Chances are you have read at least one of his Star Trek novels, with almost thirty titles under his belt, New York Times Bestselling Author David Mack has become a well-known name in the Trek Novel universe.
Some of his most notable Star Treks credits include the novels “Star Trek: Section 31 – Control”, “Star Trek: Titan – Fortune of War”, The “Destiny” trilogy and most recently he wrote the Star Trek: Discovery Tie-in novel “Desperate Hours”, but he is not just an author, Mack also co-wrote the DS9 episodes “Starship Down” (1995), and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” (1999).
Therefore it would make sense that when you want to know something about Trek, David Mack is a person who knows his genre well, thus it should not come as a shock that he has just been appointed as a consultant for not just one but two of the new Star Trek: Animated shows, both “The Lower Decks and the still-untitled Star Trek: Animated series being produced by Nickelodeon.
Now it can be told (because my agent secured me permission from the production company): I am excited to be working as a consultant on two new Star Trek animated TV series — Lower Decks, and another whose details remain classified. And that’s all I can say about that. #DreamJob— David Mack (@DavidAlanMack) July 9, 2019
Not much is known about either project, however, Star Trek: Lower Decks is said to be a half-hour animated comedy that will follow the support crew on one of the least-important starships in Starfleet. It is being created by Mike McMahan of Rick and Morty.
The Untitled Nickelodeon show is being created by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, The LEGO Movie), and overseen by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
Both shows are being headed up by Star Trek lead Alex Kurtzman and it is widely expected fans will get their first glimpse of the Lower Decks series at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. on July 20th when CBS holds their 90 minute “Enter The Star Trek Universe” panel on Saturday 20th July which will feature cast and crew from, Discovery, Picard and The Lower Decks.