From its inception in 1966 up till the later seasons of “Star Trek: Enterprise” within the early 2000s, Star Trek has remained largely an episodic present. There have been multiple-episode tales right here and there, and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” had seasons-long wartime backdrops, however the reveals have been made earlier than tv switched to broader, season- and series-long story arcs as a matter after all. Star Trek has since wrestled with which method is extra acceptable for the franchise.
Longer tales have not achieved nicely for “Star Trek: Discovery” or the primary two seasons of “Star Trek: Picard,” however the third season of “Picard” availed itself nicely. Meanwhile, the extra episodic trendy Star Trek reveals “Strange New Worlds” and “Lower Decks” are doing fairly nicely with a retro method. So which method was “Legacy” poised to take? Matalas was diplomatic, saying:
“I think it could be a mix-and-match. Again, let me be clear: there’s nothing in development. It’s just an exciting pie-in-the-sky idea. But it would mix and match. But I would love to go back to the spirit of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ quite a bit.”
The sequence that ran from 1987 to 1994 was, after all, an episodic TV sequence that solely sometimes introduced two-part episodes when it had the leeway to get bold, or when it required a cliffhanger ending to considered one of its seasons. It sounds very very like Matalas needs an episodic construction, however could be very a lot open to longer arcs, ought to that be a requirement for “Legacy” to get made.