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Old September 20 2012, 06:42 AM   #121
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Re: If annother Trek series was being made, what would you want in it?

I like Dorn's idea of a TNG/DS9/VOY era show with Captain Worf commanding a Federation ship. I'd like fresh characters including an Andorian or a Telarite since they were among the UFP's founding members. I prefer an ensemble cast of 6 or 7 characters with several semi-regulars to the triad that TOS was and ENT later became. It's a weekly series so characters can grow and develop over time. I'd also like one character to be CGI so that its appearance would be truly alien in nature rather than a human wearing latex ears, make-up, and a wig. Make it feline, insectoid, or aquatic; I don't care as long as it's not a human in a rubber suit. While Data, Worf, Data, Nog, T'Pol, and other non-humans were often played as the fish-out-of-water, this time around the character really is a fish-out-of-water. In addition, the cast needs an "everyman;" someone relatable to most viewers much like O'Brien was. He was an average Joe with a wife and kids, and he served loyally and received rewards for his hard work. I'd even consider having an Ensign who is very smart but socially awkward and inexperienced. He would not to be used as comic relief but as a sympathetic character who would be relatable to most young people first getting out on their own. He or she would have to earn the respect - slowly - of his/her peers. The Ensign would not be considered a brilliant Wesley-type wunderkind, but instead as a hard-working, studious young person who has a skill or two and has done well but earned everything he's gotten along the way. Maybe he would be the first Romulan in Starfleet since the Reman Incident (Nemesis). Worf's first officer and CMO must be the yin and yang that Spock and McCoy were to give him sound advice that is both rational and emotional. Worf will need to select the best bits for the particular situation. I would make the XO a human who is a brilliant tactician and the doctor an emotionally charged Andorian. Perhaps the CGI character is the Tactical Officer.
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