What do you think the status of Trek will be in 2066 ?

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  1. Tim Thomason

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  2. Butters

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    I don’t think television will exist much longer, Data said so in The Neutral Zone.

    After another fifty years, the whole body of work will have been remastered with new effects, new scenes filmed, and existing ones changed to remove all continuity errors.

    Sisko will be inserted in to Trouble with Tribbles, Riker will disappear to the holodeck during the Pegasus crisis.
     
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    Good gods I hope not!
     
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    The upside is "Ready Player One" becomes real and everyone can just go play "Star Trek" or fight the Death Star with the Enterprise or pretend to be a Klingon warrior and go fight some Orks or something.

    Jason
     
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    I doubt sci-fi entertainment will be high on the priorities of the radioactive degenerate remnants of man.
     
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    I'm not entirely certain we'll have television as we know it by 2066, which might mean the death nail for many franchises.
     
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    What do you think the status of Trek will be in 2066 ?

    STAR TREK will likely have fallen into an even deeper rut than it did when -Enterprise- ended its truncated run. The franchise will have been run into the ground. Perhaps the arrival of 2066 will spark interest in returning to the series to see if audiences might warm up to it. But for the first time since TOS began, STAR TREK may actually be in a position to start fresh ... to begin anew ... and not be concerned about its being a "property" or about its useless reputation as being, supposedly, "progressive." Its main concern might end up being to entertain for its own sake. And about time, too ...
     
  8. Steven P Bastien

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    2066 will be the time of the "Great Reawakening". Copyrights will have expired and 100+ year old men and women will be leaving their inheritance to their grandchildren with the expressed requirement to use the money to make Star Trek fan films.
     
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    Well seeing how every show from previous decades is being brought back or rebooted, by 2066 I suspect they'll be on their 18th incarnation of Trek that won't resemble the original in any way, except maybe a couple of character names.
     
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    And those associated with the show will insist that it's set in the "prime universe."
    It might be some form of total sensory immersion that is sent directly to the synapses of your brain, but I believe that people will still want to experience "shows."
     
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    we'll all still be debating if shatner is going to be in the next movie
     
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    I envision a Futurama-style head in a jar scenario :biggrin:
     
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    Quentin Tarantino is a self-described fan of William Shatner, so old Bill might get a part in a future Star trek movie.

    Then he'll be only 46 years from the 2066 Star Trek, instead of 72 years from the time of Generations.
     
  14. Serveaux

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    It will be an old curiosity.
     
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  15. c0rnedfr0g

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    Whatever the current state of media, people will still enjoy past presentations. For example, people still read books to-day, even though that may seem antiquated. In 2066+, people will still enjoy viewing/hearing certain iconic television shows. Entertainment will always be entertaining to someone. Tom Paris loved his old television set!
     
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    As I said, an old curiosity. People still watch silent movies.
     
  17. Tim Thomason

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    Star Trek copyright expires, per episode, beginning in 2061 (for The Man Trap), and extending to 2113 (for Will You Take My Hand?) for corporate-authored works. This is, of course, subject to change, as when Man Trap was made, it's copyright was set to expire in 2022 (28 years from publication, with an additional 28 years if renewed), but this was extended in 1976 to 75 years (2041) and in 1998 to 95 years (2061).

    But... just because TOS is free-to-view in the 2060s everywhere, doesn't mean the concepts and music are free-to-use and adapt. Trademark laws are infinite as long as an entity (CBS or successor) continues to use and litigate them. If there is a Great Reawakening in the 2060s following PD of some Star Trek, then an entity will form to contest the use of Star Trek trademarks (like Star Trek itself) in any derivative works.

    This is still new ground in our time, due to all the copyright extensions beginning in 1976, but will be well-paved and dealt with by the 2060s. Fan films (or professional Star Trek films and TV a la Sherlock Holmes) will not be easy to make in that time, due in part to the large canon that extends over fifty years (and possibly to that day) and most of it avoided.
     
  18. Matthew Raymond

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    I somehow doubt that Eldred v. Ashcroft will be the final word on the subject by the time 2061 comes around.
     
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  19. Steven P Bastien

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    Well, "Awakening" could mean that the eyelids are beginning to open, but we can't move our feet yet. :)
     
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    It's gonna be remembered as a flash in the pan like Nirvana.