David Foster Preparing to Pitch New ‘Star Trek’ Series

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Chindogu, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. plynch

    plynch Commodore Commodore

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    Just watched Corbomite on MeTV. Very Trekkish. Kirk goes to help Balok in distress. Reminds crew of mission to explore and assist. Very Trekkish.

    JJTrek very profitable, not very Trekkish, despite familiarly-named characters in a ship named Enterprise.

    Like it if you like it.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    @Xortex since when do "suits" listen to fans?
     
  3. xortex

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    When they pay to see a movie. Hoya!
     
  4. Captaindemotion

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    IYes lots. But I'm comparing it with other sci-fi shows and would have thought that this was apparent from the fact that I only named sci-fi shows.

    Does the characterisation hold up to the likes of Mad Men, The Sopranos, NYPD Blue, The West Wing or nuBSG? No. But for its time, for its genre, it was pretty good.

    And I'm not going to waste any more time in a 'debate' which is basically you throwing out snarky one-liners. You're capable of more.
     
  5. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Yes, he is, but this is his standard procedure, and with him being a cranky old fart, you can't really expect him to change tactics at this late date, do you? :D
     
  6. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    People paid to see Nemesis too, and it flopped. So how were the suits listening to fans then? WTF are you even talking about?
     
  7. Broccoli

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    Only he knows. And I'm not ever sure about that! :lol:
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    He's occasionally capable of civil discourse which is why I find this level of 'yeah, but, no, but yah boo sucks' argument depressing.
     
  9. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Been there, done that, selling the t-shirts.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Interestingly, "trekkish" is a made-up word that means...nothing, really, beyond reinforcing a kind of cliquishness. Its supposed absence, therefore, can't be taken to suggest that Abrams's movie lacks anything important. :)
     
  11. xortex

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    Does anyone know what Harlan thought of it or didn't? I could use a good laugh.

    Oh by the way, there's alot to be said for nothing. Hence the phrase Here goes nothing.
     
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  12. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "Get off my lawn, JJ Abrams!!!"

    Oh wait, that's not Dennis...
     
  13. xortex

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    Yes, it is. There's a good side of nothing and a bad side.
     
  14. Captain Robert April

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    Nothing binds us, penetrates us, and holds the galaxy together.
     
  15. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Nothing penetrates me, I'll tell ya!
     
  16. xortex

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    Do you have a cell phone? There's a million people talking through your head as we speak.
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep, there's chronological age and then there's the whole question of being set in one's ways and resentful of change. A number of TOS-Onlies tend toward the latter regardless of their relative youth. :lol:
     
  18. Broccoli

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    The only TRUE Star Trek out there is the initial scribble that a drunken Roddenberry made on a cocktail napkin back in '63. Everything else is pure fanwank.