Different Approach of New Star Trek

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Brainsucker, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Melakon

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    You don't remember? Malcolm McDowall? H. G. Wells? David Warner? Jack the Ripper?

    Well, maybe we're even, since I've never seen NuBSG and have no idea of the boxing definition in its context.
     
  2. teacake

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    Okay I looked it up and I have never seen it.
     
  3. T'Girl

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    If you watched the older Law and Order shows, when they changed scenes at the bottom of the screen a date would briefly appear, making it clear that that episode's police investigations were taking place over the course of weeks and (sometimes) months. This in no way interfered with the pace of the story.

    I thought it a superior story. And it could be an example of what a Star Trek medical ship series could feature, interacting with multiple species and their different ethical and cultural practices when it comes to medicine. Have doctors from different worlds, all of whom don't automatically observe 21st century "Western medical" ethics.

    Among the medical staff we could have discussions like the one in Penpals, where the TNG senior staff revealed that they all had different viewpoint as to what the prime directive actual meant.

    Or something like Dear Doctor (which some fans disagree with) where Archer ran headlong into the fact that Denobulans have very different idea as to how genetics and evolution work.

    Romulan's ideas concerning infant euthanasia.

    Masterpiece Society's idea on creative abortions.

    Picard's personal objections to employing the medical properties of the rings in Insurrection to help billions, because of how the particles would be gathered.

    While the Star Trek medical ship show would not have to feature ethical quandaries in every episode, this could be a reoccurring theme. Culture clashes on the other hand could be on-going.


    :)
     
  4. Melakon

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    Well, you've seen Star Trek IV: The One With The Whales. Nicholas Meyer used some of his unused gags for Time After Time when he worked on the Whales script, so you've sort of seen it I guess. All of his parts of the script were in the San Francisco scenes, where Time was also set.
     
  5. Brainsucker

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    The first bold :
    - Not every ship can be upgraded to the top ship of the line. All is based on the hull. How can you put the latest torpedo launcher if the hull not permit it? How can you put the latest engine if you can't integrate the whole system into it? If you want to change everything, it is better to build a new ship than to modify an old one.

    The second bold :
    - Not everybody are the bravest men and women in the universe. Sometime they do it just because it is their job. And sometime their motivation is not about to explore the galaxy or face the danger. Maybe they just do it because of financial reason, or maybe because of other things. And not everyone are ready to handle dangerous situation. And not every Starfleet officers are well trained and capable just like the crew of the Enterprise. You just see in the real world. Not US Soldiers are Navy Seal or Delta Force or Ranger.

    Basically, the story is about a non perfected situation. Unlike in the previous Star Trek series.
     
  6. T'Girl

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    ^ In other words, Firefly.


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  7. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When has that ever been said in Star Trek?

    And yet the Enterprise got a total modification between TOS and TMP for all the latest gizmos and dodads.

    Also if it couldn't be refitted wouldn't they just scrap the ship or assign it to some boring area where they won't run into anything that could threaten them.


    Then why pick a job in Starfleet where exploring the galaxy and facing danger is part of said job.

    US soliders aren't trained to deal with dangerous situations? :wtf:
     
  8. David.Blue

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    I think Brainsucker has an interesting idea here, but is slightly overstating it.

    Consider Adam-12 or maybe Sea Hunt or The Rifleman. Not shows about an elite law enforcement task force, a state-of-the-art submarine, or the super secret agents in the Old West but rather individuals facing their own day-to-day jobs and challenges, dangers and problems. In TOS Kirk for example was considered a very promising young commander and Spock a very respected officer, but Enterprise was but one of several starships. Later series upped the ante as it were.

    I personally like the idea of a 'second string' crew aboard a ship that is not a cutting edge vessel, not at all. I'd tone down the seeming incompetence of the Chief Engineer (you do describe him as someone who shouldn't have that job at all). Such a group could be genuinely interesting, emotionally involving as we recognize ourselves more easily. There's a heroism in the mundane as well as the grand epic EVENTS. Simply negotiating between rival factions on a colony about who gets what supplies can make a good story. Firefly was mentioned earlier. I concur! And look to Farscape as well. Or TOS.
     
  9. Brainsucker

    Brainsucker Commander Red Shirt

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    That's what I mean. Thank you for explaining it for me. I make this idea because I see that Star Trek is always about "The best". Like they are the world safer. The savior of the humanity equipped with the state of art ship. So I write an Idea about this mundane characters. And, I don't want a story that involve an ordinary officer goes galaxy heroes like in Deep Space Nine. They will keep as ordinary officer, and there is another group (like maybe Kirk's group) that is elite and world safer that the crew adore.

