The creative team behind the new Star Trek live action series is continuing to grow.
As we all wait anxiously for casting news, information on the time period the series will take place in, and some hint as to whether or not the show will be based on a starship, starbase, or somewhere entirely different, Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman have added another talented individual to their writing staff.
For me, this is pretty exciting, because I’ve been a fan of this person for a few years now, and have loved every one of her excellent Star Trek: Voyager relaunch novels.
Kirsten Beyer has a well deserved reputation for being one of the major driving forces behind the success of the Voyager relaunch series, along with Christie Golden who left the series 12 years ago.
Kirsten is known for her ability to seamlessly weave authentic character action and intention in with random bits of Voyager history, and brand new concepts to create a compelling and often challenging novel that is never less than entertaining.
Kirsten knows Voyager and it’s characters like, I would hazard to guess, no one else. When you read her books, you hear the voices of Janeway and the series regulars as if you were listening to an actual episode, and she paints images with words worthy of any major motion picture’s visuals.
To read more about Kirsten’s appointment to the new series, click here to visit the TrekCore article.
We know that Kirsten will be writing episodes for the new series, but we still don’t know anything substantial about the show.
Kirsten’s inclusion could be seen to be an indication that the new series (or at least part of the new series) might take place after Star Trek: Voyager and in the prime timeline. However, she could have been hired solely for her true to character dialogue, her world-building ability, and her overall knowledge of Star Trek.
While we all wait for more news on Series VI, consider picking up some of Kirsten’s works and giving them a read. Hopefully you’ll agree with me and see she is an exceptional author who the Trek novel series is very lucky to have.
Bryan Fuller keeps impressing with the team he is collecting around him.
I can’t wait until January 2017.