Poll The ever-changing Trekthusiam thread!

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by King Daniel Beyond, Jan 12, 2019.

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How hyped are you for future Star Trek?

  1. Crazy excited

    52.9%
  2. Mildly excited

    31.4%
  3. Apathetic

    9.8%
  4. Depressed

    5.9%
  5. Angry/Done

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    Genuine question time-is the current productions of Star Trek so poor that it will cause actual loss of interest in the franchise? I mean, whether I enjoy a current show or not I will discuss Star Trek in many different facets, write fan fiction, design uniforms and ships, for a long time to come.

    So, I'm curious if anyone would actually leave the fandom over DSC or other shows that fail to live up to expectations?
     
  2. Brass

    Brass Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I am mildly excited. More accurately I am cautiously optimistic. Havent watched DSC yet, mainly due to the mixed reaction it got. I will give it a shot later on, maybe after season 2 is done. I am mainly looking forward to the Picard series. TNG and DS9 are my favorite series so hopefully it makes the future of that era interesting. A whole lot of new and different things can be done, while tying in TNG/Picard, but it can also be a disaster if handled poorly.
     
  3. Brass

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    I don't know if there is something that could be so bad, that it would make me not like Star Trek anymore.Even when something "less than perfect" gets put out there, I can always ignore it and stick with the old stuff. It would have to be really, really terrible. There has already been a lot of bad stuff over the years.

    Maybe something like Picard in a Punisher like role? Picard driving the dune buggy for 10 hours?
     
  4. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    As if Picard as the action hero in FC or NEM wasn't enough? As you state there has been plenty of bad stuff over the years for Trek, yet I see people coming back.
     
  5. Brass

    Brass Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I am one of those who keeps coming back, even after first contact and nemesis. Do I watch those still? Nope, probably only if there was nothing on TV and I happened across it channel surfing. Those are definitely things that if they repeated that formula/flavor, the new show/movie would turn me off big time. Those instances of bad eggs have made me temper my expectations when it comes to new content. However I will try out new trek when it comes out. Like I said, cautiously optimistic.

    I think as long as they maintain a good ratio of "good" to "bad" trek people will remain interested. I think that has been the case with Trek for a while. Some big stinkers, but overall the content has been pretty good. I enjoyed the Abrams movies, (at least 1 and 3). Havent watched DSC yet, mainly because I dont want to pay 10/month (I'm a cheapskate).

    Not to get off topic, but SW is an example where it has been mostly bad since 1999...that IP is kind of dull/uninteresting to me now. That said, if the new Star Trek Cartoon is anything like Clone Wars(quality, not formula necessarily), they would be on the right track for getting kids interested. Hopefully those in charge of Star Trek learn the lesson of over saturation as well. Which is what sorta killed ST, as least partly, with VOY/ENT.
     
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  6. SpocksOddSocks

    SpocksOddSocks Captain Captain

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    Went for Crazy, but that might be a little strong. However, mildly excited is definitely not strong enough.

    I was definitely at crazy excited throughout the first season of Disco, and at the time of the Picard announcement.

    Whilst I enjoyed the Kelvin films, I'm not particularly bothered if we don't get more. They were always a stop gap for me until better Trek came along.

    Was mildly disappointed that we ended up with a prequel again, but enjoy Disco anyway. Very psyched for Picard.
     
  7. Donker

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    Depressed because Discovery really shows to me that those who are in control of Star Trek don't actually get (or really care about) Star Trek on a fundamental level, Discovery is basically a dumb generic Kurtzman project with Star Trek slapped onto it for marketing reasons and it's even worse they've put this absolute hack who just goes from one project and leaving it in disaster to another, in charge of the franchise.

    Picard I'm very cautious about, it could be a good show if they get Picard and the TNG era universe right in it's politics or morality (which I extremely highly doubt from what we have seen with Disco and S31 show coming along) but more than likely I think it's just going to be another messy poorly written piece that has a completely off tone if what we have seen on Discovery is any indicator.

    Section 31 show just no, no, I won't even be watching this at all. S31 was a bad edgy idea that walked a very fine tight rope of just completely imploding in DS9 but saved it by keeping it vague to it's true nature (heavily implying Sloan and SFI just made it up to recruit Bashir), was sadly solidified into being a long running faction in ENT and Discovery's version of them has finally completed what fan fears about S31 and it's implications on the Federation back when they were initially shown 20 years ago. Empress Georgiou is also not a good or interesting character (and should be in prison) and Ash is in a running with Burnham and Neelix for being the worst main Trek character ever.
     
  8. Winterwind

    Winterwind Commodore Commodore

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    That pretty much sums up my view as well. STD does nothing for me. I'm moderately curious about the new Picard show but not getting my hopes up.

    Worst case scenario... I'll always have TOS, DS9, VOY, ENT, selected highlights from TNG and the first 10 movies to watch.
     
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