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Old December 29 2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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10 best Star Trek story ideas?

What Star Trek story ideas do you think were the most original and creative? The episodes that used the ideas did not necessarily have to be good episodes.

Name specific episodes please

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Old December 29 2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

The crew beams down to a planet and interacts with the humble villagers who are all welcoming and dressed in robes. THEN.. it is discovered..that things are NOT as they SEEM!!!
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Old December 29 2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Spock's Brain

The Way to Eden

No, really. Two really crappy episodes, in my opinion, but the concepts were creative.
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Old December 29 2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

How about ideas that never made to production?
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Old December 29 2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Mirror, Mirror (TOS)
Conspiracy (TNG)
BoBW (TNG)
Arsenal of Freedom (TNG)

(That's all that's coming to mind right now.)
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Old December 30 2009, 01:53 AM   #6
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Crew vs God like Alien

Crew vs Evil A.I.

Crew vs Rogue Starfleet Officer

Crew vs Evil version/alien controled Crewmember

Ship is hijacked

Crewmember falls in love with person who isn't what they seem.

Misunderstanding leads to conflict

Crew is tested by superior alien race

Sabotage!

Crewmember is put on trial
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The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.
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Old December 30 2009, 02:09 AM   #7
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Just stick the word "space" before a word that it wouldn't usually go before and you get some of the best ideas around. Examples:
Space Amoeba
Space Lincoln
Space Jellyfish
Space Octopus
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Old December 30 2009, 02:11 AM   #8
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SPACE NAZI
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The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.
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Old December 30 2009, 02:19 AM   #9
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
SPACE NAZI
WIN!!!!
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Old December 30 2009, 02:27 AM   #10
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
SPACE NAZI
The single best concept Star Trek has contributed to fiction.
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Old December 30 2009, 02:31 AM   #11
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

I personally love Space Nazis. Who wouldn't love all that whipping in Patterns of Force? And Spock in the uniform?! ENT Space Nazis were way cool, like something out of Hogan's Heroes. Only.. with Space!!!
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Old December 30 2009, 02:44 AM   #12
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Honestly, the first one that came to mind was the Star Trek: Enterprise episdode entitled "Cogenitor."

It was about a tri-gendered species that the Enterprise crew encounters, where one of the genders, the gender that is able to make the production of children possible, is treated poorly, as dumb, lowerclass beings- individuals have no name of their own, they eat only one meal a day, they aren't allowed to intermingle with the other two genders, etc. Trip befriends one of these, and puts into "its" head that it deserves better, encouraging it to learn to read and write. It is punished for doing so. When the Enterprise is unable to offer "it" assylum, it commits suicide rather than live an unfufilled life of denial.

The whole gender and/or racial equality thing has been done over and over again in almost every media mode known, but this spin on it was pretty different. I know Star Trek: Enterprise had its issues, but there were some very, very, very good, unique, and engaging episodes in it, this one among them.
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Old December 30 2009, 02:55 AM   #13
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

Cogenitor was awesome and absolutely one of Treks 10 best story ideas. It was also quite original.. all the great story ideas I've thought of to post here weren't very original.

The Borg were a great idea too. At their best they were both terrifying and full of pathos because you knew that drone was once a person like you and might still be a person somewhere deep inside, under all the circuitry. And yet the drone's mission was to take away your own personhood in the most horrifying way.
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Old December 30 2009, 04:00 AM   #14
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Re: 10 best Star Trek story ideas?

In no particular order, the story threads that I enjoyed most, at least in concept, execution was often lacking. And often follow through on certain things.

Borg assimilation.
Kobiyashi Maru.
Temporal Cold War(Horribly executed).
Dominion War(Somewhat poorly executed).
Ship lost far from home(HORRIBLY executed).
Bashir as secret genius.
Section 31(Could have been done better).
Birth of the Federation(...).
Federation/Klingon alliance.
Maquis concept.
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Old December 30 2009, 04:14 AM   #15
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One that I did not see mentioned.

Sim - The concept of cloaning as a means to provide transplantable organs is something I can see being debated in the future.
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