Star Trek: Picard’s final season felt as very similar to a hey 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 too, as showrunner Terry Matalas and his solid have advised anybody who will hearken to them that they really really really want a derivative to occur—and now the collection is over, it looks like these calls have gotten even louder.
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We’ve been listening to lots on and off about Matalas’ hopes for Star Trek: Legacy, a continuation of plot threads left open by Picard that might observe the crew of the newly re-christened Enterprise-G—Captain 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 lots we imply lots, as everybody from stars of the collection to Matalas himself has spent what’s felt like months now telling press simply how and why they’d wish to make Legacy occur.
Though in newer interviews Matalas has dialed himself again, reminding people who Paramount has no plans presently so as to add one other Trek present to its present roster, now it’s truly 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 discuss on a regular basis. If it’s one thing that’s going to be finished, we wish to be sure we don’t rush into it,” Matalas just lately advised Variety. “We wish to be sure we do it proper. That’s the place we’re at with it, I say coyly. In the intervening time, there’s nothing developed on it. However we discuss on a regular basis.”
As soon as once more, whereas none of that is significantly definitive, as we’ve stated earlier than, what is unprecedented is the sheer quantity of debate about the potential for Legacy, not simply in whether or not or not it can occur, however its tales, who can be in it, who might return, the place it might begin, and so forth. There’s a lot of discuss 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 happening within the galaxy with the Deep House 9 characters and the remainder of the Voyager characters…” Matalas added in the identical Fox LA report. “Actually, a few of these [TNG characters], I’m not able to say goodbye to. I believe in numerous 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 wish 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 Strange New Worlds getting a minimum of two extra seasons, Discovery making ready to air its final one early subsequent 12 months, and additional continuations of Lower 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 entirely new show Starfleet Academy, after which this revitalized period of Star Trek getting again into the film house, with plans for the previous collection Part 31, lead by Michelle Yeoh, now being transformed into a movie 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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