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View Poll Results: do you think trek will survive the next 150 years?
Yes 27 54.00%
No 23 46.00%
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Old April 30 2011, 01:48 PM   #16
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

If it isn't, then people suck.
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Old April 30 2011, 02:03 PM   #17
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

Yes and the fans will demand reality be changed to conform with what was shown in ENT (except for TATV, of course).
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Old April 30 2011, 02:18 PM   #18
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

Yes, I think it will. It has hit a point where enough people know about it, and enough news articles and other print forms have used it enough it can't go away. It might be a passing reference in a list of cultural icons (like Tom Paris's B-list movies), but it can't go away now.

Edit: Oh, someone mentioned studying Star Trek in school. In my chemistry class my instructor quoted Spock from "Court-Martial" (I think) about the hammer falling on a planet with positive gravity... It made my day. And it was related to the subject matter of the lecture.
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Old April 30 2011, 02:22 PM   #19
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

I won't be... so it doesn't really matter to me if Star Trek is or not.
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Old April 30 2011, 04:44 PM   #20
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

I'd like to think so, but one, it's just a TV show (SO GET A LIFE!!), also, if the current trend of illiterate, dumbing down of sci-fi, TV, and literature in general continues as it currently stands, people 200 years from now will be too stupid to know the difference anyway.
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Old April 30 2011, 11:07 PM   #21
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Old April 30 2011, 11:40 PM   #22
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I voted yes its hard for me to imagine it dieing. Its lasted more than 40 years already. Whats another 100.
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Old May 1 2011, 12:42 AM   #23
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

I voted no. Had the original continuity been preserved, I think Trek could have been a form of ongoing mythology, resurfacing every so often with new and interesting ways to critique contemporary issues. However, in its rebooted form, it's become just another action packed fun flick with no redeeming value whatsoever. If anybody in 2161 knows about Trek, it'll probably be from having visited a Hollywood museum.
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Old May 1 2011, 12:55 AM   #24
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

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I voted no. Had the original continuity been preserved, I think Trek could have been a form of ongoing mythology, resurfacing every so often with new and interesting ways to critique contemporary issues. However, in its rebooted form, it's become just another action packed fun flick with no redeeming value whatsoever. If anybody in 2161 knows about Trek, it'll probably be from having visited a Hollywood museum.
This is why we need to make it a religion so that it continues on into the ages, it's continuity and canon unquestioned.

Who's with me?
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Old May 1 2011, 01:09 AM   #25
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^ Not Mr Roddenberry, I'm thinking.

Trek can't be a religion. For a start, its canon is way too consistent. There's also the whole thing about it being humanistic.

(Edit: I voted to the negative. Nothing ages like the future.)
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Old May 1 2011, 01:55 AM   #26
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^ Not Mr Roddenberry, I'm thinking.
Ah but I'm sure if the religion contained prophecy that foreshadowed that all our Gods were really just huge computers he would be fine about it. Arguing about what the prophecy means (I'm sure there is a good line in TOS somewhere we can use) can branch us into different theological streams.

Trek can't be a religion. For a start, its canon is way too consistent. There's also the whole thing about it being humanistic.
Lots of stuff starts out humanistic and then with time becomes overblown myth. Time is what we have here, "150-200 years" and I think if we start NOW we have a great chance of being a religion in the future. Actually this already happened in Futurama which clearly prophesies what Trek will become.
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

1 we can't know what TV will be like in 200 years.
2 we don't know what will happen to the rights of trek in 200 years. It is possible they could be sold to some Chinese company and trek could be change completely and forever. You think America can make bad movies, think of China.
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Old May 1 2011, 06:35 AM   #28
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

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1 we can't know what TV will be like in 200 years.
2 we don't know what will happen to the rights of trek in 200 years. It is possible they could be sold to some Chinese company and trek could be change completely and forever. You think America can make bad movies, think of China.
It would end up a little something like this-

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Old May 1 2011, 11:47 AM   #29
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1 we can't know what TV will be like in 200 years.
2 we don't know what will happen to the rights of trek in 200 years. It is possible they could be sold to some Chinese company and trek could be change completely and forever. You think America can make bad movies, think of China.
It would end up a little something like this-


Reminds me of the old Jay Leno joke:

"They've just started showing episodes of Bonanza in China. But they changed the title a little. Over there it's called Hop Sing: King of the West".
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Old May 1 2011, 03:24 PM   #30
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

I want my holodeck-adapted episodes of "Star Trek" and I want them now!
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