JJ Abrams, creator of Alias and LOST, is set to tackle a Star Trek prequel, set before the original series. It will cover Kirk and Spock at the academy and will include other classic characters meeting up.
This is such a bad idea, there aren’t even enough way to express it. You know it’s going to get messed up.
“Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyoneâ€”lifelong fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek.”
I have a hard time believing they will be able to respect “canon” with doing this. Just let it rest awhile longer and then do a new TV series, but leave the original series alone. This just reeks of a bad idea to me.