There have been several Star Trek series, but none on the air since the cancellation of Enterprise a few years ago. Paramount Pictures has announced production of a new series to begin showing this fall on NBC. The new show, to be titled Star Trek; Our Generations will take place about fifteen years before the beginning of the Next Generation timeline.
Star Trek debuted in the 1960's. It was followed in the 70's by an animated series and the first of the feature films. The eighties brought Star Trek; The Next Generation and more films. In the 90's, there were even more films and Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Most recently, Enterprise was on the air.
In the new series, many of the characters from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager are all receiving their educations at Star Fleet Academy outside of San Francisco. Worf is the first Klingon student while Data is the first android enrolled. Captains Sisco and Janeway are taking advanced studies, while doctors from two of the shows are receiving medical training.
Thankfully, Wesley Crusher has not yet been born and cannot save the Federation in every episode.
As the show is set on Earth and in this solar system, many of the space battles will not take place. In fact, the new series will air on day time television as a Soap Opera!
The plot of the first episode reads as follows: Counselor Troi fears that she might be pregnant, but is afraid to tell Will Riker that the baby might belong to Chakotay due to a one night stand at a party at Janeway's. Meanwhile, Worf gets into a fight with Torres when she turns down his advances in favor of the Shapeshifter from DS9, who appears as a studlier, more masculine Klingon. Dax, in the form of a nineteen year old blonde female this time, helps Geordi to develop his visor and gives him his first look at a stellar body. Data's evil twin, Lore, makes his first appearance. A geriatric Admiral Kirk, true to form, puts the moves on newlywed Beverly Crusher. Spock, long thought to be dead (at least three or four times) returns to tell Tuvok that he is his father.
A synopsis of episode two is not yet available, but the character of Tasha Yar will probably be killed off (again) in the first season and return for multiple guest appearances.