Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Dayton3, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. TeutonicNights

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    so do I.
    A post 24th century would be a nightmare where all problem solutions come down to pushing buttons.
    I also think if they decided to "be creative" with canon anyway, they should overhaul all the aliens (except vulcans maybe), make the Andorians Insectoids for example and give those races a more "alien" fell overall. I prefer sticking to canon of course.

    Anyway a TOS era series could be a cool thing and it's our best bet for a live action series. They could have plenty of "new" ships and interesting insights into that time we barely know anything about.
    I personally don't like the idea of a cartoon at all.
     
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  2. Mirror_Barclay

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    I'm not at all interested in a cartoon either.

    Movies? Yeah, they should be fun.

    Really what Trek is to me is live-action television. What I want is a new crew, a new set of characters to learn about. I don't care about the time period, but I'd hope TOS stays to the big screen now and we do get a new crew when we get a show again.

    I don't know if that'll happen anytime soon, but I'm sure it will happen.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    An animated series would be their best bet right now - as long as it was done well.
     
  4. Dayton3

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    That isn't because of a poor series concept.

    It is because of poor writing.

    The idea that the technology of Star Trek makes drama impossible is ridiculous.
     
  5. Jadzia

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    I'd like to see a series set about 30 years before TNG...

    ...and I think I should write it.
     
  6. PeeWee's USS Lollipop

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    There was an over-supply of trek in the past and I think the bosses at Paramount realise this. People became indifferent as too much material was put on the screen (some of it not of very good quality) and it hurt the franchise. I'm guessing in future they'll want to be trying to recapture that sense of event that the TOS films and TNG's premiere had. That means just big budget movies for the forseeable future. If a TV show ever does materialise it'll be when Trek has recaptured its place in the pop culture affections of a new generation.
     
  7. Biggshow

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    ^^^I think this about sums it up. With various Treks showing up in reruns on Sci-Fi, etc., a new generation is bound to discover it, especially if all us old fogeys keep pointing them in the right direction. There will be a new series but it will most likely NOT be connected with Treks of the past.
     
  8. blockaderunner

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    As much as it pains Trek fans to hear this (tee hee), but if the live action Star Wars series is a hit, I guarantee that TPTB will dust off Trek for a piece of that pie. The bad news is, so will everyone else. So expect a deluge of revived space based sci-fi series to follow. Trek's going to have to really do something special beyond the spatial anomoly of the week and depleting shield percentages to stand out from that crowd.
     
  9. Wowbagger

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    Because there are so many other space-based sci-fi series to revive? What would that mean? Galactica on broadcast, maybe a Firefly revival? Blake's Seven? There really aren't all that many shows out there to fill a Star Wars niche.

    Anyhow... I don't see a downside to this. Star Wars gave us the Trek movie franchise and, unpredictably, gave us a franchise that could outlive Kirk, Spock, and McCoy by pulling the plug on Phase II. I hope the best to the Wars series, and I hope we get to ride its coattails to Huge Success. (And possibly to cake.)
     
  10. Biggshow

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    The difficulty is that a successful SW series wouldn't guarantee a successful ST series, especially if everyone else got into the act as well. It can be convincingly argued that one of the things (besides tired producers) that led to ST's downfall was a saturation of genre series on TV by the time of VOY and ENT. For instance, if, on the heels of a successful SW series, Fox were to dust off "Firefly" and give Joss Whedon a lot of leash to run with it, that would be another possibly successful Sci-Fi series. Then add a ST show that would be picked apart by old school canon-sluts because it wasn't connected to the original continuity, thereby generating negative buzz, and you have a recipe for another failed ST series, regardless of what its actual aesthetic value was.

    When I say "Old school canon-sluts", keep in mind I've been watching the show since the first airing of "Miri" in '66. I've never really understood this fanatical devotion to keeping a fictional work more accurate than most accounts of actual historical events.
     
  11. Wowbagger

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    I continue to hold fast to the belief that the canonistas can be ignored if the storytelling is good. There really aren't that many of them, no matter how loudly they proclaim that there can't have been Borg on Enterprise.

    Good storytelling and a clean, clearly Trek vision would let us leave that particular cancer on the fandom behind, their minor notes of negative buzz being overwhelmed by the positive columnist reviews across the country. At least, I sure hope so. My bigger concern is that there is no demand for sci-fi after all, but a successful SW series would allay that worry. I don't think there'd be a huge risk of saturation in the near-future after that.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    So I take it that the rumors of a new Trek animated series set in the 26th century didn't pan out? Linky
     
  13. U.S.S. Republic

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    I think the chronology of events needs to be remembered about this project.

