Re: Star Trek, what I think it should be.....
Herkimer Jitty wrote:
Easily solved in dialogue.
"wait, so we can make duplicates of people?"
"Nope, doesn't work like that. This tech can't do that."
The writers can literally put a kibosh on it in a few seconds flat.
Except that don't work, you can't just make up dialogue and pretend it's believable, unless your audience is totally uneducated, these plot holes will crop up just about every single episode.
Granted that seemed to never matter on voyageur
If your making a show into 2015 etc, your gonna have to be a little more advanced when people were 50 years ago. People expect a certain amount of plot coherence, this is the internet age, where everyone has access to information.
If you establish the milieu right off the bat then the show doesn't have to contradict itself. All the implications of the technology will be intertwined in the fabric of the show itself.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan