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Voyager Motion Picture?

Jolyra

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 1:35 am

Are they ever going to make a "Star Trek: Voyager" motion picture? I would love it if they did. They need to continue the story for Voyager instead of just leaving it at Voyager finally making it home. If anyone knows any information about whether or not they will make a Voyager movie, please let me know.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 7:53 am

They did continue the story. It's what tie-in novels are for.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 8:49 am

A made for TV/cable movie would be cool, but you would never see anything on the big screen.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 8:57 am

Aw, it would be cool if they did though!

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 9:38 am

oy! this topic usually comes up once every six months. due to the amount of time that passes and with the success of the most recent trek movie, the trek we grew up with is most likely dead (except in literature and fan fiction). while a made for tv movie would probably be the only way it would/could happen, i just don't see it happening. usually the argument is that it wasn't popular enough at the time to make a movie for it and now that it has been 8.5 years since it went off the air it'd be that much harder to convince a studio to sink production money into a modern era trek movie.

if, BIG IF, it were to happen it would most likely have to be a mini-series that involved a cross-over from TNG, DS9 and VOY that involved only a few characters from each.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 11:39 am

Quote (Jolyra @ Dec. 04 2009, 1:35 am)
Are they ever going to make a "Star Trek: Voyager" motion picture? I would love it if they did. They need to continue the story for Voyager instead of just leaving it at Voyager finally making it home. If anyone knows any information about whether or not they will make a Voyager movie, please let me know.

The entertainment industry is a business. Paramount--the business entity that owns Star Trek--needs to make enough money to stay in business. Sci-fi films with special effects cost a great deal of money to make. Therefore, they need to make even more money for a film to be profitable.

If Voyager were profitable enough to build a screen franchise around, they would have made a film years ago.

Paramount obviously did not consider either Voyager or Enterprise to be worth the expense.

So Paramount rebooted the franchise with Star Trek XI, which brings back the characters from the original series in a parallel timeline.

They will be carrying the Trek torch.

Besides, the actress who played one of Voyager's most popular characters has said she has no interest in reprising the role. Without Seven of Nine, interest in Voyager would be even lower than it is.

There will be no Voyager film.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 12:33 pm

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Quote (teya1020 @ Dec. 04 2009, 11:39 am)
The entertainment industry is a business. Paramount--the business entity that owns Star Trek--needs to make enough money to stay in business. Sci-fi films with special effects cost a great deal of money to make. Therefore, they need to make even more money for a film to be profitable.

If Voyager were profitable enough to build a screen franchise around, they would have made a film years ago.

Paramount obviously did not consider either Voyager or Enterprise to be worth the expense.

So Paramount rebooted the franchise with Star Trek XI, which brings back the characters from the original series in a parallel timeline.

They will be carrying the Trek torch.

Besides, the actress who played one of Voyager's most popular characters has said she has no interest in reprising the role. Without Seven of Nine, interest in Voyager would be even lower than it is.

There will be no Voyager film.

Teya...

CBS owns Star Trek. Has for a few years now. Owns the trademarks, rights, likenesses, and so on.

Paramount Pictures makes the movies now under agreements with CBS to use the TOS characters. Paramount Television became part of CBS in the Viacom breakup, was merged with CBS Television Productions and was briefly called CBS/Paramount Television. The confusion the name caused led to another name change.

Any future TV efforts will be under the control of CBS Studios, Inc.

:logical:

I stand corrected.

However, since we're talking about a movie, why would any studio shelve the new Trek (which did astonishingly well for a Trek film) in favor of films featuring a cast that wasn't all that popular with even the core Trek fans, let alone the mainstream folks who have to come out for a movie to be successful?

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 1:26 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Dec. 04 2009, 1:12 pm)
Forgot to mention earlier, re your remark about 7 of 9...

The whole reason the character was created in the first place was to up the T&A factor of the show, which was starting to dip in the ratings.

;)

:logical:

Yeah, and?


Are you saying that all she ended up was T&A?

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 1:55 pm

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In my eyes, yeah, pretty much.

As you noted, were there a Voyager movie without 7, "interest in Voyager would be even lower than it is."

The perceived drop in interest in Voyager during it's run is what led to the creation of the character in the first place, since Kes wasn't cutting it as "the chick."

Solution? Hot blonde in a skintight suit and high heels to make the young guys drag their tongues on the floor and tune in every week.

The whole thing with her ending up with Chakotay at the end of the series left me scratching my head after seven seasons of tension between Chakotay and Janeway...

:logical:

Well, as you can see by my fanfic, I don't agree with you.


Seven proved--just as Jeri has proved--that smart women come in all packages, even pretty ones. ¿


Of course, you may think Jeri the same bimbo you think Seven. That seems to be par for the course among some fans.


ETA: For the record, I'm one of those fans who'd have no interest in seeing a Voyager movie without Seven.


And I'm a straight, middle-aged female.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 2:12 pm

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Smart female? No problem. Uhura was a smart woman. So was Dr. Crusher. And especially Captain Janeway. Does a smart woman have to come in a skintight catsuit to showcase her brains...or her nice rack?

Well, since you've mentioned smart female characters who weren't in a skintight catsuit, the answer obviously is "no."


So the next question is, why can't a smart woman be in a skintight catsuit?

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 2:40 pm

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Smart female? No problem. Uhura was a smart woman. So was Dr. Crusher. And especially Captain Janeway. Does a smart woman have to come in a skintight catsuit to showcase her brains...or her nice rack?

Well, since you've mentioned smart female characters who weren't in a skintight catsuit, the answer obviously is "no."


So the next question is, why can't a smart woman be in a skintight catsuit?

