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Old November 29 2012, 12:30 AM   #16
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Re: How about a "trapped in the past/future" Trek?

hah... that's really funny. Thank you. i've yet to read one...
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Old November 29 2012, 02:38 AM   #17
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Re: How about a "trapped in the past/future" Trek?

DeLancie said that he believes Roddenberry was channeling Trelane when he wrote the Q role. I've been watching all the series in reverse order, and only now am up to TOS. It's a really clear resemblance when seen this way.
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Old November 29 2012, 04:06 AM   #18
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Re: How about a "trapped in the past/future" Trek?

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You are conflating two ideas. Just because something hits in a flash doesn't mean it isn't worthwhile; the same goes for something has been given a lot of thought.
You'll have to forgive me. Since you seem to be new here, you might not have been aware of the countless times people have posted silly ideas on this forum that had almost no forethought behind them, and the way you worded your post sounded exactly like yet another one of those times. However...

(Including this gem, from you: "Well, I went to Trekcore to see screencaps of said ship, but it turned out that I was far more interested in the two chicks with the ill-fitting bikinis."; which is clearly a well-thought-out idea and certainly of interest to the community at large.)
This is what's called having a sense of humor. Not that I'm trying to start an issue with you here, but you might want to take that into consideration the next time you sift through my previous posts in an effort to sit in judgement of me.
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Old November 29 2012, 04:34 AM   #19
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Re: How about a "trapped in the past/future" Trek?

You obvilously put a lot of thought in your apology, for some reason it takes a lot more thought to be polite than to be rude.
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Old November 29 2012, 04:49 AM   #20
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DeLancie said that he believes Roddenberry was channeling Trelane when he wrote the Q role. I've been watching all the series in reverse order, and only now am up to TOS. It's a really clear resemblance when seen this way.
i TOTALLY see this. Thank you for the insight! This is a thought i've harbored for a while, and i'm SO pleased that i'm clearly not the only one... Joined this Forum and in the very same day, i find Kindred Spirits. What a Win.

A Reverse Rewatch sounds like a Great Way to Do it!
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Old November 29 2012, 04:44 PM   #21
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A Reverse Rewatch sounds like a Great Way to Do it!
It's been really fun, and interesting!
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Old November 30 2012, 02:18 PM   #22
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Or, how about a Trek trapped in the future--the Federation has fallen, and the ship is weaker (to a significant, but not crippling, degree) than whatever race/federation/etc. is currently running things.
Sounds a shade like Andromeda to me.
There have been claims, true or not I've no idea, that Robert Hewitt Wolfe initially pitched a new Star Trek series, in which a single Fleet ship is somehow sent forward in time and struggles to rebuild the collapsed Federation. This concept was allegedly turned down by the executive producers, who disliked the idea of the Federation falling.

Wolfe later developed the core idea into Andromeda, incorporating some ideas (and the name Dylan Hunt) from a couple of Gene Roddenberry's projects, Earth II and Genesis. As such the series was known as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, even though he had no personal involvement in the series.
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Old November 30 2012, 04:08 PM   #23
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Veddy interesting. Loving the trivia, thank you!
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Old November 30 2012, 07:03 PM   #24
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I'm all for it but I'd sure like it to involve a Timeship. Maybe a damaged one or some nonsense like that so the show doesn't become formulaic. Like, I don't want a show where a Timeship travels around and just fixes whatever every episode. But I DO want a show about a Timeship in some form with limited time travel capacity and a struggle to get it working again(with dire consequences if it doesn't).
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Old December 2 2012, 06:51 PM   #25
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I'd have to vote NO on this one, because where do you really go with it?

You can't be trapped in the past, because then the crew knows too much about what's going on, their tech can magically solve any problem they need, etc Not exciting, and no drama.

So they'd HAVE to be trapped in the future. And after a few 'fish out of water' episodes, how do you keep it going? They'd adapt, or disappear and there's no show. So why not just set it in the future to begin with and skip the time travel?

Plus, no less than a billion ways shown to time travel in Star Trek, so how do you make it convincing?

It's an ok episode or two-parter, but it's not a series...
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Old December 6 2012, 03:53 PM   #26
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A ship trapped in time would only work if they kept bouncing between eras and alternate universes, never able ti find their home time and timeline: Sliders Trek. If they visit the past, their knowledge may be worse than useless, because Adolf Hitler was a humanitarian who brought about world peace and ushered in a new space age, or Gandhi led a revolt that ended up turning India into the Asian powerhouse, conquering most of China and SE Asia. Thoughtless comments based on their knowledge of their history get them in trouble.

Or they pop into a future war where the Vulcan's are conquering the Romulans...

But I think a single character out of time is more interesting, the Captain America trope. A main character out of time has been done, but still has value in a series.
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Old December 7 2012, 06:10 AM   #27
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I dunno. I tend to see the ship as the main character.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:58 AM   #28
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A ship trapped in time would only work if they kept bouncing between eras and alternate universes, never able ti find their home time and timeline: Sliders Trek.
Sounds like Time Tunnel Trek to me.

But I think a single character out of time is more interesting, the Captain America trope.
You mean like Buck Rogers, who fell asleep in 1928, and woke up in the 25th century? Captain America didn't show up for another 12 years.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:37 PM   #29
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Sounds like Time Tunnel Trek to me.


But I think a single character out of time is more interesting, the Captain America trope.
You mean like Buck Rogers, who fell asleep in 1928, and woke up in the 25th century? Captain America didn't show up for another 12 years.[/QUOTE] How many kids realize that? "Buck Rogers" means "some old sci-fi dude" to a lot of them nowdays.
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Old December 8 2012, 01:48 AM   #30
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"Buck Rogers" means "some old sci-fi dude" to a lot of them nowdays.
Sadly, I'm now so old that younger people are holding doors open for me.
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