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Update on Star Trek: Final Frontier – The New Star Trek Animated Series That Never Was May 3, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Animated Trek,Trek on TV , trackback

Back in December 2006 TrekMovie posted a story about a possible web animated series being developed byDavid Rossi, Doug Mirabello and José Muñoz. Later called "Star Trek: Final Frontier" the project essentially died with the 2007 layoffs at StarTrek.com. Now in a new interview and on their new website, Rossi, Munoz and Mirabello give out all the details on this Trek that never was.     

 

Star Trek: Final Frontier – the interview

If you need a refresher, or weren’t around back in December 2006, “Star Trek: Final Frontier” was a pitch for a web (or possibly cable TV) Star Trek animated series set in the 26th century. It was a back-to-basics approach set in a dark era for the Federation, where a new hero (Captain Alexander Chase) and a new crew of a new Enterprise tried to bring the light back to galaxy. The project was under consideration at CBS, but it died when the staff of StarTrek.com were laid off that the site went dormant in December 2007.

Now in a new interview with Trekkie Central Magazine (the official mag for the fan series Star Trek: Hidden Frontier), you can learn more about the series and its history. The article is embedded below, or you can go to issuu.com to view it there or download it.

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Star Trek: Final Frontier – the website

The team behind the project have also put up a website all about it at zeroroom.squarespace.com. There you can see a gallery, learn about the history, the characters, the designs and much more. There are also detailed story boards.

 

Comments

1. Dom - May 3, 2010

It’s a shame: I thought some of the fanboy overreaction against this series was unnecessary.

Could’ve been fun!

2. Denny - May 3, 2010

No offense, but the look of that fugly Enterprise makes me kind of glad this thing was killed in its cradle.

3. Anon Mouse - May 3, 2010

I think this has potential but I have to agree with @2, that is hands down the worst looking enterprise I have ever seen. Even the Pakled would feel embarrassed driving sardine can looking ship around.

4. Jordan - May 3, 2010

This actually looks really awesome. At first I was skeptical, but not I want it bad!

5. Areli - May 3, 2010

The Enterprise isn’t cool looking or anything, not like our past beauties but the show looked like it would have been amazing!

6. KingDaniel - May 3, 2010

I’d love to see another Star Trek cartoon one day, but recent vaguely similar stuff like Star Wars: Clone Wars and Stargate Infinity have been terrible, IMO.
I never managed a whole episode of either.

I loved old Star Trek: The Animated Series, despite it’s limitations. If a new cartoon can be creative, fun, Star Trekky (it’s a thing!) and not embarrasing mindless childrens’ garbage I’m all for it.

Somehow I think that’s not gonna happen…

7. siphunclekaiju54 - May 3, 2010

Why don’t they just do it now? There’s more demand for Trek than ever, an animated series (especially one with a premise this cool) would probably do pretty well!

8. Drij - May 3, 2010

Yeah it’s a good thing this crap was never made.

9. ety3 - May 3, 2010

I don’t know where in the process those uniform jackets on the third screen were for … the black ones with the department color swatches and cuffs … but those are badass and I want one.

10. Antodav - May 3, 2010

This series, conceptually, sounded like a really bad idea, although I’m sure the same could be said of some of my own ideas for how Trek history unfolds post-Nemesis. The animation, moreover, looks terrible, like Kim Possible or the Erin Esurance commercials. I’m all for a new animated series (or a remake of the original), but it’s got to be better than this.

11. Allen Williams - May 3, 2010

wow i’ve never hated any depiction of the enterprise from nx-01 to 1701-e, but this is a huge exception. Thats just plain horrible. I heard somewhere the instructions for the first movie was make it look plausible to be the same ship as the show, but more modern and up to date. They did that well. I think someone forgot to do that this time.

12. Hyperion - May 3, 2010

Has anyone noticed “PROTOCOL OFFICER WILLIAM PRESTON”
is just Batman Beyond Villain Derek Powers with a mustache?

Protocol Officer William Preston:
http://zeroroom.squarespace.com/storage/prestoncircle.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1242081874100

http://zeroroom.squarespace.com/crew/

Batman Beyond: Derek Powers
http://www.mindeclipse.com/batmanbeyond/char/pics/powers03.jpg
http://multiverse-crisis.wdfiles.com/local–files/terry-mcginnis/Blight

13. ryanhuyton - May 3, 2010

That ‘Enterprise’ looks like a rejected design from the “Star Wars” prequels.

