Fuller reveals who he’d want as captain of his Star Trek TV series

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Apr 29, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT (Updated)

It’s no secret that Bryan Fuller wants to bring Star Trek back to TV -- with Bryan Singer, no less. Not only that, but Fuller already knows who he’d want as captain!

Both Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Singer (X-Men) wanted to pool their resources to bring back Trek to TV in the wake of J.J. Abrams’ hugely successful franchise reboot on the big screen.

So what's up with that?

Speaking to Den of Geek while promoting NBC’s dark drama Hannibal, Fuller said:

That’s basically wishful thinking. We both would love to do a Star Trek series, and I think Star Trek is in J.J. Abrams’ purview as it should be, because I loved Star Trek, the movie, and I’m looking forward to the next one. Once again, I would love to revisit that world because I found it so creatively fulfilling but I think that’s under his guard, and if it ever came up I would jump on the opportunity.

Now that’s rather … disappointing. Still, Fuller revealed who he’d want as captain if he were to finally bring back Star Trek to our TV screens—where it so rightly belongs—and in the process reveals that the series would not be set on the U.S.S. Enterprise:

Yeah, I think let that be the movies and let that be their story. I would love to do something on the Reliant. I want Angela Lansbury … Not Lansbury! I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that’s who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson. I would love to do that version of the show and but that’s in the future to be told.

What do you think of Fuller’s take on a possible future Star Trek series? What do you think of his choices as captain and first officer?

(via Den of Geek)