    1 - Late 2004/early 2005 Star Trek: The Beginning was in development featuring Captain Chase and set as a prequel to TOS.

    2 - Early 2006 the movie project falls dead.

    3 - Your link shows a date of late 2006 where it seems Captain Chase has been revived and resurrected from prequel status to post Nemesis status as an animated series rather than a movie.

    4 - Early 2007 Abrams takes on project of TOS prequel.

    5 - Nothing more is heard concerning status of post Nemesis animated series.

    The idea of a prequel is not new to TPTB, nor is the idea of a new animated series - in fact it appears that with the failure of Star Trek: The Beginning as a movie deal (perhaps for the lack of recognizable characters such as Kirk/Spock/McCoy) the next series would have indeed been an animated one; and I suspect exactly for the reasons I outlined earlier.

    However, with the new movie on the horizon, the original prequel idea has been revived - and if another series were to develop, then I suspect that animated is still the chosen venue attractive to TPTB utilizing the prequel as a springboard; assuming it does well in the box office.

    Live action TV Trek is dead until Trek regains the trust of the studios.
    Animated is your only real hope of seeing a return to TV, and it will be based on this TOS prequel.
     
  14. RobertScorpio

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    You keep hearing that there are whispers of a new show in the planning stages..I guess it all rides on how good this new movie is..

    Rob
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  15. psikeyhackr

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    Here is an idea for a new series.

    Suppose the people in the Mirror universe [Mirror, Mirror & Crossover] come up with some technology to let them bring large objects across. So they hatch a plot to steal 4 starships from the Federation. So maybe something goes wrong because the starfleet crew tries to stop the theft and it explodes during the transition. This creates some kind of energy field between the universes that won't dissipate for 100 years or so. So 3 ships with crews are stuck in the mirrorverse with no way to get home and have to try to survive there.

    There was still so much unknown about the mirrorverse at the time of "Shattered Mirror" the series could have known players in characters and species but they might be in very different roles. What were the Vulcans and Andorians doing in the Mirror universe? What if the Founders hadn't created a Dominion? They still didn't know about the wormhole did they?

    Of course I really doubt that this would fly since so many Trekies didn't like DS9 that much. :devil:

    psik
     
  16. AlxxlA

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    Well, we CAN make some educated guesses about the content of the series.

    For instance, we can guess at what time period it will be set in:
    • Pre-ENT: Lame
    • ENT-TOS: Fairly likely, especially with tie-ins to the new movie
    • TOS-TNG: More than five movies already, but still lots of potential content, making a series possible
    • Post-VOY: Not much to work with, but also possible
     
  17. jefferiestubes8

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    14 page script re-boot treatment

    On June 15, 2006 TV producer Bryce Zabel put up his and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski's treatment for a new series called "Star Trek: Re-Boot the Universe."

    "Star Trek: Re-Boot the Universe." 14-page script treatment
    Star Trek Re-Boot.pdf

    June 2006 posts
    http://bztv.typepad.com/newsviews/2006/06/spaced_out_star.html
    http://tv.ign.com/articles/713/713200p1.html
     
  18. Captain Pike

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    Seriously.

    The last thing I'd want to see is a Titan series or more DS9. Couldn't think of anything more boring or less appealing.

    I've been wanting a new TOS era series or movie for years now.
     
  19. The Borgified Corpse

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    There's a story on movieweb.com about Bryan Fuller's interest in doing some kind of revived Star Trek series. I hope this doesn't pan out. I think one of the last things the franchise needs is a disillusioned Voyager writer struggling to make the franchise "relevant" again. God help us, when Ronald D. Moore got that idea, we ended up with 4 years of torturous Battlestar Galactica.
     
  20. RobertScorpio

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    All true...but I have to say I read MJ's treatment and sorry...didn't like it at all. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think 600+ hours of Star Trek is enough. Let it graduate to the big screen with out any TV Series to hold it back...

    And by the way. I think the viewing public has also decided that space operas like TREK-BAB 5-Firefly and nuBSG are not compelling enough to watch since they all can't get more viewers than a standard episode of SPONGEBOB....its done...stick a fork in it...its done.


    Rob