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Old August 30 2012, 09:19 PM   #154
Re: Exploring a darker theme in a future star trek series

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
The next Star Trek series won't be pitched at adults and kids because shows are more narrowly targeted than that. If its animated and on the Cartoon Network, it will be pitched at kids. If Netflix, Showtime or most places like that, it will be for adults.

That doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed by other age groups in either case, but the approach will be very different depending on what outlet it is created for. Like I said, it needs to pass the hip-grandma test, no graphic sex. But it can't come off as namby pamby compared with other well regarded shows. Its peer group is cable, not broadcast.

The MU might be a viable setting if for instance it takes off on the post Mirror Mirror story, which implied Spock and Marlena Moreau were going to stage some kind of uprising or guerrilla campaign. Quinto could be Spock, natch, and Moreau could be recast with a Hispanic actress. That will give us our good guys to root for, and the possibility of movie actor cameos playing their eeeevil selves.

Hmm, I'm starting to like this idea after all...
My problem is that would make it a straight prequel set in the Pre JJ Abrams timeline, where we know the outcome is the Terran Empire getting conquered by the Klingons and Cardassians. Not something to look forward to at the end of a series. We know for a fact that in the original Mirror Universe timeline, Spock becomes Emperor, makes democratic reforms and then the Republic he creates gets conquered by the Klingons and Cardassians, and Spock is killed in the process. That means there is no Spock around to try to save Romulus, the Star explodes anyway, but no black hole is created, thus no means for Nero to travel back in time, so thus Mirror Universe Nero doesn't show up in the Mirror Universe's 23rd century to change the mirror Universe's timeline. Vulcan is not destroyed in the Mirror Universe, but if the JJ Abrams timeline is followed in the other timeline then things have changes sufficiently such that the ISS Enterprise might not necessarily be visited by the new Captain Kirk of the New Enterprise. Perhaps Kirk, Scotty, McCoy, and Uhura are simply beamed into space in the JJ Abrams Universe because his Enterprise is elsewhere at the time. As Far as bearded Spock is concerned those crewmembers have just vanished in an unexplained transporter accident due to the ion storm. Since the Captain is gone, Spock takes command of the ISS Enterprise, but he is unaware of the Tantalus device which remains in Kirks quarters.
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