July 16 2024


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Alex Kurtzman shared the news that there are plans for at least one more animated series to join Star Trek: Lower Decks. There will also be two more Star Trek: Short Treks, which will be animated this time.

Both of the animated Star Trek: Short Treks will debut after the end of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two.

“Our goal is to not only expand the definition of Star Trek and what has qualified as traditional Star Trek, but also to tell stories that are both self-contained in a very short period of time that also connect to the larger picture of what we’re doing, not only in Discovery but in the world building of Trek in general,” said Kurtzman.

“And you get to tell these very intimate, emotional stories that are side stories to characters. So you get the benefit of the experience in and of itself but then when you watch Discovery you’ll see that these were all setting up things in the world of season two.”

“There’s other animated things that we’re building that are an entirely different perspective and an entirely different tone [from Lower Decks].

“What’s exciting about it is not only looking at each animated series as what’s the different tone, but what’s the different technology we can apply to these things so that visually they’re entirely different.”

Kurtzman would like to have the new shows reach out to younger viewers. “I go back to my childhood and Luke Skywalker, the [Star Wars] farm boy who looks out at the twin suns of Tatooine and imagines his future,” he said. “Trek never gave me that. Trek was always fully formed adults, already in Starfleet and people who have decided who they are. And it never was aspirational that way.

“It’s important to me to find a way to go back and reach younger kids in a way that Trek should and never really has.”

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