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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 12 May 2008 12:35 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is Star Trek dead? Obviously, they will continue to be Star Trek conventions, and the fans will continue to worship what has come before, but will they produce new Star Trek TV shows? In a world where people seem to want gritty Star Wars influenced space shows with less than perfect futures, is there room for the Star Trek universe, or has its place been taken by Galactica?
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posted 12 May 2008 12:57 PM      Profile for aka Mycroft     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heaven help us from a culture that thinks Star Wars is "gritty"
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Gir Draxon
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posted 12 May 2008 01:25 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know about a new TV series, but the upcoming Star Trek XI means that Star Trek isn't quite dead yet.
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posted 13 May 2008 10:46 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
XI should set it back up. A lot of people hated Enterprise at first and wouldn't give the REALLY good later seasons a fair shake.
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posted 13 May 2008 12:09 PM      Profile for ceti     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They need to move beyond the galaxy and irritating head-ridged aliens. We now know the Star Trek future timeline from 21st to the 24th centuries. Perhaps its time to move far into the future using some recognizable species, but also transcending them.
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posted 13 May 2008 03:15 PM      Profile for aka Mycroft     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They seem to have given up on TNG movies which is a shame since I miss Picard et al. I thought the problem with the last film was lack of promotion, I didn't even know about it until it had already been in the theatres for a few days. It wasn't the best story either (neither was the one before it - particularly compared to First Contact which was probably the best Trek film.)
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posted 13 May 2008 05:16 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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They need to move beyond the galaxy and irritating head-ridged aliens. We now know the Star Trek future timeline from 21st to the 24th centuries. Perhaps its time to move far into the future using some recognizable species, but also transcending them.

Or they could focus on making the trek universe a little less American and a little more dystopic. It strikes me that Star Trek is the product of a bygone era, one in which the postmodern angst of Generation X did not exist, Asimov dreamed of androids, and Kennedy promised that the United States would plant a flag on the moon.

40 years later, that Hope doesn't exist anymore, nerds want darker shows. I'm not positive that writers on trek are talented enough to pull it off. Chain of command was excellent, though.


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posted 13 May 2008 05:47 PM      Profile for ghoris     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about Deep Space Nine? You have to admit that was a much 'darker', 'grittier', more 'dystopic' show. After all, for the last four seasons it was consumed with waging so many wars that it became difficult to keep track of who was fighting who over what. Once Ron Moore and Ira Steven Behr took the reins from Piller and Berman, it definitely became less of a utopian fantasy and much darker in tone, to the point that a lost of 'traditional' Trek fans complained. If you watch the last few seasons of DS9 you can see the seeds of Moore's 're-imagining' of Battlestar Galactica.

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posted 13 May 2008 08:26 PM      Profile for ghoris     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Double post - whoops.

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