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

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by bbjegglebells, 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 Vice Admiral 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 Vice Admiral 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. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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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 Vice Admiral 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 Vice Admiral 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

    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.
     
  13. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    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 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    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. bbjegglebells

    bbjegglebells Admiral Admiral

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    Right here buddy.
    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

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    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. bbjegglebells

    bbjegglebells Admiral Admiral

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

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    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.