Will Star Trek live forever?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by darkshadow0001, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. noknowes

    noknowes Lieutenant Commander

    Apr 10, 2009


    Unless you take a certain courses of action which could allow future history to develop in such a manner that a Trek similar future comes about by those actions.

    Do you see what I mean?
  2. Destructor

    Destructor Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC
    As long as there are humans, someone will remember Star Trek. But that ain't forever.
  3. darkshadow0001

    darkshadow0001 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 4, 2003
    Oh please... the world isn't going to end at 2012... it didn't at 1999 and it won't at 2012 :)
  4. noknowes

    noknowes Lieutenant Commander

    Apr 10, 2009
    Salvor Hardin.
  5. USS KG5

    USS KG5 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 1, 2004
    England's green and pleasant land.
    You can imagine them going "This recording of everyday life VIOLATES CANON BURN IT BURN IT it destroyed my childhood, it killed my father and RAPED MY MOTHER waaah waaah!" :lol:
  6. with my new sci fi film COSMOSIS Ive basically revolutionised the sci fi genre so the star trek universe is now obsolete. when COSMOSIS makes it big peolple will laugh at star trek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTs7EyVAcXw
  7. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 22, 2009
    Great Britain
    It won't last forever but then, nothing ever does.
  8. AdmiralSteven

    AdmiralSteven Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 17, 2008
    Agreed. If done right, a few more years, but certainly not forever. I personally would love to see another series, but that's just my opinion.
  9. kes7

    kes7 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sector 001
    I thought that was 42.
  10. Islander

    Islander Commodore Commodore

    May 13, 2009
    In a remote corner of your sick mind
    How about diamonds?
  11. barnaclelapse

    barnaclelapse Commodore Commodore

    May 10, 2009
    Waverly, VA.
    Thinking about it now, I think it'll last exactly three seconds longer than any of you suspect it will.
  12. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    New York City
    past Star Trek and Future canon

    I totally agree.

    The canon of TV & Movies put onto DVD and now Blu-ray will exist worldwide for decades to come. Once DVD and BD formats become obsolete the shows/feature films themselves will just be copied to another medium but the MPEG2 and AVC MPEG-4 encodings will be able to be played by media file players for many decades.
    MPEG-21 Part 9 setup in the year 2002 will be the next file format after MPEG-4. All of the Trek canon will be playable once converted to MPEG-4 or MPEG-21.

    We can expect another 25 years of Star Trek canon to be produced under the Star Trek franchise name.
    Whether it is produced for TV, web, or cinema distribution does not really matter. In the future with all video content on-demand it would play on most people's 3 devices: mobile phone/PDA, computer with 20" screen, HDTV with 50" screen. It will exist as a digital video file.

    After another quarter century we will still have entertainment content producers making 2D and 3D entertainment content video. Whether Paramount merges or is bought by another company is up to history.
  13. perigee

    perigee Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 29, 2008
    I think you can go a little further than that.

    Culture comes and goes, but nostalgia is a constant. And, in many cases, self-perpetuating.

    For instance, the comic strip "Flash Gordon" debuted in 1934; that created the serials of the thirties through 1940. 14 years later, nostalgia brought Flash back in a TV series during the first wave of space TV (Space Patrol, Rocky Jones, Tom Corbett). 24 years after that, up came Filmation's cartoon, followed immediately by the high-camp film with Max Von Sydow.

    Again in 1986. Again in 1996. Again in 2007.

    We could do the same with Buck Rogers, whose latest incarnation is due to hit the big screen in 2011.

    Arguably, Trek has left a bigger cultural footprint than either of the two. So, with both of these pre-WWII franchises still spinning eighty years on, Trek may yet to even hit its "Middle Age."
  14. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    I could argue whether Trek is bigger than it's ever been. In the late '80s and early '90s I think it had broader support.

    And the new film reduced Trek to its lowest denominators. This is progress? They ripped any semblance of substance out of it. If they continue on this path then they'll just succeed it making it look like stupid fluff, and they're off to a good start.
  15. Biggshow

    Biggshow Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 4, 2001
    Corona, CA
    ^^^Well, yeah, but your sig clearly indicates that you believe there hasn't been any decent Trek since 1979, so I'd say you were a bit biased. The new movie had quite a few good things going for it in spite of any supposed "dumbing down". As a long-time Trekkie, I will simply point out "The Way to Eden", "The Omega Glory" and "A Piece of the Action" as examples of earlier "dumbing down".

    ST has entered the pop culture zeitgeist, especially TOS characters. As many have already pointed out, as long as people fondly remember it and there is a buck to be made, there will be some version of ST out there.
  16. mtk2a46

    mtk2a46 Cadet Newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    All good things... I'm sure ST will seem quaint and slightly foolish whenever humanity really does develop starships with faster-than-light propulsion. Although, I really do not expect to reach a currency-free economic system before that time. The future will undoubtedly be paved in Federation Credits and Gold-Pressed Latinum.
  17. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    Quoting Foundation is always a plus! :techman:

    As for Trek, I can see it lasting, in some form or another, for many, many years. A great number of TOS episodes have solid relevancy to the human equation. Toss in TNG and DS9, at least, and you've got a wealth of very important stories that mean something for our civilization, and for us as individuals within that civilization. Abrams demonstrated that the basic premise can survive aesthetic and philosophic changes to fit the zeitgeist of the times. So as long as people are willing to accept new visions of the basic Trek premise, the franchise should continue to flourish.
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Yes, and it's silly.

    No, Finn is right - Star Trek will be forgotten, and probably a great deal sooner than you imagine.
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Star Trek isn't any "dumber" now than in 1968.
  20. SG-17

    SG-17 Commodore Commodore

    Nov 28, 2008
    Well, when in however many years a Federation of Planets is formed then we will know.