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Old 03-16-2008, 10:39 PM
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One large caliber break, coming UP!

I'd agree with what many of you say: it would be terrific if this first film does well and greenlights a second film, perhaps another after it. But I too think the 'series' of films would be little resemblance to the SW trilogy (either one).

Ideally, I think it would be fun to have "continuing voyages" of films... in time order, for sure, but not linked directly like sequels can be. A true series of films. Probably wouldn't get more than three out of this ensemble cast since a successful launch would put the stars in high demand, and a three-film stint could run close to ten years long in elapsed time.

Impossible to predict where TREK might go after that, at least for me.
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Impossible to predict where TREK might go after that, at least for me.
I'd like to see at least one more T.V. series set either in a post TOS but pre STNG era, or the pre TOS era. On a different class of ship. Maybe a survey or science research vessel or dare i hope, a pure combat vessel? A survey ship is just out crunching numbers and checking out borders, it could potentially run into any number of ridiculous and dangerous situations. A science vessel, like an Oberth, would constantly have to land on hostile and non-contacted planets where they would have to be constantly aware of the prime directive and probably blow it quite often, making for interesting viewing by us. A combat ship would always be sent to hot spots for inderdiction and be called upon whenever there was trouble to rush to the scene and assist other federation ships and peoples. Again providing really groovy story lines. Just a thought.
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Well said Chris, well said.
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It just occurred to me that if the story in XI is left 'somewhat hanging' because it's planned to be a trilogy - and in the (oh dear God) possibility that it tanks in the box office, we're gonna be left high and dry... Scary thought...
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I have not seen anything that would indicate that.
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I have not seen anything that would indicate that.
Well, let's hope so...
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We shall see in May 2009 for sure...
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It just occurred to me that if the story in XI is left 'somewhat hanging' because it's planned to be a trilogy - and in the (oh dear God) possibility that it tanks in the box office, we're gonna be left high and dry... Scary thought...
That's the thing: I don't think this first TREK film will be 'planned' as a trilogy at all -- granted I have no evidence to prove it at this early stage.

But the fact that the cast is signed on to do three possible films implies nothing about a trilogy of connected stories. A three-film deal is standard, boilerplate contracting by now for lead actors -- but without the first film doing well, a three-picture deal is is nothing more than a legalese "someday" clause so actors can't individually renegotiate their appearances if a sequel gets the green light.
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It would be a much better idea to do them closer together than every three years...otherwise, they'll still be in the days prior to TOS, but Pine might start getting older than the Shat was during the first season...

Remember back when Paramount had wanted a Trek movie every 18 months?
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