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Old June 3 2009, 04:34 AM   #1
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Will Star Trek live forever?

After a seven-year hiatus of a Star Trek movie and the success with Trek XI, I think it is possible that Star Trek will live forever in some fashion. Oh sure, there were thoughts back when TNG first aired that probably didn't think TNG would last more then a season or two. I'm also sure that back in the 60's the original cast probably thought Trek was over in 69' when TOS was cancelled.

But alas, 40 years later and Star Trek is bigger then ever! I think the film has even revamped TrekBBS. There has been more positive talk about Trek in these forums since long I can remember.

Think Star Trek will live forever?
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Old June 3 2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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No.
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Old June 3 2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

Forever's a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ng time.
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Old June 3 2009, 04:48 AM   #4
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

Life, Jim... But not as we know it.

Star Trek has embedded itself in the American psyche pretty deeply - easily as deeply as "Flash Gordon" or "Buck Rogers." And that concept - "Don't give me that Buck Rogers shait..." continues today despite, not because of, that Twiki thing from the eighties.

Forever? Probably not. But we have an easy fifty years left, and probably more. We've left a deep footprint, and time won't wash it clean easily.
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Old June 3 2009, 05:16 AM   #5
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

I'm sure it will last the rest of my lifetime, but then again I'm an old fart.
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Old June 3 2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

Ask me again in 40 years when Zac Quinto is playing Old Spock on Star Trek 145 (or whatever number it'll be) in the first movie with the third cast to play Kirk, Spock, etc.....
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Old June 3 2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

This is why I thought it was so clever that Roger Ebert gave his review of the movie the headline "The Franchise on the Edge of Forever". I really thought it was over after "Star Trek: Nemesis" and "These Are The Voyages...". This whole re-boot idea has increased the potential life span of the franchise exponentially. Not sure if it'll be another James Bond, but there's a possibility now.
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Old June 3 2009, 11:16 AM   #8
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

If done right we could get another 10 years of peakness but once again no matter how succesful your reboot is you will land in MILKING terrority eventually and just fall off that cliff.
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Old June 3 2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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No. There will be a time when Star Trek will be long forgotten.
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Old June 3 2009, 12:00 PM   #10
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Yes. Star Trek will live forever.
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Old June 3 2009, 12:54 PM   #11
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In response to the OP:

Please see the name of the final episode of TNG.
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Old June 3 2009, 01:11 PM   #12
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It can live about 300 years till it becomes the News at Six!
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Old June 3 2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

It'd be kind of cool if it was lost for a few hundred years and then dug up and declared the one true answer to all questions related to God, time and the universe.
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Old June 3 2009, 04:29 PM   #14
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

darkshadow0001 wrote: View Post
After a seven-year hiatus of a Star Trek movie and the success with Trek XI, I think it is possible that Star Trek will live forever in some fashion. Oh sure, there were thoughts back when TNG first aired that probably didn't think TNG would last more then a season or two. I'm also sure that back in the 60's the original cast probably thought Trek was over in 69' when TOS was cancelled.

But alas, 40 years later and Star Trek is bigger then ever! I think the film has even revamped TrekBBS. There has been more positive talk about Trek in these forums since long I can remember.

Think Star Trek will live forever?
Probably, though we won't be around to see it. As long as there are fans who are willing to part with their hard-earned quatloos to see Trek, it'll be around.
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Old June 3 2009, 04:34 PM   #15
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Re: Will Star Trek live forever?

Nardpuncher wrote: View Post
It can live about 300 years till it becomes the News at Six!
That's the main issues for writers as most of our technology has already almost surpass that of TOS. There will come a point where Trek will become purely a soap opera.
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