If Discovery is a bust...

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by CJCade, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Victoria, Australia
    Ask fans what makes Star Trek great, and you'll get many different answers.

    Plenty of fans will tell you that DS9 is their favourite series, yet that is the series which lost more viewers over its run than any other.

    Star Trek was saved by a writer who didn't like a number of aspects of TOS. He put a significantly different spin on it - to the point of, in his own words, breaking Roddenberry's mould. As he says, "art is a dictatorship, not a democracy."

    I'd much rather watch something written by people following their own vision, rather than trying to cater to what they believe fans want (which would not be representative of all fans, and possibly not even a majority).
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  2. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Exactly-Star Trek is great when it is compelling stories with compelling characters, not strict adherence to "Gene's Vision" or "fans love." Fan love is, at best, finicky, and at worst, extremely jaded and hostile.

    Writers can't take "what fans like" in to account because that is capricious and constantly changing.
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  3. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Mar 28, 2013
    Bulawayo Military Krral
    So, why are you still a fan, and why are you here at this board, then?:vulcan:

    They can't keep making merch based on TOS, TNG, VOY, DS9, ENT forever; sometime soon in the future, they'll have to make merch based on the recent movies and TV show(s), because the people who buy merch based on past programs will be aging and dead. And as for DVD/Blu-Ray/4K, there are still people who just like to collect physical media.

    Where do you get this nonsense from?:vulcan:

    And why is liking or not liking Star Trek linked to how good humanity is?

    I plan to get the show on Blu-Ray myself when it comes out.
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  4. Nightdiamond

    Nightdiamond Commodore Commodore

    Feb 18, 2009
    Both opinions make sense, but I have to agree with the first view a little more. Sometimes it seems like the producers and writers are disconnected with what the viewers would want to see and as result we ended up with "These are the Voyages" or movies like Nemesis and Insurrection.

    I think it's logical from time to time to give the franchise feedback or otherwise they're going to have their own ideas of what the fans want, and there could very well be a These are the Voyages .2.0
  5. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    Just wondering whether this thread will be renamed "When Discovery is a bust..." if going by the first episode is any indication :lol:
  6. CJCade

    CJCade Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 10, 2015
    There are aspects that have me interested, but Star Trek it isn't. I think "when" is a fitting change with what they have given us so far.
  7. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

    Dec 3, 2013
    Sickbay, dammit.
    Yeah, he tried colorizing a bunch of classics and it backfired. ;)