How to live like a true ‘Star Trek’ fan in San Diego
Posted On May 21, 2021
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Symphony has revealed how it wants to live in the future with the launch of the “Star Trek: Enterprise” series, which will air on CBS and Hulu this fall.
The new series is based on the classic 1967 film “Star Wars” by George Lucas, but with the added twist of aliens who are on the prowl for humans.
It features a mix of real and futuristic elements, including spaceships, space stations and the ability to “talk” to the future, as well as a large number of characters from Star Trek history, like Captain Picard, the captain of the USS Enterprise, and Hikaru Sulu, who became a major character in the original series.
In the series, the crew of the Enterprise will also learn that they are being watched and are under constant surveillance by the Borg, a race of intelligent, humanoid beings.
In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams said that he and his team wanted to give the fans something they would “love” but not feel obligated to pay for.
“I think it’s about the fact that the world is changing and we are all in the midst of that,” Abrams said.
“The future we are looking forward to is not so different from the past, but we don’t feel obligated or have to pay.
So that’s kind of what I’m trying to achieve.
And then what we are doing is making it as simple as possible, but not that simple, and not that complicated.”
To that end, the first two seasons will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu.
Abrams also said he wanted to create a new version of the series with the Star Trek universe as its main setting.
“We want to give fans something to look forward to,” Abrams told the Union-Times.
“And I think the answer is, ‘What is this story?
What is the universe?
What are these characters going to do?'”
The series also stars J’Quan Liao, a former Starfleet officer who was the first Starfleet officer to be promoted to captain.
In order to do that, the show will include a character named Commander Data.
The show also stars Tuvok, who was played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, as a computer scientist who becomes stranded on an uncharted planet.
“It’s very hard to get into the Star Wars universe because they’re so alien,” Abrams explained.
“So we’re creating the universe where we don [have to] go back and do all the work that the first ‘Star Wars’ movies were about and then we just put it in the hands of the fans.”
“We’re doing it on a scale that’s just a little bit different, and it’s also just a way to keep you invested in the franchise,” he added.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, which also produced the “Lost” franchise, “Starz” series and the upcoming “Treme.”