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Old December 22 2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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Re: Would a series set after voyager have been more of a success

With the same people behind it, no. IMO, Berman didn't want to go any further after VOY because he thought that and the TNG movies was as far as Trek could go. Going backward (in time) was the only viable choice he probably could see.

I think it would have required someone else behind the wheel who could imagine Trek continuing forward--while at the same time making it both accessible and interesting to a wide audience--even if it meant getting rid of the tried and true concept of a Starfleet crew (Series V could still had a diverse crew of humans and aliens, but perhaps more casual and rougher than a Starfleet one, and with different motivations). Not so much "Star Trek meets Firefly" as "Star Trek: When Starfleet Ain't Here" I guess...
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