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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. 190 56.05%
I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back. 57 16.81%
I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back. 38 11.21%
I don't care, just give me Trek! 48 14.16%
I don't know. 6 1.77%
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Old February 12 2014, 09:35 AM   #1066
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I want as much quality Trek in as many forms as possible.

Video games, movies, TV series, novels, you name it.
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Old February 12 2014, 12:52 PM   #1067
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I want as much quality Trek in as many forms as possible.

Video games, movies, TV series, novels, you name it.
Star Trek seems like the perfect franchise for an open world adventure game, like the Grand Theft Auto series.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:04 PM   #1068
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^I thought that MMO was supposed to be that.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:13 PM   #1069
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Well, MMOs are MMOs. I don't like them. I like single player offline open world games like Assassin's Creed, GTA, Morrowind, Skyrim, etc...
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Old February 12 2014, 02:17 PM   #1070
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Well, MMOs are MMOs. I don't like them. I like single player offline open world games like Assassin's Creed, GTA, Morrowind, Skyrim, etc...
Then you'll hate The Elder Scrolls Online
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Old February 12 2014, 02:26 PM   #1071
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Well, MMOs are MMOs. I don't like them. I like single player offline open world games like Assassin's Creed, GTA, Morrowind, Skyrim, etc...
Then you'll hate The Elder Scrolls Online
I actually do. Not getting my money.
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Old February 12 2014, 06:08 PM   #1072
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SPCTRE wrote: View Post
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Well, MMOs are MMOs. I don't like them. I like single player offline open world games like Assassin's Creed, GTA, Morrowind, Skyrim, etc...
Then you'll hate The Elder Scrolls Online
I agree with JarodRussell here (looking out the window I see it's raining cats and dogs), I've never cared for MMO's.
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Old February 16 2014, 11:28 PM   #1073
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

Just curious, who would be up for a rated R, HBO ran series? I would personally love it.
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Old February 17 2014, 01:02 AM   #1074
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^I thought that MMO was supposed to be that.
One problem with the MMO, which the creators have acknowledged but are having an immensely difficult time correcting, is that the game is heavily skewed towards combat. While it's fun, it's only one part of Star Trek, and it doesn't quite translate to an experience beyond mere shooting. There's not much exploration (admittedly hard to do if there are thousands of players), problem solving and puzzles get tedious, quest narratives become convoluted, and even intergalactic diplomacy descends into a gunfight.

So the MMO only appeals to a certain section of fans, but it isn't as comprehensive as one might expect from an open world. I like the game and I play it, but it's not for everyone. That it uses the Prime timeline as the source material is a plus, but the game itself is still limited.

A single player game like Mass Effect but tuned for Star Trek, though? Sign me up.
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Old February 17 2014, 01:57 AM   #1075
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A potential new series should be set so far in the future (say, 1000 years) that it doesn't matter WHAT timeline it's in. Events from the Treks we know would be so fragmentary that strict adherence to cannon would be unnecessary. This would free up writers to invent whatever they want.
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Old February 17 2014, 01:58 AM   #1076
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Just curious, who would be up for a rated R, HBO ran series? I would personally love it.
No thanks. I grew up watching Trek and I'd like to be able to watch Trek with my son.
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Old February 17 2014, 02:09 AM   #1077
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Just curious, who would be up for a rated R, HBO ran series? I would personally love it.
No thanks. I grew up watching Trek and I'd like to be able to watch Trek with my son.
Yeah, that makes perfect sense. My father was a TOS fan and I enjoyed watching TNG with him. I hope that can continue with other families too.
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Old February 17 2014, 04:37 AM   #1078
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Just curious, who would be up for a rated R, HBO ran series? I would personally love it.
I'd be fine with a Trek Show not being afraid to show a necessary (to the plot or character) sex scene, but, I don't want to see it descend into something like True Blood (Is Game of Thrones the same?) where you have a gratuitous sex scene or even two in every episode. Look at the outrage, just over the Decontamination underwear and/or Gel scenes, which are nowhere near as numerous as you'd think by the vitriol.

I'd also be fine with some added grit/darkness/graphic violence, but, again, I don't want so much of it, unrelenting, that the show isn't still generally fun to watch. B5 and DS9 both went pretty dark at times, as does Once Upon a Time now, and they're all very fun to watch for me.

NuBSG and Torchwood: Children of Earth, are both very excellent masterpieces of SciFi and well worth watching and enjoyable, but, there's almost never a break from the hopelessness and depressing-ness. To keep a show fun, you need to break up the Heavy drama (Either with a positive "B" story, or something positive in alternate episodes, or some humor somewhere, where you give the audience a break from seeing only depressing)

The Walking Dead, is about as dark as you can go with a TV show, without it becoming "Torture Porn"tm, but, it still manages to keep some fun and hope splashed in here and there.

If there was a more adult version, I'd prefer to also see an animated version, so folks like BillJ could still share some with their kids. And if the adult version went too NuBSG depressing or too True Blood almost non-stop sex, I'd probably look forward to the Animated version more each week.
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Old February 17 2014, 08:14 AM   #1079
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I don't think a sex scene would ever be needed. We may see one or two, we've pretty much seen as much of it as we can on TV in the previous shows and movies with Kirk, Riker, etc. But I see it as more of the freedom to not be forced to hide nudity. A doctor may need to rip open a girls shirt to treat her wounds. We could see a Betazoid wedding in all it's glory. Pon Farr.

As well as getting past the language restrictions. I could see Picard yelling "I'm tired of your shit Q!" Or Data discovering the word fuck and using it in completely inappropriate situations.
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Rated R Pon Farr would probably get bloody.
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