Published on July 7th, 2017 | by SUSHIBOMB STAFF0
TV | STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PRODUCER ALEX KURTZMAN CNET INTERVIEW
This follows news of Discovery getting rid of old story limitations by introducing conflict among Starfleet officers.
Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg — working from a creative roadmap laid out by executive producer Bryan Fuller — are delivering a Trek saga that gets rid of one the franchise’s decades-old limitations in an effort to evolve the series.
As part of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future (and one that Trek franchise executive producer Rick Berman carried on after Roddenberry’s death in 1991), writers on Trek shows were urged to avoid having Starfleet crew members in significant conflict with one another (unless a crew member is, say, possessed by an alien force), or from being shown in any seriously negative way.