'The Wrath of Khan' Director is Working on a New 'Star Trek' Project

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 7:38PM
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 7:38PM
'The Wrath of Khan' Director is Working on a New 'Star Trek' Project
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Alongside the whole "To boldly go" speech, there's probably no more iconic moment in Star Trek's history than Kirk's passionate "KHAAAAAAAN!" wail during Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.

The credit for the success of The Wrath of Khan is generally heaped upon the shoulders of the film's director, Nicholas Meyer, a man who's had to live with constant fan adulation ever since, which when we're talking about Star Trek fans, can get pretty intense. Nevertheless, it seems that Meyer is eager to step back into the fray and bring himself to the forefront of the Trek universe yet again.

In a recent interview, the director stated that he's back working with the franchise again, and although he remained tight-lipped about what project he's overseeing, he did tease that it's something we haven't seen before. Meyer is currently working as a producer on Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming CBS prequel series that will tell the tale of a Federation ship from several decades before the launch of Captain Kirk's Enterprise. Speaking with fansite TrekMovie, Meyer hinted that there's more in the pipeline than a single show:

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"Meyer: One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project, but I can't discuss that either.

TrekMovie: Are we talking more feature film because as far as I know, there is only one television project, I assume.

Meyer: You can assume."
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While it's taken us far, far too long to get to this point, Discovery looks absolutely fantastic, with a big, cinematic special effects budget behind it, as well as some difficult ethical questions being raised in the trailer that suggests that this show will attempt to do more than just provide the cheap popcorn thrills of recent movies.



If there's another, secret television show in the works, the Trek universe could be broadened even further with multiple different series appealing to fans of different eras of the franchise's history. What if, in addition to a prequel series, we might also get something set further in the future than we've seen before? Or a show set in the Chris Pine Kelvin timeline of the movies?

Or, speculating further, there's every chance we could be looking at some kind of new video game. The VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew has proven popular, so there could be further steps to give players the power fantasy of captaining their own Starfleet vessel and sending endless waves of Redshirts to their doom.



The possibilities are endless, and it all means good news for anyone who's desperate for more Trek in their lives. So while Discovery is now only a few short months away (hopefully), it's worth looking further onto the horizon. Star Trek may be about to boldly go where no franchise has gone before. And if this all turns out to be empty hype, we can shake our fists at the sky and curse out Khan.
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