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More seasons of the original Star Trek with original cast

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 5:56 am

 


the next logical addition to Star Trek on TV is a risk free addition of  2 to 4 seasons of the original Star Trek made directly for syndication. Using likeness and voices of the original cast members using the technology similar to Avatar and Rise of the planet of the Apes. This would be an endless "cash cow" for CBS and Paramount. With direct to syndication and endless world-wide syndication plus blue ray releases and new format releases forever....Need I say more....


 

Vger23

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 6:32 am

No, you need say no more.


 


 

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 6:37 am

Why not, the remaining years of the original 5 year mission has already been written in novels, cimics and graphic novel..so there are lots of stories to tell...They already remastered the first 3 seasons with new special effects. Why not at least complete that mission. They technology finally exists to do it. I would prefer this to another series. But thats just my opinion.


 


What other thoughts are there on this suggestion? Does everyone thing it's a bad idea?

Vger23

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 6:45 am

Dude, I mean no disrespect...but there are literally 100's of posts on this board about what the next incarnation of Star Trek on televison should be.


 


Also, with regard to your idea...some of the original actors (Kelley, Doohan, Barrett) are no longer with us, and I seriously doubt that everyone else in the primary cast would come back.


Also, there's only so much that can be done dramatically because we all know what happens in the Star Trek universe post- 2269 because of the films and the TNG era. So, unlike the "alternate universe" of the new movie...much of the dramatic tension would be gone. You know the characters aren't going to die. You know the ship isn't going to blow up...there's really no surprises or tension as a result.


Interesting idea? Yes. Something that is likely to happen? No...not in a million years.

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 7:01 am

No disrespect taken and I appreciate your imput.


I think it is posible now if they can create lifelike dinosaurs and make a movie about apes without using an actual live ape....they can do it. I meant the same voices and younger looking versions of the cast dead or alive, because the estates of the actors still get paid for it.


I am not talking about using the original cast members at their current ages at all. It would be the cast as they were in the 60s.


But you are right, we already know the future after the 5 year mission...I still think the studio could pursue this if they thought it was profitable.


We now see dead actors starring in current television ads.....


Thanks again...

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 9:30 am

Everyone is dead


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Pooneil

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 1:02 pm

Why not just create new episodes out of the old ones? You could re-edit the existing footage with new special effects and a few bits of added dialogue to come up with entirely new stories. "Star Trek: Remix".


Want to know what would happen if the Enterprise and a Romulan ship were trapped inside the Space Amoeba? Or who would win: a Mugato or a Tribble? What about Trelane vs. the Gorn? All this can be done at little expense, with just a little time and imagination. We could even use deleted scenes and bloopers -- just think of the dramatic possibilities of Nimoy flubbing his lines or Shatner walking face-first into a door! What sort of strange alien influence would cause that to happen?


You could take it a step further and add some new characters. With a little digital magic, they could interact with Kirk and Spock. "Trials and Tribble-ations" already showed us how this could be accomplished. Instead of a new crew boldly going their own way, we could have an entire series (or at least 78 episodes) about the lower decks of the Enterprise, the redshirts.


There are literally hundreds of possible shows waiting to be squeezed out of Star Trek. I haven't even scratched the surface. Why not a musical?

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 1:20 pm

hmmmmmmmp.......lol.....u get what i mean....cgi and other technology means....it longer matters if an actor is dead...he can still have a career in hollywood........

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 1:21 pm

but not a musical......lol

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 4:22 pm

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I think the Beatles did something kind of similar with John Lennon's voice in Free as a Bird. (Although they may have used actual recordings for this.)


The other problem is, even if it were possible, it would be far too cost prohibitive to produce a TV series of Star Trek in this style with any but the simplest of animation. (Think: Clone Wars.) At the moment you are looking at examples from the cutting edge of CG for movies. They can afford to use this for movies because it is a one-off production. Whereas you are talking about a season or two of television.


Weta (the company responsible for the FX in Rise of the Planet of the Apes) does do series as well, but Jane and the Dragon for instance has very simple CG. Not that it would never reach that point where the kind of FX you are talking about might be made more cheaply, but it may take anything up to a decade to get there.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

ThunderCloud

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 5:09 pm

Hmmmmmp...you may be right about that....What about one stand alone 2 hour episode (TV SPECIAL) per year......It would be very expensive but would turn a profit on wordwide syndication and blue ray/ dvd sales

OtakuJo

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Report this Mar. 31 2012, 9:24 pm

I'm afraid I can't picture today's TV studios agreeing to that pitch.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

ThunderCloud

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Report this Apr. 01 2012, 3:36 am

it seems the time may not br right to do a full season...perhaps a partial season...just a few epidodes per year.

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Report this Apr. 02 2012, 8:17 pm

I probably wouldn't have responded to this thread except that I want to respond to something that Vger23 said in his reply.


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Also, there's only so much that can be done dramatically because we all know what happens in the Star Trek universe post- 2269 because of the films and the TNG era. So, unlike the "alternate universe" of the new movie...much of the dramatic tension would be gone. You know the characters aren't going to die. You know the ship isn't going to blow up...there's really no surprises or tension as a result.



I agree that the idea of making all new episodes of the original Star Trek series using digital recreations of the sets and cast (even if it were logistically possible) is a really awful idea. The OS was an incredible product of the times in which it was made, and it will always hold a special place in my heart; but as much as we might like too, we can't live in the past and nether can Star Trek. In the long run, if Star Trek is to survive it must forge ahead, rather then simply trying to relive or rehash the glories of the past.  That said, I totally disagree with Vger23's assertion that it would not be possible to create interesting and exciting stories set in that OS era and featuring the original crew just because we know what happens in the future.


Part of the problem is that so much of the American television viewing audience has become so accustomed to the work of lazy and incompetent screen writers that they have all but forgotten what REAL storytelling is like. I hate to tell you this, but a great sci-fi story (and in turn, a great Star Trek story) doesn't necessarily have to resort to cheap tricks like killing off a main character or blowing up the heroes' ship to shock an audience into watching or to create "dramatic tension". A really good, old-school science fiction writer (with an eye for detail and the passion of a genuine Star Trek fan) could easily come up with all kinds of interesting and exciting stories which would fit in seamlessly with established canon.

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Report this Apr. 02 2012, 8:31 pm

It probably wouldn't be the same since most of the cast are either old or dead. Maybe the idea of  7 seasons of Star Trek:TOS (since most of the Star Trek series had 7 seasons) would have worked better back in the 1960s-1970s.


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