The producer of Star Trek : Discovery explains the issues of continuity of the series
When the series Star Trek : Discovery has been announced, fans of the saga immediately wet their pants. Finally, she was going to come back on the small screen. In addition, it was for the 50 years of the franchise, so it could not fail to be excellent.
And then, in fact, things don’t go as planned. If the series has been broadcast, it was with a bit of delay and a change of showrunner, Bryan Fuller, who had no elbowroom to give us the series he had in mind. In addition, the first season was not bad criticized on the length by fans while she asked a few small problems related to continuity of what was already there.
While the season 2 was scheduled to land, the producer Alex Kurtzman has seized the microphone from Entertainment Weekly to prepare the ground and to reassure the fans on the canonical status of Star Trek : Discovery – which, as we recall, is supposed to be going on 10 years before the original series.
“We spend a lot of time talking about what is canon or not, and there are people who are there specifically to tell us when we make a mistake. However, I noticed, when I asked him about the graphic novels and comics, with more than 50 years of existence, it was relatively impossible to stay completely consistent with the canon, because Star Trek has enjoyed several years of very off-peak and other very satisfied, because an impressive number of authors have tried to fill the holes of these years hollow to tell what had happened to all the characters we loved during the absence of the series. In the end, they have invented many things and, today, we find ourselves in the face of all this, which is considered canon.
This is the best version of the story that must guide the rest. But determining the best is a very subjective thing. It is for this reason that we have just as much voice in the writing team, with so many different points of view. We are trying to write a story that’s very nuanced, which takes into account the maximum of these voices and a large part of my job is to listen to the different authors.
With Star Trek, we want to test ideas for the big day. But as soon as the fact, it was the half of the people who love it and the other half who wants to we hang. On the Internet, we are often asked why we don’t try something totally new, why is it that we always look back. In truth, you can do both. Star Trek has always done both. Of course, the primary objective of Discovery is to tell a new story with new characters, and this means to spend in addition to the lower demand of integrate in 50 years of comics, films and series.
Somewhere, it constantly plays with fire by trying to connect cars with the original elements such as Captain Kirk and Spock. From the moment where there is a good story to tell, it has no importance as the bridge of the ship looks less like what we saw in the series of the 60s. There is a trade-off to be able to make something that works in the tv modern, even if it’s not perfectly canon.”
And it is true that the new series has never been presented as something that is 100% respectful to the original material. On the contrary, moreover, we have shown as a series able to push the limits, explore new places and new concepts so we is not going to complain now that it takes liberties. For once it gives us something consistent with the ad… Appointment starting January 17, to discover new adventures.