News Georgiou Section 31 Series officially announced:

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by eschaton, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 2, 2017
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  2. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    I am one of the few who do not object to Section 31 as a concept or idea with the Star Trek world, despite the supposed "utopian" framing of Star Trek. We have seen a fair share of corrupt Starfleet officers engage in conspiracies and underhanded tactics off the record. So, in concept, it makes a kind of sense even if it is unsettling.

    However, I really don't see how you get a show out of this. It sounds either very dull to me.
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  3. Saul

    Saul Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    I'm cautiously optimistic. I love Michelle Yeoh. I love her character in Discovery, I think she'll take her Star Trek series in a very different and most likely, fun direction.
    I'm only worried that we are heading into overflow here the way Disney did with Star Wars. We'll have 3 series and another 2(?) animated ones going on around the same time.
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  4. PiotrB

    PiotrB Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 30, 2018
  5. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Watch out HYDRA - here we come! Premium Member

    May 1, 2001
    Intriguing. I'm maybe not quite as excited for this one as much as Picard Show, but still. I loved Michelle Yeoh on Discovery, so I'm glad she's having a shot at her own thing. Mirror Georgiou was a very interesting character, one filled with potential.

    I loved Section 31 on DS9, but I was already beginning to think that maybe they'd gone to that particular well a few too many times? I'll wait and see though.
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  6. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    I was hoping it would be a cooking challenge show with her and Neelix, but this will do
  7. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 2, 2017
    My main concern is that although MU Georgiou is fun, and Yeoh is a great actor, Trek fans won't be down with such an unsympathetic protagonist. IMHO the actions she took in Season 1 make it hard to even swallow her as an antihero. You'd need to pair her up with a "straight man" who served as the conscience of the audience or something. Otherwise, have her undergo some sort of redemption arc. Female antihero is an infrequently done trope however, I must say.

    I think Trek fans will be most upset with how much of the dark underbelly of the Federation we will see though. I mean, the series will almost literally have to be constructed based upon previously impossible things in Trek canon having unofficial Starfleet sanction. Hopefully she mostly sticks to foreign operations, rather than doing much domestically. I really don't think people want to see a series where Georgiou is on Earth extorting, bribing and blackmailing minor government functionaries on the orders of superiors for example.
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  8. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Great news!
  9. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    I'm excited by this.

    Possibly one to appeal somewhat more to 'Niners'.
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  10. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Aug 30, 2013
    earth...but when?...spock?
    this is 90s Marvel Trek comics - we're getting abit of everything!
  11. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Watch out HYDRA - here we come! Premium Member

    May 1, 2001
    Maybe this will inherit the bastard stepchild mantle that DS9 bore during it's run? :razz:

    Also if Star Trek fans don't want to watch it, there'll be a different series to attract them. We're being 'spoilt 'as CBS All Access is going all out to attract subscribers - they're going full Star Wars and doing a bit of everything.
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  12. Cake

    Cake Captain Captain

    Dec 10, 2010
    I am not sure, if I will even bother to check it out. Georgiou shouldn't be allowed to run around free and I absolutely hate Section 31 and all the conspiracies involving them. They represent the opposite to me of what Star Trek should be. It should be a series about a positive future and not concentrate on mass murdering assholes doing dark immoral things, which likely will be presented as necessary with the implication that a positive future is impossible to achieve. All the darkness will be still there, just better hidden. Nothing positive about this.
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  13. RedAlert

    RedAlert Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 8, 2016
    Yeah. I'm interested on it. There will be Star Trek to all tastes.
    Good writters team.
    Sounds interesting.
  14. Serveaux

    Serveaux American Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Not Dead Yet
    Yeah, fuck that.
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  15. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Come back Michael Dorn and Captain Worf, all is forgiven.

    A show where a sapient-eating, genocide-comitting psycopath is the lead? No thanks.

    Had it been Captain Georgiou of the Shenzhou, great. But this...
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  16. Red Panda

    Red Panda Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 21, 2018
    I wonder how the YouTubers will spin this story?
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  17. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2007

    Yeah, really. They had two options and it's like they said, "whichever of these is the more uplifitng and optimistic? Don't do that one."
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  18. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 9, 2008
    South Africa
    You know, back when all the new Trek shows were first rumored I thought the Starfleet Academy series was the worst idea they could come up with. I can't believe I'd actually rather have that. Speaking of which, has it been shelved? We've had several series not on that list be announced but Starfleet Academy and Khan are still nowhere to be seen.
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  19. DS9ers

    DS9ers Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Dec 22, 2016
    I am all for this turn of events. I loved Emperor Georgiou. I am excited to see what Section 31 brings to the table. The recent interviews given by Kurtzman have me believing that he truly cares about Star Trek and the messages it sends out during the times we are in today. I am sure we will see a antihero show that ends up with her slowly turning around to the ideals of the Federation.
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  20. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    I think that MichelleYeoh is great but i am not really interested in her character
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