Nicholas Meyer surprised the audience at Star Trek Day with the announcement of Star Trek: Khan: Ceti Alpha V. The scripted podcast will examine what happened in the years after Captain Kirk left Khan on the untamed world of Ceti Alpha V and tells the story of Khan and his followers prior to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
“Nick made the definitive Trek movie when he made Wrath, and we’ve all been standing in its shadow since,” said Alex Kurtzman. “Forty years have offered him a lot of perspective on these extraordinary characters and the way they’ve impacted generations of fans. Now he’s come up with something as surprising, gripping and emotional as the original, and it’s a real honor to be able to let him tell the next chapter in this story exactly the way he wants to.”
This original story hails from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer and director Nicholas Meyer. Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Baiers, Trevor Roth and Rod Roddenberry will serve as executive producers on this project as well. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and was recently back in theatres as part of the TCM Big Screen Classic series, in partnership with Paramount Home Entertainment and Fathom Events.
Additionally, Star Trek Day co-hosts Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins announced the Season 3 renewal of their podcast, Star Trek: The Pod Directive.
With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity super-fans and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, Star Trek: The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus-year legacy and influence. Each episode features an in-depth personal interview with a notable guest, coverage of a Star Trek event or a discussion of a specific topic with one or more guests.
New episodes will air in early 2023 and past guests have included Ben Stiller, Stacey Abrams, Michelle Yeoh, and Tig Notaro, among others.
Fans can can listen to Star Trek: The Pod Directive on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and via StarTrek.com.
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