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Old September 14 2013, 09:36 AM   #16
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Re: Rolling Stone Magazine makes a case for TNG to return to TV

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People forget how popular TNG was. At its peak, it was going toe-to-toe with the most watched tv shows of its time
As much as I hate to say it... yes... people have forgotten. Most are enthralled with the latest reality tv shows these days that cost a fraction to produce and get bigger ratings than anything science fiction ever did.
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Old September 14 2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Hard for there to be power struggles on Romulus when it blows up.
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Old September 14 2013, 01:50 PM   #18
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Hard for there to be power struggles on Romulus when it blows up.
WTF
Very start of the 2009 film. Prime Romulus is destroyed by the Hobus supernova. Well, we don't see it explode until half way through but its destruction is what sets the events of the movie in motion.
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Old September 14 2013, 04:51 PM   #19
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I would go for a Titan series set around the time just after Nemesis. Dealing with the power struggle on Romulas with cameo appearances from the TNG cast.
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Hard for there to be power struggles on Romulus when it blows up.
Putting aside Rolling Stone's idea of TNG returning, I think the Romulans are a very tenacious people and the Empire will eventually rename another planet as Romulus or perhaps New Romulus. It could be a question of what happens in the interim, IMO.
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Old September 15 2013, 05:03 PM   #20
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I would go for a Titan series set around the time just after Nemesis. Dealing with the power struggle on Romulas with cameo appearances from the TNG cast.
But the problem arises that Jonathan Franks and Marina Sirtis would have to be the main characters if it happened just after Nemesis.
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Old September 15 2013, 05:09 PM   #21
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Yeah.. hate to say it, but I think Frakes and Sirtis are too old these days to carry a series. It would have to be another "generation" or so ahead of Nemesis with a new crew/cast. Could have the old classic chars turn up in cameos, but that's about it.
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Old September 15 2013, 06:01 PM   #22
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I would just put a newer crew on the Enterprise-E. Maybe Riker would take over as captain with Data as his first officer. Deanna could be there, although I never understood having the ships counselor on the bridge. I just assume because she was betazoid. I would think Geordi would be promoted by now so Im not sure how to work him in. Worf could be the 2nd officer. Since Klingons live very long lives, he has plenty of time to become a Captain. It would be nice to see crossover stories with characters from the other series. I would love to see them explore the ramifications of Romulus being destroyed and the disappearance of Ambassador Spock. Star Trek does play better on TV than in movies. Unless the galaxy is in peril, and things are blowing up left and right most movie goers don't understand Star Trek. I am not knocking Abrams movies, they are good and visually nice. Although I could do without the lens flares and camera shakes during ship battles. I don't know why space should shake watching two ships battle each other.
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Old September 15 2013, 10:13 PM   #23
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I would just put a newer crew on the Enterprise-E. Maybe Riker would take over as captain with Data as his first officer. Deanna could be there, although I never understood having the ships counselor on the bridge. I just assume because she was betazoid. I would think Geordi would be promoted by now so Im not sure how to work him in. Worf could be the 2nd officer. Since Klingons live very long lives, he has plenty of time to become a Captain. It would be nice to see crossover stories with characters from the other series. I would love to see them explore the ramifications of Romulus being destroyed and the disappearance of Ambassador Spock. Star Trek does play better on TV than in movies. Unless the galaxy is in peril, and things are blowing up left and right most movie goers don't understand Star Trek. I am not knocking Abrams movies, they are good and visually nice. Although I could do without the lens flares and camera shakes during ship battles. I don't know why space should shake watching two ships battle each other.
The plot just isn't possible, already written futures of these characters (after Nemesis) would interfere with the plot of the new show.
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Old September 15 2013, 10:34 PM   #24
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The plot just isn't possible, already written futures of these characters (after Nemesis) would interfere with the plot of the new show.
What already written "futures" are you talking about?
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Old September 16 2013, 02:07 AM   #25
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The plot just isn't possible, already written futures of these characters (after Nemesis) would interfere with the plot of the new show.
What already written "futures" are you talking about?
novels describing what happened after nemesis. http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/St...s#Post-Nemesis
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Old September 16 2013, 01:17 PM   #26
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The plot just isn't possible, already written futures of these characters (after Nemesis) would interfere with the plot of the new show.
What already written "futures" are you talking about?
novels describing what happened after nemesis. http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/St...s#Post-Nemesis
If they go back to filming in the Prime universe, those stories will be tossed.
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Old September 16 2013, 02:21 PM   #27
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As much as I love TNG, it's had it's day. The actors are too old now and Data really couldn't be involved as much as I would love to have him back unless they could do some sort of CGI on his face. I would prefere a new series with new characters with cameos from time to time for the list of TNG/DS9/VOY characters. Admiral Picard would be nice to see from time to time. Same with Captain Riker.
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Old September 16 2013, 02:44 PM   #28
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If they were to do a new TNG series they would have to do a reboot with new younger actors. The TNG actors are all too old now to carry a show and to become their characters again.

James McEvoy who played the younger Professor Xavier in Xmen would make an excellent younger Picard but I doubt he would want a TV role when he's quite popular in films. Alternatively could pick Paul Bettany or maybe a good thing to do would be to find someone who does mainly theatre like they did with Patrick Stewart.

Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory would make a good Data, he looked the part in the episode when he dressed up as him and would play the awkwardness of the character well as well as the humour, failing that Jesse Eisenberg could also pull off Data very well.

Billy Brown, who played Mike Anderson in season 6 of Dexter and has appeared in several other cult tv shows would be my choice for Worf. Strong, big built actor who can be very serious.

Sarah Wayne Callies would make a good Dr Beverly Crusher.
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Old September 16 2013, 08:59 PM   #29
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I'd rather see such a hypothetical series be a "TNG: Phase II" with Riker finally in command of the Enterprise. Both he and Troi could be surrounded by all-new younger characters, including a hotshot XO that will remind Riker a lot of himself when he was Picard's XO.

But really, it's all just wishful thinking, much like countless other proposals for a new Star Trek series, IMO...
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Old September 17 2013, 10:21 PM   #30
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Not sure I get the aversion to aging. I don't think Frakes is too old at all. Think about all the older captains and admirals we've seen on Trek before. I would love to see him in the captain's chair.

Sure, Data presents a problem because he's not meant to age. But Riker is meant to grow old.
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