Who knew about this? I didn’t.
This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want to risk a flop; they pick something that had previous success.
I suspect that instead of less-than emotional Vulcans or androids, they’ll fill the gaps with “gays”. No… wait… “gay” (I detest the twisting of that word) is running its course now. They’re boring (or Islamic terrorists).
They’ll be transgender! Or transspecies! No, transspecies was pretty much what all the non-Earthlings were, right? It’ll have to be trans.
Moreover, since networks now produce shows with the intent of changing societal mores, this series will have to have an aberrant character that helps to push the envelope. The other day I was talking to a friend who actually forces himself to follow TV for the sake of watching how it has been used to twist morals and minds. He has even watched shows like Modern Family and New Normal… blech.. and now Transparent. He said that he had tuned into an old episode of Will and Grace. Even he was surprised how far and how quickly things have been twisted. What was edgy and awful just a few years ago, after the constant onslaught, seems pretty tame now. He added that it is as if they – the show-makers – mapped out a plan ahead of time and then patiently executed it over decades to move society to where we are now.
So now is “space the final frontier”? Gender-morphing atheists hurtling around in really cool looking ships fighting lizard-guys/gals/questioning! And at least one of the enemies will be religious in some way.
Still, bad, social-reengineering Star Trek might be better than no Star Trek.