14. RetroWarbird - May 3, 2010

While I wasn’t particularly fond of this (The era and characters didn’t speak to me, specifically), I was bummed these guys never got a chance to do anything with this. Star Trek is certainly a world with enough room for stories to be told.

Perhaps if they want their story told badly enough, comic books would be a medium that would gladly accept it.

I did like the idea of the Andorians seceding from the Federation. Andorians always have needed more interplay as a Federation member – a society of Byronic heroes as hot-tempered and passionate as a Vulcan is cold and logical. But with so much in common with humans … (in fact, humans seem to be the fulcrum balancing the two).

15. Thorny - May 3, 2010

Amazing that they were able to come up with an even uglier Enterprise than NX-01.

16. Sean - May 3, 2010

It would have been nice for ANY new Trek to be green-lit, but I’m not losing any sleep over this concept. The Enterprise was fugly and the story didn’t seem like it had any depth. It only would have been good as some way to get kids watching Trek and buying toys.

17. Doug Skywalker - May 3, 2010

the character design is neat, but they kinda let the ship designs get away from them. then again, given the time frame they were shooting for story wise i guess they HAD to stray from conventional ‘Trek’. i mean, that’s what most people complained about with STO, in that the ship designs were just modified after pre-existing models. i’m sure if they did the same with the 26th century, people would ask ‘Hey…isn’t that just…’. but i thought that there was a 26th century Enterprise already, didn’t they have it in Enterprise? The Enterprise-J?

18. Newman - May 3, 2010

man I have been waiting for this update for four years!

19. Khan was Framed! - May 3, 2010

I’m a huge proponent for an animated series, but this clearly wasn’t the way to go.

Trek deserves better.

Like more detailed character design & a more consistent, familiar look to the ships & weapons.

I think Bad Monkey’s Klingon propaganda video was amazing & much more what I’d want to see in a new cartoon.

A CG series like “the clone wars” would be cool too, but only if done with more detail & realism in the characters.

But the biggest problem with this: another new crew on another new Enterprise? Are you kidding me?!

You’ve got an expansive universe that’s been outlined by top sci-fi writers for over 40 years & all you can come up with is more of the same?

Lame!

No original thinking here.

Why couldn’t they do an anthology series that follows a different set of Trek characters every week, so we can take advantage of the voice talent of previous casts.
Tales about the Titan, Voyager & DS9 crews after their series, the Romulan war, Pike’s Enterprise, etc. etc, etc.

Another opportunity lost to a lack of creativity amongst writers!

As for the Enterprise design?

Yeah, it’s pretty bad, but at least it’s not Abram’s disco-ship beer factory!

20. Doug M - May 3, 2010

Hey all, thanks for the positive (and negative) response. Here is where I put my standard disclaimer that the Enterprise design wasn’t final, and would have been a lot less blocky in the final design. Sketchup doesn’t like curves too much.

#9 – the dark uniforms were one of our earliest designs. I still love them, but they never would have worked in animation.

#19 – it’s important to remember that we were working with no budget. Our designs and art were done for free by generous professionals who wanted to help out, for a pitch document that was intended to give an idea of our vision. It was not a definitive style. If the show had been greenlit, we would have been able to do another pass that would have made the style more consistent and smoothed out the rough edges. As for “another crew on another Enterprise,” it was our feeling that that is the core of Star Trek, and we wanted to return to that.

I’m happy to answer any questions, here or on the site. Storyboards for part four should be up soon.

21. CAPAirSAR - May 3, 2010

Actually….I kinda liked the script, and I kind of like the fugly Enterprise. It’s not the kind of Star Trek I’m used to, but I could go for it.

Kinda bummed that this didn’t get made…

22. Craig - May 3, 2010

This was too dark for star trek. I am glad this never came to light. I agree with some of the other posts…focus on other ships like Titan or Excelsior. No need to reinvent the Enterprise over and over. The universe is rich with aliens and other stories that were barely touched in the shows and movies.

Roddenberry was focused on the positive aspect of humanity…not a terminator type of plot.

The Vanguard series of books would also make a great story for TV. The feel more like star trek than this.

23. Mel - May 3, 2010

“It was a back-to-basics approach set in a dark era for the Federation, where a new hero (Captain Alexander Chase) and a new crew of a new Enterprise tried to bring the light back to galaxy.”

That sounds like “Andromeda”.

