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Sehlat123

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Report this Dec. 31 2012, 11:52 am

There are so many topics of WHEN there will be a new series, so I am asking: If there was a new series, what should it be about?


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D. Cottingham

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Report this Dec. 31 2012, 12:45 pm

The USS Titan under the command of Captain Riker!

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Report this Dec. 31 2012, 2:18 pm

New series. New characters. Perhaps a few decades after Nemesis.


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Report this Dec. 31 2012, 2:52 pm

It's not even close to the appropriate time for a new series right now. I'd say AT BEST it's another 5 years.


And a new show would need to be VERY different than anything that came before. It would need to be even more different than TNG was from TOS. It would need to get back to being unique, edgy and very fringe...much the same way TOS was back in the late 60's. And, it would need to be a complete reboot or re-do, with no ties to chains to the old continuity or canon. That's the only way it would have a chance of being even remotely accepted by a viewing audience, in my opinion.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 7:13 am

Quote: Vger23 @ Dec. 31 2012, 2:52 pm

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>It's not even close to the appropriate time for a new series right now. I'd say AT BEST it's another 5 years.

>And a new show would need to be VERY different than anything that came before. It would need to be even more different than TNG was from TOS. It would need to get back to being unique, edgy and very fringe...much the same way TOS was back in the late 60's. And, it would need to be a complete reboot or re-do, with no ties to chains to the old continuity or canon. That's the only way it would have a chance of being even remotely accepted by a viewing audience, in my opinion.

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I agree.  To see the USS Titan suggestion become realityis a good idea but it's just not feesable, the cost alone would be insane (Multiple specis crew).  I would like to see The New Frontier made into a series but it seems to be a newer version of TNG.  We need an orginal idea. IMHO


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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 7:25 am

Yeah, I think much to the "fan's" chagrin, a new series would not contain characters or significant continuity elements from the past incarnations of Trek. It would need to be it's own unique show. 


 

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 7:54 am

I have always been curious about alien species when the Federation is not around or the center of attention. For instance, I wondered what was going on in Romulan space or with the Klingons that had little to do with the Federation. I would like to see a series that focused on disparate species and their worlds, perhaps bringing the stories together over time while placing the Federation in a secondary role. I think something could be done here with the Temporal Cold War that would easily connect worlds in different quadrants.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 9:24 am

Quote: And0rianPhil0s0pher @ Jan. 01 2013, 7:54 am

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>I have always been curious about alien species when the Federation is not around or the center of attention. For instance, I wondered what was going on in Romulan space or with the Klingons that had little to do with the Federation. I would like to see a series that focused on disparate species and their worlds, perhaps bringing the stories together over time while placing the Federation in a secondary role. I think something could be done here with the Temporal Cold War that would easily connect worlds in different quadrants.

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This might be fascinating for a novel or a comic book series, but a television series would NEVER be made like this. Not enough mass-appeal, way too expensive to produce, and not enough "human elemtents" to be considered Star Trek.


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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 10:44 am

A series on the Starfleet timeship Relativity set in the 29th century would be interesting.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 2:20 pm

I think budgetary considerations might be taken care of with a BBC-like approach. For instance, Dr. Who is done in a miniseries-like format instead of a 26-episode format, which I believe allows the producers to better utilize their resources. Of course, "reality" television has probably ruined the chances of a high-end science fiction show being produced any time soon. Instead, we might have to settle for Star Trek: Real Ship:


"This is the true story... of seven aliens... picked to live on a starship...work together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when species stop being polite... and start getting real..."


Subquestion: What should the 7 types of species be? I think the obvious choices would be: Andorian, Klingon, Human, Ferengi, Romulan, Cardassian, and... Tellarite? This seems like too many humanoids. Perhaps a Horta would mix things up.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 3:34 pm

But Star Trek is really, at its heart, about humanity. The sprinkling of Alien characters in the various series have always served to provide different perspectives on the human equation and/or hold a mirror up to the human characters.


