General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Old Mixer, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. at Quark's

    at Quark's Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    He only seems to have operated within Botha space anyway, and not beyond that (as that was marked as 'dangerous' and Janeway was warned before she entered it). You could as easily interpret the situation as that Janeway never dared to return there :)

    (In reality, I see the 'resolution' as a draw. Voyager was able to repel the attack, but not to capture the aggressor and they could do nothing else but continue on their journey)
     
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  2. Oddish

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    One of the few people to tangle with the Janeway and force a draw...
     
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  3. gweeps

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    It was Kes, not Janeway, who deserved the credit for scaring that creature off,

    Janeway was always getting the crew into trouble though. And rarely did anybody stand up to her. If Voyager was more realistic, she'd have been in the brig a few times.
     
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  4. gweeps

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    I can't remember the episode, but there was a brother and sister who needed the crew's help, and at one point the sister calls Janeway a "coward".
     
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  5. Tenacity

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    Hard to say going strong without numbers on the various series.

    Plus there's the time period from the last movie to now, with a follow on movie uncertain. Star Trek is in existance, but more than that?
     
  6. gweeps

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    I like Q but why oh why did he have to belittle O'Brien?

     
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  7. fireproof78

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    Does it need more than that?
     
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  8. gweeps

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    I like how almost every time we see the Borg they're tweaked a bit more.
     
  9. gweeps

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    I gotta say, the way most of live Trek is done these days, I'm kinda glad there's been no DS9 rehash series.
     
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  10. fireproof78

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    It's a guarantee to not satisfy the die hard Niner fans.
     
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  11. IMC Headquarters

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    I hope to see Picard bump into O'Brien from time to time.
     
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  12. Richard S. Ta

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    The only important number is one we do know.

    5.

    There’s no way you get 5 series from one franchise being made concurrently if the franchise is not doing well.
     
  13. gweeps

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    I guess shorter seasons plays into the fact of 6 shows since 2017.
     
  14. Kilana2

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    If not, we could open a `Colm Meaney didn't return´thread in the PIC forum. I'd hate a O'Brien recasting.....
     
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  15. Richard S. Ta

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    :shrug:

    Short seasons is what every 'prestige' show does these days. Even in it's time, DSC Season 1 felt unusually long to me. 10-12 seems to be the range for shows nowadays, with some shorter shows doing 4-6...

    The days of 26 episodes of anything a year (excepting soaps and... the news) is almost unheard of now.
     
  16. JoaquinSlowly

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    True! While some network shows have kept the 19-23 episode count, more and more are shifting to shorter seasons as well in order to have more series on the schedule, and provide them with year round new programming, not unlike the current output of Trek.

    10 episodes isn’t so bad, and there’s so much great television right now, there’s always new stuff to explore.
     
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  17. gweeps

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    It's just amazing how it took nearly 40 years to get 6 series (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT + 10 movies) and 5 years to get 6 series (DISC, ST, PIC, LD, PRO and SNW + 3 movies).

    1966-2005 = 716 episodes
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    2017-present = 115 episodes

    So, more shows in less time, but also less content overall. But I guess everything is more expensive, especially if you're a network trying to have a bunch of series to choose from.
     
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  18. DesolationGod

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    well and also many shows and networks have moved away from 26 episode seasons like in the past, these days its usually half that or less
     
  19. gweeps

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    Had a dream inspired by recently rewatching a Law & Order episode about killer children (S10E2 'Killerz') and TOS' 'And the Children Shall Lead'.

    When I awoke, I interrupted a young Ferengi from obliterating a Klingon ship or something like that.
     
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  20. The Rock

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    I really wish the Enterprise-D had survived until Nemesis. The Enterprise-D getting destroyed in the battle against Shinzon would've been a fantastic and worthy way for her to go out. I imagine Picard would've found a way to use her as a weapon against Shinzon's ship, thereby sacrificing the Enterprise to stop Shinzon. Perhaps Data would've been the only one to stay behind to sacrifice himself with the ship. In my mind I can picture Data looking around the evacuated Enterprise-D bridge one final time before he dies and then cracking a small smile (without the emotion chip, showing that in his final moment of his life he was able to expand beyond his programming and experience real emotion). Then in the final shot of the movie we would've seen the Enterprise-E being built.
     
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