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Old April 30 2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

Some people have no idea of how the TV industry operates at all, or how TV is changing and that Star Trek can't just be brought back to TV like it used to be, so they do stupidness like this: CBS Television should create four new Star Trek television series

Personally, like most petitions at change.org, this will go by the wayside and die; anybody else think the same thing?

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Old April 30 2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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Four new series??!?!?! And all of them sound dreadfully dull.

I just want one good series. Not a prequel. Not a reboot. Nothing focused on Section 31 or Starfleet Academy or the Federation Bureau of Standards and Measures. Nothing focusing solely on the Klingons or the Borg. Not a palace intrigue set during the Betazoid renaissance.

Just a ship and her crew, whose mission is exploration. Set after the events of Nemesis. Long after. Where no one has gone before.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:01 AM   #3
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

We live in a culture where if you just complain loudly and often enough you'll often enough get your way. Thus the complaints get more and more stupid.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:04 AM   #4
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

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Four new series??!?!?! And all of them sound dreadfully dull.

I just want one good series. Not a prequel. Not a reboot. Nothing focused on Section 31 or Starfleet Academy or the Federation Bureau of Standards and Measures. Nothing focusing solely on the Klingons or the Borg. Not a palace intrigue set during the Betazoid renaissance.

Just a ship and her crew, whose mission is exploration. Set after the events of Nemesis. Long after. Where no one has gone before.
Well, you've got to admit, these concepts sound somewhat different from each other as to be...different from each other.

But what others here have said about Star Trek's chances of being on TV again in the current era is still right.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

Stuff like this happens, and then some Star Trek fans wonder why Star Trek fans are such easy jokes in the media.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:19 AM   #6
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I can't help but chuckle evilly at that "petition".
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Old April 30 2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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Although I can imagine a Klingon or Romulan series (it would be fun, but I doubt it would be appreciated by anyone but hardcore fans ... so ratings in the 1-1.5 millions MAX) I can't help myself what woul a Star Trek Borg series be like. I think it would be a new format, like 7 minutes episodes, where with an intro like (with spooky borg voice): " a new civilization has been discovered, proceed to assimilate". Than we would get about a 2 minutes intro, and 3 minutes of assimilation fight than one more minute showing the newly assimilated borgs. Maybe the season finale would be 14 minutes with the borg having a major conflict with federation, romulans or klingons, with a cliffhanger leaving them half destroyed only to come back next season ...
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Old April 30 2013, 07:14 AM   #8
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

Of those ideas, here are my thoughts:
- Yawn. They've been overused to the point where I no longer care about Klingon honour, etc. Leave them be.

- Meh. I would like to see more done with the Romulans, but a whole series dedicated to them would be somewhat excessive.

- Boring. Each episode they go to a planet to assimilate, fight off a fleet and take the world, then move on to the next. Plus they were so diluted by VOY they aren't much of a threat anymore.

[Enter Smilie for Intel] - I have no interest to watch Trek spies, or anything about S31 in any future series (it worked in very small doses in DS9, but that was their thing).

I want a series that focuses on the characters, not the evil alien of the week, and none of those ideas does a thing for me. If it was a petition to show interest in getting Trek back on TV I might sign, but looking at it, to me, it looks like signing it means you want those ideas brought to the screen.

No thanks.
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Old April 30 2013, 10:39 AM   #9
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It's just one Trekkie's personal wish list of what he wants to happen. Can't see this getting anywhere near being taken seriously.
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Old April 30 2013, 01:18 PM   #10
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Maybe I should start a petition to get the next Trek series based on the Border Service
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Old April 30 2013, 03:00 PM   #11
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

The worst thing about this petition is the nasty attitude that the petitioner has taken towards other sci-fi shows that don't have the optimistic future of Star Trek (check out the comments below, too):

DEFIANCE - Another TV show about a post-apocalyptic hell-world I would not want to live in. Failure to entertain.
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Old April 30 2013, 03:29 PM   #12
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
The worst thing about this petition is the nasty attitude that the petitioner has taken towards other sci-fi shows that don't have the optimistic future of Star Trek (check out the comments below, too):

DEFIANCE - Another TV show about a post-apocalyptic hell-world I would not want to live in. Failure to entertain.
Nothing wrong with that opinion. The overuse of "angst" and "end of the world" stories is what drove me away from broadcast TV almost a decade ago.

Those stories have their place, but they are not "deep" or "meaningful", as some people would have you believe. They've become a joke.
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Old April 30 2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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After watching all three Mad Max movies, later imitations of the post-poxyclips world always failed to impress me. Not enough imagination or car chases. And no Vernon Wells.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:07 PM   #14
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Ooh... I got it. Star Trek: CSI !!!
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Old April 30 2013, 05:42 PM   #15
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Re: So it's come to this-a petition to bring Star Trek back to TV...

Melakon wrote: View Post
After watching all three Mad Max movies, later imitations of the post-poxyclips world always failed to impress me. Not enough imagination or car chases. And no Vernon Wells.


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Ooh... I got it. Star Trek: CSI !!!
Oddly enough, the fourth idea mentioned is what the petitioner wants to see, but with Navy SEALS in space.
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