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Old 02-10-2008, 07:48 AM
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"franchise films based on a series actually suffer if they DON'T stay rooted in the source material."

Oh? name a few.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:50 AM
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1. You think the original 6 films with the original crew are cheap and not really exciting? Really? You DO know that this new film is about the original crew, right?

2. You can use content from Voyager in a prequel as long as you present it in an appropriate way.

3. DS9 introduced plenty of content including alien species, plots, locations, etc. Your statement just means that you have a limited imagination.

Hence - 726 episodes is completely legit unless your a wheel-running hamster.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:51 AM
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h? name a few

Quid pro quo - name a good one and I'll name a bad one.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:54 AM
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Looks like the powers that be agree with me - so this conversation is moot.

From another thread:
"TrekMovie.com has confirmed two more actors appearing in the new Star Trek film. Up and coming actor Kelvin Yu has already filmed his role as a medical technician, while Holland-born boxer turned actress Lucia Rijker will begin shooting her role as a communications officer (not on the Enterprise) next month."

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"Rijker will be playing a Romulan communications officer..."
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:55 AM
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Nice post, I don't agree with all of it, but it's not like all of your ideas can't be done.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:56 AM
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just because they use a romulan doesn't mean they won't use another species altogether.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:57 AM
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1. You think the original 6 films with the original crew are cheap and not really exciting? Really? You DO know that this new film is about the original crew, right?

If you actually read what i said, i was talking about the locations form the original series.


2. You can use content from Voyager in a prequel as long as you present it in an appropriate way.

thats pretty far fetched

3. DS9 introduced plenty of content including alien species, plots, locations, etc. Your statement just means that you have a limited imagination.

by not using new locations means they have a limited imagination.

Hence - 726 episodes is completely legit unless your a wheel-running hamster.


the first 6 movies had the original series and the animated series. tng, ds9 and voy wasnt even made yet.

and wait a minute: series CAN make new content and movies can not?
one episode is 40 minutes. they have to explane everything first and also tell a story. and movies (about 2 hours) can not?
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:58 AM
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Indeed - As I tried to convey in my post, it's the combination (and increasing amounts) that are dangerous.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:59 AM
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I think this thread is a great idea, but like many great ideas it will fall flat.

How many times have actors, writers and directors been interviewed who knew NOTHING about Trek? Then think about some of the Trek films from those who were KNEE DEEP in Trek?

I don't think that we can set guidelines. Enterprise proved, when they had a Borg episode, that Paramount is willing to change the history of the series. But, having not seen ANY Trek in awhile, I'll go see the flick.

Again, this is a great thread, I just don't think writers and directors think as fans, they think as artists. And many times artists don't take their fans to heart...hence the reason Treks not alive and well on T.V. right now.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:01 AM
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Sorry Robin, I just don't see any point in continuing this conversation. You're obviously affixed on disagreeing with me and I can't stand people that are unwilling/unable to think outside the box.

So asta la vista, baby!

You win - you're right - me wrong - fin.
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