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View Poll Results: do you think trek will survive the next 150 years?
Yes 27 54.00%
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Old May 1 2011, 04:00 PM   #31
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

Well there is the phrase change or die. I think new writers who are extreme fans might be able to make star trek something new, and re-introduce it.
I am all for the futurama approach.
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Old May 1 2011, 05:24 PM   #32
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

As for question whether Star Trek will still be "in production" in some form... uh, we don't even know what kind of media/entertainment people will have.
There will always be narrative structure entertainment (that's survived for thousands of years so why not thousands more) but we'll also be going towards the holodeck for game-type entertainment, which will sometimes have more of a story structure (provided by the artificial characters) and other times be more action based.

For traditional story-based entertainment, we won't be staring at screens at home or in theaters. We may be walking or riding through environments, or sitting still and letting the environment move past the viewer. These sorts of environments could be used for passive viewing of pre-written stories (people don't always want to make the effort to help generate the story or action) and could be switched to game-based entertainment as well, with various levels of tradeoff between passive and active audience interaction.

Star Trek lends itself well to all these formats, which increases its likelihood of survival. Star Wars will survive as well. Cop and doctor shows will survive because they can become more interactive - viewers can take on the roles, not just view them. So we'll be stuck with CSI for all eternity. I'm not quite so sure that lawyer shows lend themselves to audience participation, since they are more cerebral and involve less of a physical component.
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Old May 1 2011, 08:07 PM   #33
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

As we currently know it? The version with Shatner and Nimoy, the spin-offs and JJTrek? No.

In some way, shape, or form? Yes.
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Old May 1 2011, 08:22 PM   #34
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I sometimes wonder about how one day, in the year 2364 when someone finds a copy of TNG's The Neutral Zone. That person might feel disappoinated in Humanity after seeing how the crew talks about how enlightned and evolved Humanity had become by 2364 in the Trekverse.
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Old May 2 2011, 04:10 PM   #35
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As for question whether Star Trek will still be "in production" in some form... uh, we don't even know what kind of media/entertainment people will have.
There will always be narrative structure entertainment (that's survived for thousands of years so why not thousands more) but we'll also be going towards the holodeck for game-type entertainment, which will sometimes have more of a story structure (provided by the artificial characters) and other times be more action based.

For traditional story-based entertainment, we won't be staring at screens at home or in theaters. We may be walking or riding through environments, or sitting still and letting the environment move past the viewer. These sorts of environments could be used for passive viewing of pre-written stories (people don't always want to make the effort to help generate the story or action) and could be switched to game-based entertainment as well, with various levels of tradeoff between passive and active audience interaction.

Star Trek lends itself well to all these formats, which increases its likelihood of survival. Star Wars will survive as well. Cop and doctor shows will survive because they can become more interactive - viewers can take on the roles, not just view them. So we'll be stuck with CSI for all eternity. I'm not quite so sure that lawyer shows lend themselves to audience participation, since they are more cerebral and involve less of a physical component.

if you can change the scenario in a detective show to make yourself the detective, why can't you change the scenario in a courtroom drama to make yourself the lawyer?


I'd imagine there are some folks who'd enjoy role-playing arguing in front of a jury.
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Old May 2 2011, 08:59 PM   #36
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

I'm sure somewhere there are cerebral-types who would enjoy participatory shows. I'd rather run around like Matlock's flunkies, but somebody has to play Matlock. Or just think Data in his Sherlock Holmes stuff.
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Old May 2 2011, 09:36 PM   #37
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Looks like the poll is saying its even between trekkies, some thing it can last some think it can't.
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Old May 2 2011, 09:58 PM   #38
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If you mean will it still be in production, I very much doubt it. I've no idea what the future holds for entertainment, but I'm sure it'll be radically different from anything we could imagine today.

Will Trek be remembered, though? Yes, I'm sure it will. I don't think something like City on the Edge of Forever or The Inner Light could be forgotten completely.
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Old May 2 2011, 10:00 PM   #39
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A memory can still be considered being around. I mean TNG started in the 80's and I am still seeing re-runs of it. TOS in the 60's if I am up late enough I get to see it, i can.
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Old May 2 2011, 10:10 PM   #40
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Re: Do you think star trek will still be around 150-200 years from now

Pemmer Harge wrote: View Post
If you mean will it still be in production, I very much doubt it.
Are nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables, Shakespeare, Chaucer still "in production", and being adapted into new forms and inspiring other works?

Then, in a few centuries, so will Superman, Batman, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes - and "American Pie" sequels.
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Old May 2 2011, 10:13 PM   #41
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^ actually the looney tones are coming back.
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Old May 3 2011, 02:18 AM   #42
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They already came back at least 20 times.
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Old May 3 2011, 02:34 AM   #43
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Sci-fi will always around, and yes, Trek will still be around. It's a classic. At least the reruns would....
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Old May 3 2011, 02:48 AM   #44
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KJbushway wrote: View Post
Looks like the poll is saying its even between trekkies, some thing it can last some think it can't.

If both survive the Lirpa, combat will continue wis de Ahn-Woon.
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Old May 3 2011, 02:59 AM   #45
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I voted yes... If we take really good care of our DVD collections...
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