News Starfleet Academy Coming to P+

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Tuskin38, Mar 30, 2023.

  1. fireproof78

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    This is my feelings. There are few, if any, cases where a show was asked for by me. Somehow, inexplicably, I have enjoyed them.
     
  2. Mr J

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    Yup - this all the way.

    In addition - just check out the Picard forum and the "Lets rewrite season X" threads for perfectly terrible examples that demonstrate why individual fans shouldn't always get what they ask for.

    Also - the argument is kinda nonsense in this case. Many fans for years (basically since the 80s) have been asking for Star Trek content focused on SFA to be produced. Its not like its come from nowhere, and indeed many people over the years "have asked for it".
     
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  3. F. King Daniel

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    There have been multiple comics, novels and videogames based around Starfleet Academy. Clearly there is interest.
     
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  4. Brainsucker

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    Yeah, I remember Space Quest V, where Roger Wilco started as a cadet in starfleet academy. And I start to think, if Starfleet Academy come with an underdog cadet like Roger Wilco as the main character and have to fight over a girl against "Captain Quirk" of the era. It will be cool and funny. Specially when captain Quirk is basically a Starfleet hero, a decorated officer, charming, but womanizer like Kirk.
     
  5. fireproof78

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    What?

    I never knew that...

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  6. F. King Daniel

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    Off the top of my head....
    Novels:
    The Best and Brightest (featuring the first gay relationship in Trek)
    Starfleet Academy (novelisation of the game, but fleshed out and pretty good)
    YA novels:
    Whole series of Starfleet Academy books about the TOS and TNG characters as cadets
    A series of Kelvin Universe Academy books.
    Comics:
    DC did an Academy prequel special with Kirk and company
    IDW did a limited series about new cadets in the Kelvinverse
    There's a current series about Picard's time at the academy
    And the Starfleet Academy game had a sequel, Klingon Academy starring Christopher Plummer in live-action video cutscenes.

    Oh, and merchandise. I have a Starfleet Academy keychain which I've had for the better part of a decade.
     
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  7. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't even get in to the merchandise which was a huge push in the 2000s, early 2010s.
     
  8. F. King Daniel

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    Not to mention the "property of Starfleet Academy" shirts which they've been making since the 90's (I have a battered old one given to me by someone special long ago, and I cherish it)
     
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  9. Turtletrekker

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    You missed the best one. The Starfleet Academy comic that Marvel comics did that focused on Nog's time at the academy.
     
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  10. The Wormhole

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    And Voyager. Complete list of all books from the TOS, TNG and Voyager Academy lines.
     
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  11. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^I imagine the Voyager ones might be quite rare, since I've never seen them.
    Holy shit, how did I forget that? I adored that comic.
     
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  12. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, I have them anyway. Or rather had them, I got them when they were released in 1997. That wasn't exactly yesterday, though.
     
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  13. Turtletrekker

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    Fun fact about that series. The author, Christian Cooper, came to national attention a few years back. He is the black man who was racially profiled by a white woman who called the cops on him while bird watching in Central Park. He recently had his own bird watching show premiere on National Geographic; "Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper", which debuted a month or so back.
     
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  14. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah I didn't ask for SNW but I enjoy it
     
  15. Danja

    Danja Commodore Commodore

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    30,000 other fans did.

    I'll give them that.
     
  16. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yea I remember the petition
     
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  17. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Same.

    I'm glad those who did got what they wanted. But, I will never ask for a specific Star Trek thing because that's not what Trek is.
     
  18. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yea, although sometimes there are certain things I want, like a Picard spin off following up on the post Dominion War
    era. Still, it doesn't mean I'll inherently dislike it something else
     
  19. Danja

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    It was the fans who brought Trek back from cancellation in the sixties.

    A noisy, demanding fandom is as much Trek as Kirk and Spock. :cool:
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    I believe others have noted that this was an exaggeration if not a myth. But, I would have to dig out some posts, and research.
     
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