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Old November 28 2012, 12:18 AM   #16
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

Ziggy was Future Guy!

At least, that's what Al Calavicci says.
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Old November 28 2012, 12:19 AM   #17
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

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Okay, Might as well confess: *I* am Future Guy.
In that case, why weren't you using your resources to keep baseball from dying out? Priorities, man.
That never happened.
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Old November 28 2012, 12:21 AM   #18
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Okay, Might as well confess: *I* am Future Guy.
In that case, why weren't you using your resources to keep baseball from dying out? Priorities, man.
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Old November 28 2012, 01:26 AM   #19
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@BrannonBraga wrote:
For those wondering, Archer as Future Guy was always the idea.Trying to repair a corrupt future by influencing his innocent past self.
Go home Brannon Braga, you're drunk.



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And specific highlights on what Season 5 could have brought
  • Coto wanted to revisit the Mirror Universe on a regular basis with four or five episodes spread through the season as a "mini-series within a series." Mike Sussman and Coto had discussed places to go with it and it was "big regret" not getting chance
  • The two main things they wanted to do with S5 was the "origins of the Federation" and the "begin whispers of the Romulan War", and tying those two together
  • No other major villains were planned to be introduced, the Romulans were going to be the big villain, but would have new ones within new ‘mini-arcs’
  • Rick and Brannon thought Future Guy was "probably going to be a Romulan" and would tie into the Romulan War with a future Romulan trying to "instigate" things
  • They wanted to make Shran a regular character on the bridge of the NX-01 as an "auxiliary or an advisor…get Jeffrey [Combs] Somehow"
Obviously kept his indentity somewhat fluid then, and considered more than one option. Or simply heard some fan's deduction somewhere and with nothing ever committed to screen, thought it as cool an answer as any to say onstage.

It couldn't have been Archer, because a) he would have to have ended his days in the 29th Century... which I believe is the time worked out by Daniels in "Cold Front", as being where the Suliban's mysterious benefactor was from.

and

b) why would he be giving cloaking technology to an enemy intent on destroying Enterprise all the time anyway? To say nothing of Silik and his kind's genetic enhancements.

I've heard this theory before, but given what they established after "Broken Bow", I think you can safely rule Archer out.
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Old November 28 2012, 01:38 AM   #20
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

This actually could have made for a nice twist, had the writers thought of it when they originated the future guy story-line. As the series stands, the idea that he's Archer just isn't a coherent pay-off, nor is it consistent with any behind-the-scenes statements in which the character's identity was never decided.
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Old November 28 2012, 01:58 AM   #21
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I think he thought of that the other day while on the toilet and couldn't get up fast enough to tweet it all the while laughing like an idiot.
This. Except for the getting up part.
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Old November 28 2012, 02:55 AM   #22
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

Yep, this is ridiculous. Claim for years that there was no solid answer, a very vague one at best, and then all of the sudden, when no one even cares anymore claim to finally reveal the plan that you had all along?

Christopher gave us the identity of Future Guy. Braga needs to go away and leave us alone.
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Old November 28 2012, 03:55 AM   #23
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Braga's full of it. Here's the real Future Guy:

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Old November 28 2012, 04:17 AM   #24
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I think Braga was just messing with the fans.
He already did that when he wrote TATV.
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Old November 28 2012, 05:30 AM   #25
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I love all the denial there is about the concept. Given Braga's history of dud bombshells in the Trekverse, I actually could believe they could stoop to this and that they thought it was an awesome idea.
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Old November 28 2012, 06:21 AM   #26
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

It might have been an awesome idea if they had written Future Guy with that in mind. Archer is so pedestrian though that I think this would have to be Archer having lived an extra few hundred years in some very different environment to make him into that person.

Unless you think Archer could end up like Captain Braxton after going mad because Porthos is murdered?
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Old November 28 2012, 06:34 AM   #27
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

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WHAT THE..

I think he thought of that the other day while on the toilet and couldn't get up fast enough to tweet it all the while laughing like an idiot.
I believe this. ^
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Old November 28 2012, 06:58 AM   #28
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Have you guys seen Brannon Braga's recent Enterprise tweet here:

@BrannonBraga wrote:
For those wondering, Archer as Future Guy was always the idea.Trying to repair a corrupt future by influencing his innocent past self.
Do you think he is serious? Or is he just messing with the fans? Certainly sounds like a valid idea, though, don't you think? Well, it certainly would have been better than nothing.

Frankly, this is inspired - the only reveal that would have been at all interesting or surprising.
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Old November 28 2012, 07:06 AM   #29
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It would fit Brannon's love of mindf#ck stories.
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Old November 28 2012, 07:12 AM   #30
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Re: Braga: "Archer was supposed to be Future Guy"

You mean his love of terrible mindf#ck stories.
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