News Georgiou Section 31 Series officially announced:

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

  1. Crazyewok

    Crazyewok Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Hahaha

    Another example of why I am already a fan of the S31 series!

    The great triggering of the genes "vision" crowd
     
  2. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    And that’s borderline trolling. There’s a more civil way to make your point.
     
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  3. Crazyewok

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    No. I am just a direct person

    I love it when a show turns things on its head and deconstructs things.
    Long as continuity is kept I don't care if in the new picardy series they show the federation collapse into a dystopian dictatorship.

    I certainly love the S31 concept and thing people these days are far too sensitive and soft.
     
  4. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    And that's the more civil way that I was talking about.
     
  5. Rhodan

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    Come to think about, up until Discovery we´ve had six shows (including TAS) and now we might get ANOTHER six (including Short Treks and two cartoons).
     
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  6. Jayson1

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    If the show is filmed in Canada then I am guessing Section 31 headquarters is now going to look like Simon Fraser University. Plus it will be fun to see every Stargate and Smallville actor ever on Trek, in many cases for the first time!


    Jason
     
  7. Tuskin38

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    If they film in Canada, it will probably be in Toronto again, like Discovery.
     
  8. Mark_Nguyen

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    And SFU is in Vancouver. It's not exactly easy to film from Toronto. Mountains in the way.

    OTOH, they can finally have live shots of the Toronto City Hall, wihch has already cameoed in TNG!

    Mark
     
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  9. starbuck

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    not a good idea
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    I suspect that following Discovery season 2, this is gonna resemble post-Winter Soldier version of Agents of SHIELD, with Georgiou slowly rebuilding Section 31 from the shadows.
     
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  11. PiotrB

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  12. Alan Roi

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    There are no bad ideas;)
     
  13. starbuck

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    Well some stinkers then
     
  14. Serveaux

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    Don't care. The premise is lame.

    The Picard show also seems like a big nothing.

    No shortage of bad writers.
     
  15. Alan Roi

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    It all in the execution.
     
  16. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Fleet Captain

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    Awesome for you to have decided in advance. 20+ hours a year you can devote to something you actually want to do.

    And bad writers produce bad product no matter the premise.
     
  17. Cake

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    https://trekmovie.com/2019/04/17/mi...-show-will-be-more-fun-with-a-nicer-georgiou/
    When Section 31 was announced opinions were very divided. I think the two main groups were on the one hand people not liking the premise already and on the other hand people liking it and hoping for a dark and gritty series exploring the hidden unethical secrets behind the Federation's nice face or at least something along those lines.

    So I am not sure who will find a fun, seemingly relative lighthearted Section 31/Georgiou series appealing. It just seems it won't really satisfy either group. If they would have chosen the super dark route, at least the second group would have been happy.

    Personally I think it is really weird to make a "fun-driven" series and choose as your lead character someone who is responsible for likely billions of deaths and some genocides.
     
  18. Alan Roi

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    It going to appeal to a lot of people, just not those who are determined not to be happy with it.
     
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  19. Starflight

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    I was completely uninterested in the Section 31 series at first, but I've increasingly come around to the idea lately, which I think is almost entirely due to Michelle Yeoh clearly having so much fun playing the character that it's impossible not to have some of it rub off on you as a viewer.

    The kinder/nicer Georgiou is absolutely welcome. I think, as others have mentioned before in the thread, that the writers mis-stepped in a big way by making Mirror Georgiou such a monster in the first season. It's too much of a leap to ask the audience to be on her side in Discovery after showing us the atrocity of the Terran Empire under her command. But putting the character in her own spinoff separate from Discovery might offer them to chance to sort of gloss over that in an acceptable way and repurpose the character as the sardonic anti-hero she perhaps ought to have been from the get-go.

    On top of that, Yeoh's comment that the show will see them "visiting more planets" sounds like exactly my kind of thing.

    I've hated Section 31 ever since their introduction in DS9. If this series takes the opportunity to successfully soften their image a bit and show us that they really are basically good people who embody the Federation's values, albeit with greater moral flexibility than Starfleet, it will do a great service to the Star Trek universe.
     
  20. Alan Roi

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    She does offer a hint to me of a Blakes Seven Avon-type character, something that we've never gotten as a main protagonist in any Trek series. I hope i'm not wrong in my impression of how she's going to be utilized and not simply get Ensign Roed all the time and strictly there to always provide the "bad ideas" that are always shot down as we got last ep.
     
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