Rumor of the Day: Roberto Orci working on animated Trek TV show

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Dec 14, 2012

Are you feeling bereft because Star Trek 2 is taking too long to come the big screen? Are you sorely missing seeing some Vulcans, Andorians and Orions on your TV screens? The good news is: We may get some new Trek again on TV. The bad news is: It may not be the way you might expect or even care about.

Cinema Blend is reporting that a new Star Trek animated series may be in the works, based on a Twitter exchange between Trek Movie and Star Trek writer Roberto Orci.

All right, so that's not a lot to go on, but it's kind of exciting news. After all, it's been six years since we've last seen Enterprise and its crew face weekly dangers and seek out new life and new civilizations on our television screens.

But is an animated series something the Star Trek fans truly want right now? Is it the right and proper way to go in order to bring back the beloved sci-fi franchise into our living rooms?

An animated series would be much cheaper to produce than a live-action series, but would the fans and the general masses embrace it? The answer is, probably not as much.

After all, there was a Star Trek animated series back in 1973, and though it's generally considered canon, it always felt like a strange blip on the Star Trek radar.

And we can also ask ourselves if Roberto Orci is only saying that they've (Orci and co-writer Alex Kurzman, in all probability) talked about a new animated series between themselves, or has a proper pitch already been made to Paramount? And when would it take place? The alternate timeline of the new movies or the prime timeline of the previous series?

Guess we now have to sit tight and wait with bated breath to see what happens next.

What do you think? Would you want a new Star Trek animated series? Or would you rather want a proper, live-action series?

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