Should a new Star Trek show be live action or animated?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The Overlord, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. newtontomato539

    newtontomato539 Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't get the hate against an animated series. :wtf:

    Batman TAS, Spider-man the new animated series, Doctor Who Animated, Futurama, Mystery Inc., Star Wars Clone Wars, Ultimate Spider-Man, South Park, Robot Chicken, Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions and Batman Arkham games are fantastic.

    These examples show that Star Trek TAS 1 and 2 could be done just as good.
     
  2. David F. Weisma

    David F. Weisma Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    It's too tempting for an animated show to try and pick up younger viewers, even at the cost of adult content. And by adult I mean complex, though the other limitation applies too.
     
  3. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've seen some animated shows rival Star Trek in complexity. Sometimes the only difference is that an animated show may have more humor (or at least less people looking grimly off into the distance somewhere contemplating their misery).
     
  4. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And there are plenty of animated shows (mostly Japanese ones) that go far darker than some western shows and involve tons of misery (animated/live action).
     
  5. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think it's best for an animated Trek series to steer well clear of that extreme and just be a solid action-adventure with both serious and light moments.
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  6. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Prefer live action but TITAN would be an excellent animated series. We'd get Frakes and Sirtis' considerable voice talents but wouldn't have to look at them :p
     
  7. Lynx

    Lynx Vice Admiral Admiral

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    New show with new characters=live.

    Show with characters from TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY=animated.
     
  8. shanejayell

    shanejayell Captain Captain

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    Animated.

    The cost of GOOD FX alone are very, very high. Especially foir a show that is traditionally as FX heavy as Star Trek. Animation bypasses that nicely.
     
  9. AviTrek

    AviTrek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Animation = FX. They're both computer graphics. Animation is no cheaper than good FX, except that animated shows use cheaper fx for the entire show so you don't notice the difference.
     
  10. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not necessarily. If the show is primarily 2D, then the most that's gone with computers is coloring/shading and CGI ships. If it's a Clone Wars/Tron Uprising/Transformers Prime type deal, then yes, it's mostly computer graphics.
     

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