My answer would be she can if she needs to be, or for some reason wants to be, but then my next question would be...why would she need to be?

Why couldn't she have just worn a uniform like the crew, or standard civilian clothes since 7 was pretty much regarded as a civilian consultant?

The answer of course...so she'd stand out from everyone else and be more noticeable.

Actually, the answer is because the Doctor designed her outfits and Seven knows nothing about fashion.


It's interesting that in "Human Error," in her holodeck fantasy, Seven wears civilian clothes and asks for quarters.


It shows that she doesn't consider herself worthy of the human niceties we take for granted until all of her implants are removed.


Slight digression there...


Jeri turned down the role multiple times, because she didn't want to be typecast as the chick in the catsuit. But she finally accepted when TPTB told her Seven wouldn't be hopping from man to man, that she would be written as smart and capable.

Jeri, having had her own intelligence underestimated on more than one occasion, jumped at the opportunity to play a woman who looks like Seven but is just as smart as the Captain.

In other words, intelligent women come in all packages--even those that you don't agree with.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 3:05 pm

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Smart female? No problem. Uhura was a smart woman. So was Dr. Crusher. And especially Captain Janeway. Does a smart woman have to come in a skintight catsuit to showcase her brains...or her nice rack?

Well, since you've mentioned smart female characters who weren't in a skintight catsuit, the answer obviously is "no."


So the next question is, why can't a smart woman be in a skintight catsuit?

My answer would be she can if she needs to be, or for some reason wants to be, but then my next question would be...why would she need to be?

Why couldn't she have just worn a uniform like the crew, or standard civilian clothes since 7 was pretty much regarded as a civilian consultant?

The answer of course...so she'd stand out from everyone else and be more noticeable.

Actually, the answer is because the Doctor designed her outfits and Seven knows nothing about fashion.


It's interesting that in "Human Error," in her holodeck fantasy, Seven wears civilian clothes and asks for quarters.


It shows that she doesn't consider herself worthy of the human niceties we take for granted until all of her implants are removed.


Slight digression there...


Jeri turned down the role multiple times, because she didn't want to be typecast as the chick in the catsuit. But she finally accepted when TPTB told her Seven wouldn't be hopping from man to man, that she would be written as smart and capable.

Jeri, having had her own intelligence underestimated on more than one occasion, jumped at the opportunity to play a woman who looks like Seven but is just as smart as the Captain.

In other words, intelligent women come in all packages--even those that you don't agree with.

Well, Berman, Braga and Taylor obviously didn't lie to her...7 wasn't a ho, and she certainly was written as being of high intelligence and able to hold her own...but really, you don't think she was wardrobed the way she was so the young boys would go "OOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooohhhhh!!!!"?

I don't object to the character of 7. She was Voyager's version of Spock, the outsider trying to fit in. I just objected to the way she was presented visually. The show needed ratings so they brought in a new character physically more attractive than Jennifer Lien and used her as a ratings magnet. T&A was always a part of Star Trek, but it was the first time it was used to help bolster a show whose ratings were sagging.

T&A is a part of sci fi and always has been.


Again, I really wonder why the issue with Seven's wardrobe.


She proves that appearances can be deceiving.

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Report this Dec. 04 2009, 5:49 pm

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But then, the best actress on the show was Kate Mulgrew overall...

:logical:

I strongly disagree.


I was a fan of Kate's before Voyager. I loved her in Heartbeat back in the 80s. But as Janeway, I find her too theatrical.  I feel she overacts.


Jeri's got a subtlety that appeals to me. She has two of the most expressive eyes in the business. She can "play" a camera the way a good jazz singer plays a mic. This is, BTW, one of the things Kate has praised her for.


I've never seen Jeri onstage, but I have seen Kate, and it's obvious that's where she's most at home. I think I'd probably prefer her to Jeri as a stage actress.


But on the small screen? I'll give Jeri the nod any day.

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Report this Dec. 06 2009, 12:20 am

The T&A thing was a Roddenberry thing wasn't it? Right from the word go he had the women in plunge necklines and short skirts. Look at Uhura for example. (He did! :laugh: )
If fact did n't he run into trouble with the network over Marina Sirtis' costume? They insisted she put on a regular Starfleet uniform because they found the decotellage too much. Also they felt it was hard to take her seriously as a councillor. That's the crux actually isn't it? Sometimes I laugh out loud at the gear and stilettos Jeri is wearing. It does detract from the seriousness of the character. Only thanks to Jeri's performance they get away with it.
As for Jeri, she's a fine actress but as Kate said when she arrived on the show "Va-va-VOOM!"

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Report this Dec. 07 2009, 1:29 pm

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But then, the best actress on the show was Kate Mulgrew overall...

:logical:

I strongly disagree.

I was a fan of Kate's before Voyager. I loved her in Heartbeat back in the 80s. But as Janeway, I find her too theatrical. ?I feel she overacts.

Jeri's got a subtlety that appeals to me. She has two of the most expressive eyes in the business. She can "play" a camera the way a good jazz singer plays a mic. This is, BTW, one of the things Kate has praised her for.

I've never seen Jeri onstage, but I have seen Kate, and it's obvious that's where she's most at home. I think I'd probably prefer her to Jeri as a stage actress.

But on the small screen? I'll give Jeri the nod any day.

Being theatrical is a staple of most Star Trek captains.

Besides appearing on television, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and even Scott Bakula, as well as Mulgrew, all have spent a good portion of their careers as stage actors.

:logical:

Why is it no one remembers Avery Brooks?  :p


Anyway, yes, the captains are theatrical.


I still think Kate chewed the scenery way too much.


That's my opinion. You are not going to change it.

Sorry.

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