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Star Trek Voyager Film???

dtorres6012

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 3:59 pm

I sort of feel that we were given the short end of the proverbial stick when Voyager ended. I felt as if we were owed a film given the fact that the other shows had a shot at it. I mean there were a lot of questions left unanswered. I for one have plenty that need to be resolved. What are your thoughts on this?


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Davia

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 4:24 pm

I completely agree.  I may be a little bias compared to many other trekkies.  This was my favorite series and I feel it ended too abruptly.  If someone had took the time and sat down with some damn good writers, I'm sure the movie would have gotten some decent ratings. 


But hey, at least I'm thankful for the alternative universe movies that are going on.  For a while there I thought the star Trek franchise was dying.

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Report this Dec. 11 2012, 6:40 am

Quote: dtorres6012 @ Dec. 09 2012, 3:59 pm

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>I sort of feel that we were given the short end of the proverbial stick when Voyager ended. I felt as if we were owed a film given the fact that the other shows had a shot at it. I mean there were a lot of questions left unanswered. I for one have plenty that need to be resolved. What are your thoughts on this?

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I would have liked to know what about  Chakotay and Seven. Will they stay together? I think they look great together. They are a sexy couple, but in a movie I would like to have Chakotay and Janeway together. It`s a pitty that there`s no movie.

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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 7:48 pm

I would love to see a Voyager movie. Seven and Chakotay together is a little weird to me tho.

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Report this Dec. 22 2012, 11:29 am

I think the end of Star Trek Voyager is just they fly to earth, and the end. What? They didn't even dock, or land on earth. Paris didn't see his father, and so didn't anyone else. Maybe they should make a movie that relates to ST:VOY.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 8:33 pm

I think a Voyager film would have appealed mostly to the tv show fans and not to a general audience like the re-boot did. The re-boot in all reality destroyed Star Trek as it was and in the same breath jump started the series back to life. I would have liked Nemesis to have closed the door on TNG, DS9, and VOY before they did a reboot, but then again, I am a lowly fan, what do I know.


If they had a Voyager movie, I could see the writers/producers creating a storyline that involves a Delta Quadrant species threatening the Alpha Quadrant...like a Hirogen/Kazon alliance or something. Because of Admiral Janeway's familiarity, she would end up leading a mission against the threat. Or it could have involved something with Seven of Nine and the Borg, but that seems too much like First Contact.  

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 8:43 pm

Unfortunately, nobody is "owed" anything, least of all a multi-million dollar major motion picture that nobody but hardcore Voyager fans would go see.


Just because TOS and TNG got films, doesn't mean the plan was ever to do the same for every series. TNG was arguably the most popular (by far) of the spin-off series, and those films, particuarly toward the time period where Voyager ended, performed well below expectations at the box office.


A Voyager film was never in the cards.


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dtorres6012

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 8:56 pm

How could you possibly know what was in "the cards"? for all you know it could have been in the works and was cancelled last minute. just like they said they`d never make another star trek related anything yet came out with the new film and another on the way. and yes we were owed a film its the least they can do with the shitty ending they gave us.


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Vger23

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 7:26 am

I wasn't trying to be an ass, I was just trying to be realistic.


Star Trek Voyager saw a steady decline in viewer ratings after it's premier (ending up in the bottom 90's and 100's). It went off the air in 2001, 2 1/2 years after Insurrection, a movie based on a much more popular cast and crew, completely underwhelmed at the box office. 


In 2001, production was already well underway for Star Trek Nemesis, which as we also know, completely bombed at the box office. Again, a movie starring a more popular cast and crew. So, you can assume 2 things quite certainly from these facts:


 


1. Production for a Voyager film would not have started immediately after it's final episode like Generations did. They would have finished the production and release of Nemesis before doing anything else. 


2. Since Nemesis and Insurrection, both films containing elements of a much more popular television series, failed at the box office, there was no way Paramount would have green-lighted a Star Trek Voyager motion picture. If they weren't going to make another TNG film, they sure as heck weren't going to make a Voyager movie, especially after the decline in Star Trek television ratings and the 2 recent box office failures.


 


I know what was "in the cards" because I read about Star Trek. Do you really think that if there were plans for a Voyager movie at any point, that the fans wouldn't have heard that by now? There was nothing left to do. The series was built along the idea of Voyager reaching home. They showed that in the last episode. There's nothing left to tell. The story ended. 


$hitting ending or not, they don't owe us anything, particularly if all indications are that they would have lost their shirts in producing such a movie. Film studios aren't usually adapting strategies that they know may put them out of business. 


 


Also, when did anyone at Paramount or CBS ever say they'd "never make another Star Trek related anything?"


 


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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 10:37 am

Paramount has had more than enough opportunities to make direct to dvd Star Trek movies that would had all fans clamoring to buy. I would have loved to see some of the books made into movies like Invasion.

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 1:06 pm

I would have liked to seen a Voyager film since it was my favorite series, however it wasn't realistic as mentioned above. With how poorly the TNG films performed in the box office, a Voyager movie likely wouldn't have done any better in my opinon. It would have been more realistic to just have one or maybe two more episodes to really wrap things up after the crew made it home.

dtorres6012

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 4:15 pm

Right after the last film a few yrs ago that bombed they decided that to do anything further with ST would hurt the franchise yet they came out with a new film. hence my point. had they actually put their minds together they could have pulled it off. given that this new film has done so well and revitalized the star trek industry.


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D. Cottingham

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 4:55 pm

A Voyager film would have been far less successful than the 2009 reboot any way you cut it. People are always going to go to the theaters to see Kirk and Spock, not Janeway and Chakotay. Even if the directors "put their minds together" a Voyager film would still have greatly struggled in the box even if it were a good movie.

dtorres6012

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 5:01 pm

No one will EVER know for sure. Since it wasn`t given the chance. til then I will continue to stand by my opinion until proven other wise


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D. Cottingham

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 5:55 pm

Don't get me wrong. I would have absolutely loved to have seen a Voyager movie; and personally believe the series deserved more than it got. However from a realistic standpoint there is no evidence to support that a Voyager movie would have done well.  When you look at the facts, and some are stated above, the crew of the Next Generation didn't even have much box office success. And this was a franchise that had far higher ratings than Voyager did and was far more renown. However, with the write story and some good directing perhaps a Voyager movie could have been a success, that facts just don't look good though.

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