‘Star Trek: Discovery’ To Take Inspiration From TOS & The Reboot Films

Sonequa Martin-Green Star Trek DiscoveryStar Trek is a property that has spanned 50 years and many different incarnations. The most recent of these incarnations, Star Trek: Discovery, plans to draw from the earliest as well as the most recent versions going forward.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg mentioned the possibility of some classic aliens making a return in the new series:

“Let’s just say this: I love Andorians a lot. I love the color blue. And I think Tellarites are pretty cool…So, we may not go to those planets, but we may just see some of those characters. They do belong to the Federation.”

These two alien species were first introduced to fans back in Star Trek: The Original Series. They are part of a classic league of creatures that helped to form the Coalition of Planets and later the Federation.

Meanwhile, Alex Kurtzman, who in addition to producing the Star Trek reboot films also is the executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery, discussed in an interview with TrekMovie the process behind making bold choices and doing things that could upset the legions of Trek fans who have stood by the series for so long:

“You can’t make those choices independently. You must run them through many, many people – many Trek fans. And we happen to have the benefit of many Trek fans on staff, so every choice is constantly questioned and analyzed. ‘What happens if we do this?’ and ‘What will people think, is this too much of a violation or not?’ ‘Can we go further or have we gone too far?’ Knowing where that line is, is probably what I got from the experience of working on those films.”

While only in its first season, Discovery has already shown to be not averse to making bold choices and doing things that would otherwise seem out of place in a Star Trek program. But by balancing the old elements that fans continue to love with new directions that can lead to fantastic new stories, the Star Trek universe will continue to expand for a long time.

Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru, Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca, Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Stamets, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Maulik Pancholy as Dr. Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as Ensign Connor, Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Damon Runyan as Ujilli, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, James Frain as Sarek, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd.

Star Trek: Discovery is available now on CBS All Access. New episodes will be released every Sunday night at 8:30 pm ET/PT.

Sources: ComicBook.com and TrekMovie

10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See

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Netflix The Defenders The Avengers Marvel Cinematic UniverseAfter three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.

Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.

Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.

Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.

So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • Joshua

    I really hope this garbage gets tossed after the first season.