I hope they make a new animated series between the Star Trek movies, but I would prefer one playing in the alternate Universe at the same time of the last movie. It musn’t be about the Enterprise, but it would be nice if it would play in that universe and time.

24. thebiggfrogg - May 3, 2010

As a “war story” concept it is one of the better ones out there. I am getting tired of “War Trek” in all its incarnations. This appears to use that as a jumping off point for getting back to basics. Getting back to what Trek ought to be about.

The much-maligned 26th century Enterprise design is not the greatest thing in the world, but at least it is creative (beats the pants off the Trek Online recyclables–here add a fin to the Enterprise-D, voila Enterprise-G!). Also, the story of this gives the trousers of Trek Online a beating too. Trek Online is grinding, unimaginative “War Trek.” This at least reaches for something different.

(The captain’s name could be changed “Chase” seems a bit cliche, action-heroey, but…)

All in all, not a bad effort considering their constraints.

25. SerenityActual - May 3, 2010

Loved the uniforms with the jackets, might have to just go and make one one of these days. They are a cool design which would look great realized.

I would have liked to seen this. There is always room for new Trek, and novel approaches to it.

26. jiat2001 - May 3, 2010

This animated series had potential but I’m sorry, the hammerhead Enterprise is just terrible. If I was the designer, I would have made it more sleeker and elegant. The Dragon Fly’s, they look a bit too much like the Star Fury from BABYLON 5.

27. jiat2001 - May 3, 2010

#20 Doug, I have a question. First of all, I really was hoping to see a new animated STAR TREK series and I knew that you had something very good. My question is would you consider to have a fan art section where artists and STAR TREK fans can submit their ideas for fun? I think this would be fun for everyone to do and to show how much we love STAR TREK. Thank you and never give up on your dream.

28. Rocket Scientist - May 3, 2010

Doug M.

I totally get your out-of-the-box approach. My hat’s off to you for trying something different. Looks like a number of commenters aren’t on the same page, but you were willing to take a few risks.

And didn’t somebody say something about risk, once upon a time?

29. Gorn Captain - May 4, 2010

#6 Stargate Infinity lasted barely a year, and that was cancelled seven years ago. Hardly a recent show unlike Clone Wars, which is going into it’s third season.

I seem to recall reading somewhere Rick Berman shot down a proposed animated TNG in the 90′s.

30. Luke Sutton ("The Doctor") - May 4, 2010

Yeah, this idea was simply terrible, in my opinion, and I dislike the ship designs (although the character designs are very similar to what we have in STO).

But in the end, Trek does deserve better than this.

31. Xavier - May 4, 2010

This Enterprise makes JJ’s version look beautiful. And that one was plain ugly.

32. BiggestTOSfanever - May 4, 2010

What someone needs to do is remake the old Saturday morning Star Trek series, using the exact same plotline and original voice recordings, and just remake the actual animation. It would only make a limited number of episodes, but the new cast could take it from there.

33. Hugh Hoyland - May 4, 2010

What Star Trek needs right now, this minute is something/anything to fill in the rather long gap between Star Trek 09 and Star Trek 2012. A TV series is very unlikely as it would be direct competition to the movie (and most likely expensive to boot. I dont see any DTDVD type situation happening either for the same reasons. The only real viable medium would be the computer animated series, similar to Star Wars: Clone Wars. Like it or lump it, it has been a success, and smartley done a new Star Trek animated series based on Star Trek 09 could work at keeping fans interested between films, and get in the kids and younger audiences as well.

34. Jorg Sacul - May 4, 2010

So much vitriol for conceptual work. And people wonder why the networks are sketchy about greenlighting new series.

35. JWWright - May 4, 2010

Maybe they could use my re-design of the Connie for a web based animated series?

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/showthread.php?75820-Another-Connie-Re-design

36. Ometiklan - May 4, 2010

Wow! I like it. I am still just amazed at the dislike some people have for this concept. While the Enterprise design isn’t my favorite (though I do like the color sketch third to last in the gallery), I think they have done a wonderful job capturing the feel of getting back to the hope and exploration of the original series.

It is interesting to see how far this concept got or didn’t get and how a lot of the same driving ideas (getting back to basics; hope; a brash, idealistic captain) matched what came in ST:09. Then again, there are people who dislike that movie too.

All in all, congratulations on what you managed to accomplish Doug M, I found it wonderful and fun. Here’s looking to the future where I hope we can all agree that any new Trek is good Trek.

