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Old 02-03-2008, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Raytas View Post
No, the "moving forward" thing is about exploring the human condition, not moving forward on the calendar. You can tell the most amazing stories with the original crew, and at least everybody knows them. They'll draw people to the cinemas. I love DS9 and the Dominion War, but nobody but DS9 fans would actually get stories set during that time, and with those characters. Wouldn't be too profitable, I suppose.

A "reboot", "prequel" (whatever you want to call it) is the way to go. Something new, fresh, modern and exciting.... something that won't be weighed down by all established Trek canon (which would undoubtedly happen if we went to the 25th century. There is no way you could tell a story that would appeal to Joe Sixpack and Trekkies at the same time if you had to take into consideration every little established fact of Trek).

I trust JJ. He knows what he's doing.

As has been posted in another topic is that TREK XI does in fact start in the TNG era and goes back to a 23rd century alternate universe related to the one we see in "Yesterday's Enterprise".
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:29 AM
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Has to be a sequel to revive interest but i would have made sure Kirk came back from the dead or something like that.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:33 AM
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The idea of a prequel has merits, as well as moving on to
the 25th century. The latter would require some mind-numbing
special effects, while the former would be more in reach with
our present technology.
The vision of this director may create an experience that may
leave us eager for more. I enjoyed "Alias", which has only
appeared in Japan for rental up to season three, but it has been an exciting ride!
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:43 AM
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So? That does not mean they're moving ahead in the timeline to tell a 25th-century story. It's only sort of a plot device and does not require any previously established TNG-era canon. The main story will be set in the 23rd century, establishing *new* canon, if you will. My point stands- it is a new start.

Don't you think?
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:25 AM
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I'd probably do the same, but i'd have a lot more people angry with me about the canon... lol
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:55 AM
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I would leave motion pictures aside entirely and focus on DVD and TV.

There are many options for the franchise to take.

The first thing I would do is produce a TOS Movie Era CGI animated show.

Keep that going for as long as possible to bring some stability to Star Trek on TV.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by chekov1701 View Post
My 1st idea. If it was me who was given this $150,000,000 Trek film to make, I would have proberly tried to avoid a prequel. I would have explored the 25th Century and bring in new characters and a new ship. Gene Roddenberry always moved foward and I wouldn't change the tradition.

2nd idea. With a budget like that, battle sequences could be huge and spectacular. A movie that would focus on the Dominion War in depth, really show the battles in full and from the perspective of others than the DS9 crew.
Wouldn't "moving forward" preclude "going back" to rehash the Dominion War?
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:51 PM
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I would have gone with a completely different ship/crew/ sense retreading on what was done right the first time. I wouldnt mind seeing a movie from the point of view of one of the Alien races we've seen over the years, though I see nothing wrong with having a primarily human crew either...something set post NEM. There are sci-fi movies put out all the time that dont have previously established stories/characters and they do just fine in the why wouldnt that work here?
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