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New Star Trek series to be set in the prime universe - and be an anthology show?

With Bryan Fuller helming a new Star Trek TV series in 2017 and people like Nicholas Meyer (writer of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) and Gene Roddenberry's son Rod attached to the project, anticipation is high that it will all be worth it.

And now the latest bit of information about the new Star Trek show has come courtesy of Birth Movies Death, who have claimed that the series will be set in the prime universe; i.e. the one that began with William Shatner's Kirk and went all the way through to Janeway's Star Trek: Voyager. (Star Trek: Enterprise of course serves as a prequel to both the prime and rebooted universe of JJ Abram's Star Trek).

What's more, he site has claimed that it will be set between the last Kirk movie Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country and Picard's Star Trek: The Next Generation. As previously rumoured, it will feature an entire new crew (i.e. not the Enterprise B or C) and despite the Khitomer accords that rounded off the Kirk era, we will be seeing villainous Klingons. This could fit with the Enterprise C era glimpsed in the brilliant Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Yesterday's Enterprise. Though it is likely Fuller will be doing something altogether original too.

The most interesting piece of information is that this will be an anthology series; which means a new crew each year and the potential to revisit the Star Trek universe some time after the Next Generation era - something a lot of fans have been clamouring for.

CBS have not confirmed anything however, but the rumours we're hearing suggest Star Trek is going back down the route to TV greatness. More news as we have it.

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Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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