Details on Bryan Singer’s Abandoned ‘Star Trek: Federation’ TV Show

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

Here’s a character breakdown of the ship’s main crew:

Captain Alden Montgomery: Human and the “perfect Starfleet officer” who is “The Captain America of the Federation” but who unfortunately gets killed off early on, leaving room for…

Commander Alexander Kirk: (X-O and 3rd in command) Reinstated for the new mission Kirk is described as having a “checkered past” with an “aggressive manner” who is thrust into leading the mission after Montgomery and first officer get killed and is able to deal with it well, but is “total crap at PR aspects of job.” He alone (even though he doesn’t understand it) “possesses information vital to Enterprise’s true mission.”

Lt. Cmdr. Chel Forlaan (Security Chief): A female Ektosi (a feline species) who has “cat-like” grace, temper and insight with natural hand-to-hand combat capabilities akin to Jem Hadar or Klingons. Joined Starfleet for the “fun,” posesses a “mercurial nature” which initially makes her ill-suited to security chief. Biggest flaw is “intense curiosity which sometimes overpowers her.”

Lt. Cmdr. Sergei Kenyatta (Com & Political Officer): A genetically enhanced human “Alpha” from Proxima Centauri, with a perfect physique along with mental enhancements. Described as gifted in math, linguistics, technology, and diplomacy, yet struggles with personal relationships.

The 76th Distillation of Blue (aka Diz) (Chief Engineer): a member of a gaseous species from the gas giant Penumbra who use “motion suits” to interact with the rest of the “solid” universe. For the show Diz would look like “a slender male humanoid” in the suit, but he can also appear in his gasous state or even change to a solid or a liquid, but he is “not a shape shifter.” Described as a fantastic engineer who is more at home with machines than with other people.

Dr. Felicity Chen: A cybernetically enhanced physician based on (now safely evolved) Borg technology. Many medical instruments are built into her, so no need for tricorder. She can use her “nanospines” to heal injuries, but there is a personal cost to her. She still has to wrestle with her own humanity.

M.A.J.E.L.: The sentient Enterprise computer (Multitronic Architecture Junction/Interactive Energetic Library) that runs the ship and has a personality of her own, including emotions.

Admiral Nelscott: Female Starfleet admiral who saw the threat of The Scourge and bucked the system to get the Enterprise project launched. Not on board the ship, but issuing orders from Starfleet HQ.

Honestly, a lot of those character quirks seem incredibly redundant to me – and I think the name of the computer (a reference to Majel Barrett-Roddenberry) is a nice homage, but possibly a little too overt. There’s certainly a lot of variety, but part of the proposal insisted that “audiences must recognize the world they live in today in the far-flung future, then take the show’s concepts and lessons with them back into their everyday lives”.  I’m not saying that Federation wouldn’t have accomplished this – only that the show’s ensemble seems like it might have been too abstract to attract new viewers. Unfortunately, that’s something that Star Trek was in dire need of.

The fourth episode would have resolved The Scourge storyline (temporarily), but as a result:

Frictions between the Federation and the Klingons have never been worse. The internal fissures are growing wider based largely on Enterprise’s secret mission and Admiral Nelscott’s lies to cover up that mission with the council. And, of course, lots and lots of people died.

What’s next for the survivors of these events? Tune in next week, folks.

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'Star Trek: Federation' would have depicted the adventures of a new USS Enterprise

Be sure to check out TrekMovie for even more details about Star Trek: Federation – including a brief episode synopsis and an explanation of how technology would have advanced since the days of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.

I liked Abrams’ Star Trek movie and I’m looking forward to Star Trek 2 – but I still believe that television is more conducive to the property’s original intentions. In my opinion, none of the films featuring The Next Generation‘s cast hold a candle to some of the better episodes of the series (most of them seemed to contradict fundamental aspects of the characters and lose their focus entirely).

The reality is that Abrams’ film probably did a better job of bringing in a general audience and wiping the slate clean than any television series could have. I know fans are still divided on Abrams’ approach – and I miss the intelligent and more introspective Trek stories as much as any longtime fan – but I’m still optimistic that the next film (and future installments) can retain what worked with Abrams’ first Star Trek movie while introducing more of the spiritual & moral dilemmas that previous incarnations were known for.

Either way, it’s intriguing to examine an alternate direction that the Star Trek franchise might have taken.

Source: TrekMovie.

