Hilo deck or EMH style Cartoon characters

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  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Random thought if the day...

    While Starfleet officers are typically not creative enough with their holo programs, do you think anyone will ever dare to create a cartoon character walking around like an EMH?

    we saw in Picard, that the technology hast trickled down into civilian use.
    And whenever you give civilian population new tech toys to play with, they will immediately customize everything
    It’s only a matter of time until someone must create a fully cartoon character.

    do you think any Trek show will go there?

    Lower Decks the obvious exception, as they are cartoons already and always seem a paper thin fourth wall away from knowing that themselves.
     
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    Bornin1980something Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't think it will suit Trek's serious tone, but it would work in The Orville.
     
  3. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

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    A holo cartoon character would work great in a civilian theme park.

    Voyager already mentioned the children's holo book The Adbentures of Flotter.

    Yes, a holo cartoon character could work in any Trek series.
     
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    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    well, Ralph Bakshi was never very happy with how Cool World turned out. maybe it's time..
     
  6. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought about the Flotter episodes. But they went with practical effects and make up I believe?
    The character is basically the 24th century version of Sesame Street.

    It would have been a great opportunity for a cartoon character, though.
    With Voyager's prodution technology maybe a bit too ambitious.

    Today, they most likely would create a full CGI character (possibly with mo-cap tech) and use cel-shaders.
    A good example would be the animated Spider-man suit in a semi realistic environment.