David Mack Hired as Consultant on Star Trek: Lower Decks and another series

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. JD

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    You do realize Kirsten Beyer is on the Discovery writing staff, and has at least a couple episodes credited to her. Alex Kurtzman was a writer and producer on Kelvin movies, and lead creature designer Neville Page also worked on them.
    I can't remember any other names off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure there are other behind the scenes people who have worked on Trek productions before.
     
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  2. Cyrus

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    Congrats David!!
     
  3. Tuskin38

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    I wouldn't bother.
     
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  4. JD

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    Yeah, I realized it was probably pointless as soon as I hit post.
     
  5. thribs

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    I’m messing around but I wouldn’t say Kutzman working on the JJVerse is a good example. :)
    John Eaves is the biggest “Trek Guy” on Discovery. I just wish they would allow him to design the ships that fit better with the time period, like Enterprise.
     
  6. donners22

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    Given that Bryan Fuller was behind some of the most complained-about departures from previous series, I'm not sure that would have the result you want.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Please name a character on a children's animated series after a porn actress.
     
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  8. Cyrus

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    It was not a show for children, but Dark Matter had a character with a porn actress name.
     
  9. Dukhat

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    Most of Eaves's design aesthetics are his own, not what someone else told him to do.
     
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    I'm curious what kind of art will be used in the 2 different animated series.
     
  11. valkyrie013

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    Well, Star Wars has been doing some good TV with there CGI "Cartoons" for the past.. 15 years? about..
    Thing is, in the America, animation = kiddie fare.. which is quite sad since I Love anime and it can tell a kiddy story or a blood and guts horror, or sci fi .. Its just a medium, like comics or movie.. Just with animation, you can do what your hearts desire and not worry to much if it will break the budget.. its only pixels.. :)
    Like said, Star Wars animated shows are serious shows, and Star Trek can also do it!
     
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    He wanted to design ships that fit the era, but wasn't allowed.
     
  13. Dukhat

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    Yes, we’ve talked about this before, and I’ve stated my opinions on the matter before.
     
  14. Tuskin38

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    Yes, but I have proof and you don't.
     
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  15. Dukhat

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    Your proof is just what Eaves said, and I don’t believe him. Do you really want to rehash this again? Because I don’t.
     
  16. JD

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    I don't really think that's the case any more, at the point we've gotten enough adult animated series like South Park, Archer, and pretty much all of Fox's primetime shows and Adult Swim's stuff for people to know not to assume just because animated it's for kids.
     
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  18. Christopher

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    The odd thing is that animated adult comedy is accepted in the US but animated drama/action is still expected to be for kids.
     
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    Sorry, I have to disagree with you. Outside the "geek bubble", the vast, vast majority of the American populace still considers all animation as "kiddie stuff". This is changing somewhat with the under-30 demographic, but we're nowhere near the wide acceptance of animation as a storytelling option for a variety of genres the way the Japanese and French do.
     
  20. valkyrie013

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    We have "Some" animated stuff on Netflix now, mostly anime, but stuff like Love Death and Robots showed that you can tell a good story with Cgi.. but also as said, mainstream america still things Animated = Kids stuff and not serious..
    As with some "Kids" stuff, I mean Star Wars Rebels was on Toon XD Disney channel but told some great stories, better than the latest set of movies, and it was family oriented, so hopefully the Toon Trek does go that direction :)
     
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