Bryan Fuller has seen some of the Internet rumors regarding the new Star Trek television series, and he set the record straight about them.
One of the rumors was regarding the timeframe of the new series. “I’ve read that we’re [set] before Next Generation, after Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” he said; “which is false.”
Another rumor concerned the format of the show. “I’ve read that it’s an anthology show, which is not accurate,” he said.
“So it’s interesting to see those suggestions, and seeing the truth mixed in with them and going like, ‘Oh, they got that part right…’ But it’s sort of on the truth-o-meter on PolitiFacts. It’s sort of like some truth, and a lot of like, ‘No — pants on fire! That’s not true.'”
Expect to see more than just one main crew, said Fuller. “I think we will be seeing lots of crews in the story,” he said. “One of the things that is exciting for me is that we are telling a Star Trek story in a modern way. We’re telling a thirteen-chapter story in this first season. It’s nice to be able to dig deep into things that would have been breezed passed if we were doing episodic and had to contain a story to an episode.”