37. Frederick the Trek Scrapbook Guy - May 4, 2010

This is one bad idea that died before being born, unlike Enterprise, which suffered for 4 years before the plug was pulled. We dodged a bullet with this one.

38. Frederick the Trek Scrapbook Guy - May 4, 2010

And that is not to denigrate any artistic or original concepts. It’s just that the further away from TOS that things got, the less interesting it was for me. The one thing that almost saved Enteprise near the end was how the writers began to get nearer to TOS in stories and concepts.

39. Tim Smoke - May 4, 2010

I wish to see new Star Trek : the animated series on tv. I like to see what the 26th century starships but I dont like this concept of starship like a hummerhead design.
Make sure it same conept of real star trek’s starships on tv as new Enterpise ship.
I would like to see an Enterprise J on tv in the future.
I think I like this new shuttlecraft Dragonfly concept design as look good to me!
That 26th century starfleet uniform seen like go to old uniform colors code is good idea. The red uniform is real security personal as officer. I think that gold uniform is a command officer as look good to me. I wish to use a blue uniform is for command officer for safely reason as dark from light but light blue or white is real doctor and nurise uniform.

40. Polly - May 4, 2010

Ok yeah, cool, sucks it didn’t get made, blah blah blah…but.

The animation is horrible! It looks like something a 5 year old would scribble!

41. thebiggfrogg - May 4, 2010

40. That is ludicrous. Criticize the art if you don’t like the style (looks reminiscent of the Batman animated series), but a 5 year old? Sorry, but that’s ludicrous. Give these guys a little credit for effort, if nothing else. I’d love to see YOUR Trek sketches.

42. thebiggfrogg - May 4, 2010

The Dragonflies look like B5! THAT’S IT! I was wondering what it reminded me of, but it escaped me.

43. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 4, 2010

@2 thats most likley why they killed it

44. MagicDan - May 4, 2010

@#41

A very wise man once said:

“It is far easier to criticize than to create”

Most all of the negative people fail to ever understand that, so they will always down everything they see, and never expierence the beauty of anything.

Plus, I am pretty sure #40 has never created anything at all to show you anyway.

Myself, I kind of like the style these guys were doing, and would love to see an animated Trek come back.

45. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - May 4, 2010

They should take the audio from the old Animated Series and make new animation for it, maybe similar to the “Clone Wars” show.

46. Doug M - May 4, 2010

@43

The project was killed due to massive layoffs at Startrek.com and CBS Interactive, the two groups who were interested in working together to make it happen.

The ugliness of our Enterprise had nothing to do with it, as everyone understood it was a concept, not a final design.

47. Spderweb - May 4, 2010

I think the only good thing in that entire project was worth looking at was the storyboard panels. The artist was choosing some really nice angles, very dynamic. Otherwise, it looks like a fan made attempt at doing something that they weren’t cut out to do. Alot of the art reminds me of my high school art classes. If another animated series is ever made, I’d maybe wish that Gendy (Samurai Jack), or Bruce Tim (Justice League) would be doing it.
Anyways, I’m glad this died before it caused irreparable damage to the franchise.

48. superjoe79 - May 4, 2010

we need a new series like this : STAR TREK STORIES: each week a different story set in a different place somewhere and sometime in the star trek universe. it would satisfy everyone. we could revisit TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, movies, and stories could take place in the new JJ Abrams universe as well. It would allow for many many different stories on different planets, ships, stations and settings,and it would also allow for endless cameo and guest star appearances, as each episode would be its own story, taking place in its own period. Its all star trek, and it would work.

49. sarek66 - May 4, 2010

I agree with all those who want to take the old animated series and reanimate it. Expand it to an hour. Also CBS should purchase the audio tapes from the video games from the 90s(25th anniversary, Judgment Rites and the unreleased Secret of Vulcan Fury) and reanimate those and presto you have the final two seasons of the original 5 year mission.

50. James Heaney - Wowbagger - May 4, 2010

What’s wrong with Kim Possible? That was a fantastic show, well-written and well-animated. I don’t usually go in for “Dark Trek,” but this could have been fun — though I’m not sure I’d want it canonized.

In other — barely on-topic — news, I am really glad to see Trekkie Central Magazine getting a fairly big scoop like this one. Richard Miles works hard, and good for him getting to tell this story first.

