“Jean-Luc Picard is back”: will new Picard show eclipse Discovery?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Groppler Zorn, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe if we'd stop complaining as a fanbase about "aesthetics" and "TEH CANNON!!1!" and things of that nature, we'd get a really good show (like what you've proposed here) instead of something that is a third-tier choice because they are terrified of fan outrage.
     
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    I tend to agree with this. Despite the constant clamoring for nothing "New" and "innovative" the reactions, even if it is a vocal minority (keyword: vocal), the criticisms come across as fear of any changes.
     
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  3. Vger23

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    It's the old "Star Wars New Trilogy" effect...

    1. "The Prequels were awful! They need to get back to the Star Wars basics!!!"
    2. "TFA was too familiar! It ripped off ANH and was awful and sucked!!!"
    3. "TLJ was a slap in the face for completely going against all expectations or formulas familiar to the franchise! AWFUL!!! RIOT RIOT!!!"

    Translation: If it's not exactly how I would have done it...it sucks.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    What fascinates me is how many fan productions (art, fiction, films) do many of the things that current Star Trek production till tap in to, such as exploring more of Kirk and Spock dynamics, exploring Starfleet at war, etc. And yet, the things that fans point at and celebrate other fans doing are the things productions do and get mocked for. So, yeah, there is no winning.
     
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  5. Vger23

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    You're talking about a group of people who get so chagrined that they didn't get what they wanted from an entertainment property, that they take it out personally on the production team and writers. It becomes personal to them...like the writers sat around and TRIED to ruin their specific childhood dreams.

    So, from this perspective, nothing should come as a particular surprise.
     
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    Oh, it isn't surprising. Quite the opposite. I am deeply fascinated and continue to discover interesting examples of individuals and the pre-conceived notions that come with them. Often times the term "should" is applied to TV shows and what they ought to be, thus leading to disappointment.
     
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  7. mos6507

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    Maybe if we'd stop complaining about complaining now that there will be different shows to suit different tastes? I fail to see what the problem here is.
     
  8. Vger23

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    Imagine it though....a world where complaining about complaining need not exist...because the petty complaints never surface to begin with!
    Think of the possibilities!!! They're endless!!!!!
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    What will we complain about? ;)
     
  10. DaveyNY

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    I wanna complain about the fact that more people don't speak up
    and tell the "Constant Complainers" to Shut The Fuc Up!

    or something like that...
    :razz::nyah::klingon::angryrazz::scream::devil:
     
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  11. mos6507

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    I take it you're new to the internet? If you want to police people's chatter you've got a 24/7 job. Might want to reevaluate your priorities.
     
  12. Vger23

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    Yeah!!! I'll get right on it!!!! Thanks bro!

    :D

    It's not policing...it's just commenting on it.
     
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  13. fireproof78

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    I feel like this is the pot calling the kettle black...
     
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    Back to the subject though...I do think that a show that revealed or wove in the history of the Stargazer would be fantastic. But not in a "Young Indiana Jones" kind of way. Maybe a 50/50 story where there's a mystery or incident that "current Picard" is dealing with that links back to his earlier days aboard the Stargazer. That could have tremendous potential. Allow "current Picard" to be a high-ranking senior officer or official (which is far more realistic than action / adventure / space explorer Picard) and have a new, young actor representing Picard back 40+ years aboard his first command.

    Could be a lot of fun.
     
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  15. Groppler Zorn

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    I see where you’re coming from (and I largely agree). To be honest I’d have had no problem with the new look of dsc had the story been better (which I know is a personal issue of preference on my part but I didn’t like the story in dsc s1).

    But... I think there’s a lot to be said for keeping as closely as possible to the established look and feel of a fictional time (even set in the future). Look at Star Wars for what I mean.
    I don’t think tptb are terrified of fan outrage at all. They’re making an animated comedy show - so they’re not that worried about what the fans think as I see things. I think they want to get as far away from previous (let’s face it, failed) Star Trek - that is, TOS and ENT which were both cancelled - and they’re hoping that the “get over it” brigade will silence or shout down anyone who has truly invested in the established look and aesthetic of particular eras of Star Trek.

    Dsc looks wrong for the era. I can live with it if they churn out some decent stories in s2. The same applies to the Picard show when it appears. If the stories are compelling they could make it all steampunk and I wouldn’t care. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the writing improves going forward.

    And there’s always Trek and Morty to look forward to!
     
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    The questions I'm most interested in are: what's Picard doing when we first see him again and what will he be doing ultimately?
     
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    I actually think you could update the Stargazer bridge (for example) only slightly from how it appeared in "The Battle" and it would look relatively modern. That TMP-era aesthetic is somewhat timeless.
     
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  19. Groppler Zorn

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    I tend to agree. Some updates would obviously be necessary (flatscreens instead of flashing light panels etc. and static Okudagrams) but a more subtle update (than, say, the DSC update was) would definitely be possible.

    And I like your idea above about 50/50 modern Picard and past Picard. The “mystery across the years” thing is what they tried (and failed) to do in Generations - but there’d definitely be potential to do something like that with Picard.
     
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    Have you ever read the anthology collection "Mere Anarchy" from the novel verse? That's a cool "across the TOS eras" story. Something like that would be epic.