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Old January 28 2014, 07:26 PM   #31
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Re: I've picked the guy I'd like to see bring Trek back to TV

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Nonsense. BigJake is right on the money, here. Rebooting Star Trek and setting it further in the future, in order to make the depicted advances seem more plausible, makes perfect sense. Whether audiences would accept and go for something that radical is another question.
That reminds me of high school English in the late 90s, when we were assigned to read 1984. A kid in the class yelled out, "Ahh, our OLD future!"
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Old January 28 2014, 07:47 PM   #32
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Nonsense. BigJake is right on the money, here. Rebooting Star Trek and setting it further in the future, in order to make the depicted advances seem more plausible, makes perfect sense. Whether audiences would accept and go for something that radical is another question.
Indeed. In 1966, Star Trek was supposed to be a (relatively) plausible projection of life 200 years in the future (from an Americentric perspective, since that was the most important audience from a sales perspective).

If a new series wants to begin from a similar place of (again, relative) plausibility, the year 3000 might be a good place to start (and, for the same reasons that the original series was so Americentric, I'd expect a new program to be designed with broader, international appeal in mind).
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Old January 28 2014, 11:20 PM   #33
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I'd expect a new program to be designed with broader, international appeal in mind.
Well, it was some rather expensive market research in Europe and Asia that led to Into Darkness being less futuristic.


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Old January 28 2014, 11:36 PM   #34
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Really? In what way?
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Old January 29 2014, 12:08 AM   #35
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Well, it was some rather expensive market research in Europe and Asia that led to Into Darkness being less futuristic.

How is it less futuristic than any other entry in the franchise?
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Old January 29 2014, 12:23 AM   #36
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(and, for the same reasons that the original series was so Americentric, I'd expect a new program to be designed with broader, international appeal in mind).
Me, too.

As for market research, I'd heard that it contributed heavily to the overall formula of the NuTrek movies thus far, but come to think of it I'm not really sure where I heard that and at any rate that formula goes well beyond whether something is more or less "futuristic."
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Old January 29 2014, 10:06 AM   #37
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Nonsense. BigJake is right on the money, here. Rebooting Star Trek and setting it further in the future, in order to make the depicted advances seem more plausible, makes perfect sense. Whether audiences would accept and go for something that radical is another question.
What do you need the reboot for then? You can set the show in the 25th or 31st century. So much will have changed since the 23/24 century that it won't matter which timeline you're in. It's what Roddenberry did with TNG, he moved ~100 years into the future, changed whatever he wanted, and explained it all as the advancement from TOS.
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Old January 29 2014, 10:37 AM   #38
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Nonsense. BigJake is right on the money, here. Rebooting Star Trek and setting it further in the future, in order to make the depicted advances seem more plausible, makes perfect sense. Whether audiences would accept and go for something that radical is another question.
What do you need the reboot for then? You can set the show in the 25th or 31st century. So much will have changed since the 23/24 century that it won't matter which timeline you're in. It's what Roddenberry did with TNG, he moved ~100 years into the future, changed whatever he wanted, and explained it all as the advancement from TOS.
lulz. The question has been answered already.
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Old January 29 2014, 09:27 PM   #39
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Well, it was some rather expensive market research in Europe and Asia that led to Into Darkness being less futuristic.

How is it less futuristic than any other entry in the franchise?
I'm still wondering about the answer to this question.
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Old January 30 2014, 11:33 PM   #40
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Given Sorkin's abysmal record with writing female characters—his haven't their own agency and are obsessed with men (and Middyseafort can speak to this better than I)— no.
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Old January 31 2014, 12:29 AM   #41
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The Newsroom is really troubled in that regard, but I thought The West Wing wasn't nearly as bad.

But, this is all moot, anyways. Sorkin has never shown an inclination to write science fiction.
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Old January 31 2014, 12:45 AM   #42
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Well, I'd love to read a critique of The West Wing's handling of its major female characters.
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Old January 31 2014, 03:45 AM   #43
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But, this is all moot, anyways.
you're 100% correct, but I've enjoyed the discussion.
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Old January 31 2014, 04:28 AM   #44
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Given Sorkin's abysmal record with writing female characters who have their own agency and aren't obsessed with men (and Middyseafort can speak to this better than I), no.
He's certainly no... David Milch!

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Old January 31 2014, 09:45 AM   #45
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lol.. I've literally seen nothing he's done. I'm going to watch Deadwood on netflix or something just so I can comment on David Milch
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