Sunday, June 21, 2015

Star Trek: Uncharted

Well exciting news fellow Trek fans, a fellow fan Michael Gunmelt is getting the chance to officially pitch a new TV series to Paramount--Star Trek: Uncharted. 

A concept for a new Star Trek TV series, modernized for the 21st century with a new format, new technology, a new crew and a new mission.  My goal is to get the pitch in front of Paramount/CBS/Bad Robot and, hopefully, have it go into production in time to air on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in 2016.

I've been working on this concept for 20 years.  In that time, I've revised and revisited and polished the concept, continually updating it as the years passed.  All the while, I tried to keep the core values of Good Trek in mind:
  • Interesting, diverse characters who interact and grow.
  • A progressive, optimistic view of the future.
  • The thrill of discovery, the adventure of the unknown.
  • Space exploration.
  • High concept sci-fi, but with a respect for and grounding in real science.
  • Cutting-edge technology.
The show synopsis is as follows:

The series picks up 200 years after the adventures of Captain Kirk and the original crew of the Enterprise. A signal is received from the Andromeda Galaxy, from a species claiming to be the creators of all life in the Milky Way. With the invention of new interstellar travel technology, probes have successfully returned with data from the Andromeda Galaxy. A new USS Enterprise is constructed to explore this new galaxy and establish first contact with the messengers.

This all sounds great to me a ST is best on the small screen I think, where story must come before effects budgets.  

On my own endeavor, thanks to contributions and help from Darren Bulmer, FAR TREK 2.0 is shaping up to be quite a nifty little effort.  I have the Romulan section to complete and some added bits an bobs to filter in but I am still working towards a summer release. 

I will plan to offer (at no profit) a one day opportunity to buy a physical book through Lulu once the effort is ready.  I will give notice of maybe a few hours before it goes live, but it will be a very short window.  

Keep on trekking!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds great, looking forward to it.

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  2. Hell YES for the show idea and Far Trek 2!!!!

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  3. Hopefully I'll have the money available at the time to get the hardcopy. I really REALLY want a copy of it, or two or three :)

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  4. Will the digital version still be free?

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    1. Absolutely--totally free!!

      The limited time print copy option will be at cost (NO PROFIT).

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