Should there be a new Star Trek series?

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  1. Rattrap Primal

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    With Star Trek riding high from a successful movie now, should they try to launch a new series? And if so, should it be set in the new timeline or several decades after Nemesis? (using the Enterprise J first seen in Enterprise, or something further back?) If after Nemesis, they could simply start from scratch, much like they did with the beginning of the Next Generation era. Use new characters, with maybe a few tangent connections to earlier crews and starpships.....
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    If it's done by people who had nothing to do with Voyager and Enterprise, it might be worth a shot. Wasn't there an idea floating around to do a series based on the Federation's temporal investigators at one point? That could work.
     
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    yes, has long has they have a good story, and no big name actors to keep cost down for the special effects.
     
  4. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    No.

    The franchise is hot again because people loved the new movie, they'd be better off knocking out sequels and building them up as event movies rather then generating audience apathy with a constant supply of pointless new TV again.

    Unless the new show would feature more Picard and Riker facepalms, you can never have enougth of that.
     
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    I read somewhere that Paramount wants to give JJ the Uncle Scrooge Money Bin to do a series and movies with this cast.
     
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    That would be cool.
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    PLEASE!!!!!
     
  8. Harbinger

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    that happens i will probably watch it. i barely watched any of enterprise and most of voyager i skipped.
     
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    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    i'd like to see a new series, post-VOY time wise, but i'd really like it if they stayed away from time traveling, they never seem to keep themselves straight
     
  10. Rattrap Primal

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    yeah having timr travel in the last 3 shows was a crutch
     
  11. Optimus Sledge

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    They could do a show where the crew of Voyager are killed in increasingly humiliating and painful ways each week.

    Actually, I'd really like to see Voyager remade and done right. Y'know, keep the Stafleet/Maquis tension going instead of forgetting about it by episode 3.
     
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    Trek is structured as a series to explore ideas, not as an action-event tentpole movie franchise.

    Take the new movie as a starting point, sign all the actors you can, and move forward for 2011.
     
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    I'm surprised there's no Star Trek: Animated Series.
     
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    What, aside from TAS?
     
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    I'd rather they stick with films. I can watch the occasional movie, but with my crazy schedule these days I wouldn't be able to follow a series (and haven't bothered to since TNG anyways).
     
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    I would love that, but wouldn't doing a TV show be a huge pay cut for guys like Karl Urban and Simon Pegg? Plus, "Heroes" would have to lose Sylar (wait, that would actually be a good thing)

    Filmation did one in the 70's, but I'd like them to try Trek in animation again with a higher budget.
     
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    1) I remember talk of a web series, similar to Resolute set a few decades after Nemesis, and that the Federation was on the losing side of a war with the Romulans and the Enterprise would be more like the Serenity in Firelfy
    2) Maybe the Enterprise J idea could work in animated, book or comic form, that way the live action could do sequals to the new timeline, while other media could tackle the Prime Universe (not sure the canonity of the Destiny Novels, where the final Borg Invasion wipe out half the fleet and many planets are devastated)
     
  18. Falconhood

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    well, it's already forgotten, and there's no trace in any store(except the clearance aisle of TRU) of Trek...sigh. I would love to see a TV Series revival. The first movies gave us TNG but a DECADE later...so we'll have to wait another 8 years and see? Star Trek: The Next-to-Next Generation?
     
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    LOL Falconhood's brain is all Trek today!

    They need to do something out of left field like a Klingon-centric series or some other focus for the show, still in the Trek universe, but not from a Starfleet angle. I just don't see how they can do another Trek and not have it rehash what has come before unless they come at it from a completely different viewpoint.
     
  20. Falconhood

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    that would ROCK!
    "Tales of the Klingons"!
    When they did the flashback episode of SULU on Voyager, i thot it was a poke at a possible Classic Trek series for when Voyager was ending.
    I've often joked about off-shoot shows, like "Cooking with Brenda Borg" when she uses an egg-beater extention on her arm, and other borgs have bread-cutter knife arm and etc that help her.
     

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