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Old 05-04-2008, 02:30 PM
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A Borg movie now would probably kill Star Trek completely.
We've already had one, and it didn't kill Star Trek...
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The Borg really lost favor with me in VOY, and I wouldn't enjoy another movie about them.
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The Return was a set of fun novels. I think they would never work as a series of films.
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I've actually read this book in the past. I like William Shatner as an author actually, I think he has a good style. Been many years since I read the book so I can't remember too much about it except for the fact that Kirk is resurrected.

On that basis no. It should not have been done as a film. Bringing Kirk back in expanded universe fiction is all fine and dandy, but it really was the Next Generation crew's turn to have a crack at the feature films, so I think the decisions made were the right ones.
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A Borg movie now would probably kill Star Trek completely.
An "origin of the borg" type movie would be interesting. Never mind.
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I've actually read this book in the past. I like William Shatner as an author actually, I think he has a good style.
Well...Shatner didn't really write the books himself. He provides the general story and the basic plot outlines for the books, but other authors--namely Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens--actually write the books for him.

Alan Dean Foster did the same thing for George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry for their novelizations of the first Star Wars and Star Trek movies, respectively, so "ghost writing" is a fairly common practice among celebrity authors...

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Been many years since I read the book so I can't remember too much about it except for the fact that Kirk is resurrected.

On that basis no. It should not have been done as a film. Bringing Kirk back in expanded universe fiction is all fine and dandy, but it really was the Next Generation crew's turn to have a crack at the feature films, so I think the decisions made were the right ones.
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I read one of the books in the series, but I can't remember which... it involved Picard and Kirk teaming up.
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Well...Shatner didn't really write the books himself. He provides the general story and the basic plot outlines for the books, but other authors--namely Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens--actually write the books for him.
I didn't think he wrote them himself either.

But since Kirk isn't the messiah, just a starship captain, I wouldn't be overly in favour of seeing them done. Though I only read the first one a very long time ago I didn't think it was very good.
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I've actually read this book in the past. I like William Shatner as an author actually, I think he has a good style. Been many years since I read the book so I can't remember too much about it except for the fact that Kirk is resurrected.

On that basis no. It should not have been done as a film. Bringing Kirk back in expanded universe fiction is all fine and dandy, but it really was the Next Generation crew's turn to have a crack at the feature films, so I think the decisions made were the right ones.
It was never the Next generation crew's turn. Putting that crew into movies was one of the two major mistakes made.

Killing Kirk the way in which they did was the other major mistake. Not killing him but doing it in such a lame *** way.

I will give you a marketing tip though. Write this on your forheads those who wish to succeed in any form of business: GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT

Even those who say they don't want it would go and see it and it would be huge in terms of making money.

You would have to recast Kirk and Spock to bring the ages closer. Or at least get Shatner into shape.
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