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“Mockingbird Lane” will be the title of Bryan Fuller’s hourlong remake of the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters,” according to TV Line.

The title refers to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the address at which Herman Munster and his clan reside.

NBC has greenlit the pilot, which is being helmed by “X-Men”/”Valkyrie”/”House” director Bryan Singer.

Fuller, who wrote for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager” before he created “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies,” scripted the best episodes of “Heroes’” first season, including the killer Noah Bennet episode “Company Man.”

By the way, Fuller tells AICN exclusively that the two Bryans, who have long (but separately) contemplated new “Star Trek” TV series, have discussed the possibility of pooling their resources to take a new corner of Gene Roddenberry’s multiverse to the small screen. Hopefully J.J. Abrams and Les Moonves will give them the keys to Starfleet HQ.

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  • Feb. 2, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Why didnt they use the original title? what was the reason?

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    at least they should leave 1313 in the title.

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    This pilot is as dead as Wonder Woman was...

    by Bill Clay

    I doubt it will even make it to air. Why is there this obsession with remaking old shows? Do you think networks will be remaking Mork & Mindy in 20 years? Some shows only work in the time periods they aired, and feel dated when watched in later years.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Me no likey

    by dukeroberts

    Stop now.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    i used 1313 for my pin number and for passwords for many years

    by Simpsonian

    before all this 8+ digit, capitol letter and number combo requirements;

  • but you never know! (my bet in on trainwreck)

  • The point of Star Trek is, at it's core, take contemporary social issues, throw space aliens and Starfleet crewmembers at it, mix, match, and repeat week to week. Yes, there are pure sci-fi eps and wonky cowboy episodes once every 2 decades or so (which I do actually enjoy) but it's really meant to be a weekly TV series. Do that. and stick it in the JJ-verse just to keep it consistent.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    So it's not really the Munsters

    by chad kuhns

    Just another thinly veiled attempt to cash in on an existing property, now made even worse by the fact that the only thing going for it was it's namesake. I'm pretty sure a lot of people aren't going to get the Munster's reference in the new title. File this one in the To Be Cancelled drawer.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Needs to be like the Brady Bunch Movies

    by Charlie

    Seriously. That approach to just doing the original people, strange and out of place as they are. Living in the modern world. It won't work if they try and do it serious. It also won't work if they try and do it too light.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Don't set a new series in the Abramsverse

    by Pete Michaelson

    I'd rather see something set after Voyager; let JJ's story play itself out in movies before Paramount milks that cow dry.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    only thing going for it?

    by oisin5199

    How about the fact that all of Bryan Fuller's series have been whimsical, witty and brilliant? Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies. He wrote the best episodes of Heroes. And directed by Bryan Singer. I'm really interested to see if this works.

  • and agree it should be the original universe, or option is not on the table than I would just a full reboot (non-remake/alternate universe) with new characters on a ship called Enterprise exploring the galaxy. Fuller/Singer I would be fine with as showrunners to.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    They could just call it "Munsters" instead of "The Munsters."

    by SmellyO

    I'm actually really intrigued by this project.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Tyler Perry's "Da Musnt"

    by banditmania

    1313 Mockingbird Ln is now in da hood.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Let the villain be Dr. Robin Zazio from HOARDERS

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Always threatening to throw Grandpa's library and skeleton collection into a 1-800-GOT JUNK dumpster.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    According to EW, they won't have the heavy makeup

    by SmellyO

    We’re also told the characters in the reboot will shed the heavy goth makeup from the original series — so the family can better match everyday folks rather than looking like 1940s horror movie refugees.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Re: According to EW, they won't have the heavy makeup

    by SmellyO

    Guess I'm not able to post links here.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Trek Washout

    by James Brady

    Does anyone remember the failed concept of a special ops Federation series? If so, any info on it would be appreciated.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    bet the network makes them change name to

    by KelVarnson

    The Munsters.....otherwise people might not know what it is. Not my thinking. Just how it seems to go with the corp types.

  • Back when Voyager was wrapping up I remember reading a story about several concepts, one was a prequel, one was Section 41 special ops or whatever, third was ... don't remember. But it seemed like something anyone could make up as possibilities. Pretty sure Trek was going to be an Enterprise prequel from the start. Hell, the original idea was the NX-01 didn't even launch until the S1 finale!

