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Jayson May 3 2009 01:21 PM

How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
It would be away to do a new show while also tying it to the success of the new movie. I could see them doing 3 different things with a Pike series.

1 His adventures as the captain of the Enterprise. Maybe you could even get Quinto as Spock but even if you can't do that you don't have to worry since your talking about a new universe and thus it won't be a canon violation if you don't have Spock there.

2 See what he did after stepping down as Captain. Perhaps he doesn't end up in a wheel chair in this timeline. Might be fun to see him in charge of Starfleet Academy or you could have him retire from Starfleet and do a Firefly type of show or maybe have him part of a Starfleet Inteligence type of show.

3 Have him explore Talos with the girl he meets in "The Cage". Perhaps there are other humans and aliens on this planet as well. It would be sort of a "Lost" type of show with a Trek twist. This wierd alien planet filled with exotic aliens and sophisitcated technolgy not to mention the ability to create illusions.

Jason

Admiral2 May 3 2009 06:58 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Not if JJ Abrams is producing it.

Kelso May 4 2009 10:17 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
^ Yeah, the last thing we need is someone talented and successful producing a new Trek series.

urbandk May 5 2009 06:00 AM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
I think this series won't fly because they wouldn't want the Enterprise on TV commanded by someone other than Kirk. Also, it would have to be a prequel to the prequel, which would get even more convoluted.



However, I'll still hold out hope for a Faran Tahir prequel series. They have the sets built, after all.

M May 5 2009 07:41 AM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
I don't think this will happen, but just out of pure curiosity, is Bruce Greenwood even up to do TV series these days?

Skywalker May 5 2009 08:02 AM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
He did the short-lived John from Cincinnati on HBO, but I doubt he'd be interested in a long-term network TV role.

Dayton3 May 5 2009 05:56 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Bruce Greenwood.

Probably too old and too talented to be interested in the grind of a weekly series.

Admiral2 May 5 2009 08:16 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Quote:

Kelso wrote: (Post 2902422)
^ Yeah, the last thing we need is someone talented and successful producing a new Trek series.

Depends on your definition of "talented." Mine doesn't include having "LOST" and "Felicity" in your resume.

M May 5 2009 08:47 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
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Admiral2 wrote: (Post 2906020)
Depends on your definition of "talented." Mine doesn't include having "LOST" [...] in your resume.

Mine most certainly does. Lost is without a doubt one of the best series I've ever seen. :techman:

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Skywalker wrote: (Post 2904358)
..., but I doubt he'd be interested in a long-term network TV role.

Yeah, I thought so, too. :(

urbandk May 6 2009 09:13 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Never seen Lost, but I loved Felicity. I liked Alias too. I like what Abrams has done with Star Trek and hope he influences any future TV series, but I doubt such a series would revolve around Greenwood. Knowing Abrams, I imagine he'd go for some unusual angle. He's already said that he has little interest in doing another series that follows the TOS, TNG, Voy templates.

Blackster May 7 2009 11:54 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
I really liked Pike in the new film and Greenwood is an underappreciated legend - why they didn't have him play Archer instead of the wooden Scott Bakula, I don't know.

However... I wouldn't go down the TV show route with Pike. If there was a new show (and I think we're YEARS away from that, if ever), it needs to be a fresh approach in Abramsverse continuity.

Morpheus 02 June 8 2013 03:13 AM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Well...if not a Pike series...how about a revived Nowhere Man (or at least a TV movie)?

I'm going to post about Greenwood's latest outing as Pike..in just what, 1/2 of screen time between 2 movies, he's a created an inspiring character that I can totally buy as being VERY meaningful to Kirk, like a father.

Bry_Sinclair June 8 2013 07:53 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
I wouldn't mind it, so long as they dropped Spock and had a fantastic actress cast as Number One.

marksound June 8 2013 08:02 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
I don't really think Greenwood would be interested in doing a Trek series--or any series--unless the money was really good.

I liked him in Nowhere Man on UPN back in the 90s, but the plot was hard to follow.

Belz... June 8 2013 08:44 PM

Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
 
Quote:

Jayson wrote: (Post 2897695)
It would be away to do a new show while also tying it to the success of the new movie. I could see them doing 3 different things with a Pike series.

1 His adventures as the captain of the Enterprise.

In principle, I'd find it interesting but... he was captain of the Enterprise for about 10 minutes, then was captured by Nero, released and relieved, and was captain of the Enterprise again when Kirk was demoted but never commanded her again.

What adventures would you show ?


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