JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Reboot “Starting Over Was Brilliant,” Says Popular TNG and DS9 Writer

JJ Abrams’ 2009 film reboot Star Trek had an early supporter in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine writer Ronald D. Moore. After going out Star Trek, Moore planned his own praised reboot of Battlestar Galacticaand is executive producer of Apple TV+. For all humanity, which can be seen as a pseudo-prequel and an origin story of Star Trek. Moore also co-wrote the feature films. Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact and was excited by the idea of ​​JJ Abrams ditching decades of established canon and starting over with a new, younger version of the Star Trek: the original series actors.

In it Star Trek oral history “The Fifty Year Mission: The Next 25 Years” by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, Ronald D. Moore shared his excitement at the idea of ​​JJ Abrams rebooting the original Star Trek characters, and explained advantages of breaking with the canon. Read the quote from him below:

I liked the idea of ​​this “reboot” as soon as I heard it, and it was something I talked about. I said the idea of ​​going back to the original, recasting it and starting over was brilliant. When I left the show, I felt like there had been so much Star Trek and there was so much continuity and so many things to keep track of, that it was hard to come up with new stories. You’d be in the writers’ room pitching stories and you’d have to stop and say, “But does that contradict episode twenty-five?” It was a burden. All the backstories of the Romulans, the Klingons, Starfleet and history and all the franchises… It was just a huge burden and I really felt like it was becoming impenetrable to the audience. Especially if you weren’t a hardcore fan who watched every episode and knew everything inside and out.

Will Star Trek 4 be another reboot movie?

It’s unclear if Chris Pine and his Enterprise cast will return for Star Trek 4.

The so late four Star Trek JJ Abrams-produced film reportedly back in development at Paramount Pictures. When the writers’ guild strike was resolved, a Variety report indicated a new Star Trek the movie became “priority” at Paramount, but the verbiage also called the new project a “restart.” Many years of “creative difficulties” that failed to offer a viable story for Trip to the stars 4 led to the departure of high-profile filmmakers linked to the film such as Quentin Tarantino, Noah Hawley, SJ Clarkson and Matt Shakman, despite the will of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and the rest of Abrams. Star Trek The cast will return to their roles aboard the Starship Enterprise.

In the years since 2016 Star Trek Beyond underperformed JJ Abrams’ previous performance Star Trek films, audience testing conducted by Paramount verified that there was interest in seeing Chris Pine and the cast return as Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise.

VarietyThe statement that Trip to the stars 4 It could be a reboot has not been verified and there have been no updates on the creative direction of the potential next film. It is also not clear what other trip to the starsIt could be eboot, if it could be set on another starship with a new crew or in what era. Star Trek is thriving on Paramount+ with hit series like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decksbut there would definitely be interest in seeing a new Star Trek theatrical film, perhaps even more so if JJ Abrams’ cast led by Chris Pine returned to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.

Star Trek (2009) is available to stream on Paramount+.

Source: “The Fifty Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to JJ Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek” by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross

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