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Old September 21 2013, 12:16 PM   #478
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back?

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I could go for a series about Young Picard as Captain of the Stargazer, in the Abramsverse. Maybe start him out as a junior officer, and each season is about how he progresses closer to the Big Chair, similar to how the Horatio Hornblower miniseries was.
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^Well, late 20's. He joined the Stargazer crew at 28 to be exact but I was referring (badly) to the switch to the Enterprise D. I'm sure he'll still be in his 20's.
The post you responded to mentions a young Picard in command of the Stargazer. That, a Kirk and Spock show or an animated series are about the only ideas I care about for bringing Trek back to TV.
That is so "GRRRR! Get OFF my lawn!"

Not to single you out or beat you up on this, but I never understood people who reject other incarnations of Trek, and only accept Kirk and crew from TOS as the one, true, only Trek, complaining that the following crews weren't the original characters but were pale imitations of them, but immediately glommed onto the Abrams reboot. Sure, it may be Kirk, Spock, Uhura, et al, but their characters are quite different than the original portrayals in TOS. The way they are portrayed, it might as well be a different crew altogether, really.

As to Trek returning to the small screen, you do realize that if Trek ever did return to TV in a live action format, and you want to limit it to Kirk and Crew, it would require yet another reboot, don't you?

And the likelihood of an animated or CGI Trek on the small screen is about as likely to happen as raining cats! Except for maybe the reboot movies, kids of today have zero exposure to Star Trek, and to them those 2 movies are just another summer blockbuster movie. They wouldn't care about a Trek cartoon.

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I could go for a series about Young Picard as Captain of the Stargazer, in the Abramsverse. Maybe start him out as a junior officer, and each season is about how he progresses closer to the Big Chair, similar to how the Horatio Hornblower miniseries was.
Yeh but Picard in the Prime Universe is no Horatio Hornblower. He's the consumate diplomat and ruthless defender of the Prime Directive.
To be Hornblower or have a similar rise to captain I think he would need to be affected by the Prime Universe - a slightly different captain to the man we all know and love IMO.
If that were the case somehow seeing a young badass Picard withh Jack and Beverley Crusher (before kid) appeals to me.
I would be down with Picard in the prime universe too!

What I was referring to was the format and pace at which each season, and Picard's career, would take place VS the Hornblower miniseries, with reference to Picard's rise to the captaincy. Another example of pacing of Picard's career could be how the Tutors did it, where each season depicted a different stage (and marriage) of Henry VIII's life. Does that make sense now?

I was not necessarily comparing Picard to Hornblower, per se, because that is who Kirk is actually analogous to. However, I always thought of TNG era Picard as what Kirk would have been more like, had there been a Star Trek Phase 2, and I also think Picard was more Kirk-like, in his younger days.

I don't know about anyone else here, but since the episode Tapestry, I always thought it might be interesting to see Picard as a younger man, and as a junior officer, and to see how he rose to the rank of captain.

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