Should there be a Captain Pike spin-off from DSC?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Visitor1982, Jan 18, 2019.

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Should there be a Captain Pike spin-off from DSC?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    18 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. Don't know, let's wait until DSC season 2 is finished

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    17.4%
  1. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    Whose to say Pike doesn't get fixed and leave Talos sometime after the events of TOS? They could even make it a Lost Era show.
     
  2. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is actually the best way to go. They could even give Pike command of the Discovery and just let them have adventures during the TOS movie period.

    The only problem is that Spock is mostly accounted for during this time as sticking with the Enterprise? (thus he wouldn't be on this Pike Discovery show). We need a new retcon where he ditched Kirk and the Enterprise after the V'Ger, or something.
     
  3. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    thats not really what I was suggesting at all.
     
  4. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why not though? Pike and the Discovery crew have a successful dynamic, and the Enterprise is already accounted for in this period.
     
  5. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    Saturation. I do think if they'd known what a performance Mount was going to turn in they might not have waved bye (even if there was some sort of incident on set), but at the same time I think this sets him up for some new career moves.

    My preference would be for a new series of big screen Pike's Enterprise movies with Mount, Peck, Romijn, and Ancheril.
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Will people still want this when it comes a weekly thing?
     
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  7. Rainard Fox

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    I wish it was daily........
    Actually I understand that writers cannot create another good story everyday, so weekly is OK :-)
     
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  8. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes.

    If they're worried about saturation, just cancel one of the other things in development and go with a Pike-led series instead... Seriously not enthusiastic about a Georgiou/Section 31 series and pretty much think the clamour for it came completely out of nowhere. Nowhere except from those running Discovery, who want to keep Michelle Yeoh onboard for "something" and CBS who want more content perhaps. You can plant seeds in every passing year of Star Trek, capable of potentially growing and sustaining a show premise of their own. Whether they really should or not, would be determined on a larger audience response, if this were anywhere else but a streaming service.
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    Highly skeptical at this point that individuals would actually support a Pike series.
     
  10. Saul

    Saul Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A Pike show set on the Enterprise would kind of be a safe bet. I think there are few people who wouldn't be interested in seeing it. If they made a good pilot and first season then it's only going to breed more fans. A lot of the pieces are in place. Sets, cast, ship.
    It wouldn't surprise me if Discovery Season 2 was measuring interest in Pike and the Enterprise for a possible show.
     
  11. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Anson Mount has been BRILLIANT as Pike so far, Charismatic and smooth, I want to see more.

    The Georgiou section 31 stuff is probably going to be a "dark" show, DSC tends towards "dark", give us a Pike on the 1701 show and go big, bold, colourful adventure style.
     
  12. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Curious as to your thinking?
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    I prefer a Pike series over a Georgiou series. If I had to make the decision I'd pick Pike for a spinoff and leave Mirror Georgiou as a supporting character on DSC who eventually disappears and is never again heard from.
     
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  14. fireproof78

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    Basically, I see it as a novelty for many. Pike is not Burnham and perhaps that is the appeal of Pike. We've seen Pike interacting with the Discovery crew, but more limited with the Enterprise crew.

    Now, personally, I think Pike is a character well worth exploring. But, the idea of interest in an entire Pike series? Very skeptical.
     
  15. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

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    Yes :techman: , I would watch a Star Trek Captain Pike series based on what I have seen on Discovery with Pike and Number One.
     
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  16. Starship

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    O Monte está fazendo um bom trabalho como o Pique, como Peck que parece ser um bom Spock (não é o tempo todo zangado como Quinto). Number one and the security officer are good choices too. Coloque-os juntos com a Enterprise e boas histórias, e vamos assistir a um bom show. Temos tempo para uma missão de 10 anos até o TOS.
    Sobre a seção 31, não acho que funcione. Eu acho que esse show vai ter uma vida curta.
     
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  17. CommanderRaytas

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    Eu não concordo. Ele só tá brabo 80% do tempo. ;)
     
  18. Longinus

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    Fuck no! I don't want that cake! It would be an exploding shit cake getting crap all over the place!
     
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  19. fireproof78

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    What a vivid yet accurate description. Agreed! That would ruin, in my opinion, a lot of the work Pike has done this season.
     
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  20. Longinus

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    It is ultimately like most Star Trek shows. A ship and the crew, doing things. People already like the ship (the Enterprise) and the new versions of the old characters (Pike, Spock and #1) have been well received. They just need couple of more characters, Boyce maybe, unless he has retired, and some new ones which they can develop freely. Nhan could return to Enterprise, the character has gotten some developement and seems to be liked well enough.

    It is true that having two 'ship shows' might be somewhat difficult to differentiate, but I don't see that as a huge problem. Maybe the Discovery could remain more modern and experimental series where they try new things and have serialised seasons, whereas the Pike show could be more traditional, episodic and fan-servicy for milking TOS nostalgia for maximum effect.