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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old January 19 2010, 05:53 PM   #16
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

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Old January 20 2010, 04:25 PM   #17
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

Picard, Worf and Riker.
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Old January 20 2010, 04:29 PM   #18
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

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None of them.
Yeah, pretty much my opinion as well.
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Old January 20 2010, 06:34 PM   #19
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Sounds like a late-night show on Cinemax.

What about an Odd Couple-style sitcom about Worf and Data? Or even better, Worf and Barclay.
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Old January 20 2010, 06:59 PM   #20
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Spot, the cat.
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Old January 20 2010, 07:48 PM   #21
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Dixon Hill?
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Old February 16 2010, 04:51 AM   #22
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Spot, the cat.
heck yes the should just redue to all the TNG episodes but from Spot's prespective. Of coarse it would start when Data got him. I can imagine it now, Spot running around the ship during 'Genesis' and we slowly watch as he morphs into an iguana.

I wouldn't mind a Guinan series TBH. After all, she was not always a barkeep.
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Old February 16 2010, 06:02 PM   #23
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

I think Riker on the Titan would be the most likely bet. The lead on Trek series in usually the captain or the one in charge and he fits that role.

A Data series would get old in a hurry, given the way they used him in the movies with cheesy catch phrases and gimmicks.

Maybe Worf, he got a lot of development and backstory. But he's too grumpy to carry a show. Star Trek: Tales from the Security Office.

Maybe Geordi, we never knew that much about him. Give him his eye surgery in the pilot to get rid of the VISOR.

Beverly would be ER in Space. And no way for Troi.
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Old February 16 2010, 06:04 PM   #24
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If we except Stewart/Picard - any other series starring him is essentially a continuation of TNG - then the answer is "no one."
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Old February 16 2010, 06:13 PM   #25
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

Most of the cast are in their 50's, 60's or 70's (well Stewart is almost seventy).

Whether any of them, at this stage in their lives, would want another 7-season show seems unlikely IMO, money aside (I doubt Stewart really needs the money anyhow, as out of all the cast he has by far the biggest international name, and the only one with a knighthood lol).

I think a better bet would be mini-series, or one off TV movies. Frakes may be more up for a USS Titan mini-series, which could feature in some fashion all of the cast.
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Old February 17 2010, 12:59 AM   #26
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

I disagree with the idea that "no one" could carry another series, but I also disagree somewhat with the premise of the question.

Could even Patrick Stewart "carry" a ST series? Did he carry TNG?
It's fairly well known that he led the cast in terms of acting, and that his range and intensity - basically his chops - were beyond the rest.

But could he carry a ST show? My point is that although Stewart is great, and Picard episodes were great, ST worked as an ensemble - thus the warming from S1-S3, and so I think the whole question is off base.

I feel the answer is more one of having critical mass, between TNG/DS9/VOY characters. Having one stick out as a star or leader can be good, as in Stewart's case, or it could be bad. Thinking of TOS, by contrast - the Triad were fairly well matched (I think Kelley was the best actor, then Nimoy, then Shat, YMMV), but it was the interplay of those characters that made it work.

As for me, I like the mini-series idea of Riker and the Titan, checking in with as many TNG/DS9/VOY characters as makes sense and fits the story.
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Old February 18 2010, 01:31 AM   #27
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The only thing keeping me from mentioning a Captain Riker of the Titan story is Troi. Remember, they're married at that point in the timeline and Troi is the most irritating drag on every story line she's ever been in.
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Old February 21 2010, 02:21 PM   #28
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Is Frakes still keen on Star Trek appearances? Do you think he would actually star in a Titan series?
Do you think he'd fit in a Captain's chair now? Not good to have the Captain cruising the corridors in his scooter.
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Old February 21 2010, 09:10 PM   #29
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Re: Who Could Carry Their Own Series?

I honestly don't think any of them could seriously do it to much acclaim. Riker and Troi aboard the Titan would be the most likely candidate (as has been said) but... I'm not sure that's a show I'd want to watch given the fact that it would seemingly be easier to just put a brand new cast together and start from scratch.

I wouldn't mind an amalgamated cast of some sort- like they take a person or two from the three series (obviously Enterprise is excluded) and have them do a show together. I don't know what the premise of such a show might be but depending on it there are characters from TNG who would be nice additions. I always thought Beverly and Troi kind of sucked because they were never really fleshed out (I mean they were barely used in the movies at all). That might be a chance for one of them.


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Old February 22 2010, 08:23 AM   #30
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a series about Riker and the Titan in a post-Nemesis setting could be a winner, IMO.


I haven't read the novels but a new series would obviously be able to go any direction it wanted.


Include (without going overboard) a core of familiar characters around Riker and Troi --Worf?, Tuvok?, Ezri? --with a crew of new faces, stories, and plots....it could be successful, both financially and critically.


Going that route would also be an easier sales pitch to the powers-that-be because it would offer a reliable core of cast members that audiences are already familiar with...just a safer bet to take a chance on. Whether or not the actors would be interested or not I have no idea.


But the writing and production would need to be good right out of the gate. People would love to see a good crew on a cool new ship exploring new places and going on new adventures.


I still think there would be a nice TV market for good Trek. The Riker/Titan angle could be good Trek if they did it intelligently.


my .02 fwiw.
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