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Star Trek Films What Now

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  1. Garrett

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    I saw an interview this morning with Patrick Stewart and he said the was going to be no STNG films.

    I wonder which if any of the series will take over? DS9 come to a conclusion as did Voyager although I think they could get easily get the crew of Voyager back together for a mission very easy.
     
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    Can you imagine Captain Wooden (sorry Archer) on the big screen:eek:
     
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    Oh boy.:D
     
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    No need to imagine - Scott Bakula has acted in several films over the years.
     
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    A movie with several characters from the different ST incarnations would be quite interesting. I would definatly like to see the three captains on screen together
     
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    Which 3?

    Kirk
    Picard
    Sisko
    Janeway
    Archer
     
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    tsk, these youngsters:laugh:
     
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    Kirk, Picard and Janeway.
    Although Kirk was killed off in Generations William Shatner has been writing some Star Trek books and in one wrote one where Kirk came back called The Return where he is brought back to life by alien technology to kill of the Borg’s biggest enemy Picard.
     
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    Good old alien technology ..... :laugh:
     
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    what an oxymoron:rotfl:
     
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    I haven’t read his books but he got a TV series out of some he wrote called Tec-War.
     
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    They were pretty popular (the books) - they also made a computer game of the idea.
     
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    I heard Tek war novels were ghost written but he denies this
     
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    Pssst

    You forgot Captain Pike :devil:
     
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    He was wheel chair bound but then agian so is Professor X

    Was Zefram Cochrane ever made a captain as he was still alive when Kirk met him on that planet? in the original series.
     
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    Not in the original pilot ;)
     
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    Ah but he was in the two parter The Menagerie which is embedded in part of the Star Trek history whereas the pilot The Cage was a pilot that is not part of it.
    Sadly Jeffrey Hunter died in 1969 only 4 years after filming The Cage at the early age of 42.
    If Pike had to be a Captain again he would not only have to be an other actor but also taken out of the time line before the original Star Trek series started.

    Picture of Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike
     

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    I was refering to seeing Sisko, Picard and Janeway as they all fit the currect time line.
     
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    Paramount always stuck with the same Trek formula no wonder it died. When it got stale they kept on churning out the same old stuff and hoped no one would notice.

    Shame I will miss the Trek films very much.

    I would have liked to have seen a film made with the Federation v's the Dominion there were plenty of story lines that could have been used and could have quite easily got Picard involved somewhere along the way. There was much potential for great space battles in the DS9 stories and all sorts of sequels could have sprouted from them.

    Star Trek R.I.P.

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    I hate to say it as a *long* time Trek fan (no not one of the sad gits ;)) but the franchise has indeed gone stale of late. I have recently found myself not too bothered whether I see Enterprise or not and I would agree with the "wooden" comments, he was the wrong guy for the job IMHO.

    I would have thought that they (Paramount) would have learned from the X-Files (ignore the last 2 seasons or so) and Babylon 5 that a cohesive running story arc is the way to go, But no, they didn't. Fans that start watching Trek etc will generally IME, keep watching the show so long as it's good, original and entertaining and ATM, IMO, Trek is not any of those things other than having very high production values.

    Trek of late has had so many fantastic moments, but they are just that, moments, fleeting glances at what could have been had the studio had the gumption or bravery to walk on new ground, but sadly they seem to have decided to plod along the safe path and if it doesn't change I do think they'll kill the franchise.

    K.
     
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    Well I liked both types of story lines, particulalry in the x-files and Star Trek. A lot of episodes were standalone, but there was a long running theme through out the series binding them all together.

    Unlike B5 where it was all story arc, and when it detracted from this they weren't good eps.
     
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    I much prefer standalone episodes. I really don't get hyped up about watching a whole series I tend to watch them when I have the time.

    I don't understand the fuss about Babylon 5 I always thought it was poo.

    The only sci-fi series I have enjoyed recently is Stargate, it has the required amount of cheesiness coupled with the joys of unrelenting butt kicking of aliens.
     
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    No offence taken at all, opinions are after all like a**holes, everyone has one ;)

    I just think that Trek needs a kick up the ass TBH and the episodic type format is just getting dull. Plus, let's face it, there's a whole universe of politics in there that they've only just brushed the surface of. They seem very focussed on temporal anomilies, holodecks and poor bad guys that invariably turn out to be good guys really.

    Point taken on X-Files, but Bab 5 was utterly brilliant as I think MJS said, "it's the show that DS9 wanted to be", just imagine what could have been done with the DS9 budget!

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    B5 absolutely brilliant at what it did, each week was like a separate story yet each one was part of a bigger picture.

    There was one old STNG story that they never resolved and that was the episode 'Conspiracy', I was always waiting for it to be concluded but it was never mentioned again.:confused:

    I agree Scott was not he best choice for the Captain, he has not got a strong enough character.
     
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    Funny you should mention that Garret, that episode (although very good in its own right) really hacked me off as it went nowhere and yet had *so* much potential, but that's Trek for you of late! :(

    K.
     
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    May I put a thousand curses on your house for such insualance.

    Seriously this is one of the greatest shows ever made. Now that DVD the dvd is upon us would be a great time for people looking for something new and different. It never preached, and the characters grew each season and they didn't always learn their lesson when they did something wrong.

    Oh and Mr. Morden was just down right creepy.
     
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    Morden was okay, but not a patch on Bester. If you've only ever seen Walter Koenig as Mr Chekhov, seeing him playing a sinister telepathic policeman is quite a revelation.

    Going back a few posts, I seem to recall that one of the reasons why Captain Christopher Pike had to be burned and disabled in "The Menagerie" was that the original actor was unavailable at the time they shot that bit - the wheelchair-bound version of Pike is played by someone else. (I can't be bothered to look up who it was).
     
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    I thought it was a different actor Nicolas as they do not look similar (makeup apart) but I looked in my all but brief episode guide and it just says Captain Pike rather than Captain Pike in wheelchair.
    But the reason for the pic was to show what Pike ended up like (Note even his hair was a different colour).
    As you say Jeffrey Hunter may have been un available, maybe because he was not too well at the time as I say he died 4 years after the original appearance,
     
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    Babylon 5 was fantastic at the time and I still love it.

    But then I'm a big Sci-Fi fan. I even watch enterprise, and in a way it does have a story arc because from some of the time travelling episodes you know that Captain Archer has some significant part to play in the birth of the Federation :)

    I hope they make some interesting episodes around it. But they'll probably just show that vulcan bird pouting a lot as usual :)
     
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    Okay, I looked it up. Injured Pike was played by someone named Sean Kenney, who also appeared in a couple of other Star Trek episodes as Lieutenant DePaul.
     

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