It’s been over 12 years since fans have seen an ongoing Star Trek Series on the air. When Star Trek Enterprise was canceled after four seasons, fans were left without a series for the first time since 1987.
With the upcoming primer of Star Trek: Discovery, fans might have more coming to them than just one show, if Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman is correct.
Kurtzman spoke to Digital Spy about potential spinoffs:
I think the idea might be that there are more Star Trek series [further down the line],
He goes even further and specific by talking about Bryan Fuller’s original intent. Fuller wanted the series to be an anthology series, something that is still in the works for future use.
I think that’s totally possible. It was a really cool idea, but it wasn’t necessarily an idea that everyone immediately agreed with.
Kurtzman is happy with the current direction Discovery is on now. This series will take a new direction in how it tells stories. Without any standalone episodes, this is a major shift in storytelling for Trek fans.
It’s a cool idea, but at the same time, I’ve now fallen in love with the characters on this ship [Discovery],… I like seeing them. I like being with them. And I wouldn’t necessarily want to throw them away at the end of the season for a new show.
I would not want to limit our storytelling, especially given the topics that we’re bringing up this season. It’s not just one season’s worth of television.
There are also some rumors that fans might see a Star Trek prequel. This one focused on the life of Kirk’s nemesis, Khan Nooian Singh. He was introduced in Star Trek TOS “Space Seed” and again returned in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Khan has been one of the most celebrated villains in Trek history. It would be great to see a bit of his backstory and development, so fans can learn more about why he became who he is.
I for one hope that Discovery is a success and that a breath of life is given to Star Trek in television.