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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old December 10 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Characters from the TV shows who should have appeared in the movies

What characters from the TV shows who should have appeared in the movies? I would have liked to see Commander Tomalak in Nemesis.
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Old December 10 2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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I wish Q had appeared in NEM. Or Samantha Stevens or Jeannie from "I Dream of Jeannie." A nose-twitch or poof -- and all would have been better. I'd even settle for Gilligan or the Skipper.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was kinda surprised that Q never appeared in any of the NextGen movies, given how popular the character is.

As for the TOS films, I suppose it would have been nice to see one of the original Klingons, like Kor or Kang, if only for nostalgia's sake.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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I would have loved to have seen a cameo or larger appearance of Kevin Reilly, back in the day of original series movies. He was too good a character to have been limited to only two episodes.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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There really should have been a Q movie.
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Old December 10 2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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Re: Characters from the TV shows who should have appeared in the movie

Q is good for an episode, but he's basically a giant representation of deus ex machina. The episodes with Q on them are great, but almost always the focus is then no longer on the crew, because the consequences of Q's actions cannot be controlled by them. They are simply reacting to what Q does. This would make for a not-so-great movie, because in a movie, the focus is supposed to be on the characters and them dealing with situations and triumphing, hopefully with a lot of action to boot.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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Re: Characters from the TV shows who should have appeared in the movie

Q would have been fine for a cameo appearance, but not an entire movie around him. Tomolak or even Sela would have been better than Shizon for Nemesis. It would have also been nice to see some of the DS9 characters in a movie like Gul dukat, Garak , Quark, or any of the station crew.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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Q would have been fine for a cameo appearance, but not an entire movie around him. Tomolak or even Sela would have been better than Shizon for Nemesis. It would have also been nice to see some of the DS9 characters in a movie like Gul dukat, Garak , Quark, or any of the station crew.
How would Q only be good for a cameo but Sela, Tomalok be good to have a whole movie built around?

Q has limitless story potential, the others are one trick villains there to simply offer a stumbling block for the crew. Give me Shinzon every day of the week and twice on Sunday over Sela and Tomalok.
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Old December 11 2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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Q needed a film all to himself. He was by far the most important recurring character in TNG. To not give him a movie is just wrong.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:19 PM   #10
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None of them.
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Old December 12 2012, 02:07 AM   #11
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BillJ wrote: View Post
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Q would have been fine for a cameo appearance, but not an entire movie around him. Tomolak or even Sela would have been better than Shizon for Nemesis. It would have also been nice to see some of the DS9 characters in a movie like Gul dukat, Garak , Quark, or any of the station crew.
How would Q only be good for a cameo but Sela, Tomalok be good to have a whole movie built around?

Q has limitless story potential, the others are one trick villains there to simply offer a stumbling block for the crew. Give me Shinzon every day of the week and twice on Sunday over Sela and Tomalok.
That's why Q is horrible for a movie. There's no way to defeat or overcome Q, so in the end he just presents situations for the crew to deal with that come out of nowhere with no way to stop them. He's good for episodes where there is some sort of lesson to learn and he is the teacher, but again, then the focus is on Q and less so the main characters. It doesn't work for a movie.
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Old December 12 2012, 02:34 AM   #12
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None of them.
You don't think Kor (or maybe even Harry Mudd, if they could have found a lookalike) should have turned up on Rure Penthe in TUC?

That movie really NEEDED some bit of trek history to anchor the detour into King Solomon's Asteroid Mines.

Those two guys who arbitrated to get screen credit on TUC did an interview one time where they mentioned that their idea (take that statement with a grain of salt, they claim a lot of credit which may have just been writing down what other people came up with) was running into a lot of old characters while on Rure.
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Old December 12 2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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Porthos & Me.
in which jonathan archer must deal with his dog, severely traumatized after years of being locked in a cabin while the ship is taken into battle.

the dog dies in the end.
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Old December 12 2012, 10:08 AM   #14
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There really should have been a Q movie.
I consider "All Good Things" to be the Q movie. It was certainly a hell of a lot better written than every single TNG film.
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Old December 12 2012, 01:12 PM   #15
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Harry Mudd, while Roger C. Carmel was still around.
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