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Old October 17 2012, 04:56 AM   #56
Tiberius
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

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FWIW, I think "It's Only a Paper Moon" showed us that having episodes where actors who were previously only guest stars carrying the entire show would work very well.
I think "Half a Life" proved that years earlier.
I didn't think of that, but you are right.

And a lot of DS9 episodes were built largely around supporting characters -- Garak, Rom, Nog, Leeta, Bareil, Winn, Dukat, etc. Heck, they even did an episode revolving around Morn, though he was technically hardly in it. DS9 ended up with a huge ensemble cast in which the Starfleet characters often played a secondary role.
Kinda makes me wonder what Voyager would have been like if Chakotay had kept his ship and we'd had two separate crews.

Personally I'd like to see more of the Federation beyond Starfleet. Too often they're treated as equivalent. Sure, ST should be largely about space exploration, but aren't there any civilian explorers?
Yeah. We could have a small story arc where a group of civilian scientists come aboard and for four episodes we could see them interacting with the crew, have stories that stretch over those arcs...
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