While some of the io9 braintrust may have problems with a retro Star Trek, that doesn't mean that there aren't fans of the idea of a possibly-cheesy but fun take on the franchise, and Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller is one of them. So much so that he's willing to take the show back there himself if needs be.Fuller told iF Magazine this week:
I told my agent and told the people of J.J. Abrams team I want to create another Star Trek series and have an idea that I’m kicking around. I would love to return to the spirit of the old series with the colors and attitude. I loved Voyager and Deep Space Nine, but they seem to have lost the ‘60s fun and I would love to take it back to its origin.
This isn't the first time that Fuller has geeked out about Star Trek, but I have to admit that I'm already hoping that the appropriate people are at least considering Fuller's take on a potential new series, which would be set on a different starship with an all new cast in the same time period as Abrams' movies. After all, who can really argue with this:
Star Trek’ has to recreate itself... Otherwise, all the characters start to feel the same. You always have a captain, a doctor, a security officer, and you have the same arguments based on those perspectives. It starts to feel too familiar. So all those paradigms where it takes place on a starship have to be shaken up.
You can tell that Fuller's heart is in the right place as soon as he dismisses Enterprise as "the most sterile of all of [the series], when it should have been the most fun," and if Pushing Daisies' ratings continue to stay as low as they've been this season and the network puts it out of its misery, my heartbreak will be slightly lessened if Paramount takes advantage of the awesome opportunity he's offering them to fully revive their classic franchise beyond the occasional movie. After all, some of us would love to have a weekly dose of admittedly-retro, colorful Trek once again. [iF Magazine] and Former ‘Star Trek’ Scribe Bryan Fuller Calls For Franchise’s Return To TV [MTV Movies Blog]