CBS’s New ‘Star Trek’ Series to Take Place Before The Next Generation

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We cant help but go back and forth on how excited we are for a new ‘Star Trek’ series.

Between rumors that it’s going to aim to appeal to ‘millenials’ or that CBS has some massive expectations for subscriptions to their new streaming service, we’re trying our very best to keep expectations tempered. It wouldn’t take much for a ‘Star Trek’ reboot to feel forced and completely overdone.

We’re not normally ones to complain about new ‘Star Trek’ content, and while we happen to think the JJ Abrams’ movies have been fine, we’re sort of excited about a new rumor that CBS’s new series will not take place in JJ Arbams universe. According to Devin Faraci at Birth Movies Death, the series is going to take place before ‘TNG’ and roll up each season into an anthology style.

While this is mostly speculation and rumors at this point, Faraci has his ear to the ground on this one, so we have reason to believe he’s got some quality sources on this.

From their article:

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.

The most exciting part about this quote is the potential for anthology seasons, giving the show’s creators plenty of reason to take some risks while exploring perhaps lesser known Star Trek timelines.

Must… remind ourselves… to no get too excited…

More updates to follow.