Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman Talks Legacy: “Extra Story to Inform”

Star Trek: Picard’s remaining season felt as very similar to a good day because it did a farewell, as Picard and his associates handed the torch to a brand new technology of Starfleet heroes. It’s felt a lot the identical off display screen too, as showrunner Terry Matalas and his solid have informed anybody who will take heed to them that they actually actually actually need a derivative to occur—and now the sequence is over, it appears like these calls have gotten even louder.

We’ve been listening to loads on and off about Matalas’ hopes for Star Trek: Legacy, a continuation of plot threads left open by Picard that might comply with the crew of the newly re-christened Enterprise-GCaptain Seven of 9, First Officer Raffi Musiker, particular counsel Ensign Jack Crusher, and the remainder of the remaining crew of the previous U.S.S. Titan. And by loads we imply loads, as everybody from stars of the sequence to Matalas himself has spent what’s felt like months now telling press simply how and why they’d need to make Legacy occur.

Though in more moderen interviews Matalas has dialed himself again, reminding those who Paramount has no plans presently so as to add one other Trek present to its present roster, now it’s really franchise overseer Alex Kurtzman who’s starting to tease an opportunity, telling Fox LA, “Something is feasible. We’ve heard the followers loud and clear. There’s clearly extra story to inform. So, we’ll see.”

“[Kurtzman] and I speak on a regular basis. If it’s one thing that’s going to be completed, we need to make certain we don’t rush into it,” Matalas just lately informed Selection. “We need to make certain we do it proper. That’s the place we’re at with it, I say coyly. In the meanwhile, there’s nothing developed on it. However we speak on a regular basis.”

As soon as once more, whereas none of that is notably definitive, as we’ve mentioned earlier than, what is unprecedented is the sheer quantity of debate about the potential of Legacy, not simply in whether or not or not it would occur, however its tales, who can be in it, who may return, the place it will begin, and so forth. There’s a lot of speak for a present named for a fan marketing campaign that may not ever occur.

“[Legacy would be] about Seven of 9. It’s about Jack Crusher. It’s concerning the La Forge sisters. It’s about what else is occurring within the galaxy with the Deep Area 9 characters and the remainder of the Voyager characters…” Matalas added in the identical Fox LA report. “Truthfully, a few of these [TNG characters], I’m not able to say goodbye to. I believe in plenty of methods, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, they’ve by no means been higher. They’re on the prime of their sport and I need to see extra.”

However one factor is as clear as the need to make this present occur—even when it does, it’s going to be a whereas off. Star Trek is an costly franchise to make, and with Unusual New Worlds getting a minimum of two extra seasons, Discovery getting ready to air its remaining one early subsequent 12 months, and additional continuations of Decrease Decks and Prodigy to come back, there’s not a lot wiggle room to fit Legacy into simply but. And that’s even earlier than you get into the totally new present Starfleet Academy, after which this revitalized period of Star Trek getting again into the film area, with plans for the previous sequence Part 31, lead by Michelle Yeoh, now being remodeled right into a film for Paramount+.

Whilst all good issues should come to an finish, typically it’s extra about how good issues come to those that wait.

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