Poll Would you watch a Voyager reboot?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Reyman, Feb 3, 2020.

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Would you watch a Voyager reboot?

  1. YES. Take my money and give me 7 seasons.

    18 vote(s)
    21.2%
  2. YES. I'd be curious to check it out.

    41 vote(s)
    48.2%
  3. I only want to see Seven of Nine in catsuit.

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. NO. It was fine the first time, no need for a do over.

    26 vote(s)
    30.6%
  5. NO. It was rubbish the first time. Leave it to die

    8 vote(s)
    9.4%
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  1. Reyman

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    I have a soft spot for Voyager as it was the Trek series that got me into the franchise. It was only when I watched some of DS9s arcs, and episodes of TNG and TOS that I realised how much deeper Trek could go.

    I still think Voyager had one of the best premises for Trek or any sci-fi show out there and there were some great episodes and ideas within it. However it just felt like it failed to hit the peaks of other Trek shows or come close to reaching it's potential, so why not have a do over?

    Here are some reasons why I think a reboot would work.

    - It will be a show going back to Trek roots. Exploration and dealing with the unknown.
    - It can exist outside of all current Trek. It could even be sold as Kelvinverse Voyager.
    - It would be a great way to bring in new viewers to Trek as the show could be made in a way where it didn't need much prior knowledge of the Trek universe.
    - It doesn't need to be faithful to the original and they can pick and choose to reuse the best story arcs, characters, aliens as well as adding completely new ones. It would feel fresh for new and old viewers alike.
    (eg instead of the Borg as a big baddie it could be an evolved form of Control)
    - It's perfect for modern serialization and streaming.

    Any other reasons for or reasons against a reboot?
     
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  2. garakvsneelix

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    I have watched every new Trek series that came up in the last 27 years (that's how old I am), so the answer is: I would write a lot about how bad the idea of a reboot is and I would hate it that much, that I'd watch the episodes only 3 times! ;)
     
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  3. NCC-73515

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    It's not that old.
     
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  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I always thought Voyager would work as a big budget movie, akin to the 1999 Lost in Space.

    Voyager is chasing the Maquis, both ships are scooped up and dropped into Borg space (likely as part of a Borg experiment or random wormhole this time because nobody cares about Caretakers, Kazon and the Ocampa) where they meet Neelix (who's probably on the run from the Borg), the big baddie Borg Queen and rescue Seven of Nine. After lots of running and explosions the 2 crews learn to work together, and they use a Borg transwarp hub to get home. All in 2 hours!
     
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  5. cosmic mouse

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    sure, I'd give it a whirl for a few eps anyway...
     
  6. cosmic mouse

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    It's not, but there are movies that get reboots that are even younger ...
     
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  7. Reyman

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    20 years for a reboot seems fair, especially when you consider Battlestar galactica is on their 3rd reboot with roughly 12 years between the 2nd and 3rd.

    Also there was 25 years between Star Trek Generations and the Kelvin Trek reboot.

    One other thing to consider is that Voyager isn't in HD which in a way prematurely ages it. Lack of HD alone will put a lot people off from ever watching/rewatching it.
     
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  8. Lynx

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    No!
    No!
    Never!

    I hate reboots and I have no intention to watch Voyager being ruined by 21th century doom-and-gloom, political correctness, producers that ruins the original premise of the show and half-witted actors with very little resemblance to my favorite characters.
     
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    And which of those were good?
     
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  10. Relayer1

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    No.

    Really no. I don't want to see ANY of the Trek shows rebooted.

    I get the urge to maybe do Voyager better this time - show the shortages, struggles, mismatched crews etc. and make it more serialised, les reset-ty, but it is what it is.

    Move on and make new shows - maybe even a Voyager follow-up !
     
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  11. cosmic mouse

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    Some are excellent some not so much. Pick your poison, since it's your opinion...
     
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  12. cosmic mouse

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    I agree in that I also generally dislike reboots and remakes and also didn't care for DSC when I tried it. A VOY reboot I would give a chance to because it's VOY not because it's a reboot.
     
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  13. Winterwind

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    I hate reboots too. If I want to watch VOY I'll watch VOY. I've never liked reboots and always thought "Hollywood" (catch all term for TV production regardless of studio) should focus on creating something new instead of trying to redo what's already been done.
     
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  14. Reyman

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    I would love to rewatch Voyager, but it looks horrible on my TV. If they were to remaster it in HD I would be far less interested in a reboot.
     
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  15. NCC-73515

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    I can't think of any excellent reboots of even younger movies
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    The Maltese Falcon (1941), starring Humphrey Bogart, which was the second remake of the original 1931 movie, which it quickly eclipsed.

    Gaslight (1944) with Ingrid Bergman, filmed a mere four years after the original 1940 version. Still an enduring classic.

    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932) which was the umpteenth movie version of Stevenson's novel, coming only about 12 years after the classic 1920 version with John Barrymore. The 1932 movie won an Academy Award for Best Actor and remains the best film version of the story.

    The Unholy Three (1930) with Lon Chaney Sr., a talkie remake made only five years after the original silent version, also starring Chaney.

    And don't get me started on the umpteen reboots of Sherlock Holmes, which go all the way back to the silent days.

    Point being, Hollywood has been making excellent reboots since practically Day One, sometimes less than a decade after the previous version.
     
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  17. NCC-73515

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    I have never heard of any of them, but I've seen the Sherlock Holmes movie in 2010.
    But I now remember one remake that was certainly good: Titanic from 1997.
     
  18. Grendelsbayne

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    I would give a chance to any Trek show.

    But I don't see much logic in just rebooting Voyager specifically by itself and I'd rather not see Trek move to just rebooting new versions of all the old shows. I'd far prefer (if a reboot is in the cards) a general reboot of everything which leads to its own new, original shows that can use a mix of rebooted characters/ships and new ones. And if one of those ships gets lost in deep space, I'd watch that certainly.
     
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  19. Reyman

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    A few modern reboots that were done well

    Daniel Craigs James Bond
    Bales/Nolans Batman
    Planet of the Apes
    Mad Max
    Godzilla
    Spiderman
     
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    Not even THE MALTESE FALCON? It's one of the classic hard-boiled detective movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

    GASLIGHT, btw, is the movie that gave us the modern term "gaslighting," as in deliberately making someone doubt their own memories and sanity. (In the movie, Ingrid Bergman's evil husband chips away at her confidence and sense of reality, until she starts to question her own sanity.) Rewatched it just recently and it holds up very well for a movie that's more than seventy-five years old. Plus, you have Angela Lansbury in her very first role . . . as a sultry young blonde! :)

    And, believe it or not, the first Sherlock Holmes movie was released in 1900, roughly 120 years ago. There have been many reboots since.
     
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