The animation universe is about to expand as the voyagers of the Starship Enterprise get ready to seek out new life and new civilizations—in cartoon form! Nickelodeon has just announced a new animated Star Trek series for kids and beam us up, Scotty!

While there are no details on the plot or style of the show, it will likely feature plenty of laughs as it is being written by Kevin and Dan Hageman whose credits include The LEGO Movie and Hotel Transylvania. This actually won’t be the first animated adaptation of the epic franchise. Star Trek: The Animated Series ran for one season in 1973.

The details on the new series are sparse, but like many of the animated Star Wars spin-offs it will be tailored for younger audiences to air on Nickelodeon’s networks. No word yet on when the series will premiere.

We hope this new show will live longer and prosper than its 1973 counterpart!

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: CBS via YouTube



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