|Monday, June 21, 2004
22:15 - Saving the Future
Now this is interesting...
Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski told fans on a B5 Usenet group that he and Dark Skies creator Bryce Zabel have put together an idea for a new Star Trek series, which he said would revive the ailing franchise. "I got together [with Zabel] and wrote a treatment earlier this year that specified how to save [Star Trek] and develop a series that would restore the series in a big way," Straczynski wrote. "I actually think it could be a hell of a show. Whether that ever goes anywhere with Paramount, who knows?"
Straczynski added that Paramount called him last year to accept an executive producer position on the currrent Trek series, Enterprise, in its upcoming fourth season, but that he declined. "The series I mentioned has nothing to do with any current series," he added. "It's a new show."
Whoooo. Sounds like ol' JMS doesn't think too highly of Enterprise. Considering that all I've seen of it seems to consist of retreads of old Voyager plots, I have to admit it hasn't felt all that inspiring or innovative, as much promise as the premise seemed to have.
If anyone can save Trek, it would be the man who once set out to create an alternative to it and ended up taking Trek itself to school...