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Old July 5 2012, 07:06 PM   #16
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Re: If annother Trek series was being made, what would you want in it?

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Just no doom and gloom scenario in it, please.
I second this.
Agree.
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Old July 5 2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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I would love to see an alien as Captain of the next series, and I thought we need another woman. As for Trill, its a recognisable species without being too alien in appearance (which could put off potential new viewers).

As for the Cardassian on the bridge, I did consider having her and a Bajoran male at conn/ops but thought that might be a little cliché. But as you said, many of the crew could have a bad reaction to her being onboard, so leads to a lot of tension that could be explored and (hopefully) resolved.

The Cardassian would have to be female though, after all the first Klingon and Ferengi in Starfleet were female, so that needs to be balanced out.
Huh? Didn't DS9 make a big deal about Nog being the first Ferengi in Starfleet? I can't imagine a female Ferengi would have enough freedom prior to Zek's reforms, (and more likely not Prior to Rom's Nagus-ness) to join Starfleet?

Who were these Female first Klingon and Ferengi, and where does this information come from?

I do like your set up for the premise though
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Old July 5 2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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Re: If annother Trek series was being made, what would you want in it?

I must admit I liked the sound of the 'Star Trek: Federation' idea that was nearly but not pitched to the studio. I like the idea of dealing with a federation that is in decline.

I'd also like to see a series set in the far future, with the 'temporal directive' or whatever it's called in force. Perhaps explore in depth the characters and concepts from the far future that we meet in Enterprise in real depth.

Personally, I like the darker story lines so I'm all for a bit of doom & gloom. I'd like to see more moral ambiguity in Trek.

Perhaps a spin-off series set in 'Section 31'. I guess this could be any era really.
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Old July 5 2012, 08:24 PM   #19
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What I would like to see is:

Set in 2380, the rebuilding after the war is still continuing, the Quadrant has become very different though, with improved relations with the Cardassians (who were in dire need of help following the war) and the Romulans (after the Shinzon incident). )
I don't know. That may be a little too deeply rooted in the old timeline and continuity.

Certainly, I can't imagine that any new show would want to pick up on the Shinzon thing. That's old news--from a movie that most people never saw and many Trekkies are inclined to forget. No way are they going to want to reference NEMESIS, especially years from now when they finally get around to doing a new series.
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Old July 5 2012, 08:53 PM   #20
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Orci thinks otherwise. Countdown did more than just reference NEM.
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Old July 5 2012, 08:58 PM   #21
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Personally, I'd want a series set around 2462 aboard an Enterprise-H. I'd like it to be a bit more daring than previous Trek shows, while still retaining a sense of fun. I'd like it to have a smaller cast of regulars (about five or six), and for them to be more than just their job descriptions. I'd also like to see a wide range of stories from dramatic, to non-stop action, to humorous, to even horrifying. It can still tell stories that offer food for thought, but also have stories about just blowing a lot of up sometimes.

And while the series can still go about exploring strange new worlds, etc., it also can show life within the Federation and Starfleet too. I'd also be the series where the main characters--including the captain--can be written or killed off if the story demands it.
I second this.
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I must admit I liked the sound of the 'Star Trek: Federation' idea that was nearly but not pitched to the studio. I like the idea of dealing with a federation that is in decline.

I'd also like to see a series set in the far future, with the 'temporal directive' or whatever it's called in force. Perhaps explore in depth the characters and concepts from the far future that we meet in Enterprise in real depth.

Personally, I like the darker story lines so I'm all for a bit of doom & gloom. I'd like to see more moral ambiguity in Trek.

Perhaps a spin-off series set in 'Section 31'. I guess this could be any era really.
Good, annother fan of darker storylines. Just what I'm pushing for.
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Old July 5 2012, 09:10 PM   #22
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Orci thinks otherwise. Countdown did more than just reference NEM.
Yeah, but that was a one-shot comic book aimed at fans. There wasn't an entire multimillion dollar tv series riding on it.

If you're trying to launch a whole new Trek tv series aimed at general audiences as well as Trekkies, do you really want to hobble it with obscure trivia from the least successful of the previous cycle of movies? That doesn't seem like the best way to get the new series off on a strong footing . . . .

"So, what's your hook? How are you going to get today's audience to sample your show?"

"Well, we really want to deal with the fallout from NEMESIS, you know that old movie from umpteen years ago that not even the fans liked."

