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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old December 12 2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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What would Roddenberry want in XI??

Here's one for you:

If his name is going to be on it, what would Gene Roddenberry like to see in STII?
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Old December 12 2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

Three breasted hypersexed crew members, Spock lying on the grassy knoll phasering JFK.

Those suggestions would be sent on a regular basis to Abhams in memo form.
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Old December 12 2008, 11:27 AM   #3
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

Be serious.

What would the 'Great Bird of The Galaxy', the Creator, want?

Would he be happy with just action adventure?
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Old December 12 2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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Be serious.

What would the 'Great Bird of The Galaxy', the Creator, want?

Would he be happy with just action adventure?
I am being serious - those are things he suggested for either the films or the TV series.
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Old December 12 2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

Noone knows what GR would want if he was alive and in charge in the year 2008.
Trying to guess is futile and not really valid in my mind,since many will project their own desires and claim this is what GR would have done, so I won't try...

Looking forward to all the other answers though
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Old December 12 2008, 11:49 AM   #6
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Lots of merchandising opportunities.
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Old December 12 2008, 12:34 PM   #7
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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Be serious.

What would the 'Great Bird of The Galaxy', the Creator, want?

Would he be happy with just action adventure?
Who gives a crap? He's dead.
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Old December 12 2008, 01:25 PM   #8
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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Be serious.

What would the 'Great Bird of The Galaxy', the Creator, want?

Would he be happy with just action adventure?
I am being serious - those are things he suggested for either the films or the TV series.
i had read about that jfk script idea roddenberry had proposed. it sounded cool.
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Old December 12 2008, 02:33 PM   #9
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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Here's one for you:

If his name is going to be on it, what would Gene Roddenberry like to see in STII?
I have to question why were even considering...this question. We cannot pick Gene's brain from our earthly vantage point. More to that point, Gene's influence, his light if you will, went out of Star Trek decades ago, and we muddled through the Bennet/Myers and the Berman/Braga dynasties and finally ended up in this situation.

With all do respect to the thread MC, this question is quite moot.
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Old December 12 2008, 02:43 PM   #10
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

A big paycheck and a prominent credit.
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Old December 12 2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

The question "What would Roddenberry want in XI??" is posed at the beginning of this topic as a rhetorical one to which the OP has a preferred answer.

The better answer, however, is given by several posters above: we do not know.

What GR set out to accomplish in 1964 was not the "Star Trek" that a great number of talented writers, producers and designers delivered for four years under his administration, and what he chose to do with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was in some respects a continuation and in others an abbrogation of the original three year television series.

Add to that the also above-referenced fact that Roddenberry had no fewer materialistic, self-interested aspects to his nature than any other man and seemed to have as many half-baked, flaky ideas as great ones. Anyone who thinks that they know or can prove what Roddenberry would have thought of any of the Trek projects since his passing is engaging in intellectual masturbation.
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Old December 12 2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

^^^

Well said, Dennis.

We are, after all, talking about the GR who was pushing for "The Adventures of Lwaxana Troi" while Berman and Piller were proposing "Deep Space Nine."
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Old December 12 2008, 04:01 PM   #13
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

This thread was done after the first reply. Kudos, JoeZhang.
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Old December 12 2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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I have to question why were even considering...this question.
To shoot the breeze about Star Trek -- isn't that the point of the entire forum, let alone this subforum about the film?

I expect that if asked Gene would just heap praise upon Abrahams and the crew and say what a pleasure it was to work with Spock again and how he hoped the best for a re-start of the franchise.

I cannot think he would necessarily want to see a retread of his original work when you could easily have done something new with the property along the same lines with different characters.
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Old December 12 2008, 04:25 PM   #15
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Re: What would Roddenberry want in XI??

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Be serious.

What would the 'Great Bird of The Galaxy', the Creator, want?

Would he be happy with just action adventure?
I am being serious - those are things he suggested for either the films or the TV series.
i had read about that jfk script idea roddenberry had proposed. it sounded cool.
Didn't Red Dwarf end up doing that story?
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