Star Trek Universe TV Head Alex Kurtzman Says Line Between Movies And Television Is “Gone”
He also talks about how TV showrunners are coordinating their Star Trek stories.
Last week’s big news that Paramount Pictures had put a Star Trek movie on the calendar for the summer of 2023 has fans buzzing and wondering if it will be connected to all the Star Trek TV happening on Paramount+. Now the man in charge of all those TV shows is weighing in on the new reality of modern franchises.
“I think vertical alignment has made it so that it’s impossible not to accept the reality that the line between movies and television is gone. It doesn’t mean that you can’t have a feature that is separate from television. But if they aren’t connected in some way, then you’re basically running two universes parallel as opposed to interconnected, and I think that those messages could potentially cancel each other out.”
So basically it'll be like it was back with the original movies, which were set in the same prime universe as the TV shows.
The whole reason the Kelvin timeline happened, besides JJ Abrams' reboot ego, was because at the time CBS and Paramount were separate. Now that Viacom has reunited everything, the Prime universe is the only Trek universe.
This would mean the final mention of the Kelvin timeline would be in DISCO Season 3: