The Spiritual Successor of Star Trek

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  1. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Spiritual Successor to Star Trek might be found in the early episodes of Andromeda. The Highguard is Starfleet, Hunt is trying to re-establish the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth being the United Federation of Planets. The Commonwealth fell because of their version of the Prime Directive.

    Yes yes yes, the series lost it's way after a time.

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  2. Nerys Myk

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    No that's the Spiritual Successor to Planet Earth/Genesis II.

    More seriously how would it be a "Spiritual Successor" to Star Trek? Does it use the same themes and ideas seen in Trek? At best, if you change the names, it's a sequel to Star Trek.
     
  3. Dennis

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    Honestly, Babylon 5 - a show that I don't think a lot of, really - was the spiritual successor to Star Trek. Like Star Trek it was a space opera with ambitions, written for a sophisticated audience that expected something more substantial that just action-adventure, and that had strongly-defined if somewhat stolid characters. The settings and characters were so similar that a casual viewer might well mistake B5 for a Trek series. B5's primary writer had a clear, sharp and generally progressive POV on the world that he meant to express in the stories.
     
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  4. Nerys Myk

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    ^I'd have to agree with that.
     
  5. publiusr

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    I think Stargate Atlantis had the fun of the original
     

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