News McNeill And Wang Trying To Revive Captain Proton

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  1. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    This weekend, in a virtual panel as reported by TrekMovie, Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang spoke about their new podcast and...

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    From the article:
    Is there really that much affection for the Captain Proton episodes? I mean they were fine and fun to watch but I really can't see any kind of groundswell of support for a standalone show.
     
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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Wouldn't this technically be a Star Trek fan film and subject to those rules, which immediately disqualify McNeil and Wang from participating?
     
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    I'd watch Captain Proton episodes. If they were good enough, I'd buy them on home media, but that's a bar they'd have to clear on their own merits.
     
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  6. Gaith

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    I imagine they're hoping for something on CBS AA. No reason CBS itself couldn't do a cheapo one-off Captain Proton film for the service, and, crucially, pay McNeill and Wang actual SAG salaries to appear. :P
     
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    It would be great as a "Short Trek" or two.

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  8. MrPointy

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    This is at most what I would expect. Captain Proton was fun but not that great. I can't see it turning into the next big thing.
     
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    Depends on how much of the IP they could strip off. The actor who portrayed the eponymous lead of Community's show-within-the-show Inspector Spacetime managed to do a mini-series and a film after running afoul of Sony's lawyers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untit...ace_Traveler_Who_Can_Also_Travel_Through_Time
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

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    I would enjoy that, in small doses.
     
  11. Khan Jr

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    I didn't have much affection for the Captain Proton episodes either. Maybe you get more out of them if you like the Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serials? But there probably aren't too many fans of those nowadays (or even during Voyager's original airing).
     
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    I think that they want something more than that, like a live-action or animated TV series to be aired on CBSAA; with all of the antipathy towards Discovery and Picard in certain quarters for the storylines, a show like that and the Captain Pike show is something a lot of people seem to want, as many have accused both shows of virtue signalling and 'shoving liberal thought down our necks'.

    Unlike others here, I think that it can be done.
     
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  13. Gaith

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    Well, yeah, work is work. I was just making the point that CBS AA could do whatever it wants with the Captain Proton character.
     
  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    Imagine watching TV in 1966 and there's a black woman, an asian and a russian all being treated as equal to the white guys. Sick liberal propaganda!
     
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    I know, right? People can be so full of Brown-25 sometimes.