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24thcenstfan

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Report this Aug. 06 2011, 3:27 am

Something post Nemesis would be fine with me.


 


 


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DeadTrek

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Report this Aug. 06 2011, 7:42 am

What about Enterprise E ?? That would be an awesome show. After Voyager for sure no more old stuff it only messes with the story. Bring back Picard and B4 and the rest of the crew and lots of room for cameos of the past 3 shows in this timeline. I would still love to see some new faces and spice it up like Enterprise did with Tpol.


They brought back the orig. show why not TNG? I mean you can't show us the hallodeck, the borg, Q and all that cool stuff and then say lets go backwards and make a show in the past... Star Trek is about looking forward...  Or at least make a sweet 3D animation show like Tripping the Rift. But way better. 

VORTEX8472

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Report this Aug. 12 2011, 5:35 pm

Quote: Fflanders @ Mar. 03 2011, 8:51 pm

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>No more prequels please. Let's update everything and enter the next century proudly. New crew, new ship, and please not another TNG style.

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I second that motion, Fflanders you are absolutely right!  forget prequels and retcons of things past, just continue the Star Trek journey, go further into the future, definitely not BACK!


I think the development of a new show would require a dynamic team of writers and producers (some fans of Star Trek & some new to the franchise, but respect it's history) its got to have a balance of action, science, philosophy, drama, and at the end of the day a fresh cast of characters and actors.


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Report this Aug. 13 2011, 3:01 am

Quote: VORTEX8472 @ Aug. 12 2011, 5:35 pm

Quote: Fflanders @ Mar. 03 2011, 8:51 pm

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>No more prequels please. Let's update everything and enter the next century proudly. New crew, new ship, and please not another TNG style.

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I second that motion, Fflanders you are absolutely right!  forget prequels and retcons of things past, just continue the Star Trek journey, go further into the future, definitely not BACK!

I think the development of a new show would require a dynamic team of writers and producers (some fans of Star Trek & some new to the franchise, but respect it's history) its got to have a balance of action, science, philosophy, drama, and at the end of the day a fresh cast of characters and actors.


I'm with you both - but only to a point (mainly the last sentence).


Prequels do not have to be a bad thing, because it is all about time and place and people.


We are talking about the future. Not the distant future - but equally not the near future. In that respect it matters not one jot whether subsequent Star Trek adventures take place in 2250, 2350, 2450 or 2550.


What is the future? When does it start? When does it end?


If we find ourselves in a universe quite unlike our own 21st C Earthbound existence, then that is an adventure in itself. And all forms of Star Trek take place in such a setting. Who is to say that 100 years after TNG/DS9/VOY etc. our own local galaxy hasn't fallen upon hard times - a double-dip recession - a crisis of economic and social confidence? In fact we might start regressing rather than boldy going forth ...


And given the fluidity of time and relative dimensions in space (to coin a phrase!) who is to say when is now, then, today, tomorrow?


My point is this - it is entirely conceivable that a great series could be contrived in any time period - it doesn't have to be further forward in the current Trek timeline. Why should that have to be the case? Take the Star Wars idea. That was highly futuristic (planet sized spaceships etc.) and yet was supposed to be in an ancient universal time period - long ago and far, far away ... and didn't even involve Earth etc. since it was a different galaxy altogether.


Any new Star Trek series will rise or fall upon its stories, characters, actors and production values. If at least two (preferably 3 or 4) of those are sound, then we are in with a chance. If such a series, for example happened to be about the voyages of a starship from Kirk's timeline (but with another ship, captain and crew) and it was well made, acted and written - then what would be the problem?


Alien races and phenomena we encounter do not all move at the same pace. The sense of new adventure and stunning new situations and encounters is just as likely to take place in 2268 as in 2468 ...


The main thing is engaging characters with quality (not bland/pretty) actors; exciting challenging stories (not rehashes); developing plots and subplots etc. The notion that entering a new century will give us this as a matter of course is not a given. That Star Trek : Phoenix fan show idea was supposed to be further ahead in time. What did they do? They did the obvious - they decided of course by now it is time for the Romulans to have finally become our buddies; that the ships have to supersized and so on ... and yet for all of that obvious and predictable fan-hypothesising - they still had a hackneyed situation with a captain who seemed like an NYC cop (complete with goatee) and his doctor some naïve caracature of a upper-class twit Englishman. Talk about playing on 20th C stereotypes ...


to boldy go where no man has gone before

Killtroy

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Report this Aug. 13 2011, 11:11 pm

How bout we jump way into the future.


Earth was destroyed when our sun went supernova.


