Apparently Foster, who is the head of the sci-fi production company 1947 Entertainment, has been working on a “Trek” television pitch since 2006. He and the late Kevin Severson had developed the concept, and after Severson’s death in 2010, Foster has continued to try to make their dream a reality.
Based on Foster’s interview with the folks over at TrekWeb, he is getting pretty close to making that happened: “The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define ’Star Trek’ for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more … This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script.”
The timing of the series has been thought about as well, so don’t worry about it conflicting with the current mythology of the “Star Trek” universe. Foster’s story is set after “Voyager,” and won’t conflict with J.J. Abrams’ film series since that is set in an alternate timeline. Though he’s talked to CBS about his ideas for a potential reboot, Foster said he hasn’t officially pitched the network at this time.
This isn’t the first time Foster has attempted to reboot a classic sci-fi television series. He worked with Richard Hatch to try to make “Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming” back in the late ’90s, but that project never came to fruition. He is trying again with this “Star Trek” series, and intends to return the franchise back to creator Gene Roddenberry’s original vision.
“The series is highly energized with a much younger cast, and uses cutting-edge future technologies with newly envisioned special effects and designs. It includes Klingons, Ferengi, Andorians, Vulcans, Trill, and many more,” he said. “The Klingons are getting very restless since the Praxis incident forced them to come to the peace tables, and are tired of having to rely on the Federation for support. The Ferengi have discovered a vast new resource that has propelled them towards instant riches and power beyond anything they have previously experienced.”
Not intrigued enough? Foster offered up this additional pitch for the series, “If evil wore the face of a hero, would you recognize it? If freedom came in the likeness of your oppressors, would you accept it? If you were your own enemy, who would be victorious?”
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