Orci says ST series talk "getting real"

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by RAMA, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. RAMA

    RAMA Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not against an animated series...some of the best SF on tv right now is animated.

    If I had MY choice, I'd air the ST show on a niche cable network OR preferably as an original series on Netflix or Hulu, or a suitable studio alternative. Even a high profile webcast would be welcome...I watch all my tv streaming already so I could care less as long as the studio gave them a decent budget.
     
  2. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Can't decide whether Orci is a douche or Anthony Pascal is seriously annoying him with his questions.
     
  3. BillJ

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    Probably a little from column A and a little from column B. :techman:
     
  4. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You and I would be a douche too if someone was seriously annoying you with questions.
     
  5. thumbtack

    thumbtack Commodore Commodore

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    I would guess all the hot lesbian action will look best in the Anime style.



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  6. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    If they go the animated route i wonder how long the episodes will be.
     
  7. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    If it's going to air on TV, they should be around 20 minutes long (plus 10 minutes of commercials and promos to fill out a 30 minute timeslot).
     
  8. scifib5st

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    Just look at the Star Wars animated model. It would also interduce new younger fans to Star Trek. Then you could sample from all versons ie. STNG, Enterprise, Voyager, STO.... Or story tie ins like the logs of DS9 would reveal info on this weeks story line.
     
  9. Mars

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    How good animation, would you say near photo-realistic computer animation or do you want the hand drawn stuff? One advantage of animation is you don't need sets. I have for instance the Enterprise D boxed set blue prints, it has the floor plans for every deck. In an animated series, our characters could visit every part of this ship without having to build sets for it.
     
  10. BillJ

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    Animation style really doesn't matter to me as long as it has interesting characters and tells compelling sci-fi stories.
     
  11. Mars

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    Isn't it interesting that people say that computer animation is expensive when done with a live action show, but cheaper when done instead of a live action show?

    Oh I do think animation style does matter, I don't want Star Trek Anime with characters that have big eyes and small mouths. I don't want jerky movement with cells for "open mouth" and "closed mouth" whenever a character talks. I don't want something like "Ed, Ed, and Eddie" and I don't want "Spongebob Squarepants" or "adventuretime" style cartoons either. I think Star Trek animation should be fairly realistic, it shouldn't be crudely drawn or herky jerky as often appears on the cartoon network. Something like the "Clone Wars" would be acceptible.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Star Trek: Squarepants is a winner. Sign me up.
     
  13. C.E. Evans

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    A lot of anime doesn't fit that description, especially the ones who aren't going for that "Disney-inspired" look.
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I think the Batman/Superman animated movies in the past decade lend themselves well to this kind of thing as a potential model for a Trek series. They aren't super-realistic, but the frame rates are higher than most lower-budget cartoons and they've pretty consistently proven to be able to deliver adult-level quality stories. However, I don't think the Samurai Jack model should be used. While I love that series for what it was and the stories and art direction were amazing, I don't want to see such an over-stylized look for Trek.
     
  15. NrobbieC

    NrobbieC Commander Red Shirt

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    I hope XII does well for the sake of the franchise's future but I don't want the trilogy of terror involved in a new series...which is the lesser of two evils?
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The lesser of the evils is that the next movie is a big success, CBS gets interested in doing a new TV series because of it, and they turn it over to a competent team, with anyone who was involved in the movie success getting first dibs, since no one else has any Star Trek related credibility now.

    A series is not going to happen any other way, so its either that or nothng. Those who prefer nothing can refuse to watch the next series and lose nothing.
     
  17. Matt S

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    As long as Rick Berman and Brandon Braga are no where to be seen, I am happy with the idea of a new show. Its been awhile, and I miss it
     
  18. NrobbieC

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    Huh? Later TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and TNG movies were Trek's prime.
     
  19. Matt S

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    Just seemed that the longer it went on, the more dreadful it all became, at least for me. Voyager is absolutely unwatchable to me now
     
  20. NrobbieC

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    Shame. To each his own.