A series filled with aliens would not only be fairly unrelatable, it would really not be Star Trek.

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 4:05 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Jan. 01 2013, 3:34 pm

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>A series filled with aliens would not only be fairly unrelatable, it would really not be Star Trek.

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Isn't that just DS9 then? How many humans on that show? Three or four?

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 4:15 pm

It's hard to say what would work for sure, until it happens. The idea of a crossover character might not seem to work in principle, but Worf & O'Brien fitted really well into DS9, and some may say both developed much further than they did on TNG. Q, on the other hand, did not fit very well at all.


People rail against a series set very far in the future, but many forget that there is supposed to be almost a century between original series and TNG. A series with a majority of alien characters might better reflect the apparently diverse demographic of the Federation and of the galaxy in general -- although it would be difficult to make from a practical standpoint, just because of all that make-up and so on. On the other hand, if the characters themselves were "humanised" enough, then they might still be relatable.


I am not sure that I would like all of these ideas either. The thought of an Academy series makes me cringe. It's kind of strange to see how conservative people are regarding possible new series, when you think about how diverse the different Star Trek series have been.


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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 6:45 pm

The idea of characters from other series can go either way, but can definitely be taken too far.  Even though I could give a list of characters I would like to see again, I would not want to see any more than 1 of them as a regular in a new series.  I wouldn't want to see 2 or 3 characters each from TNG, DS9 & Voy, even though I could give that many names of those that I like. 


As for non-Human crew, there is a very valid arguement either way.  As pointed out, ST is about Humanity and the limited number of non-Human characters provides a different perspective on Humanity.  However, the idea of the Federation being made up of so many different races, but the crew being made up almost entirely of Humans seems rather odd, and that oddity is taken to a greater degree by the inclusion of the only or one of the very few (fill in the blank) in StarFleet characters.  If ST wants to talk about how many races are part of the Federation, but wants to have a primarily Human group of characters, then at least bulk up the recurring guest roles with non-Humans, but let them be from races that are actually a part of the Federation.  Have the main characters mostly Human, but then have non-Human, but Federation species represented in the crew with characters that show up in 5 or 6 episodes per season.


 

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 11:24 pm

Quote: darmokattanagra @ Jan. 01 2013, 4:05 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Jan. 01 2013, 3:34 pm

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>A series filled with aliens would not only be fairly unrelatable, it would really not be Star Trek.

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Isn't that just DS9 then? How many humans on that show? Three or four?


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On the main cast you have Sisko, O'Brien, Bashir & Jake


Other characters there are: Jennifer, Keiko, Molly, Vash, Seyitek, Alixus, Cassandra, Vinod, Stephen, Joseph, Meg, Commander Hudson, Admiral Nachayev, Samuels, Amaros, Captain Kiyo, Tom Riker, Leanne, Melanie, Kassidy Yates, Eddington, Joseph Sisko, Admiral Leyton, Captain Benteen, Enrique Muniz, Kalandra, Kirby, Dulmer, Lucsley, Fullerton, Admiral Whatley, Rebecca Eddington, Dr Zimmerman, Richard Bashir, Amsha Bashir, Miranda, Gabriel, Pechetti, Stoltzof, Amaro, Dr Geiger, Admiral Ross, Admiral Coburn, Jack, Lauren, Sarina, Patrick, Hain, Bilby, Sloan, Watters, Dorian, Shepherd, Farris, Yoshi, Captain Cusack, Sarah Sisko, Vargas, Reese, Kellin, Larkin, Hector Alario. [I've very likely mispelt at least some of those.]


Mirror Terrans, crew of the Enterprise, all the 21st century people from Past Tense, base personnel from Little Green Men,


(Cardassians and / or Changelings and / or Klingons etc disguised as humans, and holographic & vision people not included.)


 


But also a strong contingent of alien characters, many of whom contributed much to the show and its identity.


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