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View Poll Results: Do fans want the prime timeline back?
I'm a fan and I want the Prime timeline back. 211 56.87%
I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back. 61 16.44%
I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back. 39 10.51%
I don't care, just give me Trek! 53 14.29%
I don't know. 7 1.89%
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Old September 12 2013, 09:20 PM   #91
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I would like a return to the prime timeline. I don't dislike the Abrams films but I don't find them very interesting. Remakes are only good if they improve on the original & although big at the box office I don't think these films do that.

I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:20 PM   #92
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I would like a return to the prime timeline. I don't dislike the Abrams films but I don't find them very interesting. Remakes are only good if they improve on the original & although big at the box office I don't think these films do that.

I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:26 PM   #93
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I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
Then just have him write a Battlestar Galactica movie. Why are some people so desperate to turn Star Trek into this dark, dreary world? We get enough of that with most other sci-fi.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:36 PM   #94
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I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
Then just have him write a Battlestar Galactica movie. Why are some people so desperate to turn Star Trek into this dark, dreary world? We get enough of that with most other sci-fi.
Who said anything about dreary? Just because it's darker doesn't mean that it has to be bad. I thought Moore did a great job with BSG & didn't find it dreary at all.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:42 PM   #95
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Who said anything about dreary? Just because it's darker doesn't mean that it has to be bad. I thought Moore did a great job with BSG & didn't find it dreary at all.
I did. There wasn't a single likable character in the bunch. By the end of the second season I was rooting for the Cylons to finish the job exterminating humanity.

I like for my Star Trek to be about an optimistic future where we are still human but we made it.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:49 PM   #96
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I never got into BSG but I liked DS9's space war. Space is big, Starfleet was bound to run into someone that didn't agree with them.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:56 PM   #97
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I never got into BSG but I liked DS9's space war.
That makes one of us.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:58 PM   #98
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Who said anything about dreary? Just because it's darker doesn't mean that it has to be bad. I thought Moore did a great job with BSG & didn't find it dreary at all.
I did. There wasn't a single likable character in the bunch. By the end of the second season I was rooting for the Cylons to finish the job exterminating humanity.

I like for my Star Trek to be about an optimistic future where we are still human but we made it.
That's your opinion but I liked BSG & think the same grittiness could be used on Star trek to make a great film.
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
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Old September 12 2013, 10:19 PM   #100
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
I was. One of the few times in Modern Trek where a character actually felt human. They needed more of that. It turned my stomach when Picard refused to terminate the Borg in I, Borg.
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Old September 12 2013, 11:36 PM   #101
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
I was. One of the few times in Modern Trek where a character actually felt human. They needed more of that. It turned my stomach when Picard refused to terminate the Borg in I, Borg.
Agreed!

Oh come on, the Borg are people t- ohhh...!

Always loved the idea of killing the borg with abstract art and spam.
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Old September 13 2013, 12:13 AM   #102
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
But . . . but that's one of the very best DS9 episodes?
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Old September 13 2013, 12:30 AM   #103
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
But . . . but that's one of the very best DS9 episodes?
I always thought so. Then again from what I've seen, those who don't like it are very... passionate about it going against what Trek is supposed to be.

Personally I thought that was what made DS9 so great. It's easy to preach about better natures and evolved societies when you live in a utopia, but not everyone else does and sooner or later you're going to bump up against those societies.
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Old September 13 2013, 12:32 AM   #104
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Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
But . . . but that's one of the very best DS9 episodes?
I always thought so. Then again from what I've seen, those who don't like it are very... passionate about it going against what Trek is supposed to be.

Personally I thought that was what made DS9 so great. It's easy to preach about better natures and evolved societies when you live in a utopia, but not everyone else does and sooner or later you're going to bump up against those societies.
Exactly. If the morality is too pat and the characters too squeaky-clean, then you're just making the futuristic equivalent of an ABC After-School Special. Life is messy and sometimes there are no easy answers--even in the 24th century.
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Old September 13 2013, 04:34 AM   #105
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

Not really. I mean, I miss the old Trek universe, I really do.

But you can't go home again. If we got a new series that was somehow tied to that universe, the style and content of the show would be so far removed from the series I loved in the 90's that any continuity tie would be academic.
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