This may be the best news about “Star Trek” in years. J.J. Abrams, the man behind “Lost,” “Alias,” and “Mission Impossible III: Make Tom Cruise Appear Sane,” is going to revive “Star Trek.”
Specifically, Abrams, the producers of “Lost,” and the screenwriters of “MI:III” are going to produce, direct, and write the next Trek movie, which initial reports say will be a prequel showing Kirk and Spock’s first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their “first outer space mission.”
It’s also significant that this will be the first Trek project since the death of Gene Roddenberry that won’t have the involvement of longtime producer Rick Berman, who brought ST:TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise into creation, as well as all the Next Generation movies. Unfortunately, the last Star Trek movie and Enterprise were both apparent flops, although I liked them. No accounting for taste, I guess.
But if anyone can save Trek with a great movie, I think Abrams can. Let the “Lost Trek” jokes begin!