"The one that flopped? And forced us to reboot the series?"

"Yeah, that one."

"But seriously . . . what are you really going to do?"
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Old July 5 2012, 09:15 PM   #23
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I would love to see an alien as Captain of the next series, and I thought we need another woman. As for Trill, its a recognisable species without being too alien in appearance (which could put off potential new viewers).

As for the Cardassian on the bridge, I did consider having her and a Bajoran male at conn/ops but thought that might be a little cliché. But as you said, many of the crew could have a bad reaction to her being onboard, so leads to a lot of tension that could be explored and (hopefully) resolved.

The Cardassian would have to be female though, after all the first Klingon and Ferengi in Starfleet were female, so that needs to be balanced out.
Huh? Didn't DS9 make a big deal about Nog being the first Ferengi in Starfleet? I can't imagine a female Ferengi would have enough freedom prior to Zek's reforms, (and more likely not Prior to Rom's Nagus-ness) to join Starfleet?

Who were these Female first Klingon and Ferengi, and where does this information come from?

I do like your set up for the premise though
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Old July 5 2012, 09:55 PM   #24
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Orci thinks otherwise. Countdown did more than just reference NEM.
If you're trying to launch a whole new Trek tv series aimed at general audiences as well as Trekkies, do you really want to hobble it with obscure trivia from the least successful of the previous cycle of movies?
Not really but not because of the lack of success of NEM. Quality and popularity have little to do with each other.
I also did not like the elements in STXI which were copied from NEM.
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Old July 5 2012, 11:02 PM   #25
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For anyone who is interested, I've just finished a little Microhero mock-up of the crew I'd like to see, following the adventures of Captain Shana Rhyth onboard the Ambassador-Class U.S.S. Ranger:

http://bry-sinclair.deviantart.com/a...es-6-312806252
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Old July 5 2012, 11:28 PM   #26
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Good, annother fan of darker storylines. Just what I'm pushing for.
Then go watch Battlestar Galactica (2003), I want Trek to be about a positive future, not one where everyone hates everyone.
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Old July 6 2012, 04:30 PM   #27
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Good, annother fan of darker storylines. Just what I'm pushing for.
Then go watch Battlestar Galactica (2003), I want Trek to be about a positive future, not one where everyone hates everyone.
Yea, darker stories, doesn't necessarily need to be doom and gloom (Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine, as well as Enterprise had some very dark stories, but, never sank into doom and gloom).

Doom and gloom, the way I interpret it, is just depressing, everyone's an asshole, there's never any hope it's just non-stop hopelessness.

Doom and Gloom was fine for NuBSG, and could be fine for another show in the future, but, it goes against everything Star Trek stands for, which is building a better future and hope for Humanity.
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Old July 6 2012, 07:04 PM   #28
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Re: If annother Trek series was being made, what would you want in it?

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For anyone who is interested, I've just finished a little Microhero mock-up of the crew I'd like to see, following the adventures of Captain Shana Rhyth onboard the Ambassador-Class U.S.S. Ranger:

http://bry-sinclair.deviantart.com/a...es-6-312806252
Too many aliens.
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Old July 6 2012, 07:41 PM   #29
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For anyone who is interested, I've just finished a little Microhero mock-up of the crew I'd like to see, following the adventures of Captain Shana Rhyth onboard the Ambassador-Class U.S.S. Ranger:

http://bry-sinclair.deviantart.com/a...es-6-312806252
Too many aliens.
IMHO Trek needs more aliens!

150+ member planets and the vast majority of crew on the vast majority of ships are humans who would only make up a small percentage of the UFP's overall population. Makes them kinda dull. Also having a character an alien immediately gives them a distinctive look and perspective on things, so we don't wind up with more bland characters like Kim and Mayweather (who were pretty much only there to tick the box for ethnic diversity).
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For anyone who is interested, I've just finished a little Microhero mock-up of the crew I'd like to see, following the adventures of Captain Shana Rhyth onboard the Ambassador-Class U.S.S. Ranger:

http://bry-sinclair.deviantart.com/a...es-6-312806252
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IMHO Trek needs more aliens!

150+ member planets and the vast majority of crew on the vast majority of ships are humans who would only make up a small percentage of the UFP's overall population. ).
How do we know that? For all we know Earth and its human colonies make up the vast majority of the Federations population.
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