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David Strickhouser
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JB: Fuller brings a lot to the table as far as Star Trek is concerned.   Perhaps that's the point -- this isn't going to be like any previous Star Trek show, hopefully in good ways.

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The quote I've seen from Fuller: new ideas.

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They just signed Nicholas Meyer to the writing staff, and to serve as a (Consulting) Producer on the new show.

JB: Is this a glimmer that I see before me...?

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This news made me cautiously optimistic, if still concerned.

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JB: Rod Roddenberry's presence will come down to which of Gene's visions he feels he must protect, TOS or TMP.

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Interesting point, JB. Besides some interviews I've seen on Special Features DVDs, I know little of his production knowledge or background or how vested he is in his father's legacy.

Faithfulness to the '60's philosophy, or the "humanist" philosophy of a decade later.

Above all this, what I'm not hearing from those involved is a feeling, like JB on New Visions, of this being a "labor of love" or at least a "labor of respect" for the franchise's history.

I understand it has to feel new, fresh; but remember always: good storytelling, compelling characters, and believability in the workings of that universe.


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JB: Fuller brings a lot to the table as far as Star Trek is concerned.   Perhaps that's the point -- this isn't going to be like any previous Star Trek show, hopefully in good ways.

Not something I said. That was me quoting someone else.

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TOS was all about gunboat diplomacy. That might not be PC in today's world, but without it -- and starting with NEXT GENERATION -- we don't get the real STAR TREK.
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Sorry for the misquote.

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TOS was all about gunboat diplomacy. That might not be PC in today's world, but without it -- and starting with NEXT GENERATION -- we don't get the real STAR TREK.

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Maybe ... "cowboy" diplomacy? (Couldn't resist.)

I think of that along the lines of "Trust, but verify."

Or "Speak softly, ... but carry a big phaser rifle."

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Posted: 18 May 2016 at 4:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The new STAR TREK series teaser-


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Unfortunately, tells us nothing!!
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I did note the 'New Crews' plural.  I'm kind of hoping they might go an anthology route, with seasons or parts of seasons set on different ships, maybe even in different eras.
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I was also rather taking note of 'New villains'.
Truth be told I was thinking "Why does that need to be mentioned?". If new crews run into new species that are hostile that is one thing, but it doesn't need to be used as a blurb to 'sell' the show.

It is not as if we specifically watched Star Trek to see which 'baddies' the 'goodies' will fight this week. (well only when I was younger)
Sure I love a good action packed episode if told well but I would good and fun story telling in the first place, dealing from to time with with complex issues, new concepts in in scientific knowledge and cosmology, and explore philosophy and ethic, and dabble with other genres like the original show did.
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The new STAR TREK series teaser-

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Which seemed to be in the same style as the Abrams-Trek movie end credits...

I also remember long ago of the hype about introducing the Ferengi to replace the Klingons as the "bad guys" of the Trek franchise...



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I also remember long ago of the hype about introducing the Ferengi to replace the Klingons as the "bad guys" of the Trek franchise...

Was ever a bit blown so badly? And so soon?

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Ooh the Ferengi
Do you want to have to deal with the ... FERENGI?

Ferengi appear
Man, that's it?

Granted, I think the fact that they hadn't built a bridge set for them damaged the intro but after the build up, to get what we got was just pathetic.
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But what about those Ferengi electro whips? Eh? Nothing says "major villain race" like fur vests and whips.
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