Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Farscape One, May 14, 2020.
Have Shelby become First Officer from Season 4 onwards.
They could always brighten it up with blinding halogen lights and lensflares
I've already said this elsewhere on this forum but I personally Would have liked to have seen Troi written as a person instead of focusing so much on her empathic abilities.
To have the ships in that time period have transwarp to make them far faster than the TOS era ships which would also allow them to actually go where no one has gone before and have time to rush back home to indulge in the local political stories.
Cut the episodes with the nice endings and make it a bit darker. Have more friction among the bridge crew. I liked the interaction between Picard and Riker in Yesterday's Enterprise.
Have Dr. Crusher actually not find the solution to some medical problem just in the nick of time. Think about it? They discover some disease and Crusher comes up with the solution in a day or two. What is the chances of that happening in real life?
Also, never hire Brannon Braga.
The one thing I would change?
I think it'd Geordi's handling of Leah Brams because I think he really should have been raked over the coals at the end and basically just have to deal with it. His behavior was highly unprofessional and it ending with, "And Geordi realized that treating a famous scientist as his fantasy girlfriend is really unpleasant."
Instead, it has him call her out for being prickly.
I disagree. He was one of the few writers with any imagination.
In regards to Leah Brahms I'd remove the whole Geordi using her hologram as his fantasy girlfriend storyline to begin with.
It wasn't interesting, it harmed the character. Better not have it at all.
Hard disagree. It's an extremely relevant issue to people and some of the viewers' age group.
Don't objectify your crush.
"Keep Pulaski" is tempting, and a close #2. But I like realism, so I'm going with "get rid of Riker".
I like him as a character. I like Jonathan Frakes as an actor and director. But characters must have consistent and intelligent motivations.
Riker was an outstanding and ambitious young officer, good enough to be offered a command at age 29. He figures that a term on the flagship will advance his career more efficiently, so he takes the XO slot on the Enterprise. He learns a great deal from Picard. Then, at 31 or 32, he accepts his own ship. He commands ships for 12 years or so, and he's wearing admiral braid by 45. That's how Riker's career should have gone.
When Jellico gave him the chance, Data did fine as first officer. Or, alternatively, they could have had someone else replace Riker (preferably not Shelby; that woman annoyed me), and have Data take over as first in Season 5 or so.
Riker didn't seem to think so, maybe he wasn't interested in an office job with the rank of admiral?
I call it like I see it. Others might disagree.
Frakes felt that Riker should have never turned down commands just to stay with his friendies. If they wanted to keep him on the show they could have done a storyline where he's offered a command, but then has to make a decision to do the right thing against orders or something and it ruins his advancement chances.
Maybe this was mentioned but just for fun and maybe only for the remastered version and without taking budget into consideration, but I think it would be mad to have some of the TOS film era ships replaced by TNG era specific ships, maybe including those ones we see in the graveyard in BOBW2. Like they could make the original version of the Pegasus and then go back and every time there's an Oberth ship put that ship in it's place. They could put all of the 3 different types of Nebulas into different scenes, like maybe in Descent 1 Nechayev arrives on the Gorkon and it's a Melbourne-type. It's not a serious complaint, just something fun.
But...but...but...the audience will get confused it Riker disappears!
You gotta love how studios think viewers/fans are a bunch of morons
It’s not about the audience getting confused, it’s about studios not wanting to jettison a character and actor for no reason other than “It’s realistically what his character would do”.
I wish they'd gone with the Will/Tom switch.
Cut the lines Picard had in Neutral Zone about just leaving the 3 people they found dead. Also, the way the prime directive is depicted in Homeward is absurd.
the medical series house did it far more often than star trek ever did, basically every week.
maybe it's good to "harm" a character occasionally. laforge having a holodeck girlfriend lines up with his previously establish difficulty in relationships/dating.
yes it's creepy, it's a negative about laforge's personality.
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