What kind of Trek cartoon do you want?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Jayson1, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Gary8

    Gary8 Ensign Newbie

    Jul 2, 2018
    Deep Space
    Would love to see a new series in TAS style.
  2. Right on Q

    Right on Q Ensign Red Shirt

    Nov 4, 2017
    On the Enterprise-D visiting my bosom buddy
    I'd love one that full of aliens in particular non humanoid aliens, which deals with the frustrations and cooperative efforts made by both the human/humanoid starfleet crew and the sentient but very much different lifeforms, in terms of their very divergent anatomies, biology, evolutionary pasts, and cultural development, to try to understand each other so they can work towards some common goal.

    Also crews wading around in planets with vastly different amounts of gravity, and possibly fighting or actions scenes that take place outside of the ship, done in EV suits. Basically all the crazy stuff that usually can't be done in copious amounts in a live action series due to budge restrictions.
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  3. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 27, 2009
    Daniels' Illinois
    And I will watch every single one of them.

    "Thank you, sir, may I have another!"
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  4. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    I'd be okay with a highly realistic CGI series with very realistic CGI renderings of the characters (with them providing the voices) for limited specials (such pain staking work would mean less output, but I'm okay with that -- time to write better scripts and check continuity).

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  5. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    First for all the people that clamor for an "Anthology" series every time the subject of a new Trek show comes up: animation would be the only way to do that, realistically speaking.

    Second, I would prefer to see something done along the lines of what they did for SW with The Clone Wars and Rebels. Bth series were entertaining, built on the established continuity of their setting, and visually fun to look at.
  6. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Commodore

    Mar 21, 2017
    Not really. You can always do the "American Horror Story" way of doing a new storyline each season. Plus some shows tend to take a whole year off like "Westworld" so it is possible to give a show enough time to do things, properly.

  7. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    New England
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am so thankful that the fans do not control the franchise.
  8. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    Sorry, when I think "anthology", I think shows like Outer Limits or Twilight Zone.
  9. The Overlord

    The Overlord Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 26, 2010
    Here is a question what characters and voice actors would you want to see in a Star Trek show and lets focus on the premise that is show gets a new pre lay audio track, rather then trying to lay the TAS voice track on new animation (which I still think is a truly awful idea)?

    Also how much should this show be made to appeal to kids (I would assume CBS is making this to appeal to kids)?
  10. XCV330

    XCV330 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 24, 2017
    I'd actually like to see Star Trek: Lions of the Night finally done
  11. Overgeeked

    Overgeeked Captain Captain

    May 10, 2009
    From other similar threads...


    This may be heretical, but...

    Whatever my perfect new Trek series might be, it would definitely involve far less technobabble and far more elbow grease. One of the images that's always stuck with me is from DS9 where Chief O'Brien can't seem to get a panel in OPs to work so he hauls back and stomps on it. I think it's from the Pilot. The stories were more personal and the characters solved their problems mostly through action, rather than tech-speak. Similar to many TOS and ENT episodes. The tech was a part of the story, of course, but the tech should facilitate good, character-centric stories rather than the tech being both problem and solution. I'm just not interested in another series with long stretches of made up words invented simply to solve made up problems caused by long strings of other made up words. That kind of thing just rings hollow to me, which is probably why I prefer DS9 so strongly to the other series. Actions have consequences. Characters develop relationships. No character is perfect. Reoccurring characters. Action, emotion, and drama over technobabble and weekly resets. Serial fiction rather than episodic.


    1. Star Trek: Titan, the Animated Series. Could use the original cast or sound-alikes for Riker and Troi. Could easily handle the diverse cast of characters without breaking a poor actor's heart with endless butt-in-makeup-chair. Could easily avoid the worry about cheap and cheesy CGI. Could be made for 1/5 the budget of a TNG episode. Could easily handle the one thing Trek on TV or film has never been able to really pull off, namely the sheer possibilities of the universe.

    2. Star Trek: Early Years, the Animated Series. Noticing a trend? All the same money saving perks as above. Only this series would feature the crew of another Federation ship in the early days of the Federation. Those awkward times when the militaries are still integrating, when ships and systems and command structures are wildly diverse but expected to conform to one unified ethos. Heavy focus on the Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites getting used to working together long-term in confined spaces. Could definitely draw on the cast of ENT for voice actors and characters. Seeing Shran as the security chief or the captain of a Fed ship would be amazing.

    3. Star Trek: Future Something, the Animated Series. Again with the money saving animation. Put this one 100 years into the future of TNG, just as TNG was set 100 years into the future of TOS. New species, new planets, new threats... you get the idea.

    4. Star Trek: The Lost Era, the Animated Series. All the same cost savings and connecting up the loose ends and/or exploring new planets, species, and cultures.

    My ideal new Trek series? These. Right there.
  12. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2016
    Then you might be interested in this scene from "Progress":

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