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My idea for a new Star Trek series

wiezeboe

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Report this Jan. 26 2013, 2:32 am

If Star Trek would ever be revived on television, here's my idea how they should do it:


 


The show is set in the early 25th century, approximately 40 years after Star Trek: Voyager. The Federation has taken about 4 decades to recover from the Dominion war, the Borg attacks, and what not. There's a lasting peace treaty with the Klingons, the Romulans, the Dominion and the Cardassians. The Neutral Zone has been declared free space.


 


Since commander Data sacrificed himself, his counterpart B4 has been dismantled and studied. Now there are androids in use throughout the Federation, in every function imaginable. However, some have chosen to rebel, leading to terrible crimes. In some episodes of the show, the crew can be asked to investigate such crimes and bring the responsible androids to justice, reminding of movies like Blade Runner and A.I.


 


After the USS Voyager got home, Starfleet has studied the transwarp technology, and with Seven of Nine's help they have built their own version of it, which has been implemented into the new Starfleet ships. With these new transwarp ships, the Borg have been hunted down and destroyed, with help from species 8472, who have recently joined the Federation. Thanks to the transwarp technology, the four quadrants of known space have been united, and now it's time to explore the bigger expanse of the universe, restoring Star Trek to its original goal: to boldly go where no one has gone before.


 


Over the past 4 decades, a new fleet of transwarp ships has been built, with a brandnew flagship called Enterprise (obviously). The launch of this new ship is the start of the series.


 


The crew:


- the captain is a male humanoid android. This could make for some interesting CGI scenes, reminding of Will Smith's arm in "I, Robot".


- the first officer is actually Seven of Nine's daughter. She is of course fully human (since Borg implants are not transferred genetically), but having been raised by Seven she lacks some of that 'human touch'. She is very sharp and has had extensive training.


- the tactical officer is an Andorian, just because it's fun to see blue people with moving horns and white hair. This Andorian has some trust issues, making him the least liked member of the crew. During the run of the series you can have some interesting stories about this, making the audience and the crew like him more.


- the helsman is an attractive young woman, fresh out of the academy. She has a lot to learn, but she's the best pilot the Academy has ever known.


- the ship's doctor is of species 8472, making him the first regular CGI character on a Star Trek show.


- the chief engineer is Brittish, actually he is the great-grandson of Montgomery Scott.


 


The controls of the ship are partially holographic, so that the crew doesn't have to push so many buttons. Every console has an interactive 3D screen, also holographic. There are no blinking lights, every screen shows detailed information. The crew all have an ocular implant, which is handy, for example for detecting faults and for steering the ship. They also have communication devices and universal translators implanted into their bodies. This has been done from the moment they signed up for Starfleet Academy. Of course, the captain already had these from when he was built.


 


The aliens can look humanoid (as was explained in the TNG episode "The Chase"), but there can also be some really strange forms, using CGI and motion capture.


 


During the run of the show, there can also be timetravel experiments, leading to the first version of the timeship Relativity. Other stories cover new alien encounters, origin stories (especially for the Andorian and the doctor) and Starfleet investigations.

stunned4life

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Report this Jan. 26 2013, 7:59 pm

I like the originality of the idea but I agree it might be too expensive to produce at a decent level for viewing everyweek without scimping on things. Well if its set 40 years after Voyager maybe we can see it in 20 years our time.

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 12:27 pm

the Borg have been hunted down and destroyed, with help from species 8472, who have recently joined the Federation. Thanks to the transwarp technology, the four quadrants of known space have been united, and now it's time to explore the bigger expanse of the universe, restoring Star Trek to its original goal: to boldly go where no one has gone before.



No Borg? That would be sad. I think the Borg should stay a strong enemy in a new series. And I'd rather have 8472 infiltrating starfleet than a part of it.I doubt the domminion would join the federation either.


But the rest of your ideas are pretty good. It would make a cool series.


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Steve.VN

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 2:43 pm

I'm sorry, but I find this plot a little bit to close to Battlestar Galactica.
It will never be made....

marko.uusitalo.7

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 8:46 pm

I'd like to see a series where the crew consists of convicted felons, cast away to space on a ship stolen from the Federation, and they start make alliances with the species not in so friendly terms with the Federation.And just like say, Game of Thrones, there will be sudden deaths of characters, even those who you might think are the key ones, and yet survival being the prime directive if felons ever have one. Plotting, conspiracies, trust issues. What a show. I'd call it, Star Trek Rebel or something. If not being a show with many seasons, this one is the one I'd like to see as, at least, a mini series.

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 9:16 pm

I like the OP's idea, though it's probably not practical to do right now.


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T'Paul

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 9:35 pm

I like your basic idea. We really need a new show and with the last two movies due out soon, now is a great time for one.


If I can offer constructive criticism, though, I think what you describe might be a situation with too much CGI. It seems to me that only when used sparingly can CGI enhance a show. If it is used too much, the show becomes ridiculous.


So , while in general I agree that a crew of many races is more insteresting, let's not end up with another Jar-Jar Binks CGI laughing stock here.


Having said that I enjoy seeing a crew of many races, I still think most of the main characters in the show have to be human so viewers can relate easier. Not all the main characters, but most.  I would like to see a crew with maybe one more alien or nonhuman race present than we were given with "Enterprise." That would suffice.


Lastly, not really a critique, but I would incorporate more of a sort of Time War element to the basic plot. That would certainly broaden possibilities.

