Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The Overlord, Jun 4, 2019.
Which Star Trek cartoon series are you looking forward to most, Lower Decks or the Nickelodeon Show?
Lower Decks, for it's Rick and Morty (featuring the very best holodeck episode ever)/TNG S8 twitter connection.
The Nickelodeon one. I'm not a fan of adult animated comedies, and I don't see why Star Trek needs one.
Lower Decks. Never watched Rick and Morty, but TNG S8 was freaking hilarious.
I am not a kid, so Lower Decks
Lower Deck. Seems aimed at a older audience and I like "Ricky and Morty."
Some may think me immature, but I actually like some cartoons that are aimed at kids. I think since the 90s, there have several animated series aimed at children that were good shows in general: Batman TAS, X-Men TAS, Steven Universe, Avatar, Star Wars Clone Wars, Gargoyles, etc. I think in the right hands, this show could appeal to kids and still be an entertaining piece of Star Trek that fans of all ages could enjoy.
I think both shows will be aimed at kids, just Lower Decks will most likely be teenagers or pre-teens and up. The other will most likely be for grade school kids.
Neither, but Lower Decks if I had to choose.
Animated Trek ? No thanks.
The one with Shatner in it.
Except I think there is a benefit to making a Star Trek show for kids, that is the best way to bring in new fans. Kids cannot watch Discovery, so this is an important Star Trek show, the franchise should not just be aimed at older fans.
I like Star Trek and I like animation, so I do like this combo.
I can't think of an animated show that I really like - even ones I own like Clone Wars I'm not keen on although there are animated films I like. I can't imagine liking a Trek one ether although i'll no doubt buy it, being a Trek completist.
If it draws in younger viewers it'll be a good thing anyway.
Did any Trek show prior to this one draw in younger viewers BY using young characters as the principal characters?
If not, then there's no reason to cater with pacifiers to children as such. And catering to them risks adults not watching, and Trek has typically been an adult but kid-friendly show (but without the need to lower itself to their level the way Barney, Teletubbies, or Doctor Who had done. Which isn't a fair comparison, Barney and Teletubbies were never meant for adults - parents would be in other rooms as they're not going to sit through such repetitive horror that would make Freddie and Jason squeal in angst...)
I think you may be right. I doubt it will appeal to a younger audience AND that it could serve that demographic and also interest an older audience.
I just feel that animated Trek is a dire idea and really wish they wouldn't do it.
However, there is always the chance I'm wrong and I'll love it, although I'm not holding my breath. Besides, someone else may feel completely different and it's not for me to deny them their show.I
Edit - also, 'comedy' ? No. Just no. It doesn't work in The Orville, and they've toned that down.
But it does work "The Orville." It's not so much comedy but having a lighter more casual feel with the characters. Kind of like the characters are hanging out as opposed to being super serious at work all the time, which opens the door open for more natural feeling humor.
Maybe not, but when is the last time Star Trek tried to appeal to kids? Modern day kids shows use kid protagonists (Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Teen Titans, TMNT, Avatar, most of the recent Spider-Man shows, X-Men Evolution, Avatar, Gravity Falls, Star vs. Evil, etc) to appeal to kids, why would Nickelodeon not follow that trend with this show?
And Nickelodeon does not care if adults watch their shows or not, they are not the target audience, the only adult opinion they care about is concerned parents who may prevent their kids from watching a show if they think its inappropriate, otherwise, the kid demographic is the only one they care about. That being said, I still think the first Avatar cartoon is a great work of fiction, despite being aimed at kids (is far better than live action Air Bender movie), I think you could have something that works for kids and still gets the ethos of Star Trek right, we shouldn't try to ''gatekeep'' this show that could make Star Trek more appealing to kids (assuming Nickelodeon does it not screw it over like it has with other animated shows). Something can be for kids and not be garbage.
I think this show is a good idea overall and could be surprisingly good (at least it would not be trying to be adult all the time like the first seasons of Discovery, I like Discovery, but man they tried too hard with that in the first season.
Same here. I will watch the Nick series though. If it's good.
I don't have Nickelodeon, so Lower Decks. Though if Picard is as big a swing-and-miss as Discovery, I may not care by that point.
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