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Old March 22 2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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Seth Macfarlane Should Helm the Next Trek Series

I honestly believe that he wants it, and that CBS Studios should definitely give him the keys to that kingdom. He wants to bring back the stories of TNG, that style of writing, and I believe that this is the right decision. He loves Trek, and he wants it. He even has Brannon Braga involved in his Cosmos series, for better or for worse...At least there's no Berman.

I think that we should seriously get behind this idea. He would definitely give guys like Manny Coto some much deserved work. We need a new series, and Seth Macfarlane is the guy to get it off the ground. He would be true to ethos with a new perspective. JJ Abrams did not do it justice.

Macfarlane would get commercial success and reinvigorate Trek for TV the way we all want and deserve it to be. Thoughts?
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Old March 22 2014, 01:26 AM   #2
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I've seen little of MacFarlane's work myself, but as he's known primarily for animation and comedy, it would seem a waste of his talents.
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Old March 22 2014, 01:49 AM   #3
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If you've seen little of his work, do a little research, I don't mean that condescendingly, I encourage it. Search the web and come back and we'll see if you feel the same way.
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Old March 22 2014, 01:56 AM   #4
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No.
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Old March 22 2014, 01:58 AM   #5
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So it's THIS kind of forum. I won't last here.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:00 AM   #6
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Sure you will. I just think MacFarlane is best suited working in comedy rather than as a showrunner for a science fiction show.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:01 AM   #7
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TNG style of writing?

Pass.

Sleep inducement is not why I want to watch television.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:08 AM   #8
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TNG produced emmy nominated scripts. The Inner Light, TBOBW, Unification, etc. It has the best track record of shit to gold script quality ratio of any Trek series. Am I in a forum of Trek fans or deluded maniacs (no insult intended)?
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Old March 22 2014, 02:08 AM   #9
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We need a new series, and Seth Macfarlane is the guy to get it off the ground.
No thanks.

He would definitely give guys like Manny Coto some much deserved work.
Ick. Definitely no thanks!
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Old March 22 2014, 02:10 AM   #10
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So you want Berman back? or Bjo Trimble? Either way, dead weight. Im curious, what was your ultimate favorite hour of Trek?
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Old March 22 2014, 02:17 AM   #11
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Do you think that it's an accident that Seth is so close to Patrick Stewart? Has Brannon Braga writing his brainchild series Cosmos, an ode to Carl Sagan? reunited the TNG cast for the first time in 15 years (including Wil Wheaton) for an episode of Family Guy? Guest Starred in two episodes of Enterprise? Has basically brought Star Trek into the radar of millennials by consistently quoting and referencing it in Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, and has publicly expressed interest in being the guy who brings it back to TV?

He's the guy. I promise. I am the biggest Trek fan in history, and I guarantee a quantifiable ROI on Seth Macfarlane bringing the show back to life. From what I can tell, no one else wants the job who is even remotely as qualified, and JJ Abrams essentially raped what we hold dear, and is now on to greener pastures in Star Wars, of which he is a self-professed fan, over Trek. Please.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:22 AM   #12
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I am the biggest Trek fan in history. . .
That means you're either Bjo Trimble or Richard Arnold.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:25 AM   #13
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Re: Seth Macfarlane Should Helm the Next Trek Series

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So you want Berman back? or Bjo Trimble? Either way, dead weight. Im curious, what was your ultimate favorite hour of Trek?
Was Bjo Trimble ever in?

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Do you think that it's an accident that Seth is so close to Patrick Stewart? Has Brannon Braga writing his brainchild series Cosmos, an ode to Carl Sagan? reunited the TNG cast for the first time in 15 years (including Wil Wheaton) for an episode of Family Guy? Guest Starred in two episodes of Enterprise? Has basically brought Star Trek into the radar of millennials by consistently quoting and referencing it in Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, and has publicly expressed interest in being the guy who brings it back to TV?

He's the guy. I promise. I am the biggest Trek fan in history, and I guarantee a quantifiable ROI on Seth Macfarlane bringing the show back to life. From what I can tell, no one else wants the job who is even remotely as qualified, and JJ Abrams essentially raped what we hold dear, and is now on to greener pastures in Star Wars, of which he is a self-professed fan, over Trek. Please.
Not seeing anything that says hire this guy.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:39 AM   #14
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You may not see it, but Abrams=Mediocre, Sci-Fi Producer/Director of the week (made Lost, Cloverfield=BFD) and not even a fan of Trek. Delivered two (mediocre at best) Trek movies that delivered modest to good financial returns, with a marked decline in intellectual quality and modest shout outs to a fan base that deserved respect. This is versus Seth Macfarlane who has delivered consistenly succesful TV offerings (questionable as they may be, but never intellectually). An accomplished singer and hardcore sci fi fan (star trek in particular), Sci Fi is his first love, Cosmos is what he has wanted forever. He loves Trek. Patrick Stewart is his favorite actor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksT_ulO1LYQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOQvc2GOOSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-cx-H5XnZ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgKxeX0_oL4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zAAInA_IAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y872zaWpfHU

That's just a taste. This guy has a profound love of Trek, just look how he talks about best of both worlds, and serious clout in hollywood. This is the way to go.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:39 AM   #15
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I am the biggest Trek fan in history, and I guarantee a quantifiable ROI on Seth Macfarlane bringing the show back to life.
Well then it's settled.

Honestly my first reaction is "huh?" and my second reaction is "WTF?" and my third reaction is "huh? WTF?" -- but on the other hand, who knows? The idea may be just crazy enough to work.
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