Captain Robert April

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by MarsWeeps, May 7, 2022.

  1. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Sometime during SNW's many (hopefully) seasons, I would like to see an episode or two about Robert April's time aboard the Enterprise. It could be some type of flashback episode, or one that somehow ties in to a current crisis. Maybe the launch of the brand new USS Enterprise, or when he hands off the ship to Pike.

    I think it would be cool to see the Enterprise's first mission. :techman:
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    I think it would be a little much when they are already bringing Kirk into the show.
     
  3. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I think Kirk will be there for one episode about "The Farragut Incident." Another episode with April wouldn't be too bad - just have it in a different season, especially if it's a year between seasons.
     
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  4. Tuskin38

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    The Farragut disaster was 3 years ago in universe, so I don't think they're doing that.

    And I don't think they're pushing the disaster further up the timeline because they have a memorial pin for the ship in an upcoming episode.
     
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  5. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    I agree about April and the Enterprise.
     
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  6. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    I'd love to see a flashback to the launch of the USS Enterprise in 2245, with a big cameo by retired Federation president Jonathan Archer.
     
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  7. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    So April as CO, Pike as First Officer but didn't some of the novels have George Kirk as April's XO? So we could have Pike at Helm or some such.

    And who would they perhaps consider for Sarah April/Poole?
     
  8. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    April already indicated in the first episode that Pike was his XO.
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    It's also on Pike's bio in Discovery Season 2.

    They don't care about the novels, they're not canon.
     
  10. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    *looks over at Discovery season 2's baddie, based on one of the novels*

    *glances at David Mack, prolific Trek novelist and consultant to modern Trek (and who gave the Disco bridge crew some of their full names)*

    *looks at Rok-Tahk on Prodigy, based on a character/species from the novels*

    *Glances at Kersten Beyer, who wrote Voyager novels and then co-created ST: Picard*

    They're not canon, but it's fair to say they're influence. George Kirk as first officer on the USS Kelvin is inspired by Diane Carey's Final Frontier and Best Destiny, where he was first officer of the Enterprise.
     
  11. DEWLine

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    Now, seeing Holmes play off of both Pike and Hemsworth's "George Kirk-Prime"...? That would be fun. I know there's no guarantee of ever getting that moment, but it's fun to imagine.
     
  12. Jedi Marso

    Jedi Marso Commodore Commodore

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    Archer would be pushing 140 or so in 2245, wouldn't he?
     
  13. Ronald Held

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    According to a computer screen in IAMD Archer lived to see the commissioning of the 1701.
     
  14. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure at some point there might be a flashback scene set during April's time commanding the Enterprise. All they'd really need to do is dye Anson Mount's hair and Adrian Holmes's beard a darker color, and boom, it's the past.
     
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    They'll also have to put the corridor around the bridge back and paint Discovery's corridors red again.
     
  16. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    The corridor around the bridge was one of the big changes I really liked. Wished they would've kept it.
    As far as a change I didn't care for too much is the swept back nacelles.
     
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  17. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well they SHOULD do that. And wear Disco blues.

    But they likely won't do any of those things, and will pretend the SNW costumes and sets have always been that way.
     
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  18. Kaelef

    Kaelef Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, as long as they do it in flashbacks that are all animated in the Filmation style.

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    Or use an existing HD still from DSC on their CGI curtain set. :)
     
  20. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Commodore Commodore

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    I would love [a Direct to Streaming movie dealing with Captain April's taking command of The Enterprise and the first crew of the NCC-1701 coming together. Also if they get Scott Bakula to reprise his role as Archer, I want him to give April the same advice Admiral Forrest (Vaughn Armstrong) gave him in "Broken Bow": "Don't Screw this up!"
     
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