“Star Trek” is seeing a renaissance thanks to CBS All Access but you have to wonder how they’re keeping everything straight between the shows and existing canon. While some might argue that ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ didn’t do a great job at keeping canon with the previous series, co-showrunner Michelle Paradise has opened up as to how they’re keeping things straight with the upcoming shows.
It isn’t just ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ that they have to factor in as they also are juggling ‘Star Trek: Picard‘, ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks‘, the Short Treks, as well as the Nickelodeon animated series, and recently announced untitled Section 31 show.
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As to how Paradise, Alex Kurtzman, and the rest of the creatives are keeping things organized, she shared that:
“I would say every iteration of Star Trek we want to be aware of and we want to honor. It’s important to us to do that. Alex [Kurtzman], as he works on that and works on our show, he lets us know if there’s anything that we need to be aware of in terms of history… We’re also aware that all of the iterations of Star Trek, so we really want to make sure that we’re not doing anything in [Discovery] that directly contradicts something that we’ve seen established or that is being established on another spin-off.”
If we ignore what doesn’t feel shoehorned into canon from ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ it seems that there is open communication as to what the franchise has planned moving forward. I’m hoping that this means we can see events from each of these shows be partially reflected in one another or, at the very least, mentioned in between the shows.
Are you glad that the creative branches of the “Star Trek” franchise are communicating for the upcoming shows which they have in production? Do you feel that they’ll do a better job moving forward at keeping with canon and hopefully not have to do any other retcons or playing around with time travel or mirror universes to make their stories work? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Trek Movie