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roseandzippin

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Report this Jul. 28 2011, 4:40 pm

Of *course*! Almost everyone I ask "Are you a Star Trek fan?" answers "What's that?"


I'm getting pretty tired of it... -.- It's about time we get another burst in popularity. Not that this would help of course... Stupid people that think Star Trek is nothing but an old series, coming about again like a remodeled room in their grandmother's house.  How wrong they are... XD


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10-4word

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Report this Jul. 29 2011, 11:30 pm

I think with all the new discoveries in the seemingly impossible sciences (i.e. quantum gookleygob), the writers of a new series could have so many new moral conundrums and technological thought experiments to bring to the public eye, the same kind that made TNG awesome. I think some good writers should embrace the new tech, the new sciences, and go for it.  

Trekki:)

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Report this Jul. 31 2011, 2:07 pm

I'm not sure...one way it could ruin the who era, the other way it could bring it back. I only like the versions of Star Trek with the U.S.S. Enterprise. If they did something with the Enterprise K or something a hundred years or so after TNG, I might watch it. Maybe have the great-grandchildren of the TNG crew there.


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dombric

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Report this Jul. 31 2011, 5:07 pm

Quote: bobsagat @ Jul. 05 2011, 5:51 pm

>if they were to make a new Star Trek show the chances of them Hollywoodizing it to armegedon are virtually 99-1. As one may recall the past Star Treks had at most 2 models in there shows, whereas everyone in the 2009 movie was a model at some point! Even Spock! There is to much to go wrong unfortunatly. The only way they can keep the actors in there (new) storyline from undergoing the vampire sex scenes (ugh) is to actually encorporate love into the story ...

>...if this magical idea of a perfect new star trek somehow came into being I would ask for only this.

>Holodecks- for the moment where one gets sick of technology and wants to turn to nature fantasy and countless other options. (loved that about TNG) 

>Q- cas hes the best sassy guest star any sci fi show has ever had (thats why he was also on SG, and come on who doesnt love Q.

>Emphasis on Morals- 2009... ugh was there even a message? Im sorry i couldnt see it past the butts boobs and abbs and cgi that was throne into my face constantly. (at least it drew in new audiences even it was for the wrong reasons)

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It's so lovely to know there are other fans out there who are mainly interested in the integrity of Star Trek. Holodecks, what a brilliant new concept that was in TNG. Q, absolutely made the whole TNG series come alive. Morals, right with you there. 2009 was just shocking.

dombric

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Report this Jul. 31 2011, 5:16 pm

Quote: 10-4word @ Jul. 29 2011, 11:30 pm

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>I think with all the new discoveries in the seemingly impossible sciences (i.e. quantum gookleygob), the writers of a new series could have so many new moral conundrums and technological thought experiments to bring to the public eye, the same kind that made TNG awesome. I think some good writers should embrace the new tech, the new sciences, and go for it.  

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Absolutely 10-4word. Voy and Ent just seemed to recycle so many concepts from TNG and even DS9. They should get some young non-hollywood writers who've never even heard of Star Trek, firmly establish the foundations of this new sci fi series. ie. contact with new lifeforms of any shape or form, violence is an absolute last resort for self-defence, the prime directive, and the year is 2630 or something like that. And lock them in a room until they've written a new series.

Red Shirt #1967

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Report this Aug. 02 2011, 2:14 pm

A new serirs would be nice.  It should be 50+ years past TNG era.  But it shouldn't have anything to do with the last movie.  It totally trashed TOS, changed WAY too much.


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jennapeterson88

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Report this Aug. 04 2011, 12:30 pm

I would absolutely love to see a new Star Trek series, and I agree with the above opinions that it would have to fall in the time period right after TNG. (I would also LOVE for them to pick that time frame so that Sir Patrick Stewart could make a few cameos!)


If it were to be a new series with the cast of, and/or based on the new movie, with the timeline reboot, then I agree with 2takesfrakes. Wait for a couple more movies to really establish the new deal.


