Speaking recently with Den of Geek, Nicholas Meyer explained that the new Star Trek series will be going in a different direction.
Meyer is hoping to write some of the episodes himself. “If I’m lucky,” he said, “I’ll get to write episodes. If I’m less lucky, I’ll just get to sit in that room with all those other clever people.”
As for the new show, Meyer wants to “go boldly where people haven’t gone before.”
“I think it’s going to be a different Star Trek,” he explained. “It will go in a different direction. And I think that is probably good. Because the thing that mainly troubles me about Star Trek is the fear of it being maybe re-treads of itself. And to the degree that I had any influence on the thing [Star Trek] at all was that at least while I was there, we were fooling around. And if you’re not fooling around, then things can become stale. And I think that Bryan [Fuller] — who is a very clever fellow—has ideas — some of which I’ve heard — that are innovative and different. Different is what got me interested.”
The new Trek series airs next January.