    And being ordinary with not a state of art ship and mundane job doesn't mean that they can't become the heroes in their own capacity. Look at the other Star Trek series, where a serious sickness or space cancer can be solved independently in a mere sick bay, and the doctor is a miracle worker. If every ships have that equipment and capability, then what is the purpose of having a hospital, or a hospital ship, etc.

    In this story, an exposed crew with serious injury / sickness will need to be send into a hospital immediately. And that will create a suspense or story that we can interesting to watch. Or fighting against a pirate ship will become a life surviving battle because of the limitation they have.

    I remember in TOS where McCoy couldn't do anything to Vulcan and Klingon just because they are simply different to human. But the supposedly a frontier doctor Bashir from Deep Space Nine can handle every species, doing research and find a solution to even new decease. So if a frontier doctor or a holographic doctor can solve everything, then in the future, we don't need a specialist or even researchers.

    So I think like characters with limitation (even in their respected main skill / capability). Not everybody are super human. and not everybody can solve everything by their own.
     
  10. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Get the actor who played Gil Grissom, and I'd happily watch CSI: Starfleet. :techman:

    Okay, now I'm picturing Nathan Fillion wearing a Starfleet uniform... with suspenders. :cardie:

    And with River on board, who needs photon torpedoes? :p
     
  11. teacake

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    I think this may have been done by ITL?

    [​IMG]

    I'm swooning just looking at them. I could so stand to see Trek Firefly'd up.
     
  12. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Wow - that is really well done! :eek:

    (*going off to fanfiction.net to check for crossovers...*)
     
  13. Brainsucker

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    The first Bold :
    Now let us use the real world example.
    If the the US Air Force can upgrade the existing aircraft to the latest, why they even bother to spend a lot of money to develop F-35?
    And now for why they are not scrap it, then what about US Air Force upgrade the existing F-16 and extend their service into 2020 or more?
    And now about the Federation in Star Trek series. Why they bother to develop new classes if they can upgrade the existing class into a top notch Federation ship of the line? For example, why they even bother to phased out Constitution Class if they can be upgraded with the latest technology?
    And then why they even bother to use old ships and extend their service into 24th century?
    Now, let me ask a question to you, is a Miranda Class as capable as the latest Centaur or Steamrunner or Akira Class? or Is Excelsior as capable as Intrepid or Sovereign Class? If so, why they even bother to develop an Intrepid or Sovereign Class? If not, why they are not scrap the Excelsior class?

    I think the reason is simple, because of the hull limitation so they develop new classes. Yet, because of the quantity reason that the production can't meet the demand so they still use and upgrade some old ship to do the job.
    I mean, even if Federation's resource is abundant, they can't build 100 Constitution or Miranda Class suddenly to phase out their older ship. So they prolong the older ship life. Yet even with upgraded technology, it is the hull limitation that prevent the older ship like USS Not Important to be on par with Constitution or Miranda Class.

    The question is why they bother to put this ship into danger, then the question is why they even bother to send a less capable freighter (which is even equipped with less weapon) to send cargoes to the frontier? I think send cargo to a science lab is not the job for the top notch Constitution or Miranda Class. They have another thing to do, like border patrol, exploring new worlds, etc, etc. So it is the job of a ship like USS Not Important to do more mundane duty. Yet, not all pirate is less capable than a Miranda or Constitution Class, and that make these guys can overpower the USS Not Important.

    And guys, I don't even know of Firefly. It didn't even aired in my country.
     
  14. Hartzilla2007

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    Except it was shown to be one of their jobs.

    And even if they couldn't make the ship on par with a Connie they would at least have the ship not be an old falling apart piece of crap and it could probably handle the type of ships raiders and pirates would have to throw at it.

    The type of ship you seem to be describing is something civilians would be flying around in.
     
  15. BigJake

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    Agreed. Whoever did that, it's incredible. :techman:
     
  16. teacake

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    I'm pretty sure it is ITL from this BBS.

    Kind of makes me think that Wash would make a good McCoy. Yes I know he's not in blue.
     
  17. David.Blue

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    To use examples from actual shows...

    You're talking about a ship rather like a Miranda class in the 24th century. Good enough but not top-of-the-line. The Captain would be rather like Ro Laran, a talented officer but with some kind of major black mark on her record, and the attitude to go with. Her chief engineer would be Reginald Barclay, the helm officer Tom Paris and the science officer some brilliant but over-excited kid like Chekhov when we first met him (or in nuTrek). Speaking of nuTrek, toss in Gina the Orion and have her sleep with everyone.

    Okay maybe that's a bit too comedic but you get the idea!
     
  18. Belz...

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    I concur. That's pretty awesome.
     
  19. nightwind1

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    But...but...


    ...that's not REAL Star Trek!



    :guffaw:
     
  20. Brainsucker

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    I like that.