Standard Orbit 38: Drop a Clue On Their Journey / by Drew Stewart

J. Michael Straczynski & Bryce Zabel’s Re-Boot the Universe.

With all of Star Trek’s popularity, it’s no surprise that several creators wanted to get involved to save it in the early 2000s. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew review of one of the pitches presented to CBS during Enterprise’s fade-out called “Star Trek: Reboot the Universe.” We talk about what the creators of Babylon 5 and Dark Skies promised to bring into Star Trek with their reboot pitch. Would the show have lasted long enough to get the full five-year plotting? Would the concept of TNG’s “The Chase” work as a huge story arc? Would we be okay with a female Scotty?


Running Time: 43 minutes 13 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler



Who’s Pitching? (1:38)
Why Go Back to TOS? (5:34)
Updating It For Modern Times  (10:29)
The Main Plot (17:58)
Selling Ideas (25:37)
Another Piece Of The Action (27:54)
Final Thoughts (30:44)
Closing (35:56)


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