Spoilers Where should Star Trek go next?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by mattman8907, Feb 28, 2023.

  1. FederationHistorian

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    And which sensibilities would those be?

    You mean like the gore from Picard and Riker phasering a being to the point they graphically explode?

    Or the smoking like with Samuel Clemens, as I’m sure they’ll encounter some primitive civilization that still smokes or vapes?

    Or the dropping of swears like damn, or harder swears in a foreign language (merde)?

    Or provocative outfits and occasional cleavage? And the catsuit?

    Or it will be like VOY – considered TNG lite - with a member of the crew finding a disemboweled Hirogen head, the creation and killing of Tuvix, Viidian organ raids, meeting aliens like Species 8472 that may scare children, and consumption of alcohol? And the catsuit?

    Or it will be like ENT, which was once TV-14 but now is consider TV-PG like TNG, with its dropping of swears like bitch, use of torture, and skimpy outfits (or no tops at all) for women? And the catsuit?
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    You illustrate the hypocrisy of criticisms against Discovery and Picard being "too violent " perfectly.

    Thank you for such a detailed list. :beer:
     
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  3. Disposable_Ensign

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    Interesting anatomy they have
     
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  4. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sweating itself isn't inherently the problem. It's how it's used
     
  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They should have as many Next Gen people as possible and re-enact Next Gen episodes in those training pods from Lower Decks.

    That's what Next Gen fans want, right? Same old, same old.
     
  6. fireproof78

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    Merde is acceptable.

    Same old, same old indeed.
     
  7. Disposable_Ensign

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    Strawman much?
     
  8. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    We need a mix of old and new

    I want them to dump the Ops roll and bring back communications
     
  9. Michael Two Wolves

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    scene opens up in a Starfleet ambassador's office as a Romulan diplomat sits down and the two officials exchange pleasantries, indicating they are old friends

    "So, the reason I came to visit..." the Romulan begins.
    "I figured this wasn't just a social visit."
    "Erm, this is, ah, sensitive."
    The human ambassador just stares at the Romulan across from him, the silence broken only by the ticking of a clock.
    Therir fidgets, the weight of Tal Shiar's hand upon his shoulders even this far into Federation space, where he wasn't even supposed to be in the first place. "We, um, seem to have misplaced a D'Deridex."
    Joran stares at him, not quite sure what he'd just heard. "I'm sorry, you said you lost a D'Deridex?"
    Therir glares at this human. They were friends, but sometimes, the man's attitude chafed him. "I said we misplaced it!"
    Laughing, he poured his friend some wine--not quite as strong as Romulan stuff, but if a drink was ever needed, it was now. "So, you misplaced a giant war ship, and now, what? You are warning us?"
    The Romulan clears his throat, smoothing out the wrinkles in his uniform. "We would like help finding it," he mutters, almost a whisper. His face burns with rage and shame at having to ask a Starfleet human for help, even if it was a friend, and an odd friendship at that.
    "Surely, the Tal Shiar--"
    "The Tal Shiar do not know!" he snaps, irked by the reminder of their authority. "And I'd like to keep it that way."
    "So, you're asking us to keep this quiet."
    "No, I'm asking you to keep it silent."
    Joran sighs slowly, his mind racing. "What an extraordinary day this has turned out to be."
    "This isn't funny. I'm risking war in even coming here."
    "Yes, we tracked your stolen Ferengi shuttle all the way here. Very clever, by the way," he said, taking a drink himself.
    "My goal is to prevent war. If the Tal Shiar find out--"
    "--that you allowed a D'Deridex to be stolen under your command...?"
    Therir's eyes narrow. This human was growing more and more difficult to tolerate, and leaving loose ends was not in his nature.
    "My friend, relax. Have some wine."
    He remains still, his glare never leaving the human.
    "Of course, we'll help you find it. We're going to need more information."
    "That will be difficult." His glare softens, his gaze becoming hopeful.
    "You found your way here. I'm sure providing us with data will be within your capabilities."
    "We don't know who took it, and only know their general direction after they warped out of Romulan space."
    The human ambassador gapes, his grin suddenly vanishing at the idea of a fully-armed and operational D'Deridex running around the alpha quadrant, doing who knew what. He remains quiet, waiting for the Romulan to drop the other shoe.
    "We believe they were headed to the Bajoran Wormhole."
    "How long ago did this happen?" he exclaims, clearly startled.
    "Two days."
    "Flaming stars! They're already there, then, if that was their goal!" This was going to be a diplomatic nightmare.

    scene cuts to space as a heavily damaged D'Deridex comes out of warp directly aimed at an unknown planet. It crash lands in the jungle as what look like Borg stripped of their implants begin to emerge and examine the wreckage

    One of the Borg humanoids directs the others, and says to another standing nearby, "This can be repaired. Make it so, Number One."
    The other Borg echo the words with an almost sacred tone. "Make it so, Number One," they all intone.
    The Borg leader nods. It was finally time to go find the Harbinger who planted seeds of liberty in the Collective so long ago.

    scene ends with the D'Deridex being pulled out of the bush by thousands of the odd-looking Borg as they free the wreckage from the jungle.

    Star Trek meets Hunt For Red October, anyone?
     
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  10. Odo

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    very unlikely to happen - I’m a professional writer but I’ve never tried to work in TV (I stick to prose, journalism, and comics, because I don’t want to do the whole LA thing) - but I’d love to pitch the Trek people a show. I have an idea, but i don’t have time to just write my pitch for fun - I do think about it a lot though haha
     
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  11. Michael Two Wolves

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    So...it's not just as easy as moving to LA and the money falling out of the sky like mana? lmao So what do they actually look for?
     
  12. Birb-of-Prey

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    Just show us the Earth-Romulan War already.
     
  13. Michael Two Wolves

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    Get John McTiernan to direct. Two ambassadors playing brinksmanship in an office who are also sort of friends, but sort of not. Keep cutting to scenes of hunt-and-seek with Romulan and Starfleet ships in a dynamic, dense asteroid belt somewhere that holds strategic significance with music by Basil Poledouris to adapt the Romulan anthem into something very sinister sounding.

    When you win the Oscar, just...buy me a steak? That's all I want. A steak. A nice medium-cooked, grass-fed Angus tenderloin.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    Artistic expression. Most artists I know do not get rich but love the creative process so much to not give up on it..
     
  15. MikHutch

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    I think it's too late for earth-romulus war
     
  16. Michael Two Wolves

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    What about a Borg-Romulus war that the humans get to watch from the sidelines?
     
  17. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Lol. Idk what the state of the Borg even is

    And Romulus is destroyed. Plus it never really was as villainous as it could've been
     
  18. Michael Two Wolves

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    Is Fred Thompson, Joss Ackland, or Scott Glen available for the roles?
     
  19. F. King Daniel

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    Just not that script from 2006 where the Romulan war fleet was hidden from Earth because they were approaching from behind the moon.

    Or the ENT books, they were worse.
     
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  20. MikHutch

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    What!?