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    My idea for a new Trek series

    by Pete Michaelson

    A Starfleet crew gets tricked and blackmailed by Section 31 so that they have to work for them on special, off-the-book missions without the Federation being culpable in their less-than-legal activities. They get their orders from Section 31, while Starfleet regards them as a rogue crew and treats them like fugitives. In the meantime, the crew is trying to learn more about Section 31 so that they can bring the organization down from the inside. It's kind of a mix of the A-Team, Burn Notice, and Star Trek. I just think it would be nice to expand beyond Starfleet a little bit in this universe, and see a crew really unleashed in the Alpha Quadrant. Also, it would provide an opportunity to learn more about the underworld operating in the galaxy only hinted at in DS9. I know, no one likes your ideas as much as you do. It's just something I ironically have been thinking about recently.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Classic Trek Rules

    by KelVarnson

    the spin-off felt too sanitized. Kirk should not have been killed in Star Trek Generations. I agree with Deforest Kelley who said it was unnecessary.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Now more than ever, the world needs Herman Munster

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Played by Brian Cox

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Would the Death Star please take out Les Moonves?

    by Drath

    Fucking son of a bitch needs to go!

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    that made me laugh

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I'm certain they'll go with the Vulcan Genocide universe

    by Hercules

    1) Thanks to Bad Robot making viable again both the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises, Abrams is too much Paramount's BMOC. 2) So far we've already had -- what? -- 700 hours set in the old universe and only two hours exploring the new one.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Isn't there already a Munsters series on air?

    by Truxton Spangler

    I think it's called The Kardashians or something like that.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    That's a shame then

    by Pete Michaelson

    Abandoning the "old" universe because it has a rich tapestry and full history to tap into and justifying it because we've only gotten our first taste of Star Wars-y action from the "new" universe is a shame. Maybe the new series could be The Other Next Generation and feature a younger, hipper version of the TNG cast. With lens flare!

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Star Trek really needs to be an anthology series at this point.

    by ernest stokes

    6 Kirk era, give Sulu his own episode and then tie all the other universes together. Maybe a little foreshadowing instead of having the weird thing happen at the start of the episode. Star Trek : Universe

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Is Kristen Bell still attached?

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    gideonthedane, that's a cool idea for a Star Trek TV show

    by lv_426

    I'd love to see something a bit different like that, and dealing with Section 31 would be very interesting indeed. Certainly would be a better use of money than this Munsters remake.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Who keeps letting Singer suck the fun out of franchises?

    by Kenny8

    Let me guess, the Munsters will now be a bunch of emos moaning about how they don't "fit in".......Enough already!

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST

    =Who keeps letting Singer suck the fun out of franchises?=

    by KilliK

    Like he did in House MD?

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    House MD"....great "fun

    by Kenny8

    ahem. How about "Who keeps letting Singer suck the fun out of other peoples' previously fun franchises?"

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Deny it if you want but House MD was/is great fun.

    by KilliK

    so Singer sucking out other people's fun franchises is not a valid opinion.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Two thoughts

    by Indiana-Joe

    I think one of the articles about the Munsters had them doing it as a drama. I'd rather see it as a comedy but with about five percent horrorible killings because they are monsters. Kind of the same vibe as Dexter. I also see potential calling it Mockingbird Lane. That opens it up to the possibility of having more creatures other than Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Vampires. Maybe at 1310 Mockingbird Lane there's a family of Bigfoot's? Next door is a couple of gay mummies. I'm sold so far.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 5:35 a.m. CST

    I know they would never do this with Trek, but..

    by MasterShake

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    doh, try again

    by MasterShake

    it's early. The best Enterprise eps were Through a Mirror darkly. I would like to see a mirrorverse starship and crew stuck on our side. They destroy the ship and their counterparts from this side and take their place. Then they activly work within Starfleet to bring about a new empire.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Killer Noah Bennet

    by dref22

    Somebody give Mr Coleman a TV show dammit.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    New Trek should not be a network series...

    by DJJester

    For the love of god, syndicate the hell out of it right from the start just like TNG and DS9. Don't give it to the CW, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC or SyFy, none of them will give it the dedication it'll need to get off the ground and going. I'm ok with the concept of it being set in the JJ-Verse, what would be nice though is if its set in the TNG/DS9/Voyager era, deal with an entirely new ship, new crew, and let the other crews have cameos once in a while to lend some 'alternate timeline' reveals on how character lives were different (after all many of the vulcan characters from that era's timeline probably won't exist now.).

