by: Chris Eaton source: Bleeding Cool
And how close is it to reality?
Kurtzman and Orci are the top thing in the world of screenwriting. If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of pop culture you know that they’ve written the first two Transformers film, Star Trek and most recently Cowboys and Aliens. In their TV ventures, they’ve created the show Fringe and were co creators on the current Hub show Transformers Prime. It’s here that things get interesting. Seems that the writing duo has had some fun writing and working on an animated series, and apparently, want to do to Star Trek what they’ve done with Transformers.
According to the duo My Geek Time Radio the following about trying to get a new Trek animated seies off the ground.
Orci: We have asked about [an animated Star Trek series]. We have asked what the rights are and who owns it and what are the possibilities. It is a very early – kind of “is this a possibility?” and we are waiting to hear back. But we would love to do it.
Kurtzman: We just had the experience of doing Transformers: Prime on The Hub. We learned a lot from that experience and it would be cool to do something like that from Trek.
Now there’s not word on if or when this is going to happen. It’s interesting to see that there’s interest in the writers part to get an animated series off the ground. They are currently working on the sequel to the the JJ Abrams directed Star Trek, and perhaps they’re feeling good about their work. When your on a roll with something, you want to keep it going as long as possible. It’ll be kinda interesting to see what a modern Star Trek animated series would look like. One would figure since it’s Kurtzman and Orci, that it’ll the new Abrams verse that they helped create as the pallet for the show. I can’t figure it being anything like the live action stuff, as that doesn’t seem to translate as something grand for younger viewers to see. But who knows. We’ll have to wait and see if this gets off the ground or if Paramount sits on one of their most profitable franchise some more.