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Old May 10 2013, 09:40 PM   #63
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Re: All right, all you JJ-haters! Put your money where your mouth is!

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The bigger that universe got, the less appealing it became to the general audience.
But that's not because it's big. It's because it wasn't written well enough.

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why not go all the way and do something not related to Trek at all?
I totally agree with that, other than the fact that Trek is so broad that to do anything remotely like it will attract claims that it's Trek with the serial numbers filed off.

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the rest of the "HUGE universe" is NOT an integral part of popular culture.
Well, take Khan for instance. He was in one episode of TOS. Trek II is what turned him into a pop-culture icon. He simply did not occupy that space until that movie elevated him to that level.

So all you really need to do is have some clue as to how things BECOME pop culture icons in the first place, and go ahead and make them.

The argument that any Trek spinoff show has to be about garbage scow captains is ridiculous.

Certainly Gene did his best to establish new icons on TNG. And certainly he was partially successful, as Picard's facepalm dominating the internet attests to. So what's the big deal? Go out there and make new characters that are interesting.
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