New Star Trek Cartoon

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  1. wwkirk

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    Star Trek animated comedy series ordered from Rick and Morty writer

    "The first-ever official Star Trek comedy series has been ordered.

    "CBS All Access has greenlit an animated series from Emmy-winner Mike McMahan, a writer on Adult Swim’s sensation Rick and MortyThe half-hour series is titled Star Trek: Lower Decks and will tackle the Federation from a comedic perspective, focusing “on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships.”

    “Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: ‘I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end,'” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “[McMahan’s] cat’s name is Riker. His son’s name is Sagan. The man is committed. He’s brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every Trek episode, and that’s his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of Trek to fans of all ages, we’re so excited to include Mike’s extraordinary voice.”

    "Added McMahan: “As a life-long Trekkie, it’s a surreal and wonderful dream come true to be a part of this new era of Star Trek. While Star Trek: Lower Decks is a half-hour, animated show at its core, it’s undeniably Trek — and I promise not to add an episode at the very end that reveals the whole thing took place in a training program.”

    Fans will recognize the Lower Decks title as referencing the name of one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2011, McMahan started a Twitter account posting fake TGN plots, then scored a book deal to turn his tweets into Star Trek: The Next Generation: Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season.

    "The new project will bring to mind Fox’s The Orville, a dramedy from Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane which is clearly inspired by Trek.

    "And previously, there was a much-loved Star Trek: The Animated Series which expanded on The Original Series episodes and ran from 1973-74 (but was not a comedy).

    "The new show is the latest Trek project by the CBS All Access streaming service, which also has Star Trek: Discovery, which returns for its second season in January, and a new show with Patrick Stewart reprising his TNG character Jean-Luc Picard in the works."
     
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  2. Shadowprophet

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    My thing is, Rick and Morty's formula works pretty well for Rick and Morty, But I wonder, Of course, I'll watch a star trek cartoon, But I'm worried the Dark Nihilistic humor may not work for ST. But, we shall see.
     
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    When I first saw the headline I thought this must be inspired by that Orville show, but a writer from Rick and Morty being involved gives me hope it could be entertaining. I wonder what era of Trek it will be in and what the animation will look like.
     
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  4. Shadowprophet

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    I agree on some level, But consider that when you duplicate the magic of the show, You also take unique value from the original.

    I have doubts that a Rick and Morty inspired Star Trek animation comedy is going to be very pleasing to hardcore franchises fans, But, We will have to wait and see. It wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong, Not even the first time today.
     
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  6. pigfarmer

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    Didn't care for the first episode or two of Discovery but CBS All Access is working their mojo hard and will eventually noodle their way into my wallet. Not sure what to make of what the franchise has morphed into but what the hell, it's still alive and kicking.
     
  7. The shadow

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    the 1st animated series featured the voices of the original cast except Walter Koening.
     

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