Science fiction writers and the new Star Trek
I think about such things a lot with Star Trek and just wish to God they would bring back the science to the show. The actual and real science… not Star Wars and JJ Abrams fantasy, but real science.
Having seen the teaser trailer for the new STAR TREK TV series, I wonder if the producers will do something that I think made the original series so memorable: Hire writers, like the original series’ Harlan Ellison, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch, Norman Spinrad, and Richard Matheson, who are better known for their work outside TV.
Imagine what THE MARTIAN’s Andy Weir could contribute to STAR TREK.
Or Stephen King.
Or Neil Gaiman.
Or Ernest Cline (READY PLAYER ONE).
Or China Mieville (THE CITY & THE CITY).
Or Ruby Dixon (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS).
Or, for that matter, the still-active Ellison and Spinrad.
I’d tune in. Would you?