51. richpit - May 4, 2010

As others have said, I’m not a fan of the “hammerhead” styling for the Enterprise, but besides that, I LOVE IT and wish that it would be made. I’d definitely watch, even if it was on Cartoon Network.

52. Sci Fi Guy - May 4, 2010

Overall, I like it. Not big on the ship, but I do like the rest!

53. CarlG - May 4, 2010

Wasn’t sure about it at first glance, but after reading through the scripts and looking at the concept art, it looks like it could have been awesome.
*sigh…*
And those Dragonfly shuttles are badass. WANT.

@48: A Star Trek anthology series? That is a friggin brilliant idea! Love it!

54. Trevok - May 4, 2010

Not sorry to see it didn’t get made in the first place. It wasn’t Trek, Trek is about a positive future. It was just another Star Wars clone. Never liked the animation style either. I would love to see an animated Trek preferably using state of the art Computer animation.
Im suprised there is no fan produced animation on the web.

55. Captain Pike - May 4, 2010

The creators of this project should divorce the idea from the Star Trek universe create their own “original” space opera. There is a lack of decent animated science fiction out there that isn’t from Japan.

56. Larry Nemecek - May 4, 2010

A total shame. But a bold step, guys. I loved the first time I got a sneak peek. Perhaps– it lives to air another day?

And yes–Another total waste of that “complete startrek.com layoff” within CBS-i mass layoffs.

57. Eric Qel-Droma - May 4, 2010

Okay, let’s make a clear distinction between “dark past, bright future” and “just plain dark.” The whole point of this show was the rebirth of hope, optimism, etc. This Enterprise was going to be the light in dark corners. The guys involved have said this several times. This was NOT going to be a “dark show” any more than a kids’ Robin Hood cartoon was going to show the atrocities of the Crusades.

And bravo to them for thinking outside the proverbial box with Star Trek. Sure, the reboot movie was oodles of fun, but SOOOO much of Star Trek post-TNG has been warmed-over rehashes of old ideas that they needed to make a break from the established order. Far better to go farther with the break than not far enough.

Not everything in the article is how I would have done it, just like many of you guys. But there’s enough cool stuff here done at the conceptual level that I’m very sorry we didn’t get to see more.

58. entropy - May 4, 2010

I disagree with the majority here…I thought it was GREAT. It had a leader who realized, just like us, that the way they were going is all wrong. His mission it would seem is to discover the principles that made the federation and Starfleet great. The Enterprise seen here is a strong example. This is not the Enterprise we are used to seeing nor is the Star Trek we have known. With the direction of this new captain I believe we will see the REBIRTH of what made STAR TREK great to begin with, and the Enterprise, as I too am not to fond of aesthetically, I am fond of ideally.

59. Michael - May 5, 2010

Interesting. I like that they were thinking creatively here. More and more however, as trek is rebooted and retold in various incarnations, it seems clear to me that trek is truly the poor man’s sci fi. Human’s that apparently haven’t changed in half a millennia, war stories and space anomalies… bleh. No disrespect to the writers here, they were pushing the envelope as far as the vehicle would allow them, obviously much too far for some. But even so, it’s just so… safe and conservative. I’m pretty tired of space pulp and color coded laser beams. I could name a few dozen sci fi books off hand that are more sophisticated and thought provoking than the last five movies and two series put together.

60. KingDaniel - May 5, 2010

I just want to post again to thank Zero Room Productions and say how much fun I’m having reading the script and looking though the art and info on the site. Much appreciated!

I love reading about Star Treks that never were, like the cancelled films Star Trek: The Beginning and Star Trek: The Academy Years. Like those, Final Frontier will always have me wondering what might have been.

Thanks again!

61. Dave Rossi - May 5, 2010

Just a note of thanks to everyone for offering up your thoughts and giving the project a look. We had a great time putting the concept together and regardless of what happens in the future, it was great to share it with you.

A few thoughts on our thought-process for the Enterprise: it’s true that this was not the final look and we would have gone through many more iterations, but her “ugliness” is also allegory to the universe they live in. We didn’t want a graceful, elegant ship. We wanted something that was uncomfortable to look at and was counter to every other Enterprise we’ve ever seen. Even as the Captain was trying to set the Federation on a new course of exploration, discovery and honor, the Enterprise’s journey was to reclaim her namesake and history regardless of her unpopular looks. She’s the ugIy duckling (with a LOT of torpedoes heh). I believe a wise Starship Captain once said “The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.” We’re sorry you didn’t get to know the eventual Enterprise. We think she would have grown on you. Of course a wise Engineer once said “The best diplomat I know is a fully activated phaser bank.” and there would have been a lot of that too!

