Business things got in the way in terms of the JJ Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with JJ Abrams. I don't think they wanted to step on his toes by putting a new series on, but it's not dead yet. I've finished the script and hopefully someone will take a look at this and say "we can do this."Basically, we're not that far off from seeing a Captain Worf TV show. Let me say that again: a Captain Worf TV show. By "not far off," of course, I don't mean "next year." This is Hollywood, after all, and even getting into talks with the studios still means you're about as far from production as we are from going to Mars. Still, in production terms, that's a lot closer than "I've got the rights" or "I wrote something" or "someone answered my phone call." In other words, yeah, we're really not that far off from a possible show.
The big questions are these:
How exactly are they going to fit this show into the universe everyone now knows (Abrams')? And if they're not going to integrate Worf into this new universe, how can they justify the character to a new viewing public?
One of the other problems has to do with which ST TV shows people are most likely to remember. The Abrams ST films are probably more popular with casual or non-Trek viewers than with the traditional Trekkie crowd. As such, its primary audience likely knows about TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager, but their most recent ST experience would have been with Enterprise. The good news: STE doesn't violate Abrams' new canon, since its events, more or less, take place before Kirk's birth (in fairness, I haven't finished STE yet, so there may be stuff in there that contradicts this). You could easily suck STE into Abrams' canon without much problems, which is not something you can easily do with a Worf TV show which springs off of TNG and DS9 (as the title, Captain Worf, suggests).
Right. Wandering. This is the problem. The Abrams universe has become, in my mind, *the* ST universe. It's the one we're all really talking about as a culture. As much as I want a Captain Worf show set in the TNG universe, I worry that it will only confuse new fans of ST. After all, part of the reason the new ST movies are so action oriented is to snatch up younger viewers. It's not designed for Trekkies, as much as they might hate the idea. And the worst thing you can do to a newer, younger (and, hey, possibly older-but-never-been-into-ST-before) crowd is confuse them with ST stuff that doesn't fit. Well, maybe not the worst thing, but it's a legitimate concern.
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