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Old November 4 2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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What other sci-fi franchises would you like to see Trek become more like?

Someone said they were going to merge ENT with Dr. Who first season. I think that would have made it more popular.
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Old November 4 2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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Re: Other series

What is ENY?
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Old November 4 2011, 04:41 AM   #3
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Re: Other series

Given the context, I'm assuming that's supposed to be ENT.
As for the question, I want to Trek to stay like Trek. I don't see a reason why it would need to be like another other franchise. Honestly, that's when things fail is when they try to hard to be like other stuff. Sure there can be stories done in the style of other things, like Articles of the Federation, but it's still secondary to the Trek elements.
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Old November 4 2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Given the context, I'm assuming that's supposed to be ENT.
As for the question, I want to Trek to stay like Trek. I don't see a reason why it would need to be like another other franchise. Honestly, that's when things fail is when they try to hard to be like other stuff. Sure there can be stories done in the style of other things, like Articles of the Federation, but it's still secondary to the Trek elements.
I'd have written this if you hadn't...

Having said that, I wouldn't mind a new series going a little grittier in the way of new Galactica or Stargate Universe, but when all is said and done, it should be recognisable Trek.
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Old November 4 2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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Re: Other series

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Someone said they were going to merge ENT with Dr. Who first season. I think that would have made it more popular.
No thank you!

I can't think of anything I'd dislike more.

Like everyone else said. Let's keep Trek, Trek, period.

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Old November 4 2011, 02:48 PM   #6
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Agreed. I fell in love with Trek at a young age because it was Star Trek! I enjoy other shows for what they are, but I will always love Star Trek for what it is.
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Old November 4 2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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If Trek were to become 'like' something else, then it wouldn't be Trek any more.
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Old November 4 2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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Someone said they were going to merge ENT with Dr. Who first season. I think that would have made it more popular.
Russell T. Davies wanted to do a crossover episode, yes. But Enterprise was canceled before any real work was done on it. The episode likely would have gone in the "Boomtown" slot in Who's first season, so we missed out on Eccleston and Bakula chewing scenery together.
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Old November 4 2011, 11:23 PM   #9
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A Doctor who and Enterprise crossover book no thank you.I like Doctor who and Enterprise as seperate tv shows just not as a mashup story.
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Old November 5 2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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If Trek were to become 'like' something else, then it wouldn't be Trek any more.
Rubbish. That makes no more sense than saying if I dress like someone else I stop being me.
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Old November 5 2011, 01:07 AM   #11
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If Trek were to become 'like' something else, then it wouldn't be Trek any more.
Rubbish. That makes no more sense than saying if I dress like someone else I stop being me.
His comment makes complete sense. The foundations that make up star trek was laid in the early 60s. Not many current sci fi franchises predate it. Sure Star Wars openned the door for its resurrection and showed the profit potential of science fiction but star trek is great the way it is. It is a show about exploration, new possibilities, and helps us gain a different perspective on current issues while showing us mankind can be better than it currently is. Trek does not need to improve or change upon that.
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Old November 5 2011, 04:46 AM   #12
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Horatio Hornblower comes to mind immediately; the series is sometimes more Star Trek-like than much of Star Trek. (Watching the ITV series from the turn of the millennium, it's striking how similar Kirk is to Hornblower, and how much Picard resembles Sir Edward Pellew/Admiral Cornwallis.)

From a science fiction point of view, many elements of Thomas Harlan's short (so far) In the Time of the Sixth Sun series would work well in the Star Trek universe. After the first season of TNG, there was very little of the stumbling across dangerous alien relics which so often characterized TOS (and was famously key to Forbidden Planet), but which Harlan's novels do very well.
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Old November 5 2011, 05:00 AM   #13
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I tend to see quite a few people wanting Star Trek to be more like (nu)Battlestar Galactica or any kind of series that deals really only with intergalactic war on a huge scale.
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Old November 5 2011, 05:13 AM   #14
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^ I see that too. The problem with that is by the end of nu BSG, I was pretty disgusted with humanity. It was dark with many ammoral characters and corrupt politics. Trek should be showing us how much better mankind should be, something to strive for.

Though I felt VOY needed more darker moments and to seem like a more desperate plight, I liked that the characters for the most part remained good spirited. Mixing trek with BSG would be like following the Equinox crew.
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Old November 5 2011, 09:31 AM   #15
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What other sci-fi franchises would you like to see Trek become more like?
Star Trek.

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we missed out on Eccleston and Bakula chewing scenery together.
Actually, I was half-expecting ENT to finish with a "Quantum Leap" crossover.

And the movie "Master and Commander" had a script that woulda made a great ST movie.
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