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Old May 23 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Star Trek: TNG film era reboot?

Depending on your outlook on the J.J. Abram films depends on how good of an idea you think this is I am not saying I want it its more of a what if question since I prefer TNG era over original series era. But what if they eventually do TNG era films following this new storyline they have in the films? I am sure by this point in time if this is even a thought that a new director would be doing these films. Would it be interesting to see new actors in the role of Picard, Riker, Dr. Crusher, Data, Counselor Troi, Geordi, Worf and etc? Hopefully if they did do this in this era of time they would have Klingons more closer to the TNG tv series. So thoughts?
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Old May 23 2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Why does everything have to endlessly be rebooted/remade/reimagined? Aren't there any good NEW ideas out there?

Personally, I would not want to see TNG remade. It never translated well from TV to film, and I don't believe a new cast could change that. As a television series, I think it was done right the first time and don't see how a remake could possibly improve upon it.

It was great, now it's over. Leave it alone.
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Old May 23 2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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TNG was an excellent TV series. It stunk as a film series. And it would stink on ice if they attempted to "reimagine" it as a modern Hollywood summer blockbuster film. All IMHO, of course.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek: TNG film era reboot?

No thanks. I'm quite happy with 7 seasons we had and particularly happy with the characters as they were.

Additionally, while TNG was my favorite Trek, there just isn't the mass market draw that TOS has/had with Kirk, Spock, and Bones.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Bring it on. But ditch Riker, a captain-in-training really has no place in a two-hour, big-budget tentpole film.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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Bring it on. But ditch Riker, a captain-in-training really has no place in a two-hour, big-budget tentpole film.
The man of action part of him work okay in juxtaposition to Picard, but you're right about the captain in training.

Actually, I think it would be more accurate to call him "Kirk in training" which is even worse.

Though, if you're only going to stick with Action Man, why not just make Worf the XO? Way more interesting that way, besides.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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Bring it on. But ditch Riker, a captain-in-training really has no place in a two-hour, big-budget tentpole film.
The man of action part of him work okay in juxtaposition to Picard, but you're right about the captain in training.

Actually, I think it would be more accurate to call him "Kirk in training" which is even worse.

Though, if you're only going to stick with Action Man, why not just make Worf the XO? Way more interesting that way, besides.
I think you make Picard a touch younger and your action man. You round out your big three with Data and Troi as a full-blown telepath. If you have a "Riker" character, you make him a junior officer someone not integral to the plot.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:52 PM   #8
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Re: Star Trek: TNG film era reboot?

Since this is an alternate timeline, we could have an entirely new crew...with perhaps some tie-in to the rebooted movies (i.e. a descendent of one of the crew). But more possibilities: different ethnicities, many more aliens, etc.

If, in 20 years, there's a demand, that's the way to go, I think.

(They also need to kill off Kirk in a more dignified way)
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Old May 23 2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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I've said this many times, but I think the fate of the Ent-C would make for a great film, as a one-off.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:25 PM   #10
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TNG could very easily translate well to film, they just didn't bring in writers with good experience writing features, who were creatively burned out at the time.

Most people think First Contact is a good film.

I wouldn't object to seeing 24th century action in the Abrams-verse. But only somebody has a really good idea for that. Don't have 24th-century reboot for the sake of having a reboot. Come up with a good idea that needs one first.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:31 PM   #11
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With a spanking new reboot of TOS, I don't think they have much need to spin off into a further future era. What would be really nifty, if they happened to be doing a story in the current series involving time travel to or from that era, would be if the current crew encountered a future Enterprise manned by reimagined versions of the TNG crew.

Heck, they could do something a lot like "Yesterday's Enterprise" with the JJ-prise playing the role of the Ent-C. They'd have to get back to their own era and take actions to prevent the dystopian future that Picard's crew is living in.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:40 PM   #12
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Please no. Can no one in Hollywood come up with something original?
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Old May 23 2013, 11:49 PM   #13
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CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
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Bring it on. But ditch Riker, a captain-in-training really has no place in a two-hour, big-budget tentpole film.
The man of action part of him work okay in juxtaposition to Picard, but you're right about the captain in training.
Riker wasn't the captain in training, he was the ship's executive officer, its second-in-command. Spock served in the exact same capacity except he also doubled as chief sciences officer.

If anything, TMP & TNG "got it right" by having the XO be a full-time job onto itself, rather than a part-time one shown in TOS.
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Old May 24 2013, 12:17 AM   #14
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I'm not sure it would work. To the average person on the street ST is Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty etc.
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Old May 24 2013, 12:41 AM   #15
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Bring it on. But ditch Riker, a captain-in-training really has no place in a two-hour, big-budget tentpole film.
The man of action part of him work okay in juxtaposition to Picard, but you're right about the captain in training.
Riker wasn't the captain in training, he was the ship's executive officer, its second-in-command. Spock served in the exact same capacity except he also doubled as chief sciences officer.

If anything, TMP & TNG "got it right" by having the XO be a full-time job onto itself, rather than a part-time one shown in TOS.
Problem being, you only have so many minutes in a movie to tell a story. Even in the new films characters are under utilized. By eliminating Riker, you free screen time for other characters.
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