Not exactly a Newsflash

So... the final season of Game of Thrones begins on Sunday, April 14. I don't watch it, but even I am thinking it's been an awfully long time since the last season. Has it? It has, hasn't it?

IGN has explained how the timeline of the new Picard Star Trek series is going to work with the Next Gen movies and the J.J. Abrams movies. Essentially, it's not; there are going to be two universes. I'm a lifelong Star Trek fan (I hate the word 'trekkie') and even I'm confused.

Not to mention that CBS All Access is working on so many new Star Trek serieses that I am at the point of throwing up my hands. What do you think, guys? After Star Trek: Enterprise closed down, we had a lot of years with no new Trek, and that was bad. But now... dare I say it? Can there be too much new Trek?

Billie
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Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

2 comments:

CoramDeo said...

Real quick: Picard is set in the same timeline as every other Trek show and movie except the Abrams stuff. The Abrams films were already set in another timeline. The event that sent Spock back in time and created the Abrams/Kelvin Timeline has also had a big effect on Picard's life. That's basically what the article says, but in about three sentences.

CoramDeo said...

As to whether or not there's too much new Trek, I don't think there is. The thing is that while there are a lot of new series in development (Picard, Lower Decks, Section 31 w/ Yeoh, Kid-Friendly Animated Comedy, Starfleet Academy, and the Khan limited series), they're vastly different from one another. Picard and the Khan series are likely to be dramas, probably with a lot of raw emotion and gripping storytelling. Lower Decks is an adult comedy, and the other animated one is a kid-friendly comedy. The Starfleet Academy show is likely to appeal to the sorts of people (it's geared at teens) who love CW-ish stuff like Riverdale. And the Section 31 series would probably be some sort of intrigue/spy show that's dark and gritty.
The point is that all these very different types of Star Trek shows will appeal to lots of different people. And the more people you appeal to, the more people come to the franchise. Plus, if they're mostly well-made, the Star Trek name will begin to be associated with quality once again. That's a very good thing.