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Old September 8 2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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The opening of Caretaker...

is a homage to Star Wars, isn't it???

I've never heard this mentioned, but it must be: text crawl, big bad guy spaceship looming over little rebel space ship, lasers blasting. I'm not crazy, am I?
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Old September 8 2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

It was the same style as what was done in "Emissary" as well. Which also featured a big bad starship blasting away at a smaller vessel (a bunch of them).
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Old September 8 2013, 01:41 AM   #3
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Intriguing. I never thought about it that way before.
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Old September 8 2013, 01:55 AM   #4
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

Why would B and B want to do an homage to Star Wars to kick off a new Trek series?
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Old September 8 2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

And Star Wars' opening crawl was a ripoff (excuse me, homage) of old Saturday matinee sci-fi movie serials like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:41 AM   #6
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That was a deliberate homage on Lucas's part.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:57 AM   #7
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

DS9 did a similar thing for "Emissary" to provide context for viewers who weren't familiar with TNG. So I don't really see much of a deliberate Star Wars influence.
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Old September 8 2013, 03:13 AM   #8
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You're giving B&B too much credit to rip off something so obvious.
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Old September 8 2013, 05:30 AM   #9
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

At the point Caretaker premiered it was Berman, Piller and Taylor. Braga was just one of the writers/producers at the time. So it was one of their ideas.
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Old September 10 2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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I just thought it was a text dump to provide a bit of info just in case new fans of the series weren't watching DS9, and never looked into it much more than that.
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Old September 10 2013, 05:37 PM   #11
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Re: The opening of Caretaker...

It's not a rip-off at all! The Star Wars crawl goes up at an angle. See? Totally different.

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Old September 10 2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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I just thought it was a text dump to provide a bit of info just in case new fans of the series weren't watching DS9, and never looked into it much more than that.
exactly it, it was just a quick way to fill you in on what's happening
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Old September 11 2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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I always thought it was a homage as well.
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Old September 11 2013, 12:35 PM   #14
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I think it would be cool if we had text crawls all the time.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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So basically you'd want to see the captain's log turn into text crawls? That's basically the purpose of both... to dump exposition onto the audience.
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