that a series about exploring the future and all the promise that it holds has become so indebted to mining the nostalgic past instead. Trek's one of the most beloved franchises there is, but it didn't become beloved because of nostalgia, it became beloved because it had a solid premise and they executed it well. That same innate appeal is still there and I think they'd have a lot more success roping in new fans and ensuring the franchise's long term stability if they did exactly what you're suggesting.
9:11PM on 08/01/2017
Really it s really ironic that a series about exploring the future and all the promise that it holds has become so indebted to mining the nostalgic past instead. Trek's one of the most beloved franchises there is, but it didn't become beloved because of nostalgia, it became beloved because it had a solid premise and they executed it well. That same innate appeal is still there and I think they'd have a lot more success roping in new fans and ensuring the franchise's long term stability if they
Really it s really ironic that a series about exploring the future and all the promise that it holds has become so indebted to mining the nostalgic past instead. Trek's one of the most beloved franchises there is, but it didn't become beloved because of nostalgia, it became beloved because it had a solid premise and they executed it well. That same innate appeal is still there and I think they'd have a lot more success roping in new fans and ensuring the franchise's long term stability if they did exactly what you're suggesting.
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