How about a Trek show about the moon colony?

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  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No you should be thinking more along the lines of "Total Recall" but if it was done by people who were wanting to win a emmy and not just for special effects and makeup. It will have scene after scene of people contemplating the meaning of life as they gaze out of the dome and look at the barren surface of the moon. A starfleet security officer will be addicted to drugs after he killed a innocent child by mistake. Their will be a mayor who is secretly working with the romulans while also dealing with a terminal illness. A gay Klingon who is still in closet because the klingons are still bigots and befriends a Ferengi female and decide to open up a targ ranch on the moon. A womanizer ex-starfleet captain who has issue''s with his mother. A precious child that lives on the street as a pick pocket artist.

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  2. Samuel

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    I think we know too much about our own moon to make it worthy of a series set several centuries hence. I'm more partial to a future Starbase series. The Vanguard series of novels whetted my appetite for something along those lines.
     
  3. Jayson1

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    That would also be fine but I do think any show like this should be a planet based show, simply because we haven't had that kind of Trek setting as of yet.

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  4. Samuel

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    Well to me a planet based show would be fine. But it should be a planet that has characteristics and features that are not something we would see any other (or have seen) in another Star Trek series. I'm afraid it would amount to nothing but slightly different corridors.
    And I would not like an alien planet that repeatedly looked like Vasquez Rocks from various angles. Or any other part of southern California.
    Perhaps an interesting take would be a planet in an very elongated but fast moving orbited that suffered through extreme weather/climate changes in matters of days. Feet of snow in one episode, searing heat in another, massive, 35 meter tides moving in and out, frequent unpredictable earthquakes, prolonged solar eclipses.
     
  5. Bry_Sinclair

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    A planet like that sounds far too unstable for a surface installation, where the safety of the personnel would be at risk. An orbital facility would make far more sense.

    What if they were to have a show set around the research team studying the Dyson Sphere from "Relics". It would be a very sci-fi 'planetary' setting that could have quite a lot of scope.
     
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  6. King Daniel Beyond

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    Why set a Trek show on a planet when you've got locations like Yorktown?
     
  7. Tenacity

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    A planet in a star system on the knifes edge of Federation space, but not just the Federation's edge, a dozen federations, confederacies, republics, kingdoms, empires all have their borders (or claimed borders) meet at the three dimentional point in space that this system is located.

    No indigious species, the planet has changed hands hundreds of times over the course of tens of thousands of years. It's surface is covered in the ruins of the prior inhabitants who have come and gone.

    Now, it's no-ones clear possession.

    The planet is a trading, educational, refugee, diplomatic wonderland.

    It's unclear how many species live there, but the number is likely in the thousands.

    There is a Federation facility there, and a Starfleet maintenance station in orbit.
     
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  9. oberth

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    ... and any other week someone tries to blow them both up? being able to have those two stations unopposed pretty much sinks the idea of a 'disputed' system.

    there could also be ageold ruins of a species long erradicated by the first of those 'hands'?

    sounds like ds9 mk2
     
  10. Uncle Sherm

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    If you make a new show close to Earth, I would establish it as a base where Federation Starships are designed, and the show can focus on the adventures of Starfleet test pilots and engineers. It would be the 24th century version of The Right Stuff.
     
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  11. Jayson1

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    I really like this idea. You already have the Utopia Planitia shipyards established in Trek as a name you could use.

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  12. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    With the exception of the Vulcans and nearby star systems, this reminds me of the Grand Tour series of novels by Ben Bova. If I had an insane amount of money to adapt that to a TV series (would have to be several years' worth of seasons to do it justice), that's the project I'd want to do (besides the Time Patrolman series by Poul Anderson).

    The Grand Tour series covers establishing Moon colonies, manned missions (and a colony) on Mars, four novels make up the Asteroid Wars arc, and there are other novels dealing with Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. Sadly, Bova stated he had no plans to write novels about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The last story arc in this series deals with humans getting out of the solar system and making contact with aliens.

    I honestly don't think Star Trek could pull something like this off and keep me interested, if Enterprise and Discovery are any indication of what Hollywood thinks "modern" Trek should be.
     
  13. WarpTenLizard

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    Since special effects technology has advanced in recent years, how about this: a new "Star Trek" series where Starfleet finally has the ability to explore past the galaxy (maybe they stole transwarp from the Borg, or just found a wormhole to another galaxy). As we learned in TNG, there's a specific reason so many aliens in the Milky Way are Humanoid; so another galaxy could be an opportunity to meet some really ALIEN aliens.

    And if this took place a few generations after "Voyager," then the new TV style would probably be a lot easier for viewers to take in.
     
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  14. Jayson1

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    In away this was what "Stargate Universe" was going for. Getting away from all the human civilizations and going to a really alien enviroment. I think it would work though most of the meat of stories will be built around the interactions of the crew because new and unique aliens usally only work in two ways. You create a sense of awe or a sense of terror. I would suggest though to include some of the more familiar aliens as well into the picture as well. If you have access to a brand new part of space it makes sense that the Federation wouldn't be the only ones interested in it. Klingons might be looking for new people to fight, Romulans looking for new allies after Romulus exploded to rebuild, the Ferengi looking for new sources of revenue and so forth.

    Jason
     
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  15. oberth

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    this is the first post whith a reason for that 'other galaxy concept' - thanks

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  16. oberth

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    that's just exporting known stuff to another galaxy = more of the same

    the new ship needed to be a lot bigger than anything we've seen so far. probably a ship planned to be (in waves) overpopulated to found colonies in that other galaxy. (these colonies needed to be bigger than the usual garden variety ufp-colony to have a chance to survive.

    however, i don't think the viewers swallow a new 'horta'-society every other week - especially not the us viewers.

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