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Matt S May 17 2013 08:38 PM

If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisit?
 
For me, this is easy, a $170 Million version of Mirror, Mirror

Really would love to see Mirror Mirror Spock again.....

Admiral Buzzkill May 17 2013 08:40 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
Nah. "The Doomsday Machine" if anything.

Let's mash that up with the Klingons.

Hell, let's do a better version of ST:TMP - A Klingon patrol gets blown to smithereens by the Doomsday Machine, and we learn that "it's on a direct heading for Earth." :lol:

BillJ May 17 2013 09:01 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
Errand of Mercy

Strong core story, which can easily be expanded.

Admiral Buzzkill May 17 2013 09:03 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

BillJ May 17 2013 09:08 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104924)
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

You still have to have the Organians. But this time you make them twisted fucks who get off on watching the Federation and Klingons slaughter each other. You can have big space battles and big ground battles and actions sequences.

Then you have Kirk and the Klingons get together at the end to defeat them.

Ovation May 17 2013 09:23 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
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BillJ wrote: (Post 8104960)
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104924)
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

You still have to have the Organians. But this time you make them twisted fucks who get off on watching the Federation and Klingons slaughter each other. You can have big space battles and big ground battles and actions sequences.

Then you have Kirk and the Klingons get together at the end to defeat them.

Isn't that Day of the Dove writ large?

BillJ May 17 2013 09:26 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 8104960)
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104924)
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

You still have to have the Organians. But this time you make them twisted fucks who get off on watching the Federation and Klingons slaughter each other. You can have big space battles and big ground battles and actions sequences.

Then you have Kirk and the Klingons get together at the end to defeat them.

Isn't that Day of the Dove writ large?

You are completely right. :lol:

I just figured that Errand of Mercy gives you the big stage with a full-out war. Plus the entity from Day of the Dove didn't have a human form to use. :techman:

Relayer1 May 17 2013 09:31 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104741)
Nah. "The Doomsday Machine"

:bolian:

or ''Spock's Brain'' ;)

KirkusOveractus May 17 2013 09:32 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
My favorite episode of TOS, A Taste of Armageddon. But to please Admiral Buzzkill, we'll say that the planet killer was the reason for them fighting with computers now, after seeing what the Doomsday Machine did.

MickJo1701 May 17 2013 09:33 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
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Relayer1 wrote: (Post 8105173)
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104741)
Nah. "The Doomsday Machine"

:bolian:

or ''Spock's Brain'' ;)

Indeed, or the one with the space hippies!

BillJ May 17 2013 09:34 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
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KirkusOveractus wrote: (Post 8105176)
My favorite episode of TOS, A Taste of Armageddon. But to please Admiral Buzzkill, we'll say that the planet killer was the reason for them fighting with computers now, after seeing what the Doomsday Machine did.

A Taste of Armageddon is also my favorite episode, but I'm not sure it would have enough 'bang' to interest casual viewers. :(

trevanian May 17 2013 09:43 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 8104960)
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104924)
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

You still have to have the Organians. But this time you make them twisted fucks who get off on watching the Federation and Klingons slaughter each other.

So why not cut out the middleman and call them Excalbians?

RETURN TO TOMORROW remains my choice. Easy to expand in terms of menace and scale (pushing pg-13 with the horror aspect), while still retaining the whole questing aspect (and able to show the down side of that as well.)

Plus it gives at least a couple of cast members room to flex.

DaveyNY May 17 2013 09:43 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
"Requiem for Methuselah"

While using aspects of "The Trouble with Tribbles" (specifically Klingons in disguise) and "I Mudd" (specifically Norman and his ilk) to change-up the story.

Make it so that who ever they get to play 'Mr. Flint,' has come across Norman in his search for a perfect companion and some how manages to further piss off the Klingons at the same time.
Also, bring in a whole bunch of the Klingon home world dying (since we see a glimpse that Praxis is already destroyed in STiD) and how desperate they are to hang onto their Empire.

So many possibilities...

BillJ May 17 2013 09:44 PM

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trevanian wrote: (Post 8105254)
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BillJ wrote: (Post 8104960)
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8104924)
Okay, but get rid of the Organians. And put the Planet Killer in somewhere. :lol:

You still have to have the Organians. But this time you make them twisted fucks who get off on watching the Federation and Klingons slaughter each other.

So why not cut out the middleman and call them Excalbians?

I tend to steer clear of rock creatures.

Cinema Geekly May 17 2013 09:47 PM

Re: If you wrote the next one, which original episode would you revisi
 
Two Words:

SPACE. HIPPIES.


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