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.

Star Trek 2009  Details on Bryan Singers Abandoned Star Trek: Federation TV Show

'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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      • Absolutely.

        Star Trek’s best stage, by far, is TV.

        Forget the movies.

        Bring back another series!

        I consider it absurd, and sad, that there’s not at least one Star Trek series in active production at all times.

        Finally, ignore the J.J. “history”.

        Give us a time base in the future of DSN and Voyager, in which the Federation is reduced in strength, and fighting to come back. The above “scourge” plot seems very good.

        • I totally agree. There should always be an active Star trek TV series. Especially with all the Star Trek based books we have.

          • On the other hand, if you want to discontinue making Star Trek TV shows for one reason or another and just make books and movies fine. Just give us some kind of space exploration sci-fi show that has starships, spacestations, and unknown planets of interest. Terra Nova was created by J.J. Abrams and the show was only ok. Instead of Terra Nova, why not just make another Star-Trek-Like show. On one of the episodes, have the main ship and crew discover a planet billions of light-years away from our Solar System that resembles Earth during the Jurassic Era. Have the planet contain dinosaurs, dragons or volcanoes. Let the crew discover another planet that carries lots of tornadoes. How about another planet that is the same as Earth but 500 years into the future. On startrek.com I mentioned that a Star Trek series should be made based of Zefram Cochrane, the Pheonix, first contact with the Vulcans. Also, Zefram Cochrane exploring the galaxy with a small crew of 4. They would use small Earth vessels that can go no more than maybe warp 2, have extremely limited or no weapons or shields, carry a giant unmanned space probing telescope and maybe carry a small shuttle craft or land rover vehicle. They would explore space but not deep space. Starting off going to and from Earth from planets within our own solar system. So you see there are lots of ideas that could make a really great space expedition show. Furthermore, with all the technology we have today for creating Sci-Fi TV shows with special, visual and CGI effects. Star Trek should really be on top of their game right now! Star Trek should be at there very best right now with the best Sci-Fi shows in history. I know the shows I’m insisting we cost a lot, but I believe it will pay off. You have absolutely no reason for doubt and nothing to lose seeing that there is nothing on television of interest at this point and time! Here is your chance Star Trek creators and producers. While most people are turning in their cable boxes and others refuse to pay for television.

  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.

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    • 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.

  6. I can’t wait for the new Star Trek I really hope we will get a series post voyager and I hope it will be Dark like DS9. DS9 was the darker side of the Federation it was the rifleman of the Federation that is how they described it if TNG was Wagon train to the Stars DS9 was the Rifleman, so I think a new series should be like that besides TV nowadays is Dark why can’t the new series match the times set the series on a new Enterprise and a new crew.

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    • Are the directors and producers even working on a Star Trek TV series right now? I keep hearing that whenever they have an idea to make one they either cancel it, make a fan film, or make one for watching online.

  7. Please CBS get Bryan Singer and put him in charge of a new star trek TV series this is the best pitch and it’s a trek for a new Generation.

  8. Why not a story with the crew of Enterprise J wich we still haven’t seen. And I totaly fell in love with the desing of the ship. :)

  9. Yay Joe George Takei may return as Sulu in the next Star Trek movie I heard he might die in it a sacrifice from the prime universe
    he dies the JJ Abrams universe gets blown up and the enterprise escapes through into the prime universe, so we get the Best of Both worlds we get the JJ Abrams Enterprise and the prime universe So that means in Star Trek 4 we will see a upgraded J Abrams Enterprise with Prime universe late 24th century Tech. 

  10. THE KLINGONS ARE A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP WAR IS THERE WAY I LOVE KLINGONS KLINGONS LOVE WAR AND LOVE KILLING FOR EXAMPLE IF THERE IS A PLANET THAT HAS 12 BILLION
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  11. I love Klingons, Human Solders experience post Tramatic Stress for what they had to do But Klingons Love War and Celebrate it and dream of it Klingons are cool.

  12. There are So many Haters and that just Sucks
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  13. This series sounds awesome and they are doing the right think setting it so far into the Future where everything old is new again wow the year 3000 just think of the new Technology and weapons and the new threat to the Federation or what was left of it the Scourge that sounds bad Ass they sound bad Ass they sound ruthless.

  14. you know what we need in a new Star trek TV series is the Future post Voyager but far from the 24th Century we need the year 3000 somewhere far and away from Picards time and in the year 3000 we know that Picard and the next Gen crew are Gone long gone dead and buried so this is a definite Plus cause I did not like TNG crew they were too Positive and moral and utopian if this show would of aired it would of given us what we wanted the far Future so far that everything old was new again a darker scarier time for the Federation a new massive threat a war Arc all these things are great.

    • Since all star treks have been created in the 22th, 23th, and 24th century. Maybe they should create a star trek during the 25th century. It would be in order.

  15. This is a great idea I heard there are rumors that CBS is looking at it after all CBS can see everything on the net, I hope they are looking at this and making plans on making this a reality cause this is worth it.

  16. These are the Klingons I want to see 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. Again these are the Klingons I want to see these Klingons are cool if you lie to them you will pay with your life, I like these Klingons better then TNG Klingons TNG Klingons were too focused on Honor and duty and tradition this was Roddenberry’s doing he wanted to make the Klingons less violent he wanted to evolve them and that is a mistake. These Klingons would of been back to conquest and were more violent and blood thirsty this Pitch is awesome a new Enterprise a new Kirk a more aggressive Kirk more violent and blood thirsty Klingons a new threat the Scourge it would be a darker time and this spells fun CBS make it so.

  17. Yay William Shatner will be in Star Trek 13 and he will play an older version of Chris Pines Kirk from the Future of the JJ Abrams universe

  18. 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.” This sounds awesome

  19. The appearance of a powerful new enemy knows as “The Scourge” would have lead to the creation of another USS Enterprise – the first in over 300 years. On the surface, the Enterprise’s mission would have been one of exploration – but her real mission would have been to investigate The Scourge in order to save what was left of the Federation. This would be great

  20. do you hear the cries of all the star trek fans? I don’t mean any offense so please forgive me if I seem that way I simply wanna know if you care about your countless number of fans I am one of them we are all crying out for a new star trek series the old days of James t kirk has been done and redone what we need is a what’s next? what happens after the days of voyager? please make a new series add exploration and action together that would be awesome to see and will please both kinds of star trek fans also it will bring lots of new fans world wide