Would you like Seth McFarlande creating a Trek comedy?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Jayson1, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    the grimdark bluniverse
    I remember reading that he pitched to CBS at one point and was turned down. When I saw the trailer for Orville, I was like "It's nice he didn't let that stop him from making Star Trek":lol:
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  2. sumbuddyx

    sumbuddyx Captain Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    Not a comedy or parody, but let's say they decided to make some one-shot 90 minute films and he could do his own side story in the Trekverse, I think it would be interesting to see what he'd do.
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  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    Give him and Joss Whedon a shot at something like this would be awesome!
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  4. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 20, 2017
    CT - The Sad Land of Malloy
    The Klingons would all be loud talkers
  5. Matthew Raymond

    Matthew Raymond Captain Captain

    Oct 24, 2016
    I'm very cautiously optimistic about The Orville. It had a pretty good trailer, but I've been Sucker Punch-ed before.
  6. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 20, 2017
    CT - The Sad Land of Malloy
    Seinfeld meets Star Trek

    Captain Jerry and Chief Engineer Lt. Tony stand beside the warp core. Captain Jerry looks worried and Lt. Tony is looking like he's in love with the core. He runs his hands over the control panel and along the lines of the outer casing. Lt. Tony is a little intense.

    LT. TONY: (lovingly) Oh, yeah. I remember this engine. Beautiful core.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Yeah. So, anyway, the nacelles have been idling a little rough. I thought it might be time for a check up...

    Lt. Tony isn't hearing Captain Jerry. He moves back to the control panel and begins ferreting about.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: There's really nothing wrong with the panel.

    LT. TONY: Well, the core ejector button is loose. You know about that?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: No, I hadn't noticed.

    LT. TONY: (accusingly) Have you been picking at it?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Have I been picking at it? No. You know. It's just wear and tear.

    LT. TONY: (disapprovingly) Wear and tear. I see.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: The nacelles are really the only thing that need checking.

    LT. TONY: You been rotating the dilithium crystals?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Try to.

    LT. TONY: (sharp) You don't try to. You do it! Fifty-one percent of all warp speeds is warp 4 or higher. You know that? 'Try to.'

    Captain Jerry is summoned to the bridge. He promises to return to check on Lt. Tony’s progress
    Later, Captain Jerry returns to engineering. Captain Jerry looks a touch anxious as Lt. Tony approaches. Lt. Tony is still real intense.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Hey, Lt. Tony.

    LT. TONY: Thanks for coming in, Captain.


    LT. TONY: I think I know what's goin' on here Captain, and I just wanna hear it from you. But I want you to be straight with me. Don't lie to me, Captain. You know those low grade crystals you're puttin' in there? (reproachful) From one of those quicky Ferengi places, isn't it?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Well, I change them so often, I mean to come all the way down here...

    LT. TONY: Captain, dilithium crystals are the lifeblood of a warp engine. Okay, you put in low-grade crystals, you could damage the core’s vital parts. Okay. (holds up component) See this crystal holding clamp? (throws it down) I have no confidence in that clamp.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: I really wanna...

    LT. TONY: Here's what I wanna do. I wanna overhaul the warp engine. But it's gonna take a major commitment from you. You're gonna have to keep it under warp two for a while. You gotta go to a space dock, and you gotta get the highest quality crystals and change them every million light years.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: How much money is this gonna cost me?

    LT. TONY: (contempt) Huh. I don't understand you. It's your own ship we're talking about. You know you wrote the wrong mileage down on the form? You barely know the ship. You don't know the mileage, you don't know the warp circuits. When was the last time you even checked the matter and anti-matter injectors?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: The injectors are fine.


    CAPTAIN JERRY: Alright, you know what, uhm... I just wanna take my ship, and I'm gonna bring it someplace else.

    LT. TONY: What d'you mean?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Just, can I have my ship? I have some latinum . I wanna pay my bill and then I'm gonna be on my way.

    LT. TONY: Well, the ship’s in space dock.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Well, just get it out.

    LT. TONY: (subdued) Alright. Okay. Well, uhm, wait here and I'll uh, I'll get it out.

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Okay. Thank you, very much.

    Tony walks out of engineering. Counselor Elaine arrives.

    COUNSELOR ELAINE: Hey. We ready to leave?

    CAPTAIN JERRY: Yeah, he's getting the ship out of dock.


    Captain Jerry and Counselor Elaine are forcibly beamed off the ship. Switch to view of ship in space dock. The warp nacelle’s begin to glow, then the sound of the ship powering up and Captain Jerry's ship flies out of space dock at impulse and then enters warp. Captain Jerry and Counselor Elaine stare open-mouthed after the ship, and at each other in astonishment.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
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  7. ellindsey

    ellindsey Ensign Newbie

    Jul 16, 2017
    Absolutely not.
  8. Tarek71

    Tarek71 Captain Captain

    Nov 17, 2007
    I wouldn't be interested in a Trek comedy written by anyone, including him. Though if he wanted to play it straight, I wouldn't mind him having a crack at a Trek one-off or miniseries. You never know. I am sure there many creative teams that could make very good Trek if they had the chance.
  9. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 20, 2017
    CT - The Sad Land of Malloy
    Let Robot Chicken do it

  10. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    A one-shot TV movie, might be worth it. A TNG adventure. Make some jokes here and there, maybe see the Enterprise NX01 and fire one torpedo taking it out.
  11. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Fans already do that shit all the time on Youtube.

    Their efforts suck.
  12. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    That's not surprising. Most fan work sucks.
  13. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    California, USA
    I want to see STAR TREK delving into every format style there is to keep it relevant and interesting and around, frankly. When fresh STAR TREK isn't on offer ... I don't like that feeling. I don't like that feeling, at all!

    ... Keep it coming!
  14. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    I'm the reverse. I'm not generally a fan of his, except for Cosmos, and I'm looking forward to Orville.
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  15. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I'm amazed his continual release of comedies hasn't petered out yet. It's already so far down the toilet that no plunger will want to touch it.
  16. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I can see why, LOL. Even "Young Sheldon" looks better. :(

    GQ-wannabe. Right down to the ship crashing into the base or whatever.
  17. OldTrekker719

    OldTrekker719 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Oct 22, 2017
    ..When will his sister Rachel appear as a Sickbay Nurse?
  18. Kol-Ut-Shan

    Kol-Ut-Shan Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2018
    Well, Family Guy Star Wars is great. And his performance in Robit Chicken Star Wars is classic, so yes.
  19. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Having seen the first year of The Orville and what Discovery has turned out to be, it's clear that MacFarlane should be given the keys to the Star Trek TV franchise.
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  20. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    While I certainly agree MacFarlane could make a better Trek series than Discovery, I think it's best he's doing his own sci-fi property at the moment. It definitely allows more freedom for the show to match his vision as opposed to that of a guy who's been dead for the past twenty-six years.