While the “Star Trek” franchise has tended to have an adult audience in mind it was usually made for a partially younger generation also to enjoy the shows. Now, it looks like there might be a much larger push towards gettings kids to enjoy the final frontier. While you wouldn’t be able to guess it from how ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ has been playing out so far it sounds like at least one aspect of the series will be heading in that direction soon.
According to Kurtzman:
“I go back to my childhood and Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who looks out at the twin suns of Tatooine and imagines his future. Trek never gave me that. Trek was always fully formed adults, already in Starfleet and people who have decided who they are. And it never was aspirational that way. It’s important to me to find a way to go back and reach younger kids in a way that Trek should and never really has.”
Historically speaking “Star Wars” has always been willing to embrace a hero and villain concept with aliens and robots that would appeal to kids while “Star Trek” tended to lean heavily into science, philosophy, and adult drama. You have to wonder if Kurtzman plans to keep the spirit that has typically been behind the franchise while embracing a newer format to lure in unsuspecting kids to further grow a lifelong love of science fiction and being a Trekkie.
Do you feel that the current formats and themes of “Star Trek” can easily be adapted to create a series or film that both kids and adults would love? Is embracing what has made “Star Wars” popular a sign of defeat in the longstanding rivalry between these two fandoms? Share your thought in the comments below!
Source: Comic Book.