Most Trek-like Films Not Star Trek

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  1. BlueShift

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    Which film would make an excellent Star Trek film? And for what reasons?

    E.g., obviously, Master & Commander: a ship on a mission far from home, a captain and his medical officer/scientist/friend, exploration and science vs. military duty, a cunning and respectable adversary, who is overcome by using clever tricks and fighting spirit, classical music as a pasttime... and so on.
     
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  2. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    Pirates of the Caribbean?
    (Be prepared to fill the Orville jar some more, despite not being a movie.)
     
  3. The Old Mixer

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    If it were a movie, I'd say it would be fair game in this discussion. The Orville jar is for when people treat it as a de facto Trek show.
     
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    Back to the Future IV: Doc realizes that a descendant of Biff Tannen started WWIII and finds a way to prevent him from doing so, thus causing the vanishing of the Federation! Temporal agents from Daniels' time intervene to put things back where they were...
     
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    Forbidden Planet, obviously.
     
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    The Andromeda Strain.
     
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    Master and Commander; The Far Side of the World
     
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    Could almost be a prequel!?
     
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    Renegades: The Requiem :lol:
    (For anyone who doesn't know, that's a sequel to a Star Trek fan film, using many Trek actors in their original roles but with the serial numbers filed off following the Axanar lawsuit)
    To TOS in isolation, possibly. To the modern Trek universe? Nope.
     
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    Riker and the Titan as film: they explore the Planet of the Apes........ Some crew members are taken prisoner. Riker has to deal with the Ape leaders to get them free......
     
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    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: For all the episodes where the regular cast are inhabited by aliens.
     
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    You just don't see the bit where the primary hull separated from and re-docks with the engineering hull in orbit of Altair IV...
     
  14. Discofan

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    I love their version of inertial dampeners though.:D
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Planet of the Vampires (1965).

    Ship receives distress signal from mysterious planet. Encounters ruins of ancient spaceship. Bodiless aliens possess the bodies of the newly dead. Trouble ensues.

    Just give it a happier ending and you've got a Trek episode.
     
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    Enemy Mine 1985: well, it's already been pillaged by the writers of TNG... AND ENT.

    Wait... I forgot about DS9!!!

    I'll let you guess which episodes I am thinking of.
     
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    There was actually a fun TOS/PLANET OF THE APES crossover comic book published a few years ago. The title was brilliant: "The Primate Directive."
     
  18. Discofan

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    How about "Gorilla Warfare"? :D
     
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  19. Greg Cox

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    We don't have to limit ourselves to SF films. It occurs to me that "From Russian with Love" could be easily turned into a Trek episode: Beautiful Romulan operative offers to defect to the Federation, but only if James T. Kirk handles the operation. Twist: it's all secretly a Klingon plot to disgrace Kirk and get their hands on a cloaking device.

    "From Romulus with Love."
     
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    "Gold Pressed Latinum Finger": A Ferengi megalomaniac is planning to rob the largest depot of latinum in the Quadrant!