Humans are spread thourghout our glaxaxy.


Romulans have joined the federation.


Androids and holographic life forms have made an aliance and wage ware on the federation.


The federation desperate for solutions to there problem sends a new with the latest tech to


different unexplored regions of space in search of help.


But the ship did not start out on its mission alone the whole time it is being tailed and harrassed


by the androids and holographs.

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Report this Aug. 21 2011, 6:55 am

They should do a spin-off series of someone. We need new blood, but we need someone old to tie the new series in with the old, even if it is a small role. Hmmm...a spin-off of Spock would be cool (aligning with the books too, of course), or of Mayweather (sorry about my horrific spelling, but its the helmsman of Archer's Enterprise).


If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them, and stab them in the heart. -Rha's al Ghul

EvilSmurf9

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Report this Aug. 29 2011, 8:49 am

Quote: Ghostmojo @ Jun. 08 2011, 1:10 pm

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>Despite the future meddling by Daniels - I don't really expect the Federation or Star Fleet would exist so far forward into the future. Think how much our own dear little planet has changed in the last 6-700 years. Imagine how much the our galaxy would do following TNG/DS9 period ...

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This why it would be interesting. (Archer: "Are you human?" Daniels: "More or less"; Archer: "Glad to know earth is still around in 900 years" Daniels: "Depends on how you define earth") - A lot of possibilities to explore when trying to find stories

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Report this Sep. 01 2011, 5:55 am

My idea for a new TV show, would be to go for something a bit more gritty. Set more or less around the same time as TNG/DS9/VGER. My idea was a sort of "Dirty Dozen In Space" sort of thing. The main character is a former decorated captain, who has been disgraced for a crime he is in fact innocent of. He's languishing in a Federation prison, but is offered an eventual pardon for his "services".


He is tasked with captaining a smaller ship (like the Defiant) with a crew made up of criminals. They have to basically do all of the federation's more dangerous, controversial and secret missions. They have report to a starbase at the end of every episode and go back into prison.


The idea for the show that it is gritty, with a crew of anti-heroes rather than heroes, and it shows a more corrupt side of the federation. Also, the Captain is trying to find a way to prove his innocence - which is a long running theme/arc that drives the series.


Something like that could work.

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Report this Sep. 01 2011, 6:22 pm

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>They should do a spin-off series of someone. We need new blood, but we need someone old to tie the new series in with the old, even if it is a small role. Hmmm...a spin-off of Spock would be cool (aligning with the books too, of course), or of Mayweather (sorry about my horrific spelling, but its the helmsman of Archer's Enterprise).

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what about a spinoff involving Scotty

No. I say let James Doohan's Scotty alone. I do not believe Pegg does a decent Scotty. He does an entertaining character but it's not Scotty.


I don't want to say anyone try to take over the character.


"Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels she'd be a wagon." - Scotty, The Miracle Worker since 2265.

Jason222

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Report this Sep. 05 2011, 8:34 pm

Will maybe Star Terk show base on what happen if USS Enterpise D had destory the Borg Cube in Best of both World when try using the main defector dish weapon.

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Report this Sep. 06 2011, 5:34 pm

Oh a new series would be awesome. As long as Jar Jar doesn't touch it or any of his cronies that would be an added touch. As for the whole plot thing. Well we have ENT which takes place 100 yrs before TOS. We have TNG which takes place, what 70+ yrs after TOS. We have VOY set in the Delta Quadrant and then we have DS9...What about a show that is set 100 yrs AFTER VOY? It could add info for that 100 yr timespan which could in turn be the basis for future movies (again as long as Jar Jar doesn't touch it).


 


Woudl it be feasible to have another Enterprise? Not sure. Star Trek has always been, for the most part, about Enterprise. Yeah you have VOY and DS9 but the main theme has always been "Enterprise". Perhaps have the series start where the Federation is splintering into 2-3 seperate spheres of influenece. Alliances being formed between say the Romulans and Tholians or Klingons and Kazon (who by this time has established a toehold in the Alpha Quadrant...be interesting to see how this would unfold. 

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Report this Sep. 12 2011, 8:45 am

At one point, the producers stated that part of the problem with any new Star Trek series is that the father you go into the future, the more it seems like magic.  That's one thing I loved about Enterprise, the ship was tiny and very believable.


In a new Trek franchise, I'd like to see something not centered on humanity.  Sure, have some humans around but focus on a new story (or even old ones) from a different perspective.  Paint the Federation as the enemy (or at least a rival), instead of our one gleaming hope in the galaxy. 


I think of Quark's view of the Federation as explained to Garak over a glass of root beer.

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