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Old March 31 2013, 11:58 AM   #27
C.E. Evans
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Re: 10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

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I tend to agree. But it would be way easier to stay consistent with the six hours of material Abrams produces than seven hundred hours made by dozens of different creators over four decades.

Continuing on in the Abramsverse would be less creatively restrictive than returning to the Prime Timeline.
Not necessarily, because continuity is continuity. A new Trek series will have to deal with it regardless of it being six hours or six hundred hours long. Like technobabble, continuity is best done sparingly. A new Trek series would be better served dealing with new characters and situations unique to itself rather than referring to past ones from an earlier production.
I think an Abramsverse show could easily work around the events of the movies by featuring a crew that was way off in deep space while those events happened. What's really important is maintaining visual continuity, because I doubt Paramount/CBS want to muddy the Trek waters anymore than they are already by going with a Mobile Suit Gundam like "we're gonna pump out different AUs and looks for most new productions" deal. The Abrams look/universe is Trek from here on out, but it's a big enough playpen that you could do any number of stories without actually involving the rebooted TOS crew.
The only thing is that reboots are coming quicker and quicker these days and audiences are accepting such a practice. Ten years (or less) from now, it really wouldn't be a problem for a new series to disregard both the Prime and Abrams continuities and start over with a proper reboot. It might upset a minority of Trekkies, but a minority of Trekkies are always upset about something.
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