Expanding the Star Trek universe.
Star Trek content has been blossoming in recent years, and franchise showrunner Alex Kurtzman recently talked to Deadline and Variety about the rapid expansion. After years of no voyages on TV—and just a slow trickle on the big screen—the studio is showering fans with series after series, with more to come.
In this episode of The Ready Room, hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek use Kurtzman’s interviews from the Star Trek Emmy promotion campaign as the basis for exploring Section 31, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, Prodigy, and the overall expansion of the Star Trek universe—including risks and rewards. We also discuss what the decision to air the first season of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS proper could mean for the future of Trek on television.
Starfleet Intelligence Tangent (00:04:44)
Discovery Season 1 to Air on CBS (00:09:07)
Expanding the Star Trek Universe (00:21:31)
Lower Decks Sidebar (00:32:06)
Differentiating the Series (00:35:42)
Risks of Rapid Expansion (00:46:32)
Section 31 (00:54:23)
Rumor Mill from Another Dimension (01:07:00)
Strange New Worlds (01:14:07)
Room for Optimism in Storytelling (01:25:35)
Final Thoughts (01:42:12)
C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer)