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Star Trek EP Says He Wants To Do A Musical Episode

CBS is in the midst of expanding the Star Trekfranchise in brand new ways. Take the just-premiered Star Trek: Lower Decksfor example, the first ever half-hour comedy in the Trek universe and only its second ever animated series. There’s also the short-form anthology show Star Trek: Short Trekswhich allows for all kinds of stories to be told week to week. In fact, if EP Alex Kurtzman has his way, it could feature another big first for the franchise in its next run: a musical episode.

Short Treks recently picked itself up an Emmy nomination, so it seems a good bet that another season will be on the way. And while speaking to Gold Derby, Kurtzman – who effectively serves as the architect behind all CBS All Access’ contemporary Trek programming – revealed that he fully intends to keep pushing the boundaries of what they can do within Short Treks‘ anthology format. He listed off a few potential ideas, but the most eyebrow-raising has to be the notion of an all-singing, all-dancing episode.

While it seems like a musical episode is just a pipe-dream of Kurtzman’s at the moment, we’ve certainly got all kinds of Trek content on the way. Starting with last week’s Lower Decks pilot, there are a whopping 23 straight weeks of Trek ahead of us. Following the conclusion of the animated show’s first season, the third run of Star Trek: Discoverykicks off the next week on October 15th.

And, after that, there’s Star Trek: Prodigydue in 2021, a children’s CG-animated series headed to Nickelodeon, Star Trek: Strange New Worldsstarring Anson Mount’s Captain Pike, and Star Trek: Picard season 2. With so much Star Trekcoming, maybe a musical episode slipping in there somewhere isn’t too crazy, after all.

Source: Gold Derby


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