The 54-year-old science fiction franchise proves that it is in a full-blown renaissance with an explosion of new series.
Just tell a "Star Trek" fan five years ago that six new series will be produced at the same time in 2020, and they'd think you overdosed Cordrazin. The latest that was announced today at the San Diego Comic-Con @ Home franchise launch is Star Trek: Prodigy, a CG-animated series. The show will "follow a group of lawless teenagers discovering a dilapidated Starfleet ship, seeking adventure, meaning and redemption."
"Star Trek: Prodigy" is being developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman from "Trollhunters" and "Ninjago" under the direction of the current franchise architect Alex Kurtzman and is scheduled to launch on Nickelodeon in 2021. The actual animation is being created by a newly created branch of CBS Television, CBS & # 39; Eye Animation Productions.
"Prodigy" is the sixth "Trek" series in development since the franchise returned to episodic television with a bang in 2017 with the debut of "Star Trek: Discovery" on CBS All Access. This new cartoon series will be the first series not exclusively for All Access, while another cartoon series, "Star Trek: Lower Decks", which is more aimed at adults in the style of "Rick and Morty", will be on August 6th starts on the streamer This show takes a more satirical look at the franchise and makes fun of the tropics that all fans know and love. Mike McMahan, the creator of "Solar Opposites" and veteran of "Rick and Morty", is the creator of "Lower Decks" – he had previously proven his "Trek" blows by having one of the greatest Twitter parody accounts of all Times that "TNG Season 8" had put together. which provided fake episode loglines when the series had continued. Classic example: “A subspace rumble deactivates the Enterprise and blinds the crew. Data & Geordi's plan to build the perfect girlfriend fails explosively. "
After the panel itself started as Comic-Con @ Home livestream at 1:00 p.m. ET, more was reported about “Lower Decks”. But first, the actors and producers of "Star Trek: Discovery" gathered to read a zoom table with the concept of the second season. The full table for the entire episode will be available on Friday, July 24th, at cbs.com and is intended to raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including a donation link.
Details of “Discovery” season 3 were rare. For one thing, there was no indication of the release date. All we know so far is that at the end of season two finale, the Discovery was 900 years in the future after agreeing to jump so far into the future to get the holy, grumpy "sphere data" to protect the ship's wear. It appears that at the time in the 32nd century, the Federation hardly existed and an uprising was waged against the once extensive galactic organization.
One of the most exciting things in season 3 will be the opportunity to learn more from Anthony Rapps Lt. Stamets and Wilson Cruz & # 39; Dr. To see Culber when they resume their relationship after Culber's death, resurrection, and subsequent separation. Hey, it's "Star Trek"! It's already the most thoughtful representation of an LGBT relationship in Star Trek, and it should be exciting to see how it develops. "For me, the great thing about season 3 is that it explores the family in a wonderful new way," says Anthony Rapp, which seems natural since the Discovery crew literally knew no one in the 32nd century. Wilson Cruz says: “Your relationship is more equal. I love the new culber. In my opinion it is three-dimensional. "As a doctor, season three will focus on mental health issues.
A little taste of "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" was also given. "I think Michael Burnham gives Spock permission to be human," says Ethan Peck, noting that Spock was encouraged to be just Vulcan and to suppress his human side in his entire life up to this point. The new series will include more of Peck's Spock, along with Anson Mount & # 39; s Capt. Christopher Pike and Rebecca Romijns number one.
The panel then switched to "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and showed the first scene from the first episode in which Tawny Newsome's Ensign Beckett Mariner, a "failure", makes fun of Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), the Quad as describes a "fleet boy" of Starfleet. She catches him recording his own captain's logs, even though he still has to go far up the command ladder. Mariner is so excited about Romulan whiskey and excited about her new racket that she accidentally sticks Boimler's thigh. Check out the whole scene below.
The "Picard" panel that ended the livestream contained only a few details about Season 2, which are currently being written with a pre-production, but a lot of personality. Brent Spiner said Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon actually cried when they asked him to return as Data – the tears allegedly sealed the deal. And Marina Sirtis, a highlight of season one, said, "I was just happy to be honest that I didn't have to wear the spacesuit."