I really don't feel that the cancellation of Enterprise has anything to do with the attention span or viewing tastes of today's Sci-Fi viewers. Enterprise sought to tell the story before the story, yet everything was far more advanced than in the original series. If you cut away the differences in special effects between the times the two series were filmed in, and look entirely at the technology being portrayed, the Enterprise crew had much better gadgets than the TOS crew, and that's just not right. The, of course, we have the crazy shuffling & restarting of peices of the timeline as the series went on. In otherwords, the storyline really deteriorated, and thus the ratings dropped off to a point where it was cancelled.


A new series placed somewhere else in the timeline, written as well as TOS or TNG, would likely do quite well with today's viewers. The only problem I can see it facing would be the same problem recent shows such as FlashForward have experienced: mass piracy resulting in not enough profit for the network supporting it.


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hilbo

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Report this Aug. 04 2011, 3:36 pm

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Found this on the web, might be some serious suggestions. Let's all support it.

VORTEX8472

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Report this Aug. 04 2011, 4:59 pm

Quote: jennapeterson88 @ Aug. 04 2011, 12:30 pm

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>I would absolutely love to see a new Star Trek series, and I agree with the above opinions that it would have to fall in the time period right after TNG. (I would also LOVE for them to pick that time frame so that Sir Patrick Stewart could make a few cameos!)

>If it were to be a new series with the cast of, and/or based on the new movie, with the timeline reboot, then I agree with 2takesfrakes. Wait for a couple more movies to really establish the new deal.

>I really don't feel that the cancellation of Enterprise has anything to do with the attention span or viewing tastes of today's Sci-Fi viewers. Enterprise sought to tell the story before the story, yet everything was far more advanced than in the original series. If you cut away the differences in special effects between the times the two series were filmed in, and look entirely at the technology being portrayed, the Enterprise crew had much better gadgets than the TOS crew, and that's just not right. The, of course, we have the crazy shuffling & restarting of peices of the timeline as the series went on. In otherwords, the storyline really deteriorated, and thus the ratings dropped off to a point where it was cancelled.

>A new series placed somewhere else in the timeline, written as well as TOS or TNG, would likely do quite well with today's viewers. The only problem I can see it facing would be the same problem recent shows such as FlashForward have experienced: mass piracy resulting in not enough profit for the network supporting it.

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I agree whole-heartedly with your opinion on mass piracy. With literally hundreds of millions of people using the internet to watch TV shows on Youtube or downloading directly to their hard-drives via P2P sharing or bit-torrents; Hollywood is struggling to keep up.  


I think the smartest thing the big networks did was to introduce viewer streaming of their top shows online, the internet is now and its the future.


Lets be honest, would you rather watch a 45 minute show with 15 mins of deodorant/big mac commercials or would you watch the same show online with a max 5 minutes of commercials. My opinion, give viewers (us) the best of both worlds (pun intended) and host every episode online with minimal interuption maybe 3 or 4 commercials.  


Star Trek fans are among the most intellectual people I know, they deserve a show that caters to this need for thoughtful and captivating stories about science, technology, life, death, war, peace, $ex, drugs, human condition, and of course a group of heros that will keep us interested and tuned in from episode 1 to the finally. 


timothy.dalbeck

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Report this Aug. 04 2011, 8:22 pm

Quote: zanestfan @ Aug. 21 2010, 2:25 pm

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>should there be a new star trek series? u be the judge.

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If they can give the show a good cast (knowns and/or unknowns) and has a stronger sense of what makes 'Star Trek' well... 'Star Trek;' than yes, I would LOVE to see a new Trek series.

timothy.dalbeck

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Report this Aug. 04 2011, 8:25 pm

Quote: VORTEX8472 @ Aug. 04 2011, 4:59 pm

Quote: jennapeterson88 @ Aug. 04 2011, 12:30 pm

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>I would absolutely love to see a new Star Trek series, and I agree with the above opinions that it would have to fall in the time period right after TNG. (I would also LOVE for them to pick that time frame so that Sir Patrick Stewart could make a few cameos!)

