Nick Meyer made a surprise appearance at Star Trek Day 2022 to announce a new audio drama podcast of Star Trek: Khan – Ceti Alpha V. Meyer had previously hinted this was in works back in June of this year.
The scripted podcast will examine what happened in the years after Captain Kirk left Khan on the untamed world of Ceti Alpha V and tells the story of Khan and his followers prior to the events of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
“Nick made the definitive ‘Trek’ movie when he made ‘Wrath,’ and we’ve all been standing in its shadow since,” said Alex Kurtzman. “Forty years have offered him a lot of perspective on these extraordinary characters and the way they’ve impacted generations of fans. Now he’s come up with something as surprising, gripping and emotional as the original, and it’s a real honor to be able to let him tell the next chapter in this story exactly the way he wants to.”
This original story hails from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer and director Nicholas Meyer. Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Baiers, Trevor Roth and Rod Roddenberry will serve as executive producers on this project as well.
No release date has been set for Ceti Alpha V.
Season 3 of Star Trek: Pod Directive coming in February
Also announced today was the next season of the official Star Trek podcast, Star Trek: The Pod Directive in February 2023. Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins told the crowd about the season 3 renewal of their podcast before introducing Nicholas Meyer.
With unparalleled access to “Star Trek” luminaries, celebrity super-fans and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, Star Trek: The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things “Trek” – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus-year legacy and influence. Each episode features an in-depth personal interview with a notable guest, coverage of a “Star Trek” event or a discussion of a specific topic with one or more guests.
New episodes will be released in early 2023, and past guests have included Ben Stiller, Stacey Abrams, Michelle Yeoh and Tig Notaro, among others.
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