We’ve Trekked into Darkness…What Now?

At the end of Star Trek into Darkness, the Enterprise got launched on that famous five-year mission, leaving me to wonder what’s next for the franchise. Are they leaving it open for a future TV show, or will the next movie be set during the five-year mission? Although this would have its own set of difficulties (and no small amount of controversy), I would be interested in seeing how they handled a TV series.  It would be a great way to tell new stories with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the others and not just rehash old episodes–which itself would be difficult. For instance, thanks to the changes in the timelines, episodes like “Amok Time” and “Journey to Babel” have been drastically altered, and others like “The Menagerie” and “Space Seed” have been altogether eliminated. But there are other episodes like “The City on the Edge of Forever”, “The Devil in the Dark” (my first ever Trek episode), and “The Immunity Syndrome” (yes, I like the episode with the giant space amoeba. Sue me) that I’d like to see done in the new timeline.

All that remains would be deciding on a name since Star Trek: The Rebooted Original Series sounds a little dumb.


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