Bryan Fuller's 'Star Trek' Will Take Place Before 'Next Generation'

Let's unpack what this means for new life and new civilizations. 

We’re all very excited that Bryan Fuller’s life-long dream of running a Star Trek property is now coming true. This new CBS TV show is the chance to do right by the franchise and fill in all the holes left behind by the film series. Let’s get out there and actually explore some shit, guys.

Our friends at Birth.Movies.Death are reporting on some rumors about the time period and setting of this new venture. What they have to say is EXACTLY what we wanted Fuller to do.

The rumblings say that this new series takes place between Undiscovered Country and Next Generation, making it the bridging Trek we’ve always wanted.

From Devin Faraci:

I’ve also heard the show, which will be heavily serialized, will not be set on an Enterprise, although that feels like a no-brainer. One last rumble I heard, which I could not get second sourced at this time, so consider this a wild rumor: while the Khitomer Conference will have paved the way for Klingons and humans to find peace, Fuller has a plan as to how he can still feature villainous Klingons, something we haven’t seen in decades!

Aw yeah. That’s the good stuff. The promise of peace falling to pieces is exactly the launching point we want to see. Also, this tid-bit can be thrown on the fire:

UPDATE! A trusted source has chimed in and told me that it looks like the show will be a seasonal anthology, which means the first season will be set post-Undiscovered Country. After that the entire Star Trek universe is potentially open. So those of you hoping for a post-Dominion War show… don’t give up hope. That could come some day.

Confirmation of this bridging period is perfect. Tell us who is getting in on the ground floor and tell us which Enterprise we can expect to see.

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