Perhaps Pike mini series is better?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mage, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So, a lot of fans really want to see a Pike centered spin off. I'm one of them. However, reading this article (https://www.trektoday.com/content/2019/04/mount-on-the-possibility-of-pikes-return/) I'm getting the idea from Anson Mount that he loves the concept but isn't looking forward to such a long time filming.

    And honestly, with S3 of Disco coming, the new Picard show and the S31 show, I don't want Star Trek to become oversaturated, like Star Wars was almost becoming. So, perhaps instead of a 14 episodes series, would you like the idea of a 6 episode miniseries set on Enterprise? A short story, told in 6 episodes that has a beginning, middle and end. No setup for a sequel or anything. Self contained.

    Right now, that sounds more interesting to me than an actual longrunning Pike show.
     
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  2. ELURIA

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    Why 1 story stretched over 6 episodes, when there could be 6 stories?
     
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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    In my mind if they do a Pike/Spock/Enterprise series, it would be more like The Orville, with self-contained Planet of the Week adventures. Maybe that's just because of, well, TOS itself having created the genre.

    Not gonna lie, What I really want is a Pike/Spock/Number One Short Trek filmed on James Cawley's TOS sets. I need it.
     
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  4. guyute03

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    I'm even open to several spaced-out over time tele-movies. Why not. They have their own streaming service, need to fill it with something for Trek fans anyways.
     
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    Mini series is fine with me. I even take a Short Trek mini episode at this point. Just do something.
     
  6. King Daniel Beyond

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    This would be cool, but Paramount Pictures won't likely be willing to let go of Trek to allow it (they have the exclusive rights to make Trek movies in perpetuity)

    Paramount talked about expanding the Trek cinematic universe (something about a "SEAL Team Six of the Federation"), but that was prior to Beyond's near-failure and big changes at the top. That even something like Star Wars can't make the yearly movie gig work says it all.
     
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  7. Rainard Fox

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    Why not a format like "The Librarians" had (if RR is here :adore:)? May be 10 (ok, 8) episodes per year, 40-50 minutes each, self-contained but slightly allied by the arc in the beginning and the end of the each season?
    Short Treks are too small for such great actors!
     
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    I've seen a couple of conversations about how viewers thought it would've been cool if SUCH SWEET SORROW had been re-edited into a two-hour movie, which got me thinking about how CBS could produce a made-for-CBS All Access movie about Pike and his Enterprise. Based off the performance metrics, it could either go to a limited series or a full-on series.

    Personally, it doesn't matter to me which route they take, I just want more Pike.

    Well, actually - don't do a Short Trek. That's not enough. :D
     
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  9. Mage

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    Also very cool.

    Actually, I would totally watch those! One every year, for a few years? Three or four movies? Totally awesome.
     
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    I'd take a miniseries, new series, webisodes, whatever... just get that combo of characters and actors back on the screen most ricki-tik.
     
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  11. starbuck

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    sure he is just trying to hike up his fee
     
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  12. XCV330

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    That works up to a point. Ask Pine.
     
  13. starbuck

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    Yes i know hope pine drops his fee soon for trek 4
     
  14. TrickyDickie

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    Star Trek 4 is dead in the water? Make a Pike feature film instead!
     
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    I don't think there's any "perhaps" about it.

    3-4 episodes, very well done, would be epic.

    I'd find a mini-series, if well done, to be much more preferable than trying to do another starship series. Even with Pike.
     
  16. thribs

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    Or a TV movie.
    As long as they get some proper writers for it.
     
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  17. The Butter Phantom

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    A "Long Trek" seems like a better idea to me. Like a one-off 60 minute episode or perhaps a movie.
     
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    It's amazing how universally-liked Pike and co. have been in DSC.

    You hardly ever seen the fan base of one mind on anything. Seems to be nearly unanimous that it would be a winner.
     
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    Would love a Lorca one as well.
     
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