Television & Film

STAR TREK Adds Beyer to Writers Room


On May 29, the Shore Leave convention, located outside of Baltimore, posted a guest cancellation regarding Star Trek: Voyager novelist Kirsten Beyer:

“One of our author guests, Kirsten Beyer, has to cancel her attendance at Shore Leave 38 for an admittedly very cool reason. Kirsten is one of the writers for the new Star Trek series. Her work load and commitment to the new series make it impossible to attend Shore Leave this year. She is looking forward to coming back to Shore Leave next year to share the excitement of her new job. Shore Leave extends congratulations to Kirsten for this amazing achievement and opportunity.”

Headshot_KirstenBeyerBeyer confirmed the news to TrekCore. She will be one of the writers on the new Star Trek series in development at CBS.

Beyer, who took over the post-television Voyager series of novels after Christie Golden left in 2004, has written eight novels beginning with Full Circle (Pocket, March 2009). She’s known for her practice of connecting random bits of Trek elements from across the continuity.

The new series, which will be distributed in the U.S. via CBS All Access, will be produced by Bryan Fuller with creative input from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer and director Nicholas Meyer, as well as Rod Roddenberry.

The show is reported to be set in the Prime universe between Star Trek (known now as The Original Series) and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and that it will be an anthology, which seems to be supported by the plural “New Crews” in the teaser released by CBS. Actors rumored to be in the running for the captain’s chair include Angela Bassett (an early favorite for Fuller), Jon Hamm, Nathan Fillion, and Nicole Beharie. The web site Birth.Movies.Death also reported the rumor that some episodes could take place in the mirror universe.



Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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