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Admiral Archer September 18 2013 08:22 AM

A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
This thread is not to announce a new fan series or any planned episodes, but to pitch an idea I had for a Trek fan series pilot which could be edited to match any number of productions set during the 24th century. Anyone who is interested in using the pitch is free to do so, so long as they share their final version with everyone. Here is the pitch in a nutshell:

The setting is shortly after the year 2387, or thereabouts. The Hobus star has gone supernova, and Spock Prime has already chased Nero into the alternate universe. In the prime universe, the Borg return, destroy earth, and assimilate everything else, scattering humanity across the stars. There is only one ship left. In a last attempt to save humanity, this last crew team up with a civilian scientist in a desperate attempt to recreate the Big Bang, and reboot the whole universe, thereby rewriting history. In the process, the old universe is completely destroyed, and reborn exactly as it was. After a brief montage of all universal moments in history up to this point, the final moments of the episode involve the crew of this valiant ship assembling for the first time, without any memory of what they had just done, as a flashback/restart.

If anyone has any questions or comments, please let me know!

Solarbaby September 18 2013 04:25 PM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
Sound like voyager reset button. I love time travel stories but not when everything is restored exactly how it was. Reminds me a bit if TNG All Good Things tbh. The idea is interesting but seems a bit epic to be 1 episode. And to make it a series with continuing themes is hard to get right and to follow. Look at Enterprise temporal cold war.

Maurice September 20 2013 09:48 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
So, they kill the zillions of beings in their own universe by bringing it to an end just so they can save human society, but since the new universe repeats exactly as the first, humanity will be assimilated again and they'll reboot the universe ad infinitum. These aren't the actions of heroes, but those of genocidal war criminals.

publiusr September 21 2013 09:22 PM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
I could see this at the very end of a universe, at heat death, when all sentient life has ended, but some cthulhoid threat emerges. Then blow it all to hell after downloading all the alien worlds lifeforms to preserve them

Hober Mallow October 17 2013 03:35 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
Sure they didn't already make a Star Trek porno with that title?

Herkimer Jitty October 19 2013 08:12 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
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Maurice wrote: (Post 8669092)
So, they kill the zillions of beings in their own universe by bringing it to an end just so they can save human society, but since the new universe repeats exactly as the first, humanity will be assimilated again and they'll reboot the universe ad infinitum. These aren't the actions of heroes, but those of genocidal war criminals.

Yes, but they'll get away with it. Again and again and again. The perfect war crime. It's ingenious, really.

BillJ October 19 2013 11:57 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
Sounds like the idea is at least partially lifted from the Futurama episode "The Late Philip J. Fry".

http://theinfosphere.org/Forward_time_machine

Captain Jed R. October 20 2013 07:22 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
Also sounds partially similar to "The Big Bang", the last episode of Doctor Who Series Five.

doubleohfive November 20 2013 12:43 AM

Re: A Proposed Pilot Episode: "The Last Big Bang"
 
This also brings to mind the actually ingenius "The Late Philip J. Fry" episode from Futurama. Except there, at least Fry, Bender and the Professor remembered what happened as they were the only ones who actually traveled through time.

This idea seems, as mentioned, very similar to the Doctor Who episode and even then not fully formed. Who are the people in this story? Why should we care about them? What's the point of it all beyond the big boom gee whiz battle scenes and 'splosions?

How do you plan to show these seminal moments from history? Are you going to recreate all of them with actors and sets and visual effects, or just ape stock footage off youtube?

It would be much more interesting (if you're adamant about having this particular direction being the thrust of your story) if there's a voice (or voices) among the characters legitimately asking if humanity deserves to be saved/rebooted. The ethical dilemma inherent in that conversation alone would be, if well written, a thousand times more interesting (and in line with the kinds of stories Star Trek has traditionally told) than another space battle.


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