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August 7th, 2011

Quote: 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.

Link to trekmovie.com

Sorry if this has already been mentioned and I'm just slow in hearing the news!

So what does everyone think about the possiblity of a new animated series? Excited? Would you watch it it?

I know I would! :-D


LGBT inclusivity in new Trek series?

AfterElton, a pop-culture blog for gay and bisexual men (AfterEllen is the lesbian-bisexual woman equivalent) posted an interview a few days ago with J.J. Abrams on the lack of LGBTQ characters in the Star Trek franchise. Full article can be found here:http://www.afterelton.com/movies/2011/08/jj-abrams-gay-character-star-trek-movie

It reads so:

"Is Star Trek actually getting closer to finally going where it's never gone in its forty-five years — adding an actual gay character? AfterElton.com spoke with J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Fringe, Star Trek, Super 8) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour about just that very issue.

We've written numerous articles about Star Trek's lack of GLBT visibility and doing so seems warranted given that the Star Trek franchise isn't just hugely popular and influential, but prides itself on being about tolerance and inclusvity.

And yet despite Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's original vision of a highly progressive world, and despite dozens of movies and series based on the original over the past five decades, Star Trek has never included an actual GLBT character. (Yes, the show has done gay metaphors and genderless aliens and aliens inhabiting human bodies; but as for actual flesh-and-blood gay characters, the show hasn't had a single one.)
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