Let’s be silly: predict the number of seasons Discovery runs; come back later to see if you're right

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Quinton, Apr 17, 2021.

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How many seasons will Discovery have?

  1. There. Are. Four. Seasons.

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  2. Five seasons. Edges out Enterprise.

    25 vote(s)
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  3. Six! Just shy of TNG/DS9/VOY.

    18 vote(s)
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  4. "The full seven."

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  5. More than seven seasons. Screw it, Burnham's breaking records.

    10 vote(s)
    12.3%
  1. Swedish Borg

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    A movie would be nice.
     
  2. Dryson

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    Four seasons. The Federation will become a policing force as Threat Forces try to take over key Federation territories.
     
  3. T'Ressa Dax

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    9 seasons, during which Discovery cuntinues to jump all over the timeline and manages to check in on the Delta quadrant while they're at it.
     
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  4. Cyanide Muffin

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    16 seasons and they manage to cross over with Lost In Space and meet the Robinsons, and then find the Land Of The Giants just to round it all out.... Then they meet original Captain Kirk and Michael bumps boots with the Kirk.
     
  5. Isaac Lawrence

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    I'll predict six seasons, and a movie as well. And that's mainly because that's what I want to see done.

    Last year I was thinking five seasons, but since they announced a 2023 date for their next movie, then do six seasons of Discovery. And maybe end Discovery on Paramount+, but have the series finale set up the movie in 2023. And use the movie to launch Phase II of Paramount+ Star Trek. And then dip back into Paramount+ with the two or three series that you set up in the movie.

    Simple. :)
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    I agree with you about this with the broad strokes in general, but not necessarily with the timing specifically.

    I think there'll probably be a "Phase II" of the current era as well. But I don't know if it's going to come as soon as 2023. It's taken them five years to get to the point of having Star Trek year-round. 2021-'22 will be the first season like that. So I think we'll have at least a few more years of "Phase I" passed that, before we get to "Phase II".
     
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  7. Agony_Boothb

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    Personally I think we'll get 7 seasons. Kurtzman will then post a video on youtube directed at all of his critics in which he has a huge smile on his face and double barrelling his middle fingers at the camera.
     
  8. Cyanide Muffin

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    But he killed Star Trek, cries of rabid fans through the hills
     
  9. BOB

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    Trek's hardly dead. Between Enterprise and the first Abrams movie? That was dead.

    Anyhoo, I'll stick with 5. And no movie.
     
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  10. Isaac Lawrence

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    Oh yeah, I think it would be kind of early too. It's just a case of you gotta do it at some point.

    I'm thinking by 2023 Picard should be done.

    Lower Desks should probably be wrapping up. Because how many seasons of Mariner wants to be an underachiever, and Boimler is an overachiever, and The Next Generation in-jokes do they want to do? Is three enough, or do they want to go for four and more?

    Strange New Worlds will still just be ramping up, but that is the oddball to me. That could last for two seasons before people start getting bored with it, or it can run for ten. So who knows... But it's set a 1000 years in the past, so it may not really matter.

    Prodigy is kind of a curious thing to me too. I'm looking forward to it because it's Star Trek, but it is kind of curious to me. Because why Janeway? The target audience of the show don't know or care who Janeway is, and the people who know and care who Janeway is aren't the target audience of the show. So that is kind of a weird thing, but it's obviously what the creators wanted to do, so okay. But my thing of course is tightening all of this stuff up. Put Prodigy up in the 32nd century, and create some other character as the hologram that will guide the kids. Done. :)

    But no, you're right, it is pretty early to be a making large course corrections. 2026 in five years is the 60th anniversary, so that's not a bad time to do things. 2023 to kind of do something, maybe to even set up something, and 2026 to really do something.
     
  11. F. King Daniel

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    They were publishing 12 novels a year, which is pretty damned good for a dead franchise.

    TV wise tho, it was dead.
     
  12. RAMA

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    Since I posted, Kurtzman has said Discovery could go on forever, but realistically, with actors probably moving on, and the relatively short run of most streaming series, as well as the expense of making movie-quality TV episodes, I'll pin it down to 5 seasons. After season 5, they will head to the cinema for at least one film, mainly due to the international nature of movie box office these days...and Discovery is the most recognized Trek series outside the US due to Netflix. This will be the Vazquez script that's in the works.
     
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  13. Markonian

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    I voted six.
    I want the classic 7 seasons.
    But this is a new era. Bygones are bygones.
     
  14. Cyanide Muffin

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  15. nedski

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    6 seasons, maybe 7.
    I've seen the first 2 seasons, but I promised myself I won't watch it no more until they finished filming.
    That may occur in 3 or 4 years perhaps.....
    Just to take all seasons and enjoy them from the beginning till the end.
    I don't like finishing a season and wait another year until they film another 10 or 13 episodes.
    I'm not quite a Kurtzman fan but I'll watch the series eventually unless Discovery's rating won't fall under 7 on IMDb :)
    I also believe Picard was better conceived than Discovery.
    I also miss those times when they meant business and they were constant in shooting like 26 or at least 20 episodes per season.
    Some "production/entertainment studios" these days, I won't say which ones, start producing like 50 or more TV series per year and they continue with the high rated ones, so eventually they are cancelling many of those remaining shows after a while.
    Personally I liked the CBS network, mainly because if they started a show they were constant each year and took their jobs seriously and finalized it, never canceling anything.
     
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  16. Coops

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    How many seasons? It was cancelled years ago, I was told.
     
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  17. Cyanide Muffin

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    It was cancelled more times then Dr Who
     
  18. Quinton

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    I'm not certain that you're refuting this, but are you aware that producing 13-episode seasons of shows with the budget expected for Star Trek these days is probably just as time-consuming, if not more so, than during the 26-episode years?
     
  19. nedski

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    You're probably right, when we talk about Star Trek it should be about quality over quantity as long as each episode is brilliant :)
    Thing is I cannot say either that what Kurtzman did with the show was something bad..... it has great special effects and everything, it's just that it is a bit different than what Gene Roddenberry created so far.
    He brought a different "style" into the show..... don't know if it's a good or a bad thing though...
    Even Rick Berman and Michael Piller when they were working on DS9, respected in some way the guidelines Roddenberry created and with Voyager the same it had (in a way) similarities with TNG.
    I don't mind even if they shoot 8 or 10 episodes as Netflix does if he creates something worth watching :)
    Of course in Star Trek's case investments should be larger than in any other "regular show".
    But they are still shooting long seasons.... like (The Mentalist-finished CBS or The Blacklist - ongoing NBC) - but obviously these have different subjects and in Star Trek's case some more "efforts" should be made.
    Financially and creatively of course :)
     
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  20. ScottJ85

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    I'm expecting at least five, maybe six.

    That's way too close to an actual argument I've actually heard every time a season ends, that it's on the chopping block and all the announcements and trailers are to keep investors from finding out.

    And of course the next season comes along and the cycle repeats itself.
     
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