Bryan Fuller Wants To Remake Star Trek. 'Cause That'll End Well

For those of you who don't know the name Bryan Fuller, for shame. He was the creative mind behind a series of fantastic shows, all of which were killed by their networks for being too good for their own good: Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and the the only reason the first season of Heroes was watchable. He also started his career working on Star Treks DS9 and Voyager. Remember that last bit for later.

He's going to be a busy fellow over the next year or so, having successfully pitched two new shows on NBC, the only major network who hasn't cancelled him (yet). The first, the Munsters remake called Mockingbird Lane, starring Eddie Izzard, will probably be terrible, and get canned within six episodes (mark it on your calender folks). The second, more interesting, and just as cancellable, is Hannibal, a police procedural in the vein of Criminal Minds, following the years that Hannibal Lector helped hunt serial killers for the FBI with Will Graham (Ed Norton and William Peterson in a couple of the films). The problem with Lector is, like every villain ever, the more he is used, the less interesting he becomes. It's the depreciating effect of moving from a what to a why.

But, as the main event, Fuller and Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer are pitching a new Star Trek series. Singer, years ago, developed an idea called Federation, which would have been set years after the Next Generation era, much like the jump from Original Series era to NexGen. Distance themselves from established events, set up new cultural milestones and communities, forge new alliances and introduce new characters. On paper, it's a much better idea then what J.J. Abrams did by just revisiting Kirk and Co.

And there stands the problem. Becasue Abrams, despite the idea of a reboot being one of the lazier in Hollywood right now, hit it out of the park, and finanically, Trek is a safer bet if it could be connected to the rebooted films. Singer and Fuller seem intent on setting the series in the original timeline, which I guess means we'll officially have to start referring to two separate Trek franchises, the Series Canon, and the Movie Canon. Because Star Trek canon wasn't foggy enough already.

Chances of this actually happening? About as much as a Klingon-Tribble furry party, am I right?


Damn wasted youth.

Via Collider.
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