10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by bullethead, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Third Nacelle

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    The ship wouldn't necessarily be out of danger. A series with a hospital ship could be set during say, a Cardassian-Tholian war, and the Federation could be neutral and providing medical aid to both sides. There could be a secondary setting aboard a Cardassian warship serving as escort.

    I just threw that out as an idea. As much as I would like a TOS/TNG exploration type series, I think that after the hundreds of episodes already done, a new series in that format would just end up rehashing old stories - no matter what century or universe.
     
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    That kind of reinforces the problem with the hospital ship idea, IMO.
    A sure-fire way to avoid that is with the characters. The more different, dynamic, and integral they are, the more the show is about them rather than rehashed old stories. But as I said in my earlier post, TOS and TNG didn't limit themselves to just exploring new planets and meeting new aliens every week.
     
  3. MacLeod

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    The format of the story i.e. a ship is not as important as the characterisation and overall writing. After all DW is almost 50 years old, and how is the core story different today that it was in the 1963-1989 era? What's really changed

    Is still more or less about a renegade alien having adventures with his companions.

    Or "The Adventures of a Mad man and his Blue Box."
     
  4. Portal

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    I know Janeway destroyed that localized Borg hub, but aren't they still out there? Perhaps the Borg are also assimilating other galaxies.

    If Star Trek is really confined to the Milky Way, then what opportunity do we have to see another series?
     
  5. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Trek isn't confined to our Galaxy, it's just that our Galaxy is still a really big place and even with warp drive, the vast majority of it is still unexplored and unknown by the late 24th-Century. In the Star Trek Universe, there are potentially several hundred billion star systems that have yet to be visited (taking into account three dimensions). It'll take awhile to see them all, IMO...