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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old September 10 2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Rolling Stone Magazine calls for the return of TNG to TV

Interesting article in today's Rolling Stone Magazine, that makes a solid case for the return of TNG to tv.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/n...ation-20130910
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Old September 10 2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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I don't know if I would go so far as to say he makes a solid case. Obviously I would support it but it'll never happen.
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Old September 10 2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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Just no.

Where are they going to set it? A Federation nursing home?
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Old September 10 2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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Well... Rolling Stone isn't the media outlet it was ten years ago. So I'm sure this "call" isn't going to stir CBS into action. A series set post Nemesis might be interesting, though I'm not sure Riker and the Titan are the ones to do it.
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Old September 10 2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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No, no, no.....no more retreads, no more reboots.

That crew is far too old, it would sour the memory and be pointless. Its not just actors, its writers and directors who made the show.

A new Trek series needs to be NEW.
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Old September 10 2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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I wouldn't mind a season 8 on Netflix.
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Old September 10 2013, 11:31 PM   #7
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Re: Rolling Stone Magazine calls for the return of TNG to TV

I'm all for cameos but can't see TNG coming back tbh. Something new set after Nemesis is something I'd like to see.
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Old September 10 2013, 11:41 PM   #8
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He made such an unconvincing case I fear TV Trek will never return.
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Old September 11 2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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I wouldn't mind seeing something with Riker/Troi/Worf/Crusher... or something set in the TNG timeframe with different characters. At some point though Picard has to stop being a captain and retire to his vineyard like in All Good Things.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:53 AM   #10
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Re: Rolling Stone Magazine calls for the return of TNG to TV

Rolling Stone said:

In the last eight years there hasn't even been any serious attempts to put Star Trek back on the air, and everyone seems entirely focused on the movies. This is a horrible mistake. At its core, Star Trek is a television series. There are countless of hours of amazing Star Trek TV episodes, and only six or seven great movies. (We're on the fence about The Search for Spock.) Gene Roddenberry created a vast universe, and a movie every three or four years just isn't cutting it for the fans, especially since those movies essentially take place in an alternate universe.
While I disagree with the statement above that focusing entirely on movies is "a horrible mistake", I do also agree with the statement that Star Trek was, is and fundamentally always will be a television concept at heart, and in many ways to this day it feels more at home on television than it does at the multiplex. The concept was borne of TV, and TV is where it really flourishes. Movies can show more than TV, but they can't flesh out the details in a way that regular television episodes can. The characters in a movie have to (by the very nature of the medium) be explored in a kind of dramatic short-hand. As David Gerrold once said, movies show the most important day of a person's life, while television can show the average day-to-day dramas. Realistically, TV has got a much wider scope. Even if they don't have the budget to match.

Having said all that, no, TNG coming back in some form is not the answer. Something set in the 24th/25th century with a new crew and dealing with the ramifications of that post-Nemesis, post-2009Trek 'prime' universe, yes. Something where the TNG crew could conceivably cameo, just as James Doohan or Leonard Nimoy did in TNG, yes. But a series revolving around one or more of the actual TNG characters? No. That would not be a way forward towards potential revitalization of the television franchise. In my opinion.
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Old September 11 2013, 06:09 AM   #11
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I agree with the author that TNG's return to tv would be a big hit. Easily the best way to go from a commercial point of view
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Old September 11 2013, 08:26 AM   #12
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Grumble, grumble; the writer isn't really informed

There's a number of directions Star Trek could take, but frankly, I think the best option at this point is for everyone to throw their weight behind Star Trek Renegades and get that on the AIR.

We need trek back =(
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Old September 11 2013, 08:55 AM   #13
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Eh.. I'm not sure I have high expectations at all for Renegades. I could be wrong, heck I hope I am but it just seems like it's going to fall flat.
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Old September 11 2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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They actually could do it.

Keep Picard as captain, he's always been a thinking mans captain and not a physical one, and he could do the job just fine, he still looks almost the same as he did back then.

Replace the XO with someone young, Frakes can cameo as captain of Titan, so it's a good chance to lower the average age. Get someone in around Chris Pines sort of age

Keep Worf, if Dorn hits the gym, with all the makeup you will never know the difference.

Keep Geordie, Levar is in fantastic shape, he looks fine

Replace Troi and Crusher with "younger models" sorry but they would have to to bring in an audience. Troi is with Riker, and Crusher transferred somewhere.

Data is gone, so replace him again with a younger crewmember.

This way really the only "old" one is Picard, and as I say that really shouldn't be a huge issue. We have a nice mix of familiar faces, and young blood.

It's do-able but it won't happen.
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Old September 11 2013, 01:01 PM   #15
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I don't think I can buy Picard still being captain at such an old age. It goes against every past imagining of a very elderly Picard - either back on earth or promoted to admiral. Granted those are usually illusions but still, eventually I think he would move on.
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