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Leonard Nimoy’s death will be addressed in Justin Lin’s Star Trek: Beyond and the new Trek series has a place in the timeline

April 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments


With Leonard Nimoy being one of the biggest element of Star Trek’s 50 year history, his death last year was a big blow for the fans of the franchise.

Now Star Trek: Beyond director Justin Lin has said that is death – Nimoy returned as Spock Prime in both the previous Star Trek movies – would be acknowledged, reports TrekCore.

Lin said making the movie feels like he’s making the biggest budgeted fan film of all time and of Nimoy, he said: “It’s something you’ll see in the film. It obviously affected everybody, because he’s been a big part of our lives. There’s an attempt to acknowledge that in some way.”

We’re wondering if they’ll go so far as to say he died in this Trek universe or if they’ll just say he’s gone – for whatever reason? It would certainly be a bold move to kill the character off too… but it would be a very cool thing to do too.

In related news, Births.Movies.Deaths have laid claim to some exciting news on the new Bryan Fuller produced Star Trek series:

“The show will be set some time after the events of Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, so between the original series and The Next Generation.”

It is NOT set in the JJ Abrams universe but in the Prime Universe i.e. ‘classic’ Star Trek.

“The show, which will be heavily serialised, will not be set on an Enterprise [so] while the Khitomer Conference will have paved the way for Klingons and humans to find peace, Fuller has a plan as to how he can still feature villainous Klingons, something we haven’t seen in decades!

“The show will be a seasonal anthology, which means the first season will be set post-Undiscovered Country. After that the entire Star Trek universe is potentially open..”

So exciting news here. No enterprise (at least for the first series), and set pre-TNG. This is sounding more and more interesting… we also love the idea that every season will be a different take not he Trek-verse.

Let us know what you guys think…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….