Bryan Fuller Shoots Down A Few ‘Star Trek’ Rumors

“I’ve read that we’re [set] before ‘Next Generation,’ after ‘[Star Trek VI: The] Undiscovered Country,’ which is false." - Bryan Fuller

In a recent series of interviews Bryan Fuller the Executive Producer for the new CBS ‘Star Trek’ series tool some time to shoot down a few rumors that have been circulating on the web.

As you recall. A few months back reported on a couple of rumors that indicated the new Trek series would be an anthology show and would be set in a time between ‘Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country’ and ‘The Next Generation’. Fuller has revealed that those two rumors are not true.

“I’ve read that we’re [set] before ‘Next Generation,’ after ‘[Star Trek VI: The] Undiscovered Country,’ which is false. I’ve read that it’s an anthology show, which is not accurate. So it’s interesting to see those suggestions, and seeing the truth mixed in with them and going like, ‘Oh, they got that part right…’ But it’s sort of on the truth-o-meter on PolitiFacts. It’s sort of like some truth, and a lot of like, ‘No — pants on fire! That’s not true.’”

Fuller went on to add that he was excited to be doing a ‘Star Trek’ series for a modern audience and confirmed that the show would be an arc told over 13 episodes which would involve more than one crew.
He also added that there would definitely room to have much loved characters from previous series take on guest appearances once things are up and running.

“We are going to be continuing [Star Trek’s] tradition of progressive casting and progressive character work to be an inclusive world,” says Fuller. “…[T[hat’s the most promising thing that ‘Star Trek’ offers, is a vision of the future where we do all get along.”

Fuller who is also working on ‘American Gods’, which is a TV adaptation of the Niel Gaiman novels said that more information about the new ‘Star Trek’ show would likely come out during next months San Diego Comic Con.

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