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    How about a set with the Federation in decline?

    by impossibledreamers

    I know it sounds similiar to Roddenberry's Andromeda but a Star Trek past the last series where the Federation is beginning to crumble apart and the main characters could be something akin to a privateer crew but they become more idealist as the show goes on. Just think the series could use a little darkness but with the road back to light. My friend was crafting such an idea and calling it Star Trek: Empire.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    ''Gritty'' Trek series pitches always give me pause

    by spacehog

    Where the Federation is in decline or we see the dark side of Starfleet policies or there's a fullblown Borg war or what-have-you...there's nothing wrong with these ideas but it makes me rethink the viability of the whole Trek premise, the excitement of exploring new worlds and the inherent optimism. To me that's what makes the universe unique—and yet it's obviously a bit stifling, creatively speaking. We get ''space phenomenon of the week'' episodes and not a lot of believable conflict as a result. I'm not saying the darker stuff is bad. DS9 was great. I'm saying it's weird that we have to change the premise, the original intention, so much to get a good story out of it. It's like if no one could think of a good Superman story to tell unless they made him a regular human being. At some point you'd have to think ''has everyone gone insane?'' or ''was Superman a dumb idea to begin with?''

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Re: "According to EW, they won't have the heavy makeup"

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Of course! Because the entire premise (or "gag", if you will) of the original show WASN'T that "refugees from 1940's Universal horror movies" were trying to fit in with normal, contemporary suburbanites! They should totally tone down the makeup or the dragon in the basement gag or Grandpa turning into a bat, because you fucking KNOW that shit ain't gonna fly with today's overly-discerning audiences! Hell, it's a wonder the original show got made at all! Everybody knows vampires and Frankensteins can't have wolfman babies!

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    “Mockingbird Lane” --- I like it.

    by Jake Pantlin

    Good title. It allows the original show to retain it's title, while giving the new show a title that directly come from it. It works. As long as the characters are still the Munsters, I'm happy.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    impossibledreamers -- So... Firefly :)

    by Iudex


  • Feb. 3, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Isn't it obvious?

    by jarjarmessiah

    Eddie was adpoted. This dovetails nicley with Hermans origin as explained in the Munsters Movie (the one where they went to England) that Herman was made by Frankenstien, but was "adopted" by Lord Munster, thus given the Munster surname.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Howard Stern hates this idea for The Munsters and so do I.

    by Meta

    I hope they use AGT as the lead-in, so he can bash the hell out of it.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    Gorn children are camped out on the campus of Starfleet because they had to pay for their Starfleet education and weren't given officer commissions afterwards. Episode would be titled "Occupy: Starfleet".

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Munters redo will be just like the awful Bionic redo.

    by ZodNotGod

    Terrible. With the exception of one, (BSG) remakes never work. BSG worked because the original was so unfullfilled and it was brilliant most of the time. Munters should never have the words "dark" and "edgy" attached. That makes me laugh at whoever said it. Just like the Bionic Woman, the point will be lost and the humor will be as bad as the crap Tim Allen croaks out on his awful series. Where's the originality? Why not do a sitcom with the courage and social awareness of "All in the Family?" Imagine the fodder we have; political correctness, a whimpy, pussy society, over-sexed, under-educated....conservatives vs. liberals... Why is that as a society we've de-evolved from the pioneers of the 70's? We are weaker, dumber, just as every bit of a sexist or racist, more so than in those days in a lot of ways. Where is that show? Explain this to me, anyone? Bueller? DO THAT, stop remaking all the reruns on TBS.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    New Trek

    by lowman

    Set it in the orginal time line 5 or 10 years after the last TNG movie. Riker is an Admiral in the first episode showing Captain Worf his new ship. The Ship is a new Class that was co-designed by the Federation and Klingon Empire and has a cloaking device. His first officer is a new promoted half Bajorian/ half Cardassian who was hand picked by Starfleet Command's Pro-Cardassian officials as Cardassia is ushered towards a treaty with The Federation and The Klingon Empire. The Dominion forces have rejected the Founders and the Vorta now control the Jem 'Hadar and Dominion space. The Romulans (left in disarray after the Shinzon debacle) and the Ferengi have allied with the Vorta and are all but completely controlled by them.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    As for Trek...

