Fans of The Enterprise, rejoice! CBS Television Studios announced a new television series for the beloved sci-fi show Star Trek.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) November 2, 2015
Star Trek has established its name as a show that advocates optimism, progress, and most essentially, diversity. To back this up, its original series starred one of the first African-American female main characters on a network television show. They also had the first interracial kisses on American TV. The series also supported racial and gender equality as part of their “vision of the future.”
With respect to the original series, a lot of folks are hoping that the all new Star Trek will continue the legacy left by its predecessor and break even more stereotypes and social stigma.
To celebrate the announcement, listed below are 15 things that people expect to see in the series.
More women empowerment but what about aliens?
An Optimistic Vision of the Future
A show that will take us back to the future.
More of Quark, please . . . and lesser stereotypes.
Darkness and Moral Complexity
Plot twists, great CGI, and more plot twists are greatly appreciated.
A Captain Who Breaks Boundaries
The original series featured its first black male and female captain. Now audiences are expecting more diversity by featuring Asians, Latinos, or even third-gender captains.
A Diverse Creative Team
The writers are also undergoing more diversity without any racial boundaries. Ideas are bulletproof—and raceless.
An LGBTQ Character . . . or Several
After breaking racial boundaries, maybe it’s high time for Star Trek to go further and tap the LGBT community.
A Serious Exploration of the Implications of the Holodeck
Fans are hungry for episodes about its use. They’re not just hungry, really hungry.
No Time Travel, Not Ever
Don’t expect any time travel aka, Back to the Future, in these episodes
Ostensibly Adorable Aliens That Create Mass Chaos
Yes, it’s Worf. Just bring him back.
Searing Social Relevance
Episodes that are based on real-life news and current events are also highly anticipated by viewers.
Viewers have high expectations of the new Star Trek series and hope it will carry the current trend of other series with stories carried over multiple episodes.
Cameos from a Time-Traveling Sulu
Although people loathe time-travel episodes, they still want to see Sulu pop up every now and then.
Planets with Diverse and Complex Cultures
This diversity has been Star Trek‘s living legacy, which helps show people different ways of living and a perspective.
To simply say Star Trek is an epic new show is a huge understatement… it comes with a huge amount of expectation and legions of fans who will be watching every moment.