Producer Rick Berman
seems more willing to characterize the change for ENTERPRISE next season, which he describes as a "course correction," as significant, in new remarks today with Sci-Fi Wire
. He says "The Expanse" will setup a "first" for the TREK franchise.
"For the first time on a STAR TREK series, we're going to be dealing with a mission to save Earth," Berman said. "We'll be dealing with a different group of aliens, [and] we're going to be dealing with some new, non-Starfleet people coming on the ship to add a little muscle for the potentially violent situations our crew will be coming up against."
He says the change will be markedly different from the current show.
"It's exciting for us because, in a way, it gives us a new show to write. It will still be STAR TREK, and it will still be ENTERPRISE, and we'll still have all of our characters with us. But it will be a real course [correction]. We're excited about it, and it does all get set up in the final episode of the season."
The producer also says that one of the regular characters will lose someone dear to them on Earth and that T'Pol's character will undergone a major trial related to her participation in the "new mission." Read the original interview here.
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