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Old May 14 2013, 09:16 PM   #82
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Re: 10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

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The ship wouldn't necessarily be out of danger. A series with a hospital ship could be set during say, a Cardassian-Tholian war, and the Federation could be neutral and providing medical aid to both sides. There could be a secondary setting aboard a Cardassian warship serving as escort.
That kind of reinforces the problem with the hospital ship idea, IMO.
I just threw that out as an idea. As much as I would like a TOS/TNG exploration type series, I think that after the hundreds of episodes already done, a new series in that format would just end up rehashing old stories - no matter what century or universe.
A sure-fire way to avoid that is with the characters. The more different, dynamic, and integral they are, the more the show is about them rather than rehashed old stories. But as I said in my earlier post, TOS and TNG didn't limit themselves to just exploring new planets and meeting new aliens every week.
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