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Old September 24 2008, 12:23 AM   #1
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Who was Future Guy going to be?

I never thought to ask this but since Enterprise was cancelled and all (years ago), who was Future Guy supposed to be? I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but the thought just dawned on me to ask. I figure the least that the writers could have done with this failed series is reveal to us who they intended on Future Guy to be unless it was like most of the writing and was really going nowhere with no direction. Thanks
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Old September 24 2008, 01:00 AM   #2
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

My vote goes to Wesley Crusher

One of the biggest blunders of the series. I don't think even B&B knew.
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Old September 24 2008, 01:29 AM   #3
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

How many times is this question going to come up?

Actually, making it Wesley would have been a master stroke and a totally unexpected character development - what a missed opportunity! they could have taken it from the angle of that whole thing with the traveller that pretty much got dropped as the story proceeded.
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Old September 24 2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

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I never thought to ask this but since Enterprise was cancelled and all (years ago), who was Future Guy supposed to be? I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but the thought just dawned on me to ask.
It's all right.

Future Guy was supposed to be Enemy Von Antagonist, the Evil Dark Lord of Evil Dark Lordness, although as things actually worked out he was Archer's Guardian Angel.

Rick Berman and Brannon Braga never had a particular idea of just who he would be or what his agenda was, although there were occasionally claims that oh they had some notions but would revise them if the storyline developed a different direction.
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Old September 24 2008, 02:13 AM   #5
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Having Future Guy turn out to be Wesley Crusher would have been hilarious.
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Old September 24 2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

I think it was Captain Braxton.
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Old September 24 2008, 02:50 AM   #7
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

Hopefully, this will be revealed in one of the future Enterprise novels. And really that's a good thing because the folks at Pocket Books are much better creative minds than B&B could have ever dreamt of being.
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Old September 24 2008, 03:09 AM   #8
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

It's pretty much straight from the horse's mouth that they had no idea what the Temporal Cold War and Future Guy were all about. I'm sure they just cobbled together some elements they thought would be perceived as "cool" and then hoped that some serendipitous story elements would develop over the years that they could later on retroactively shoehorn in.
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Old September 24 2008, 06:18 AM   #9
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

There was no temporal cold war. It was Q.


Actually, I was hoping it would turn out to be a Romulan.
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Old September 24 2008, 06:52 AM   #10
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

a Romulan plot? a ploy to start a war?
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Old September 24 2008, 08:12 AM   #11
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

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a Romulan plot? a ploy to start a war?
An attempt to change history -- Discredit Archer... Throw up road blocks to his efforts to make friends for Earth, to build alliances... Tell him who attacked Earth. Send him after the Xindi. His own recklessness will get him killed in The Expanse. He'll fail to save humanity. The Federation will never exist. Then nothing will prevent the spread of the Romulan Empire.
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Old September 24 2008, 09:58 AM   #12
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a Romulan plot? a ploy to start a war?
An attempt to change history -- Discredit Archer... Throw up road blocks to his efforts to make friends for Earth, to build alliances... Tell him who attacked Earth. Send him after the Xindi. His own recklessness will get him killed in The Expanse. He'll fail to save humanity. The Federation will never exist. Then nothing will prevent the spread of the Romulan Empire.
Nah, that wouldn't have been convoluted enough.

Hmm, the Alien Nazi cliffhanger at the end of Zero Hour might not have been so bad if it had been a Romulan. Or a Reman doing the Romulans' bidding...
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Old September 24 2008, 02:38 PM   #13
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a Romulan plot? a ploy to start a war?
An attempt to change history -- Discredit Archer... Throw up road blocks to his efforts to make friends for Earth, to build alliances... Tell him who attacked Earth. Send him after the Xindi. His own recklessness will get him killed in The Expanse. He'll fail to save humanity. The Federation will never exist. Then nothing will prevent the spread of the Romulan Empire.
Nah, that wouldn't have been convoluted enough.

Hmm, the Alien Nazi cliffhanger at the end of Zero Hour might not have been so bad if it had been a Romulan. Or a Reman doing the Romulans' bidding...
I don't know, I guess maybe it would have been somewhat interesting if it turned out to be Nero. I mean, in Star Trek XI it looks like the plot centers around this Romulan that seems to go through great pains and effort to kill off James T. Kirk because Kirk is the sole reason why the Romulan Empire never fully proliferated

So Nero could be written into some "Enterprise" novel as having been the one who was doing the whole Cold War thing because at first he didn't have a time machine to go muck up things himself and was only able to do it through hologram. Because naturally, between Archer and Kirk, they are the reason the Romulan Empire never fully proliferated
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Old September 24 2008, 03:27 PM   #14
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I don't know who it was going to be, but I'm sure the reveal would have involved several gunfight scenes and T'Pol in her pajamas.

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Old September 24 2008, 04:00 PM   #15
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Re: Who was Future Guy going to be?

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I don't know who it was going to be, but I'm sure the reveal would have involved several gunfight scenes and T'Pol in her pajamas.

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Thanks for bringing us back to Bermaga's sad reality. But you forgot to mention the pajamas would be a size too small.
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