Exciting News For Fans of Good Storytelling
We are pretty excited about this news. More excited than a Shirtpunch coupon coinciding with a Star Trek bundle. According to Variety.com, Bryan Fuller has been named the showrunner for the new Star Trek series. This has us excited for a number of reasons. For one, he’s a great TV writer, and he understands genre fiction very well. Secondly: he has written for Star Trek before.
The Great Writing of Bryan Fuller:
You may not know it, but your television viewing habits have been influenced by Fuller’s great writing over the past ten years. Remember in season 1 of Heroes when everyone thought it was one of the greatest shows of all time? Fuller was a part of that. He personally wrote “Company Man”, a heartbreaking tale where the Horn-Rimmed Glasses man has his memory erased of his daughter to protect her from his bosses. The episode was named by TVguide as one of the 100 greatest episodes of all time.
Different writers on tv shows will usually be the ‘voice’ of a particular character. In Fuller’s situation he was the voice of “Claire”, the invincible cheerleader. Many fans and critics felt that her character (one of the most popular on the show) failed to grow after season 1.
Fuller left after season 1 to launch “Pushing Daisies“. If you haven’t seen Pushing Daisies, you likely know someone who has and glares at you each time you say you haven’t seen …