Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by bbjeg, Sep 6, 2013.

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Do fans want the prime timeline back?

  1. I'm a fan and I want the Prime timeline back.

    56.0%
  2. I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back.

    16.4%
  3. I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back.

    11.1%
  4. I don't care, just give me Trek!

    14.6%
  5. I don't know.

    1.9%
  1. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    I plead brain-fatigue. Between work, and my rehearsing and performing in "Fiddler On The Roof", I barely remember what day it is.
     
  2. DonIago

    DonIago Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    After reading the novelization of TWOK I wrote a letter to...possibly Vonda McIntyre (lord, I hope I got the name right). I think I asked a fair number of questions that may have illustrated that I wasn't quite old enough to draw the distinction between the actors and the characters, but I honestly can't recall, and probably would be terribly embarrassed if the letter showed up again. I think my parents actually sent it to the publisher's address.

    No, I didn't get a reply. But I stayed a fan anyway, which is why I deserve -even more cred-. :p
     
  3. DonIago

    DonIago Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hmmm...what role?

    I'll have to look up the exchange rate between Trek Cred and Musical Cred. :p
     
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The closest I've come to any cred is sticking an afro on Spock.
     
  5. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Yep, that was Vonda, who was actually one of my early writing instructors (along with Norman Spinrad). Which I guess makes me a second-generation Trek writer!

    (How's that for fan cred?)

    And, just to keep the thread OT, when I wrote my Khan books, I did indeed cherry-pick what I needed from Vonda's book and quietly ignored the parts that didn't fit with my plot. Granted, neither are "canon," but I mention this to illustrate that there's a point where common sense trumps an excessive concern with "continuity." I wasn't going to hold my plot hostage to a few paragraphs in a twenty-year-old movie novelization.

    It's all about keeping a sense of perspective. :)
     
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  6. DonIago

    DonIago Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just had the most off-the-wall vague idea for a Myriad Universes story where Peter Preston lives and somehow fundamentally changes the course of history. :p

    Maybe Scotty dies saving Peter?
     
  7. Jerikka Dawn

    Jerikka Dawn Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh man, and when that universe's Spock goes through the red matter black hole, he won't be taking a transwarp beaming formula with him. That's two histories! :D
     
  8. DonIago

    DonIago Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe he'll be taking Peter's even spiffier transwarp formula back with him!
     
  9. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    Avram, the bookseller.

    I played the same role ten years ago.
     
  10. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    So it's . . "Tradition!" :)
     
  11. Viper78

    Viper78 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I would like a return to the prime timeline. I don't dislike the Abrams films but I don't find them very interesting. Remakes are only good if they improve on the original & although big at the box office I don't think these films do that.

    I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
     
  12. Viper78

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    I would like a return to the prime timeline. I don't dislike the Abrams films but I don't find them very interesting. Remakes are only good if they improve on the original & although big at the box office I don't think these films do that.

    I'd rather have seen another TNG or even a DS9 film with Ron D Moore writing it, giving it the gritty, dark feel that BSG had.
     
  13. BillJ

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    Then just have him write a Battlestar Galactica movie. Why are some people so desperate to turn Star Trek into this dark, dreary world? We get enough of that with most other sci-fi.
     
  14. Viper78

    Viper78 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Who said anything about dreary? Just because it's darker doesn't mean that it has to be bad. I thought Moore did a great job with BSG & didn't find it dreary at all.
     
  15. BillJ

    BillJ Admiral Admiral

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    I did. There wasn't a single likable character in the bunch. By the end of the second season I was rooting for the Cylons to finish the job exterminating humanity.

    I like for my Star Trek to be about an optimistic future where we are still human but we made it.
     
  16. bbjeg

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    I never got into BSG but I liked DS9's space war. Space is big, Starfleet was bound to run into someone that didn't agree with them.
     
  17. BillJ

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    That makes one of us.
     
  18. Viper78

    Viper78 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That's your opinion:techman: but I liked BSG & think the same grittiness could be used on Star trek to make a great film.
     
  19. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Though I wasn't a fan of Sisko's part in getting the Romulans to join in the Dominion war.
     
  20. BillJ

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    I was. One of the few times in Modern Trek where a character actually felt human. They needed more of that. It turned my stomach when Picard refused to terminate the Borg in I, Borg.
     

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