    by ZodNotGod

    Set it in TNG timeline. Not sure I want a space ship roaming again. I kind of like the idea of a Fereration on the brink. It falls do to bad management, abuse and corruption, (much like America now) and the Klingons, Cardassians and Andorians seize the moment, smell the blood in the water and invade. The light would come from those seeking to restore the Federation.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    re: Star Trek really needs to be an anthology series at this point.

    by Jake Pantlin

    I don't think an anthology series would work over the long run. Simply too expensive. However(!), I do think that a 10-part anthology series would be good. It would be a good way to tell good stories set in the original timeline, and possibly tell a new story in the Abrams timeline. The stories could also have a common thread (or a macguffin) that ties all the ANTHOLOGY stories together. Just for fun, this is how I would set it up: 1) and 2) A two part episode, dealing with the Romulan-Federation war, set on board Captain Archer's NX-Enterprise. 3) An original episode set onboard the (60s style!) USS Enterprise, with Bruce Greenwood as Captain Pike and Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Recast the female 'Number One'. Dress them in the original 60s uniforms, and have it set in the PRIME universe, as a true prequel to The Cage. 4) An episode set onboard the USS Excelsior, starring Takie as Captain Sulu, with and Koenig as Chekov (as First Officer). Also have Christian Slater in a role as the ship's helmsman (he was in Trek 6), and have Tuvok (pre-Voyager) as the Science Officer. Give Uhura a cameo as a Director at Starfleet, giving Sulu orders via viewscreen about the episode's mission. 5) An episode set onboard the USS Enterprise-B, staring Alan Ruck (Cameron!) as Captain John Harriman. Set it 10 years after Generations, and show Harriman is a seasoned Captain with more confidence. Simply redress the Excelsior bridge set for the Enterprise-B bridge. Give Sulu a cameo, by having him talk to Harriman over viewscreen. 6) Jump to the 24th century; an episode set onboard the USS Titan, with Captain Riker and Troi. Have Wesley Crusher as an officer, and Tuvok (post-Voyager). Also have 7 of 9 serve as an officer on the ship. 7) A DS9 episode. 8) A Voyager episode, focusing on 7 of 9. 9) and 10) Star Trek: Countdown: Film the prequel comic to the Abrams movie, that is set in the PRIME universe. Film it as a two part "prequel" to the 2009 film, and have Nimoy, Stewart, Spiner, Dorn and Burton appear. Tie up the loose ends to the TNG films, and flesh out the new movie more. (Would also be a good way to use the Nero/Klingon footage that did not appear in the film.)

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    We need a series to start a 3rd era of Star Trek

    by performingmonkey

    You have TOS, TNG and now... but it needs to remain part of the original Trek timeline and stay faithful to its values (but not too faithful...think how TNG evolved once Gene had gone). The new era needs to be set 25-30 years after TNG and can still feature classic characters from that era (Picard, Riker, Data, Troi, Worf etc.).

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I want Just One Episode of Star Trek focused on Janitors.

    by Perigee

    WOOOP! WHOOOOP!! -ah, crap. Get the bucket, Willy - they're about to trash the lunchroom again...- (as crewman run willy-nilly towards battlestations, willy slumps his way towards the lunchroom with his anti-grav mop bucket...)

