Leave The Galaxy

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Delaware123, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Rocky Racoon Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
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  2. Samuel

    Samuel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 25, 2017
    Because it was the first space exploration goal that President Kennedy was assured the U.S. could beat the Soviets in achieving.
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  3. Spot261

    Spot261 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2013
    The question we would have to reiterate is what would be the purpose?

    The moon landings aren't really a working analogy, for all the good they did they were about publicly beating a rival, sending a crew who would return and visibly achieve something the rival nation had not.

    Sending such a generational ship would be more of a blind throw of the dice. None would know for generations what had come of such a ship, no rival shows any inclination to compete in terms of putting a crew in another galaxy. They would just fly off into the unknown to effectively never be seen again. Giving them means of communicating or travelling at higher speeds would partially mitigate that issue but also take us back to square one with the show effectively becoming TNG with new terminology and bigger numbers.

    If a show were to revolve around competing with a rival power over some goal or other it would be far more feasible to have that goal be something closer to home, something that could be used as a strategic or propaganda victory. "Tin Man" or "The Chase" might be seen as archetypes for the way such a story might play out, as might DS9 having the Federation take control of the wormhole or provide a presence in the Bajoran system.
  4. Longinus

    Longinus Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2008
    There are about hundred billion star systems in the Milky Way. If the Federation could explore one system in a day (and they probably can't) it still would take them over 250 million years to explore them all. I think there is plenty to explore in our galaxy...
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  5. EnderAKH

    EnderAKH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 23, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    'Cause it's next. 'Cause we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on a timeline of exploration and this is what's next.
    --- S. Seaborn
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  6. marsh8472

    marsh8472 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 31, 2016
    There's also time travel and alternative realities.
  7. Leathco

    Leathco Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 10, 2010
    Spore drive wouldn't work, as you need the star system mapped in order to use it. At a minimum, the system has to have had a probe sent to it, mapped, and data sent back before one could use a spore drive to insta-warp to it.
  8. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

    Nov 18, 2008
    Stranded in the Alpha/Beta quadrant, a thousand years ago, ten thousand years ago. Visiting familiar worlds, looking for the means to return home without violating the temporal prime directive.

    That could work, I suppose. I'd watch it.
  9. Six of Twelve

    Six of Twelve Captain Captain

    Apr 22, 2016
    Unimatrix 58
    They could set a show in the 29th century and call it Star Trek: Andromeda
  10. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    Any story possibilities to be found outside the galaxy can be found within it. It's less setting and more production policy, simply don't endlessly write stories about the same short list of species (Klingon, Romulan, etc.) and introduce new species with new characteristics.
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  11. Adama311

    Adama311 Ensign Red Shirt

    Oct 11, 2017
    Out There
    Would all their faces look wonky and weirdly Shrek-like?
  12. Samuel

    Samuel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 25, 2017
    Any chance Star Trek could take about a decade long sabbatical from using time travel?
  13. The Old Mixer

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

    It did, but then it went back to the point that the sabbatical started, so we didn't even know it happened.
  14. sumbuddyx

    sumbuddyx Captain Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    I think if they used the original premise of TNG and the Enterprise-D, and you had one single ship off in some galaxy without any backup, then I think that would be cool.
  15. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

    Jan 17, 2012
    Somewhere witty
    I think there is plenty to explore in our own galaxy. I mean, Star Trek already tried the "lone ship without any help in a strange area" and, love it or hate it, we got Voyager. Maybe it would be something that would work as a mini-arc in a series, I feel like there's plenty of themes, ideas and unknowns to explore here.
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  16. Tim Walker

    Tim Walker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 8, 2014
    There was the idea that one might find a stable wormhole that leads to another galaxy. There would, however, have to be something quite different about this strange galaxy. Perhaps AI came to dominate this galaxy, and are divided into factions? AI might be quite strange compared to forehead-aliens-of-the-week.
  17. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    1) Why does this have to be another galaxy? It could easily be in the still vastly unexplored regions of this one.
    2) Depends on the writer. AI can come off as just as contrived and clich├ęd as Forehead Aliens.
    3) Budget may require Forehead Aliens to pop up anyway.
  18. Tim Walker

    Tim Walker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 8, 2014
    Indeed, Wormhole, I agree. Nobody seems to come up with a convincing reason to have a show in another galaxy.
  19. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Because there really isn't any. Our own galaxy is enormous, and even in the late 24th century a large percentage of the Alpha Quadrant alone is still unexplored and uncharted.
  20. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 20, 2017
    CT - The Sad Land of Malloy
    I wonder if that robot ship ever made it to Kelvan Empire in the Andromeda Galaxy?