Discovery ending with Season 5

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by The Habs Fan, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. Pubert

    Pubert Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Discovery is not mainstream. Lol
     
  2. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    I wouldn't say that, TNG was popular enough in it's day to get Patrick Stewart named "sexiest man on TV" in 1992. It just never had the lasting impact that TOS did.
     
  3. Sci

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    One of their actors just won an Oscar. It's mainstream.
     
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  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They'd be idiots to do that though, he's made them a ton of money.
     
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  5. Pubert

    Pubert Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah? How much did he make them?
     
  6. M'rk son of Mogh

    M'rk son of Mogh Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    People. It's okay to hit the "ignore" button to obvious trolls and contrarians so that we can at least get back to a more meaningful discussion.

    Example. Do we think a Section 31 spinoff would be possible without Yeoh may be too in-demand? Or did the success seem to mostly circle around her involvement?
     
  7. fireproof78

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    Yes, it can succeed without Yeoh.
     
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  8. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon I love Star Trek Discovery Premium Member

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    So hang on Pubert you wanted the show canceled and yet when people disagree with you you want sympathy..
     
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  9. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Enough to make 5 TV series
     
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  10. Lord Garth

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    I think they could've done it without Yeoh, except I also think we're too far removed from DSC Season 2 now. It's been coming up on four years. You have to strike while the iron is hot or forget it.

    If they do it with Yeoh, I think they have to do it in such a way so that anyone who's never seen DSC or any of the other series could pick up on what the show's about immediately. I'm guessing that there would be a lot of people watching Section 31 who would be Michelle Yeoh fans and not necessarily Star Trek fans. I think it would have a broader audience if they promoted it as a Michelle Yeoh series first and a Star Trek series a distant second. It's fine to shed some of (or a lot of) the Trekkie audience (along with the baggage it brings) if they can replace it with a Yeoh audience.

    They have to not be afraid of pissing off people here or places like here. They weren't afraid of that during DSC Season 1 or (to a lesser extent) PIC Season 1. That doesn't seem to be their attitude anymore. Now they're trying to bend over backwards. If that's their way of thinking, I'd rather they not do a Section 31 series. If they bend over backwards to make a show to satisfy a group of people who won't be satisfied no matter what, they'll bend over so far backwards that they'll be making a show they don't even really believe in. Then no one will be satisfied. You have to make a show that you know people who'd like it would like and ignore the people who wouldn't like it no matter what; and have the courage to tell them, "This show isn't for you! Watch something else!"
     
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  11. Pubert

    Pubert Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Uh yeeeah. :rolleyes: Oookay.
     
  12. Dukhat

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    Here's a question: If you hate DSC so much, why are you still here?
     
  13. eschaton

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    IIRC the two writers who wanted to do the Section 31 show (Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt) have left Discovery and are no longer even associated with Trek.

    If they are gone, and Yeoh is now ungettable, why bother? Particularly because honestly Discovery repeatedly showed Section 31 in the wrong light, completely subverting the spirit of the original idea from DS9.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    It's interesting.
     
  15. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They are still here to complain of course.
     
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  16. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They were originally the ones developing it / were going to be the showrunners. They've moved on to SweetTooth on Netflix and other projects. That doesn't mean Kurtzman couldn't hire other showrunners though to do something different from what Yeon and Erika would have....or to use their ideas as a basis. I mean Discovery and Picard have all gone through showrunner changes while in production.
     
  17. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    People have been saying that since 2017.
     
  18. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And enough to extend his contract a few years ago.
     
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  19. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Comment makes no sense. So many great shows don't resemble Star Trek at all..What does resembling star trek shows from the 90s have to do with it being a good or successful show?
     
  20. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You mean "if a show i dont like gets cancelled im happy". You're not the sole arbiter of what makes a show a "stinker". And Trek shows getting cancelled just makes it less likely we'll see other shows, not more likely we'll see a show you may happen to like.