It hasn’t been per week for the reason that collection finale of Star Trek: Picard, however many followers are already making their voices heard about eager to proceed the twenty fifth century story with a “Star Trek: Legacy” collection.

Followers signing up for Legacy

On Monday, we posted an replace with feedback from govt producers Alex Kurtzman and Terry Matalas explaining a Picard spin-off isn’t at present in energetic improvement, however the two have been speaking about it, in addition to the fan response to season 3. At the moment, a petition calling for Legacy had simply over 27,000 signatures. Simply two days later, that quantity is approaching 32,000, surpassing the 2019 petition that known as for extra of Captain Pike and the USS Enterprise and gained traction after the second season of Discovery. Later that 12 months, Pike, Spock, Una, and the Enterprise appeared in Brief Treks, and in 2020, Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds was formally introduced, with the primary season arriving in 2022.

In fact, Unusual New Worlds was given a inexperienced mild for a lot of causes, together with the energetic advocacy of govt producer Akiva Goldsman, who began pushing for a Pike present behind the scenes even earlier than season 2 of Discovery. The present was additionally given its inexperienced mild when Paramount was reaching its spending peak for unique programming. However fan curiosity was actually seen. Forward of the official announcement of Unusual New Worlds, Alex Kurtzman acknowledged followers calling for the present with comparable language as his latest remark about listening to followers “loud and clear” concerning Legacy.

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Ed Speleers as Jack Crusher in “The Final Era”

Legacy fan artwork

The concept of a spin-off has additionally impressed some inventive followers, who’ve been sharing their visions of Star Trek: Legacy on social media. Many followers have been developing with their very own posters, like this one:

Many followers selected Tuesday as “Star Trek Legacy Day” to share their love with creations like this fashionable fan artwork poster.

Artist J.J. Lendl put collectively a Legacy-themed poster honoring the historical past of ships named Enterprise.

This animation bought the eye of showrunner Terry Matalas…

Will Legacy occur?

At the moment, Paramount+ is dedicated to 2 live-action collection: Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds, which has been renewed via to a 3rd season, and the lately introduced Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. They’ve additionally introduced a Star Trek: Part 31 TV-movie starring Michelle Yeoh, which could be the first of a collection of made-for-streaming Star Trek films for Paramount+. Together with the 2 animated reveals, the present crop of Star Trek content material supplies a mixture of completely different types and goal focuses, with Unusual New Worlds and Decrease Decks aimed extra for the built-in fanbase, and Prodigy and Starfleet Academy centered on increasing that base to incorporate extra new followers.

With a brand new dedication to manage prices to get the streaming service into revenue, it will be a problem to persuade Paramount so as to add much more unique Star Trek content material past the present plan. And with Paramount+ increasing globally, they might not have assist financing a present anymore, as they’ve pivoted away from providing unique co-production worldwide licensing offers.

There would even be logistical points concerning a spin-off. The Los Angeles-based Picard manufacturing has been fully shut down, and it’s seemingly any new manufacturing could be arrange outdoors of LA (seemingly Canada). Regardless that manufacturing outdoors of LA would supply some price financial savings, there could be important prices in getting issues going once more, together with development together with securing actors, creatives, and manufacturing crew. Pivoting the Legacy venture right into a miniseries or TV-movie is likely to be a horny concept to manage prices. Nonetheless, the core idea for a starship-based present would require a major upfront dedication that may not work with a extra restricted finances.

Jeri Ryan as Seven of 9 in “The Subsequent Era”

The latest bulletins for the Academy and Part 31 tasks present there’s a lengthy lead time relating to growing these tasks; each have been within the works for years. For now, followers needs to be sensible relating to hopes for Star: Trek Legacy… and affected person.

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