Kayla Iacoviono - TrekMovie.Com wrote:CBS’s new Star Trek television series, which will be aired exclusively on the network’s new online streaming platform All Access, is rumored to be set in the time period between the original series film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, BirthMoviesDeath is reporting. What’s more: it won’t be set in the JJ-verse timeline.
So this is interesting. We've been wondering for a while what universe this would be set in. (JJverse, Prime timeline, or new rebooted canon). Given it will sit between Star Trek 6 and TNG, it would appear that the show is set in the prime timeline.
This is pretty cool. The prime timeline is where we all fell in love with Star Trek. The gap between ST6 and TNG (approx 70 years) is wide open. There are a few established events in here but not many.
As pointed out in the article, the downside of setting the story here, is that it constrains things (they can't make changes that would conflict with canon of any 24th century stories.)
Should be very interesting though.
The even bigger news is the suggestion that it will be what they're calling an "anthology show". Meaning season 1 is set in this time period, but season 2 may be set in a different time. Perhaps a completely different story? Does that mean a different cast each season? Will these stories be tied together? Thematically? with actual plot threads? Mabe a common villain? The possibilities are great fuel for the imagination.
Thing are about to get very interesting!