Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Confirmed.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by HotRod, May 15, 2020.

  1. Norsehound

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    DISC: New Eden had a lot of story threads I was interested in seeing pad out that I was crushed to see dropped when they veered left to chase that "Evil AI From the future" crap in season 2. If New Worlds is more of New Eden and less of DISC Season 2, I can't be disappointed.

    Really, really satisfied we're staying in the TOS era. Maybe New Worlds will be the proper TOS sequel Enterprise failed to live up to, until the last minute. I also wouldn't mind soft reboots and retcons to allow the creators to tell interesting stories and riffs, rather than slavish adherence to canon (especially to a canon that freely retconned TOS when it suited them).
     
  2. Gonzo

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    One small insignificant question for the mods though.

    Who will be given the honour of moderating the sub forum.

    I will see myself out. :biggrin:
     
  3. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    This is amazing!
    I'm floored.

    Now, what am I gonna do with my book collections on the Kindle - there's already a Star Trek: Strange New Worlds! :rommie:


    Also, I'm all in for the aforementioned SNW shortcut.
     
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  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This'll be fun. Hoping for Kirk and Uhura added in as per some online rumours for some Star Trek '09-style stuff.
     
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  5. cultcross

    cultcross True crime recurring character Moderator

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  6. Schlegelmilch

    Schlegelmilch Ensign Red Shirt

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    I hope it has the feel of The Cage and not Discovery. I've always been a big Pike fan. The only parts of Discovery I've ever re-watched were If Memory Serves and the scene where Pike sees his future. Please Cage technology not Discovery. Hoping for the best.
     
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  7. Gonzo

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    If the show-runners want to they could have the Discoprise encounter the USS Farragut at some point with Kirk on board.

    Its not really necessary though as that is the sort of thing they could add at the end of the series when Kirk takes command of the Enterprise.
     
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  8. Scout101

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    Excellent, they caved to the obvious demand and went for it!

    Hoping that this series gets a chance to do less serialized and more episodic storytelling. Every other recent series has been heavily seralized, with a single story driving the season. Would be nice to use this one to get old-school episodes, or maybe 2-3 episode arcs at most. Don't need another galactic ending catastrophe that also has several layers of conspiracy behind it, we've got a few of those running already...
     
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  9. cultcross

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    That's not the slightest chance that they're going to replicate The Cage for this, so we might as well put that to bed now.
     
  10. CorporalClegg

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    I wish I could be more excited about this than I am, especially considering how thrilled I was about the prospect six months ago. But Picard has left such a sour taste in my mouth that I find myself tentative at best. Add to that my daily existential ennui, I just can't exhibit anything more than a resounding "Whatever."

    Yes. The chemistry between the Mount, Peck, and Romijn is nothing short of magical. But the casts were both strengths for the other two shows. It's the writing that's always been the problem. And I feel like that magical chemistry is going to be completely squandered.

    I think I might be a bit more excited had they brought in some outside help. But spreading a writing staff across spin-offs almost never works out well. And there's nothing about this current crop of misfits that instills any amount of confidence - given their most recent product of taking the offerings of a Pulitzer-winning writer and turned it into uninspired, ordinary dressing.

    Kurtzman was never really a writer. He's a producer who has the means to dip his toe into the creative pool every now and then. He was the lesser half of a highly uneven writing team who really only got his solo chance after the other guy went bought an entire tinfoil wardrobe. And it was a disaster. Kurtzman is a slightly more talented Rick Berman. (Albeit with a substantially more-likable personality.)

    Goldsman's career as a writer has been a middling disappointment to be sure. He showed glimpses of greatness early on, but it's never really amounted to much. I think the problem is, he got too distracted with other career paths. I suppose this could be a chance for him, provided he dedicates everything to running the writers' room - no directing, producing, or anything of that sort. There really isn't much of the others to go on, but from what little there is, I don't see much to be excited about.

    There's also the way this whole thing has come about. It seems like it's come about more as a reactionary attempt to placate the core fanbase than an actual genuine desire to create art. This always runs the risk of the end result feeling haphazardly slapped together - which in turn inevitably leads to more hackneyedness. But the fact they're tossing out the platitudes like peanuts has me worried. It's doubling-down on the same smoke-blowing that's been going on since Fuller left. It's time to stop telling and show us something.

    Because here's the thing: I never really bought into the whole "Star Trek is this, not that." thing. It can be anything. That's not to say I don't still yearn for some good old TOS/TNG style stories and will be more than happy to have some. The problem is, they've been staying these same tired things for so long now that it's starting to feel a bit boy/wolfy. Had the mission statement always been "Disco is Disco and Picard is Picard. Now let's Star Trek." I might be more inclined to believe them.
     
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  11. frankieteardrop

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    I've said elsewhere that I'm not wild about the idea of more prequel series, and while that's still true, a Pike show holds more appeal for me than some of the other stuff on the upcoming production slate. "New Eden" was a high point of DIS S2 so I'm interested to see where this goes.
     
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  12. cultcross

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    Picard was awesome, although I'm hoping for a different angle for SNW, more toward the exploration and... well, discovery. We've got two long form storytelling vehicles about Big Stakes, this is an opportunity to do something different.
     
  13. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As long as their exploring weird alien worlds is more TOS and less ENT.
     
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  14. fireproof78

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    Because that is where we are at.
     
  15. thribs

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    I’ll do it. Any positive comment will be deleted. :)
     
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  16. cultcross

    cultcross True crime recurring character Moderator

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    Honestly, I'd be hoping for something a bit more inspired than planet of the week, but I could get over that as a premise - it's been a while.
     
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  17. gazomg

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    I am gonna say this will be better than discovery.......since the bar is set so low
     
  18. Visitor1982

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    Akiva and that Henry Alonso guy who worked on The Magicians are the showrunners I believe.
     
  19. Kirk Prime

    Kirk Prime Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is the first show that I think has promise. Discovery was only good when Pike was on it for me. Picard looked tired and while not terrible, didn't really do much for me. But if they treat Pike right, it could be awesome. Might be fun to see maybe Scotty as a younger engineer.
     
  20. Mage

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    Three amazing actors, one hell a beautiful Enterprise and a f*** ton of angry Star Trek fans who will scream this isn't Star Trek. It's going to be a great few years on the forum allright!! :D

    I'm game though. Looking forward to this show.