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Old October 1 2012, 04:20 AM   #63
C.E. Evans
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Re: will star trek ever return to prime universe?

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As long as the name "Star Trek" is attached to a project it will be judged by what came before. Kirk, Spock and McCoy are iconic and part of our culture. The characters that followed have never reached that level of renown. I don't know if they ever will.
To be fair, I'm sure people said similar things back in the eighties before TNG debuted, and yet people accepted a STAR TREK series without Kirk and the usual gang--for seven successful seasons.

On TV at least, TNG was an unqualified success, even if the TOS crew has a better track record on the big screen.
It was successful, but I don't think the characters have become iconic.
Characters really only need to be likable and interesting enough for a good-sized audience to tune in every week (it's how most successful shows operate). They generally don't reach iconic status until many years later anyway, and then only very few of them.
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