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  1. This is a list of the longest-running United States television series, ordered by number of years the show has been aired. This list includes only first-run series originating in North America and available throughout the U.S. via national

    • I along with other Star Trek fans would much rather see Star Trek as a series rather than a movie. Star Trek movies are just ok. Star Trek TV series are absolutely the most fascinating in my opinion. More Star Trek series should be made while its the most interesting of all sci-fi shows combined. Also, we need to start making Star Trek with other timelines instead of just “The Captain Kirk & Crew Era.” It’s time to move beyond that era or before that era. I absolutely loved what the creators done with the series “Star Trek Enterprise” which should have ran another few seasons. I also think Star Trek should return to its roots and theme. What I mean is the exploration of the universe rather than fighting a bunch of wars all the time (We have Star Wars for that). Ratings started going downhill for “Star Trek” when “Star Trek” included “Star Wars” in their storyline. The exploration of space is far more interesting than the Star Trek crews facing off hostile aliens episode after episode. This mainly started with DS9 and the last 2 seasons of Star Trek Enterprise. The reason Star Trek TNG and Voyager where so successful, more exploring was involved. It’s ok to have a combat or two to show the weapons technology of the starship, but I think it happens a little too often in Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda was also Star Wars like but another of my favorite shows. We want a new Star Trek series that focuses either between Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek TOS, a series after the events of Star Trek Voyager, an animated Star Trek series or bring Star Trek Enterprise back for more seasons. This time make sure it is Star Trek not Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica! More explorations of the universe than battle conflicts. If not Star Trek make a new rebooted Captain Buck Rogers and the Starship Searcher series or Space 1999 as a space exploration series of course. Since there has been no new sci-fi space exploration series on TV since the cancellation of Star Trek Enterprise, tv has been rather dull( absolutely nothing interesting to watch). Cable companies are losing lots of money because no one wants to pay for dull TV. And I am tired of having to watch my Star Trek, Buck Rogers and Space 1999 boxsets over and over again to get some space exploration done! I’ve already charted those parts of the universe and want to see more or something new. So get to work Star Trek creators! Doctor Who and Star Wars are your competitors but I tend to believe Star Trek could be the most interesting of the three if you give it all you got. Gene Roddenberry has started something intriguing don’t let it die!

  2. There is A Rumor that Someone will Die in Star Trek 13 the 50th anniversary movie coming in 2016 and they showed a Picture of Sulu and Bones then they removed the Article after a few minutes that means it was leaked and was not supposed to be that means it is real.

    • Anything leaked this early wouldn’t be set in stone. And deleting an article, presuming that happened, only means that the info was likely privileged, and premature.

  3. I Hope Bryan Singer get’s the Job he is Awesome This Pitch is awesome, I Hope they give Bryan Singer the Job and with X Men days of future Past making over 600 million at the Box Office this can only help his chances of getting the Job I hope, We need a darker grittier Trek for this Generation.

  4. I hope Bryan Singer gets the Job CBS if you are listening hire Bryan Singer his X Men Days of future Past movie now made over 7 hundred Million at the Box office CBS Hire this man.

  5. I along with other Star Trek fans would much rather see Star Trek as a series rather than a movie. Star Trek movies are just ok. Star Trek TV series are absolutely the most fascinating in my opinion. More Star Trek series should be made while its the most interesting of all sci-fi shows combined. Also, we need to start making Star Trek with other timelines instead of just “The Captain Kirk & Crew Era.” It’s time to move beyond that era or before that era. I absolutely loved what the creators done with the series “Star Trek Enterprise” which should have ran another few seasons. I also think Star Trek should return to its roots and theme. What I mean is the exploration of the universe rather than fighting a bunch of wars all the time (We have Star Wars for that). Ratings started going downhill for “Star Trek” when “Star Trek” included “Star Wars” in their storyline. The exploration of space is far more interesting than the Star Trek crews facing off hostile aliens episode after episode. This mainly started with DS9 and the last 2 seasons of Star Trek Enterprise. The reason Star Trek TNG and Voyager where so successful, more exploring was involved. It’s ok to have a combat or two to show the weapons technology of the starship, but I think it happens a little too often in Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda was also Star Wars like but another of my favorite shows. We want a new Star Trek series that focuses either between Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek TOS, a series after the events of Star Trek Voyager, an animated Star Trek series or bring Star Trek Enterprise back for more seasons. This time make sure it is Star Trek not Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica! More explorations of the universe than battle conflicts. If not Star Trek make a new rebooted Captain Buck Rogers and the Starship Searcher series or Space 1999 as a space exploration series of course. Since there has been no new sci-fi space exploration series on TV since the cancellation of Star Trek Enterprise, tv has been rather dull( absolutely nothing interesting to watch). Cable companies are losing lots of money because no one wants to pay for dull TV. And I am tired of having to watch my Star Trek, Buck Rogers and Space 1999 boxsets over and over again to get some space exploration done! I’ve already charted those parts of the universe and want to see more or something new. So get to work Star Trek creators! Doctor Who and Star Wars are your competitors but I tend to believe Star Trek could be the most interesting of the three if you give it all you got. Gene Roddenberry has started something intriguing don’t let it die!

    • I would also like to add Power Rangers as another competitor since it is also one of the longest running Sci-Fi shows of all time. Even though we want another Star Trek series you may decide not to do it or you are tired of Star Trek all together. If so, how about an all new space exploration show. Just make sure it is based on a starship built from Earth with a crew of explorers some with extraordinary abilities maybe a changling, android or hologram of the sort.

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