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Old August 19 2011, 12:33 AM   #16
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Re: Re-booting TNG For TV?

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Meh. Hollywood is as creatively bankrupt, as this planet is financially. Morally too when I see kids rioting because they have no real role models, that worked long and hard to achieve in life. Rather than wanting it to happen overnight or hoping they'll be just plain lucky.

So let's get a 30 year old, pumped up Tom Hardy as Picard. Give him a bulldog for a pet. Have him work out with dumbells in the ready room and punch alien Ambassadors who've never heard of France.

It's about the level I expect from TV right now...
yes! this!!
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Old August 19 2011, 11:13 AM   #17
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If this was on the CW...it could work well since they are switching up their programming a bit and Mark Pedowitz said he likes remakes. Link.
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You sir, are Mark Pedowitz and I claim my five pounds!

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Old August 23 2011, 02:04 AM   #18
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This is how Star Trek would look on The CW...


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This Dallas one of TNG could work; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktVh64BYx4

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Old August 23 2011, 02:55 PM   #19
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Who could they even cast in the roles?
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Old August 23 2011, 07:42 PM   #20
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For Picard, Riker & Data...probably known actors from TV & Movies...everyone else could be semi-known or unknown.
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Old August 23 2011, 09:10 PM   #21
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Picard - Wentworth Miller
Data - Alan Tudyk
Riker - Taylor Kinney (one-time hunk-of-the-week on The Vampire Diaries - that's the kind of resume we'd be looking for)

I'm sure there's a thread around here somewheres where we've played the casting game.
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Old August 24 2011, 05:17 AM   #22
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I'm actually looking more forward to the reboot of this potential reboot of a spinoff more than the actual reboot of the spinoff itself.
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Old August 24 2011, 10:25 AM   #23
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It's probably best not to remake TNG with all the same characters and everything. The thing about TOS is that the characters really are mostly archetypes, so it's easier to recast them and have the new actors play on the characters in different ways to the original cast -- the characters in TNG, on the other hand, have more personality and are rather more distinctive, so there's less room to move. If they had to make a new TNG, it'd probably be best to have a completely new cast of characters.

Personally, though, I'm holding out for an Excelsior series starring John Cho as Captain Sulu.

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I'd sooner NOT find myself having to ignore, disown, whatever... anything in the Star Trek franchise.

I even value what the Animated Series brought to the table. It proudly sits between the Original Series and Motion Picture.

Ideally I'd prefer the next chapter to work as part of a bigger picture like that, in addition to doing its own thing.

But try telling that to anyone in Hollywood. The entertainment industry is basically eating itself alive right now. Picking over carcasses, some of which to me, weren't dead enough for that sort of reimaging. Somewhat obsessed with remaking everything they remember seeing when they were 8 years old, rather than coming up with completely original programming that will itself stand the test of time... without having a successful brand name to lean on.
Remakes and adaptations are nothing new. Hollywood has been doing them ever since there's been a Hollywood. Ben-Hur? That was a remake. The Wizard of Oz? Remake. The Maltese Falcon? A remake of a remake -- and all three versions were released within ten years of each other!
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Old August 24 2011, 10:39 AM   #24
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Riker would probably be eliminated entirely, and Picard would be more action-oriented from the beginning, like he became later in the series and in the movies.
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Old August 24 2011, 11:54 AM   #25
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Who could they even cast in the roles?
Actors between the ages of 18 and 25, since that's the most important demograph

apparently
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Old August 24 2011, 01:21 PM   #26
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I'm against the idea of rebooting TNG. This cast is one of my favourites. I'd rather see a new series set in another time, either before (Sulu series), or later with new characters. There are so many characters and series in the Star Trek universe.
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Old August 24 2011, 04:58 PM   #27
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I don't see why William Shatner can't play all the parts. Today's CGI would make it easy.
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Old August 24 2011, 07:47 PM   #28
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Riker would probably be eliminated entirely, and Picard would be more action-oriented from the beginning, like he became later in the series and in the movies.
Good call, I agree. A younger Picard will be more an action-oriented character.

But Riker can be reconstituted and still be useful. How about an Okana type figure, a younger, slimmer and sexier Harry Mudd type?
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Old August 24 2011, 08:04 PM   #29
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If I was making changes to the original characters I would make Data a female...it would balance out the 8 main characters...

Picard-M
Riker-M
La Forge-M
Worf-M
Troi-F
Crusher-F
Yar-F
Data-F (Instead of M)

Then there would be secondary characters like Wes-M, Barclay-M, Ro-F & Guinan-F.

Plus you can have an interesting friendship with Geordi...Data being female and all...not to mention even more interesting relationship with Yar if Data was female.

I must be channeling Gaith.
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Old August 25 2011, 05:05 PM   #30
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Riker would probably be eliminated entirely, and Picard would be more action-oriented from the beginning, like he became later in the series and in the movies.
Good call, I agree. A younger Picard will be more an action-oriented character.

But Riker can be reconstituted and still be useful. How about an Okana type figure, a younger, slimmer and sexier Harry Mudd type?
Or Riker could become Wilhelmina "Mina" Riker, who would be Picard's female equal and executive officer who often clashes with him on command decisions. The only person on the ship that could go toe-to-toe with Picard. Some crew members speculate that there's more sexual tension than strife in their relationship.
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