  • I think the simplest and best concept is a post-TNG series set 50-100 years after TNG and featuring an Enterprise-F. The pitch should be for short seasons... 10-13 episode seasons a la Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, etc. And try to do the show so it doesn't end up on the SyFy ghetto. Aim for HBO, AMC, Sho etc. Make the show (while staying true to the ST spirit) more hard-hitting and cinematic like the shows I just mentioned. Ron Moore is the ONE figure who I think would be unanimously acclaimed by any Star Trek fans out there as the figure to do this. His work from TNG onward proves his ability to handle Star Trek gracefully and with high impact. In other news, Abrams' Shit Trek and his ridiculous up altverse will never, I repeat NEVER, be canon. It is not Star Trek. When the three (?) movies are finished, someone can wall them up in an abandoned mine never to be discussed again. If Paramount is stupid enough to extend the shitty Abramsverse into a TV show, then many Star Trek fans like myself will be done with it forever. Abrams' Shit Trek movies are shadows. Illusions. Nothing but ghosts of reality. They are lies. Falsehoods. Spectres without body. They are to be ignored.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Star Trek: Underworld

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Set in the nitty gritty underground criminal world or the Trek Universe in the time between TOS and TNG.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    TOS is the best....

    by KelVarnson

    All the spin-offs felt sanitized and bland. If they do a new series, stay in the same timeline as Abrams and go all out with it. Have the Captain make stupid decisions. Let Chris Pine's Kirk be the great Captain in the movies. Let the tv captain be a slightly lesser Captain like Picard (I kid..I kid the TNG fans). Have crew members transfer. Have the second officer continually die like Kenny (except it would be a different person each time). At least with Deep Space, you had Avery Brooks to lift the drama and bring something different from the Trek spin-offs. Go where no spin-off has gone before. Or something like that.....

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Non-negotiable rules for any new Trek series

    by Odkin

    1) DO NOT GO DARKER 2) Starfleet is GOOD military. (yeah, I know they deny it, but fuck that). They are trying to do good while doing their job of mapping the stinking universe, then going home. They follow rules, but kick ass when called for, and disdain pussyfoot diplomats and politicians. 3) NO GODDAMN CONSPIRACIES, BLACK OPS, or Federation in DECLINE 4) No smartass insubordinate crew. Maybe the ocassional guest star, who then either learns a lesson or gets whats coming to them. 5) Set it in the JJ-verse, but style it like TOS 6) TNG and all TNG spinoffs DO NOT EXIST 7) ONE Captain. No bullshit co-captains like Picard and Riker or Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane. 8) The Captain is the star and the hero. It is NOT an ensemble show. Everyone aside from Spock, McCoy and Scotty are bit players. 9) Permissable variation - an anthlogy series set in different eras on different ships with guest star Captains. The anthology format creates an "anything can happen" atmosphere.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations

    by Bill Clay

    Needs a better title, but remember the DS9 episode where 2 investigators from the Department of Temporal Investigations interrogate Sisco about his time travel trip to the original Enterprise? It would be a series where Starfleet Time Agents travel through time correcting mistakes or changes made to the time stream. Episodes could take place any time in the Trek Universe, from Archer to Janeway's era, or beyond.

  • Are you f-ing kidding me? THAT is a non-negotiable rule? Most of the Trek fans I know (and myself) don't even regard Abrams' Shit Trek as actual Star Trek. The rest are (at best) OK with the Shitverse Abrams' created but want it to end with the movies. Continuing the brewery engine room, space is yellow, lens-flared stupidity of Abrams' Shit Trek on TV literally means the death of Star Trek. I would say there is only ONE non-negotiable rule of a new TV show (which is all but inevitable some day), and that is NO CONTINUATION of anything that Orci, Kurtzman and that hack Star Wars fan Abrams created in their money-grubbing little minds. None of it is canon. None of it is Star Trek.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by mrgray

