Captain Worf TV series

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JWolf, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Idran

    Idran Commodore Commodore

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    Personally, while I'm sure that eventually Trek will come back to TV in some fashion, for now I'd rather have no Trek on TV than something that might (or if I'm being honest, something that would probably) force a major overhaul in the novel line. There's too much awesome stuff going on in the various lines right now, and I want to see where they go; I'd happily have a longer break on televised Star Trek in exchange for that. :D
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    You mean you didn't choose your principles over your keeping the lights on in your house? I am ashamed of you. ;)

    Jarod_Russell when I saw your comment regarding Worf v Sulu my first legitimate reaction was "Oh myyyy" :guffaw:

    I love the character of Worf, but I would not enjoy an entire TV series about him. I think that Trek has mined the Worf saga for enough stories. Let the poor man rest.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Ahh, but for many writers, staying consistent with past works is not necessarily a high principle. Continuity is nice, yes, but writing is a process of constant adjustment and revision, and few writers are ever entirely satisfied with their old works. It's not unheard of for authors to decanonize their own earlier works by rewriting or updating them. Some authors like Arthur C. Clarke and David Gerrold have done full-on "continuity reboots," rewriting entire novels into radically different versions. Many more have expanded or incorporated stories into novels and heavily rewritten the stories in the process. There's no requirement that everything you write has to be in the same continuity.

    And yes, I know you were joking, but the point is still worth making.
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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    I gotcha. Generally it is the readers that are far more concerned about continuity. I am always amused when I see an author being questioned about a continuity error at a convention or in an interview. Usually their reaction is something like "Oh, hah, I must have missed that".

    I can't imagine what it must be like walking into the continuity minefield that is Star Trek (and its fans).

    It must be hard to resist the urge to have a character do something completely "wrong" just for kicks.
     
  5. Idran

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    Didn't Clarke even once say that he considered each of the books in the 2001 series as separate from the others, in its own little universe, with no concern towards continuity between books except in the major strokes?
     
  6. Relayer1

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    Christopher has been piroetting through that minefield with reckless abandon...
     
  7. Christopher

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    Oh, yes. While many of his peers tended to tie their books and stories together into larger, integrated universes, Clarke went in the opposite direction; almost everything he wrote was a complete standalone in a separate reality from everything else. The only ongoing series he ever did was the Tales from the White Hart series of short stories, about a fellow named Harry Purvis who told a series of almost-but-not-quite-plausible scientific tall tales to his fellow patrons of the White Hart tavern -- but since every one of those tales was (almost certainly) a lie, that barely even counts as a continuity. The 2001 sequels were the first sequel novels he ever did, and 2010 was a sequel to the movie version of 2001 rather than the book version. So it's no surprise that he approached the other "sequels" more as variations on a theme than as installments in a unified continuity.

    There are a couple of later series that were credited to Clarke in collaboration with other authors -- the Rama sequels with Gentry Lee and the Time Odyssey trilogy with Stephen Baxter. But the Rama sequels were really written almost entirely by Lee with Clarke just contributing some ideas and notes (which is why they totally suck), and I think the same must be true of A Time Odyssey, given that it was written not long before his death. There's also Beyond the Fall of Night, which is credited to Clarke and Gregory Benford, but I gather it's really just a fixup of Clarke's first novel Against the Fall of Night and a continuation entirely by Benford.
     
  8. rahullak

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    I would want to see such a series. It's about time Trek returned to TV, in my opinion.
     
  9. 2takesfrakes

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    Michael Dorn's a bit old for the part. Chasing down the bad guys, Captain Worf would dislocate a hip, or throw his back out, or something. Nobody wants to see that ...