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New show idea - Wesley Crush (Wil Wheaton) as Captain

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Sep. 13 2011, 6:03 pm

Thomas Riker? That's not going to happen, Frakes is a director now, not an actor.


Let's mention ideas in the realm of possible.


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Report this Sep. 13 2011, 6:06 pm

And Wil Wheaton is Sheltons nimesis now, whats the point? startrek makes the impossible possible

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Report this Sep. 13 2011, 6:18 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Sep. 13 2011, 5:17 pm

>A successful show takes more than a singular plot element or individual liked character, it takes a great writing staff, multiple interesting characters, and thought provoking plots. Why do so many think of a single concept and try to weave a show around it? I want fresh trek material but creating a show is more complicated than one pierson can dream up. If you want more trek, first cbs needs proof that it will have an audience. Help prove the audience is here, but leave the ideas to the professionals.


I always felt that what Trek needs right now is a fan in charge of the show, not some exec doing it for the paycheck...  And before you say anything, no I don't mean just any fan, I mean a professional writer who happens to be a fan.


I will agree whole-heartedly, however, that taking a single element and building a show around it is begging for failure.  The show needs an engaging concept and engaging characters, along with a powerful plot and strong writing.  If those elements we are talking about were to be part of that entire package, that's fine, but basing it around one of them is a sure failure.


A new Trek show needs to balance a comforting normality with a fresh concept, something not easy to achieve, but certainly possible.  A down to Earth (no pun intended) concept with down to Earth characters, but with more high-concept stories could be what we need, rather than outlandish concepts and characters.


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Report this Sep. 13 2011, 9:59 pm

Quote: Xaero @ Sep. 13 2011, 3:32 am

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Erm... No.


Besides, Wil Wheaton doesn't even like Wesley any more.


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 11:24 am

I'd like the Tom Riker idea, if the Maquis were able to bust him out of prison.  Maquis centered, with both the Federation and the Cardassians seen as the enemy?  Sounds interesting, to me at least.

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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 11:35 am

Quote: Dralek @ Sep. 14 2011, 11:24 am

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>I'd like the Tom Riker idea, if the Maquis were able to bust him out of prison.  Maquis centered, with both the Federation and the Cardassians seen as the enemy?  Sounds interesting, to me at least.

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The Maquis are all dead, and the reasons for The Maquis no longer exist (there's a new treaty and The Cardies lost big time).


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 11:53 am

Quote: SLagonia @ Sep. 13 2011, 4:34 pm

Quote: Captainnextgen @ Sep. 13 2011, 4:14 pm

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>i don't know about Wesly Crusher having his own show, but what about Thomas Riker?

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What exactly would he do?  He's a terrorist who got locked up in a labor camp.  Do you want the show about the labor camp?  A little depressing, don't you think?


Make it sort of a Hogan's Heroes? LOL  With Gul Klink. Every week Riker is trying to escape or help out the allies. "Klink where's Riker?" 


Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?

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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 12:01 pm

Quote: OneDamnMinuteAdmiral @ Sep. 14 2011, 11:53 am

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>i don't know about Wesly Crusher having his own show, but what about Thomas Riker?

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What exactly would he do?  He's a terrorist who got locked up in a labor camp.  Do you want the show about the labor camp?  A little depressing, don't you think?

Make it sort of a Hogan's Heroes? LOL  With Gul Klink. Every week Riker is trying to escape or help out the allies. "Klink where's Riker?" 


Suggest that again and I'm sending you to The Russian Front...


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 12:44 pm

 


>Quate:Dralek


 Sep. 14 2011, 2:24 pm


I'd like the Tom Riker idea, if the Maquis were able to bust him out of prison.  Maquis centered, with both the Federation and the Cardassians seen as the enemy?  Sounds interesting, to me at least


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 Thank you very much for your open mindedness in this subjuct

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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 12:56 pm

Quote: Captainnextgen @ Sep. 14 2011, 12:44 pm

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>I'd like the Tom Riker idea, if the Maquis were able to bust him out of prison.  Maquis centered, with both the Federation and the Cardassians seen as the enemy?  Sounds interesting, to me at least

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> Thank you very much for your open mindedness in this subjuct

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People thinking an idea is really stupid isn't the same as them having a closed mind.  The idea doesn't make sense for reasons already given.


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 2:17 pm

A show with Wesley Crusher as a Captain...Meh. A show about Tom Riker. There wouldn't be much to tell after "Defiant". He was found guilty and sent to a Cardassian Labor camp and might be possibly dead. When Cardassia joined the Dominion, they wiped out the Maquis. They might have murdered their former Maquis prisoners too.


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 3:10 pm

As a former child prodigy all grown up myself, I'm all for Captain Wesley Crusher.  How about Wesley versus Thomas Riker et al.?  He can be the Khan, the Lex Luthor.  Every show with a superhero needs a supervillain, even if only a cult of personality.


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 3:19 pm

Ill say, make up a new universe cosidering, they need to. They also have overused most of the charectars. I'm all for a new show, but not a charectar from the past


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Report this Sep. 14 2011, 5:51 pm

The 2 most interesting ideas I've seen are an animated Titan show.  Animation saves money on actors and allows crazy looking aliens.


 


The others is a Twilight Zone type show that changes the characters and story every week or so.  The neat thing about this idea is it might lure in some big name actors who would like to do star trek but don't want to devote years at a time or pigeon hole their career.


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