Bob Orci: Spoke with CBS about returning Trek To TV

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  1. SeerSGB

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    If it's in the new timeline, I wonder if it'll be a recast of the crew of the Enterprise crew or a Enterprise.

    Cue nerd rage in 3...2...1
     
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    If it happens, honestly, let Orci do what he will at this point. He has the keys to the kingdom. Those of us who don't care for his interpretation had better just get about creating something new that caters to what we want.
     
  3. SeerSGB

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    If Orci is heading up a show, I'd put a wager on him doing what he did with the Transformers Live Action Franchise: Live Action to CGI Animated series.

    It's called fanfilms.
     
  4. BigJake

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    It sure is. But maybe we'll have to think a little bigger.
     
  5. SeerSGB

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    Assume for a moment is goes past discussion, personal wishlist:

    * Animation - Polygon Pictures for the animation studio. Wouldn't mind a mix of Clone Wars and Transformers: Prime production teams.

    * Live Action - Keep it off the sci-fi channel. Though it makes me wonder if they'd recast the characters? Would the movie actors be willing to do a show?

    Uh huh. I'm sure the Reboot Team will quake in fear.
     
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    Why would they need to? Surely we can all just get along?

    I kid. They'd better. Becuase I am totally talking about building a time machine to go back and prevent Orci's birth, just for the record.
     
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    I hope they won't recast the crew yet again. I'd be happy about a show with a different crew on a different ship, maybe with occasional guest appearences from the Enterprise crew. Or something entirely different, like a show set on Earth. Maybe dealing with politics and diplomatic stuff. That would also make the show a little more affordable in regards of special effects.
     
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    If they're aiming to cash in on the movie, it'd have to be set on the Enterprise or her immediate successor--perhaps a tie in with the final movie with this cast?. If it has to be this Enterprise, these characters, Animation is their best bet; I don't think recasting would work for people who are fans of the films.
     
  9. BigJake

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    In all seriousness, I hope Pete Markowski persuades them to do his vision of an animated series, because it would F***ING rawk.

    And the Reboot Team should quake in fear! Quake, I say, before the Great Markowski... and his heirs!

    (But SRSLY, check out Markowski's work, it's amazing.)
     
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    He's not bad; style reminds me of the recent Green Lantern cartoon. Not a big fan of his character designs though.
     
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  12. MakeshiftPython

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    Oh God no. It's already bad enough he's writing the movies, now he's possibily involved with a TV show? No thanks. Stick with the movies and let someone else get a crack at it.
     
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    I think we're about ten years from that happening no matter what.
    I'd actually wager on it being a computer-animated series in the same style of the recently concluded Transformers: Prime (Orci served as exec producer on that show along with his buddy Kurtzman). It'd be a way lot cheaper than a doing a live-action series and could be used to bring more kids into Trek, IMO. It'd also have a lot of kid-oriented merchandising potential too.
     
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    I would actually be very cool with this.
     
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    I think it would be awesome and fresh!
     
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  18. BillJ

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    You'd at least know how many of us felt during the last decade plus of Modern Trek.

    Nothing will kill the franchise quicker than trying to turn it into a futuristic West Wing. It's Star Trek, it should be about big heroes and cool spaceships.

    I think I'd be very happy with John Cho heading up a series. As much as I liked George Takei, I don't think he had the chops to be a series lead.
     
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    My vote is no.

    First and foremost a decision needs to be made as to the target audience of a TV series. All other direction descends from this. The NuTrek movies were directed at general audiences with the frequent nods to Trek fans. Translating this formula to TV is extremely difficult, mainly because general audiences have plenty of action and drama available outside of science fiction. I can't see CBS giving prime time to shows generally aired on lower tier networks like TBS, SyFy, etc. Superatural drama has made some headway here but not onto the major networks, not for prime time.

    Recasting Enterprise crew now would muddle the fan base. "Who is the real James Kirk?" Snooze rest, plus, if they're thinking 5 year mission, I'd be VERY interested to hear how they'll avoid the mundane writing and 'been there before' approach that doomed Archer's Enterprise. Otherwise I only see this as the first best way to KILL NuTrek.

    I don't believe the movie cast would agree to a TV series. Why not test the waters with a made for TV movie or 5 episode mini series? Let the ratings dictate whether a full run would work. Budget for this could be better too.

    NuTrek Animated: this would be for hard core trek fans only and/or kids. I don't see this as a mainstream audience winner. Do we really want Trek for kids (Clone Wars)? I don't. LEGO Star Trek? Watching the LEGO Star Wars eps is good for laughs but doesn't move the franchise forward. It IS mainstream audience focused though.

    The question boils down to how Trek will fare over the next two to five years as Star Wars returns in a BIG way. Relegating Trek back to TV will do exactly that, relegate the franchise to a secondary delivery channel. I think he better move is to keep Trek where it is, competitive on the big screen. Audiences WILL shell out for tickets to BOTH Star Wars AND Star Trek provided the two DON'T open the same weekend (or the same month).
     
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