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Discussion [Star Trek] The Holodeck- A Star Trek Fan Fic Discussion Thread. Sequel discussion (spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by LordNyax113, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    So on a fun note, I just saw they are coming out with Spock/Uhura potato heads.

    The only reason why I was like that is totally awesome is because as a shipper, I saw the / and squealed.

    [face_laugh]

    [link=http://www.startrek.com/article/spock-uhura-mr-and-mrs-potato-heads-on-the-way]Spock/Uhura potato heads[/link]

     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] Those are amazing :D

    Having not watch TOS, I can't say for sure, but I think Kirk losing his father probably had a big impact. For TOS Kirk, his father is the great example who raised him AND was an officer. For 2009 Kirk, his father was a hero who he never knew, who couldn't instill the same things at an early age.
     
  3. RX_Sith

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    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/04/16/exclusive-details-excerpts-from-star-trek-federation-series-proposal/]Star Trek: Federation[/link] Series Proposal.

    Apparently, there was serious discussions by Bryan Singer to make a series called Star Trek: Federation. While it was never pitched to CBS or Paramount, it does have some interesting details in regards to what happens within the Federation six centuries after Picard and company.

     
  4. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Master star 5

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    I saw the story on this at trekmovie.com. Interesting, but it seemed a little heavy for my taste. The feel seemed more like that of DS9, rather thant TOS or TNG.
     
  5. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Thanks for the link, RX_Sith!

    It looks like a great show, but it doesn't feel all that Star Trekky to me. Star Trek without a Utopia at least somewhere in the background to me misses the point of Star Trek. The idea that humanity can smarten up and use our intellect, technology, ingenuity, and heart to solve our social and environmental problems is-- at least to me-- what makes Star Trek special. There are plenty of other great shows out there that deal with humanity "progressing" technologically without solving our problems.

    That said, I'd still watch the heck out of it. :D

    What kind of series would you guys like to see?

     
  6. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well then I guess I'm just going to have to answer my own question. :p

    It seems to me that there has always been a trade off going on. In TOS and TNG, Gene Roddenberry was in charge and his vision was for a utopian society that would give us hope for the future, and a focus on philosophy and science and social issues. Of course, it was hard on the writers because where do you find drama if everyone gets along? DS9 was much more focused on drama and conflict and a long story arc, and it worked well... but I don't have the same nostalgia for it as I do for those other two series.

    I feel like most sci-fi today isn't as geeky as it used to be, and I miss that. :p I'm all for lots of drama and conflict and cool weapons and all that, but I miss the focus on ideas and "what ifs?" and all that other stuff that used to be the hallmark of science fiction.

    I think I'm pretty happy with the new Star Trek movies being basically fun action space opera movies, but I would love a new series to be more thoughtful and geeky. I don't mind if that means we're just going to get another starship on a mission of exploration, I just want my Star Trek back! :p
     
  7. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I do a lot of talking to myself here, don't I. [face_laugh]

    I always figured that Voyager was widely considered the weakest of the Star Trek series, but I've met a lot of people who say it's their favourite. I'm mainly a TNG girl, myself. What's your favourite series, Trekkies/ers?
     
  8. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    My favorite one is DS9, followed very closed by TNG, then TOS, then Voyager, and Enterprise last.

    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/06/01/cbs-to-promote-star-trek-sequel-at-licensing-show/]CBS to promote Star Trek Sequel at licensing show[/link].

    In two weeks the worlds licensing professionals will descend on Las Vegas to show off their brand and cut new merchandising deals. And CBS will be there to cut deal for the Star Trek sequel, currently schedule for June 29, 2012. CBS is so determined to push Star Trek that they bought the cover for the official License! Magazine.

    More in the story above.
     
  9. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I loved Voyager.
     
  10. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm excited for the next movie!! I just hope it's as good as the first; sequels rarely are.
     
  11. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Kung Fu Panda 2 restored my faith in sequels. I have no doubt Star Trek 2 will be great, but there is a threat of a delay that may push it to 2013. The fact that they don't even have a script ready makes 2012 look very bad.
     
  12. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I would rather see the next Star Trek movie delayed a year than have them use a weak script. Weak scripts fill me with nerd rage. :)
     
  13. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree. I'm surprised to hear that they don't have one, though!
     
  14. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Fully agreed.
     
  15. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I looooooooove DS9. But it lacks Patrick Stewart, so it can't take top spot about TNG.

    I find Voyager okay, but not great. But I'm kind of weird; I liked Kes more than Seven of Nine. I thought there was real potential in a character with a lifespan of less than ten years, and I think her aging and dying during the course of the series would have had interesting dramatic potential.

    Seven was a good character, but her high heels and sultry voice always bothered me. Borg don't use their sexy voice! :p

    Oh, and more on the next Star Trek movie, sort of:

    [link=http://www.avclub.com/articles/jj-abrams-definitely-directing-another-star-trek-f,57099/]J.J. Abrams definitely directing another Star Trek film next, probably[/link]

    *Edit- Thanks, NYC!*
     
  16. RX_Sith

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    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/06/06/abrams-talks-star-trek-sequel-cool-story-directing-release-is-paramount-already-planning-delay/]Abrams talks about Star Trek Sequel and Paramount is already planning for a delay[/link].

    The longer it is delayed then it will almost certainly be moved to a later date which I'm cool with as long as the movie is great.
     
  17. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed!

    Ubersue, I think with links you have to put text in between the coding.
     
  18. RX_Sith

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    [link=http://io9.com/5827519/zachary-quinto-on-star-trek-2-its-time-to-repopulate-the-universe-with-vulcans]Zachary Quinto on Star Trek 2: It's time to repopulate the universe with Vulcans[/link].

    Very interesting story of what Zachary Quinto thinks that Spock needs to do in regards to helping restore the Vulcan race.
     
  19. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    So I just become addicted to Star Trek:Voyager. I think it became my second favorite!

    Oh the characters, the premise. EVERYTHING!

    *sigh*

    I blame Netflix.
     
  20. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/11/16/exclusive-star-trek-sequel-filming-starts-january-15th-locations-pre-production-update/]Star Trek Sequel Starts Filming January 15th[/link].

    Great news and they are talking about releasing it sometime in 2013.
     
  21. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yay!! Cannot wait :D
     
  22. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/11/23/star-trek-sequel-to-be-released-may-17-2013-in-3d/]Star Trek Sequel to be released on May 17, 2013[/link].

    Now, the date is set for the release of the movie, which will also be in 3D, which I definitely will not watch it in.
     
  23. RX_Sith

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    [link=http://trekmovie.com/2011/12/07/edgar-ramirez-front-runner-to-be-star-trek-sequel-villain/]Edgar Ramirez front runner for Star Trek Sequel Villain[/link].

    Del Toro is out and Edgar Ramirez or Jordi Molla are now the front runner's for the villain role (which may or may not be Khan) in the Star Trek Sequel.
     
  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Woohoo, release date! I'm so excited, even though it's still a year and a half away :D
     
  25. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I can't wait.

    They've finally started filming!