"The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966."
Alternately, a statement issued by Stapf to BBC News seems to suggest just the opposite, with promises of respect and love for the Star Trek universe.
"Everyone here has great respect for this franchise and we're excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."
It also has not been mentioned in which generation the new Star Trek series will take place and, if this is a spin-off of the new films with the new crew exploring the galaxy of the original series, Star Trek audiences will again be faced with the technological limitations of that generation. Grappling hooks? Really?
Another issue comes with the promise of new civilizations. Does this mean fans will miss out on their favorite aliens? Will Andorians, Tellarites, Bajorans, Klingons be nowhere to be seen?
There is much to discover about this new Star Trek series, making exploring the forthcoming details as exciting for Star Trek fans as exploring the galaxy will hopefully be for our new Star Trek crew.
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