    1. Agreed. "Darker" doesn't mean anything anyway. It's just a buzzword for "depressing." 2. mmm... yes and no. Sorry, but not all of us Trek fans are jingoist militarists. I agree that conspiracy and mismanagement of Starfleet gets into too much of a modern distrust of government scenario. Trek should be the optimistic science fiction, as it was meant to be. On the other hand, your proposal carries a whiff of macho chest-thumping bullshit. To which I say: No. 3. Agreed. See above. 4. Smartass insubordinates are impossible to avoid in modern fiction. Besides which, insubordination is an easy form of interpersonal conflict between characters. Which is necessary for compelling drama. As the old saying goes, "Nobody wants to watch the village of happy people." 5. Is the JJ-verse not styled like TOS? I'm confused about this one. 6. Agreed, if following the JJ-verse. Because TNG didn't happen, logistically. HOWEVER! There's a distinctly anti-TNG tone in your post, supported by this "rule". To which I again say: No. 7. Captain Picard was the captain. By deed and title. Sorry, this is just another of several blatantly pro-TOS "rules" based on your personal bias. And again, character dynamics are part of engaging fiction. Maybe one reason TOS was so limited in its run was because viewers found Kirk to be TOO much the swinging dick? 8. Are you William Shatner? You must be. Sorry, disagree. Vehemently. Ensemble is the only way these shows work and the fact that fans essentially spun Sulu off into his own stories tells me that your read is 100% off the mark. 9. Although I like this in theory, the fact is that nobody watches anthology series anymore. A new Trek could buck that and maybe get people watching anthology again, but I doubt it. However, a variation of this that a few shows are trying (Glee, American Horror Story) and have tried in England (Dr. Who, Torchwood) is a season or two with a set cast that changes. Sort of a long-form anthology.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by mrgray

    Hate it all you want, but your rants really just demonstrate how little connection you have to the realities of the film and TV industry. Any TV series is 99% sure to follow the JJ-verse. That's what we call "synergy". I agree with your sentiment as I also found JJs version lacking (though not with your level of bile), but you have to face facts. Paramount have hitched their Trek-cart to the JJ-horse.

  • Feb. 3, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong, I hate JarJarTrek too...

    by Odkin

    JJ is a hack, and BobOrci is his talentless sycophant. But the new universe is the dominant force in Treks existence right now. And JJ is (undeservedly) powerful enough and well connected enough to get a networks attention. Also I respect the TOS universe too much to let anyone possibly mess it up with a modern take. The JJ universe is a good sandbox for experimentation. But if anyone can play it more authentically TOS, they should do so.

  • New five-year mission in a galaxy that is big with starbases and Earth colonies separated by weeks or months of warp travel.

  • yet you're acting like it's inevitable. Why? Paramount keeps a careful eye on fan reaction to Star Trek. It always has. My god, the third season of TOS was largely a result of fan outcry over Star Trek potential cancellation. In many respects, Star Trek itself is a fan-generated phenomenon, and Paramount knows this. A TV show needs a much more hardcore and devoted fan base to be successful compared to a movie. For a show to succeed, you need a few million steady fans who will tune in every week. Nothing is inevitable about a new ST show. If fans are loud enough, it can have an effect.

  • Feb. 4, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    i love the idea of a star trek anthology series

    by robamenta

    the whole 'federation ship, exploring' has been done. thats why 'enterprise' failed. that kind of character dynamic and story posibilties is so over...but the idea of setting each ep in different timelines, planets etc etc would be amazing. maybe the only way that would happen would be as an animated series. same level of animation like the clone wars..damn id love that.

  • Feb. 4, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Cyrano Jones: The Series

    by Triple_J_72


  • Feb. 4, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The Days and Nights of Harry Mudd

    by Triple_J_72

    hehehe... C'mon, let's go...

  • Feb. 4, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Like m6y's idea about taking Trek into the future...

    by ChickenStu

    The new show should be set in the original timeline. The Abramsverse should just be for the movies he is doing. If Trek comes back to TV I want it to be in original canon. I think it should be about a future Enterprise a generation or so after Picard and have a title like "Star Trek: Frontier". Like the idea of shorter seasons too. They could work that.

  • Great premise. A promising young student is plucked out of Starfleet Academy and sent straight into Section 31. Sloane is his superior. Could've rocked.

  • Sorry no Next Gen era horsehit for you

  • Feb. 4, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by DJB

    Boo on the Munsters. Just Boo. I know your Grandad and Grandmom thought it was funny, but guess what? It's not. It's like hearing Monster Mash come on the radio and it's not Halloween. That song sucks. Turn it off. Don't reboot it just let it go. Didn't they try this crap already? The Munsters Today anyone? Trek would be badass if done right- how about a rebooted TNG stemming from Abrams' Ultimate Trek timeline? Who would YOU cast as the crew of the TNG Enterprise?