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Old July 20 2014, 02:37 AM   #1
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Reboot DS9 movies?

Christopher Bennet on the Lit forum suggested that there could be reboots for TNG, DS9 and Voyager after the third and possibly last TOS reboot movies. So this is just a theory, no hard evidence, but as Christopher points out, shared universe movies have become hugely popular with Marvel comics heroes, and Star Wars is set to begin releasing a movie every year.

So hypothetically, we could have movies coming out with reboots of TNG, DS9 and Voyager, one of them every three years. I'd prefer to just use the original cast and continue their adventures, but at this point, reboots seem much more likely. I'd be pretty excited to get more Trek, and as I've enjoyed the recent Reboot movies, this sounds pretty exciting as a possibility. There is a rumor that a young Deanna Troi was being cast in the third JJ Trek movie, so this isn't completely unfounded speculation.

Which makes me wonder how this would work, what actors could play these beloved parts, what would be different, what would be the same. The recent movies made a bold move in destroying Vulcan, so any future continuing from that would be potentially different from the original version.

I'm posting this in both the Voyager and DS9 forums, as this is relevant to both.
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Old July 20 2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

I don't think a reboot of DS9 is likely, because it's just not as iconic as the original Star Trek. More likely, imho, is an all-new Star Trek series or miniseries. The big question is would it be set in the original or Prime timeline, or in the new JJA timeline. I'm hoping for Prime.
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Old July 20 2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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I'm afraid all I can see a reboot DS9 movie being is a vehicle for Will Smith to shove Jaden down our throats. Again.

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Old July 20 2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

I don't have any strong casting ideas at this point, but no, please, no Will (or Jaden Smith). I do like Jada, but I don't particularly think of any specific lead role I think she'd be right for.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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I could see Far Beyond the Stars reconfigured as a standalone story that has no specific relationship to the ST universe: the story of a pulp writer trying to convince people of a heroic future for African Americans, ultimately being the catalyst for such a future.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:30 PM   #6
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Are we going to have this topic for all of the series' now?
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Old July 20 2014, 02:47 PM   #7
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

A DS9 reboot is just not happening, ever, IMHO. I think a lot of the hardcore DS9 proselytisers (is that a word?) massively overestimate its popularity and longterm penetration in popular culture.

I do like the show to an extent, but a Star Trek movie with prophets, pah-wraiths (replete with "eval" red eyes), costa mogen spell books, superstitious whining Bajorans praying to da gods in the temple etc - no thanks.
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Old July 20 2014, 03:22 PM   #8
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

The most recent Planet of the Apes remake is based on one of the more obscure sequels and seems to be doing okay, so I guess anything's possible. Anything that doesn't involve the slightest hint of original thought, anyway.
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Old July 20 2014, 04:31 PM   #9
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"Reboot" doesn't have to mean "rehash". Give us something new for pity's sake.
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Old July 20 2014, 05:42 PM   #10
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I'm not a fan of the idea of reboots. There are really two directions you can go. Either you copy the original only with modern aesthetics, or you come up with your own idea which only has character names and vague character roles in common.

And if you're going to come up with your own idea, why bother using the same names? The difference is measured in millions of dollars, so you're basically sacrificing the writers' creative freedom for a built in audience.

Either give me a continuation of the DS9 storyline (Not gonna happen) or give me a new universe. I don't care about seeing any characters named Sisko, Odo, or Quark if they're not the same people.
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Old July 20 2014, 06:48 PM   #11
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JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
I'm not a fan of the idea of reboots. There are really two directions you can go. Either you copy the original only with modern aesthetics, or you come up with your own idea which only has character names and vague character roles in common.

And if you're going to come up with your own idea, why bother using the same names? The difference is measured in millions of dollars, so you're basically sacrificing the writers' creative freedom for a built in audience.

Either give me a continuation of the DS9 storyline (Not gonna happen) or give me a new universe. I don't care about seeing any characters named Sisko, Odo, or Quark if they're not the same people.
I could go for a continuation, but not a reboot. I think season one was ok--it had a few great moments--but I don't want to revisit it. Season one was so small in comparison to what the series became.

I'll even go further: the current reboot of Trek feels like a return to the small, confined feel of the first six movies. The Enterprise is always, for some inexplicable reason, the only ship in range and the only ship that can save Earth from imminent destruction. Every adventure is always a family trip: since every character is along for the ride, every character needs something to do. If that is the model for a reboot of DS9, it would pretty much sap the potential the series had of telling stories that occur over time and over multiple locales. I'd much rather see an entirely new station crew (and vendors) if the focus were still on the geostrategic value of this one place in relation to many other planets and governments.
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Old July 20 2014, 07:30 PM   #12
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

-Brett- wrote: View Post
The most recent Planet of the Apes remake is based on one of the more obscure sequels and seems to be doing okay, so I guess anything's possible. Anything that doesn't involve the slightest hint of original thought, anyway.
I still haven't watched it, but I think it's more of a sequel to the first "reboot/new" film than a reboot of a previous sequel.

I think that rebooting everything, DS9 included, is pointless, and pretty much stupid. It would be a lot better if they just created a new crew — even within the same time frame as the Enterprise — and continued from there.
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Old July 20 2014, 07:51 PM   #13
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As long as they are still popular, they will just recast Kirk et al. and carry on from there I would think.
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Old July 20 2014, 08:13 PM   #14
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

People have been recasting King Arthur, Dracula, Superman, Sherlock Holmes, and every Shakespearean play for hundreds of years. Audiences seem to love it. Why not? We are having a go at reimagining the TNG cast over in a TNG Reboot thread.

Reboots, Restagings, or whatever you want to call them have been part and parcel of performance arts of millennia. Great characters are immortal, as are great stories. And you can always write new ones.
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Old July 21 2014, 04:52 PM   #15
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Re: Reboot DS9 movies?

I'm a Niner and I know this will never happen. But who cares? It's fun to dream! So here's mine:

A man who can definitely carry the weight of the role,
Blair Underwood as Benjamin Sisko



An actress who has proved she can play a tough, crazy chick,
Katie Sackhoff as Kira Nerys



A woman who could be believable as a scientist and gorgeous as a brunette...
Rachel McAdams as Jadzia Dax



An older, gruffy man who can be stone cold but also vulnerable.
Zeljko Ivanek as Odo



A witty character actor who could pull off the role...
Peter MacNicol as Quark



Irish born (lost the accent, but perhaps could pick it back up), looks the part.
A.J. Buckley as Miles O'Brien



He could pull off the role of a passionate doctor with genes that seem too good to be true.
Colin O'Donoghue as Dr. Julian Bashir



A talented actor who has a deep voice and has no problem wearing makeup...
Tyler Perry as Worf



Cute kid who could grow with the show
Dani Dare as Jake Sisko



Charming and distinguished, but twisted.
Christoph Waltz as Dukat



Creepy, capable of being cold and humorous.
Michael Emerson as Garak

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