Don’t worry, new Star Trek series showrunner Bryan Fuller’s not backtracking on that LGBT story we posted yesterday. In fact, he adds weight to his previous hint that that’s what we’ll be getting. But in a chat with Moviefone at the Saturn Awards, Fuller debunked a lot of the rumours about the show.
“I’ve read that we’re set before Next Generation, after Undiscovered Country, which is false,” says Fuller. “I’ve read that it’s an anthology show, which is not accurate. 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.’”
He goes on to suggest that the show won’t have a rigid story-of-the-week structure.
“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 13-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.”
And as for the possibility of LGBT characters: “We are going to be continuing Star Trek’s tradition of progressive casting and progressive character work to be an inclusive world. That’s the most promising thing that Star Trek offers, is a vision of the future where we do all get along.”