There is a new, animated version of Star Trek being considered for production. It would most likely be web-based like Clone Wars and take place about 150 years after Picard’s tenure. The premise:
The setting is the year 2528 and the Federation is a different place after suffering through a devastating war with the Romulans 60 years earlier. The war was sparked off after a surprise attack of dozens of “Omega particle” detonations throughout the Federation creating vast areas which become impassible to warp travel and essentially cut off almost half the Federation from the rest. During the war the Klingon homeworld was occupied by the Romulans, all of Andoria was destroyed and the Vulcans, who were negotiating reunification with the Romulans, pulled out of the Federation. The setting may seem bleak and not very Trek-like, but that is where the show’s hero Captain Alexander Chase comes in. Relegated to border patrol, Chase is determined to bring the Federation (and a ship called Enterprise) back to the glory days of seeking out new life and new civilizations.
Looking at the test art doesn’t make me shiver as much as I thought. (Translation: my initial fanboy backlash was once again proved baseless.) Now it makes me wonder if a Trek “re-imagining” is long overdue. Look how well it worked out for Battlestar Galactica. It’s more modern and more bleak an people love it.