Luckily, you can download the script for the first episode, “Rendezvous With Destiny,” right now. After reading it, myself, I can’t help but feel very excited about this! Not only is it a great story with an amazing background and setting, the characters are unique and everything a Trekkie might hope for – from the half-Human/half-Xian Captain, to the Transgender Security Chief, to the Romulan Navigation Officer! What really peaked my interest, however, was the Transhumanist Tech & Operations Chief, LtCdr. Marcus Daystrom.
“Daystrom is a Transhumanist. He has enhanced his mental abilities to their maximum capability using a wide array of technological brain implants that increase his computational abilities, gives him perfect memory, and allows him to network directly with the ship. He can perform ship tasks without having to use a manual interface can [sic] access all the ship’s databanks. Some worry that this gives him too much power over the ship.”
To be honest, I’m quite surprised at seeing an actual Transhumanist on a Star Trek script, given the backstory history of the Star Trek universe regarding the Eugenics War. However, I won’t complain. It only further elaborates how quickly Transhumanism is reaching into the mainstream. Only this time, Transhumanism is finally getting its day in the spotlight by integrating into one of the most popular sci-fi universes throughout history! Now there isn’t any guarantee that Paramount will give this script the go-ahead, but seeing as how it’s been getting the most buzz as of late, and the growing popularity in Star Trek thanks to its [easyazon_link identifier=”B00D9SRBZC” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”seriou03-20″]recent films[/easyazon_link], we may finally get a new Star Trek TV series once again!
As Captain Picard would say: Engage!
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