Patrick Stewart's new 'Star Trek' TV series will be 'unique'

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With the success of “Star Trek: Discovery,” new TV show projects have been planned. The first, and perhaps the most anticipated, is the one with Patrick Stewart, who is reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard.

Speaking with the press at the New York Comic Con, Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman shared some details about the plans for these different TV shows. According to a report by DigitalSpy, the new show starring Stewart will pick up 20 years after the events in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

One concern that some fans may have is the possibility of the new show riding on the success of “Discovery” and building on the same look and tone. However, Executive Producer Heather Kadin put such concerns to rest by saying that Stewart’s TV series won’t feel anything like “Discovery.” The show will have a different look and a different set of values too.

"We want every show to feel unique so that you're not just signing up for an experience and you get the same one every time," Kadin said.

With so many TV shows and movies focussed on “Star Trek” there will be the inevitable problems of continuity and canon. According to another report by DigitalSpy, Kurtzman confirmed that there is bound to be some discrepancies between the different projects.

"Everybody is always trying to maintain continuity," Kurtzman said.  "But given the 50 plus years of ‘Star Trek ,’ it literally becomes impossible because people decide that they want to follow a character in a book series after the show has been cancelled, and so they'll invent stories.”

The producers are keen on making sure they don’t “negate” the things that are featured in the novels and other TV shows, but it is also a fact that it is impossible to keep track of every minute detail and strictly follow established canon.

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