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Old 02-28-2010, 09:25 AM
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Hey, just wondering what everybody thought about having Q in the sequel. Now I know John D. is getting pretty old for a being that doesn't age, so it would have to be another actor...perhaps his son? This could be a way the writers could create a brand new story, while linking it back to the prime universe.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:28 AM
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They'd probably get more mileage out of Trelane - Q is a pretty TNG-centred character methinks.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:39 AM
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Perhaps. But Trelane was a one ep. protagonist. Q is a bigger fixture in ST, and a more recognizable character to non-fans.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:42 AM
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I'm not sure how big he is outside TNG (despite his couple of appearances on VOY) but I suppose I'm coming at it from the perspective that I'm not seeking too much a proliferation of previously used characters in the new timeline just yet.

I'd like to see them put their thinking caps on and see what they can come up with around the new timeline first.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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I liked Trelane and Q, naturally Trelane would be a more fitting for TOS but I think that after all the Q stories in TNG (as well as the bad ones in DS9 and VOY) the annoying, omnipotent being idea is a bit overused.
I wouldn't mind to see non-corporeal or silicion-based lifeforms, as there have been mainly humanoid aliens after TOS.
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That makes sense, and I'm all for that. But I am also curious as to how they would handle some of the villains, species, etc. that have been underused or haven't been seen on the big screen. The Klingons...done in multiple movies, the Romulans...been in the last two movies, Khan...done well in TWOK(so don't touch!!PLZ). Trelane would be a possibility, however Roddenberry reinvented that character into Q when TNG came on the air. Perhaps I am a little bias because I grew up on TNG.?
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Of all the "superbeing" characters, Q, Apollo, Trelane... Q is by far the best and most interesting. After a timetraveling multiple universe film, I'd rather one that is a little more grounded into their universe now. Something more straightforward.

I'd really like it to have something to do with the aftermath following the destruction of Vulcan and the upheavel that would create among the survivors. Lot of things to do with that, we've discussed that on this board a few times.
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Q had more development than Trelane ever had obviously by dint of more appearances but one can trace the origins of the characters to the same basis - just separated by the years between the two series.

Since we didn't see the bulk of Romulans in the last film (but rather a very specifically motivated handful of them) they may appear again (although whether they would be TOS noble per BoT or just duplicitous schemers per TNG alterations would be less certain), Klingons are not my favourite species anyway but certainly they were never developed heavily at all until TNG (and even then represent a complete rewrite for some anyway in that incarnation) and while I would probably not involve either heavily......I'm not writing it!
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I think that the Klingons in the Rura Penthe scene have been very well done, especially the icy intelligence officer who interrogates Nero. Menacing and barbaric yet also cool and calculating, that's the impression I got from that scene.
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It would be cool to see the Klingons in another movie, but maybe the third one.
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