>If it were to be a new series with the cast of, and/or based on the new movie, with the timeline reboot, then I agree with 2takesfrakes. Wait for a couple more movies to really establish the new deal.

>I really don't feel that the cancellation of Enterprise has anything to do with the attention span or viewing tastes of today's Sci-Fi viewers. Enterprise sought to tell the story before the story, yet everything was far more advanced than in the original series. If you cut away the differences in special effects between the times the two series were filmed in, and look entirely at the technology being portrayed, the Enterprise crew had much better gadgets than the TOS crew, and that's just not right. The, of course, we have the crazy shuffling & restarting of peices of the timeline as the series went on. In otherwords, the storyline really deteriorated, and thus the ratings dropped off to a point where it was cancelled.

>A new series placed somewhere else in the timeline, written as well as TOS or TNG, would likely do quite well with today's viewers. The only problem I can see it facing would be the same problem recent shows such as FlashForward have experienced: mass piracy resulting in not enough profit for the network supporting it.

>

 

I agree whole-heartedly with your opinion on mass piracy. With literally hundreds of millions of people using the internet to watch TV shows on Youtube or downloading directly to their hard-drives via P2P sharing or bit-torrents; Hollywood is struggling to keep up.  

I think the smartest thing the big networks did was to introduce viewer streaming of their top shows online, the internet is now and its the future.

Lets be honest, would you rather watch a 45 minute show with 15 mins of deodorant/big mac commercials or would you watch the same show online with a max 5 minutes of commercials. My opinion, give viewers (us) the best of both worlds (pun intended) and host every episode online with minimal interuption maybe 3 or 4 commercials.  

Star Trek fans are among the most intellectual people I know, they deserve a show that caters to this need for thoughtful and captivating stories about science, technology, life, death, war, peace, $ex, drugs, human condition, and of course a group of heros that will keep us interested and tuned in from episode 1 to the finally. 


If they can do stories that are intelligent and is entertaining to boot, I know I would tune in.

TomInSydney

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Report this Aug. 05 2011, 7:32 pm

Would like to see a series in the line of Star Trek Academy or similar name. Where they are all trained so can move around from Earth to the planets instead of focused on one ship/space station.


and soon !

CptJackSlayde

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Report this Aug. 06 2011, 10:43 am



just for the record I liked the old StarGate movie, I saw it in theatres, I don't like the new shows the movie was the only thing I liked.


 


Now onto the question at hand, I think, I believe that they should do an entire series based on the borg, who they were, where they got their start, and how everything came to be, "Resistance is Futal" the first meeting with Picard, the Assimilation of the Raven, there is alot they could do and introduce whole new species it would be quite a bit different twist but I bet it would be really really good. I'm working on a Fandom made for web movie now... me and a couple friends have gotten together writing scripts and looking for actors, doing research we want it as authentic as possible but if ABC or Fox, were to pick it up we wouldn't have too. I just think the thought is amazing.




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Peach92

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Report this Aug. 08 2011, 5:14 am

I kinda think it would be good to make a new series centered around the characters from the Original series. JJ Abrams gave us the opportunity to use an alternate timeline to create a brand new story so a "rebooted" version of the original is what I think they should do, with the cast of the 2009 movie that is. IDK just an idea.

Gopher John

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Report this Aug. 08 2011, 8:11 am

I like the idea of a Star Fleet Academy show.  It could be set 10+/- years after TNG, so that a few TNG characters could make cameos or even as regular cast members serving as instructors.


Another idea would be a show featuring data.  This could be set any time after TNG as he is ageless.  Same goes for the EMH.


One more idea... a series shown from the perspective of a non-human group.  This could even be in a mini-series kind of format such as the story of the Vulcan/Romulan split.  Or the origins of the Borg.


Anyway, just some of my thoughts.  I do agree that the biggest danger is an over-hollywoodization of the franchise.

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