Gawain_VIII

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Report this Jan. 28 2013, 12:28 pm

I'd like to see the Star Trek: Online main storyline, starting with the Borg attack on Vega Colony all the way through "end game" scenario with the big reveal about the Iconians.


In fact, I was working on just that (http://www.startrek.com/boards-topic/33365988/using-sto-to-create-a-trek-fan-film).  It's a project that's been temporarily put on hiatus due to school, work, real-life, etc.


But A live-action TV show would be so much cooler than I could ever do.  The concept would be centered around Lt. Cmdr. Lance Arturo (remember "handsome phaser guy" from the STO website's old home page?)... originally a Tactical Officer on board the U.S.S. Caliburn (the Excalibur-class cruiser from the same picture) who fills the role of the player in the game--leading an away team to save the U.S.S. Khitomer from a borg boarding party.  Upon his return, he learns that he's the ranking officer and assumes command--just like in the game's tutorial... and continue from there.


In my project's rendition of the story, I've taken a few liberties to help things make a little more sense, such as having Arturo start out as a Lt. Cmdr. instead of Ensign.  Also, the three BOffs from the game--they all transfer to the Caliburn's crew (instead of simply picking one).


(Yes, if you got the impression that I was spamming my own project--you're right.  I'd love to be able to get this going again, if anyone has some time, knowledge, experience... I'd very much appreciate any help that could be offered.)


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Report this Jan. 28 2013, 1:23 pm

Quote: T'Paul @ Jan. 27 2013, 9:35 pm

>So , while in general I agree that a crew of many races is more insteresting, let's not end up with another Jar-Jar Binks CGI laughing stock here.

>Having said that I enjoy seeing a crew of many races, I still think most of the main characters in the show have to be human so viewers can relate easier. Not all the main characters, but most.  I would like to see a crew with maybe one more alien or nonhuman race present than we were given with "Enterprise." That would suffice.

>Lastly, not really a critique, but I would incorporate more of a sort of Time War element to the basic plot. That would certainly broaden possibilities.


Since you mentioned it... early in the STO missions includes a Dividian story arc involving time travel, war with the klingons, and "murderous ghosts" (the dividians).


My project has a "main crew" of:
--> LCdr/Cmdr/Capt Lance Arturo, human male, CO
--> --/LCdr/Cmdr Draig, unknown alien male, XO (originally concieved as a bipedal Edosian, has no significant role written yet--could be re-invented as human)
--> Dr. (Lt/LCdr/Cmdr) Sorak, Vulcan male, CMO (tutorial Sci BOff)
--> Ens/Ens/Lt.jg R'Shee Thryiss, Andorian female, Helm/Conn (tutorial Tac BOff)
--> Lt.jg/Lt/LCdr Morin Kort, Bolian male, Engineer (tutorial Eng BOff)
--> Ens/Lt.jg/Lt.jg Koja Nara, Bajoran female, Ops (tutorial "navigator")


(Ranks are given as "pilot episode/first season/series finale"... naturally that might change as the project moves forwars.  It all depends.)


How is that for a wide variety of alien cast while still retaining the familiarity of humans to relate to?


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Report this Jan. 30 2013, 7:47 am

Too much enphasis on Androids. You gotta be careful not to loose the human element, whic is what Trek is about.

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Report this Jan. 31 2013, 1:50 pm

A Star Trek show in the early 25th century is a great idea as long as it's in the regular universe. Older versions of characters from TNG, DS9, and VOY could make appearances too since those shows were in the 2360s-2370s.

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Report this Feb. 01 2013, 4:16 am

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>Just to be a stupid nit-picker, Montgomery Scot is Scottish not British. They don't like to be mistaken for one-another.

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Just to be a little nitpicky as well, Scotland is part of Britain.


(Scotty is not English, I think you mean to say -- but that's not to say his great grandson couldn't be.)


 


I agree with UninvitedGuest -- early 25th century is a good time to set the new Star Trek series. However I did not read your summary in detail as it is the stories in Star Trek, not the summaries that interest me!


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Report this Feb. 01 2013, 5:00 pm

Some Great Ideas , but something is very wrong with the Franchise ! Star Trek , whether the Original or newer Versions have been a Beacon of Sci-Fi from the USA . Not anymore , it seems ? There are other Sci-fi Franchises that have drawn trekkie-fans to them such as Stargate , Battlestar Galactica , Farscape , Torchwood , Terminator , Dr Who etc . Star Trek suffers from homogenised genre . And can they even afford to do another Series ? I would have thought so , but it appears they can't . Again we get a homogenised Movie pretending to be something ahead of it's time . Star Trek also needs to sort out their audience before great Scifi can be made.. is it to be made for an Adult , Teenage or Family viewing.. or all 3 ?   


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Report this Mar. 20 2013, 3:32 am

love it!

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Report this Mar. 20 2013, 5:55 am

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>Some Great Ideas , but something is very wrong with the Franchise ! Star Trek , whether the Original or newer Versions have been a Beacon of Sci-Fi from the USA . Not anymore , it seems ? There are other Sci-fi Franchises that have drawn trekkie-fans to them such as Stargate , Battlestar Galactica , Farscape , Torchwood , Terminator , Dr Who etc . Star Trek suffers from homogenised genre . And can they even afford to do another Series ? I would have thought so , but it appears they can't . Again we get a homogenised Movie pretending to be something ahead of it's time . Star Trek also needs to sort out their audience before great Scifi can be made.. is it to be made for an Adult , Teenage or Family viewing.. or all 3 ?   

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