Keep an eye out for part 4′s story boards and a huge thanks to artist Mei-Yi Chun for helping us bring it to life even further. For those interested in following along, you can join our Facebook page (Star Trek: Final Frontier) for updates on new releases.

We love hearing all your feedback so thanks again!

62. Desstruxion - May 5, 2010

The ship that they said was too BSG was extremely cool. I like the armored militaristic look of it. I’d like to have a model of that one. I see my next scratchbuild on the horizon.

63. Hugh Hoyland - May 5, 2010

#61 Thanks for popping in! At least you and the team attempted something creative and I hope you guys can come up with something again in the near future. ( I for one like the concept)

64. Markonian - May 6, 2010

The premise of this series is pretty cool and there are better perspectives of this Enterprise on the website, including the cool pilot.

I’d love to see this series and still hope it will get it’s chance.

One doesn’t need to harass new developments because they’re different. The NX-01 und the the JJ NCC-1701 are really beautiful and the more Star Trek productions are out there the better imho.

65. Marcelo - May 6, 2010

I read through the script and storyboards and really warmed up to it. I love the idea that the captain wants to change the status quo in the Federation and I appreciate that there’s enough modern allegory in the Omega attack that it relates to today’s world and the fears with global terrorism and increased tribalism in America and abroad.

I’m sad that this won’t be something that actually gets made, but thank you so much for putting it up online. I really appreciated it. It felt like Trek, or at least a discussion of what Trek ought to be that was heading in the right direction.

I also like the idea a commenter had of why not try to make this and separate it from Star Trek? We need more original non-franchise sci-fi around here, not reboots of the same brand names. I imagine that Star Trek still claims ownership over a lot of this stuff, but still.

Well done, really. Don’t be bothered by the haters, this is exactly the kind of story Trek should be reaching out for instead of rebooting back to old characters and ideas.

66. Doug M - May 17, 2010

Thanks for the kind words. We just posted over a hundred new storyboards for part four on the site, so please go check them out.

67. superjoe79 - May 25, 2010

@53 Thanks Carl! I’ve been kicking around that idea for a while now! The possibilities, storylines,time periods and characters are endless, and I think it is the only way to truely satisfy everyone. I would love to see something like that get made!!!!!

68. Trojan - August 2, 2010

Star Trek TAS never said its 4 year mission and its 5 year mission after its 4th year mission and has of course different music introduction than Star Trek The Orginal Series so the seasons of Star Trek TAS did not complete Star Trek TOS 5 year mission.

When Star Trek TAS first airred it said its 5 year mission.

Anyways it would of been nice to see The Enteprise J the animated series instead of their timeline.

Was this going to be only made for the internet or tv?

69. nike air jordan jumpman pro - October 7, 2010

Star Trek TAS never said its 4 year mission and its 5 year mission after its 4th year mission and has of course different music introduction than Star Trek The Orginal Series so the seasons of Star Trek TAS did not complete Star Trek TOS 5 year mission.

70. Trek Ahead - November 16, 2010

@ 66 Doug M

Very much enjoyed reading through the story boards, and browsing through galleries. I’m disappointed it won’t be picked up. I liked pretty much all of it except the design of Enterprise. But I do understand it is just a concept and not a final design.

Good story telling is essential to a series. It is my hope that you’ll not give up and continue to pitch ideas to the network.

Good Luck.

71. Jason S. - June 9, 2011

I may be just talking out of my hat, but I hope you don’t let this idea die just yet. I hated the new Star Trek movies and know for a fact that there are many other fans who feel the way I do and who hunger for new stories in the Prime universe. I feel, with a few more tweaks, this could be it. I love the basic idea and feel most of the character designs look spot on. Capt. Chase seems like a fun character.

Just like the original animated series, this could be a great way for old fans to enjoy Trek in a time where Trek is harder to come by. I’d hate to think that the Prime universe is truly dead for good. Would petitions or fan campaigns help to save this, or in CBS/ Paramount rally that dead set to keep it from happening? I bet if you tried, you’d find enough support from fans. Maybe support from former Trek cast or crew like Frakes or Shatner?

PS: You should create a Facebook fan page as your group is being archived. Don’t let this die! You have something here, seriously.

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