Ugh, I just read that they want to have the Borg show up on DISCOVERY.
|Posted: 07 June 2018 at 11:02pm | IP Logged | 6
**Because the designers think it's cool and want to do it**
Might as well let the guy who wipes the fingerprint smudges off the tricorder props write the dialogue too...
All the more reason to have DISCOVERY set *after* TNG instead of coming up with contrived ways for people to not know (or forget) what race they are dealing with. By and far the worst sins of ENTERPRISE are being repeated. Again.
Now, as for a big screen Borg episode I would base it on "The Best Of Both Worlds" but add some bookends -- take a little bit of "Q-Who" to give the newbies some background, and take a little bit of "Family" to give it some closure -- or use the "Family" portion in the middle to give the ending some more resonance.
"Yesterday's Enterprise" would also work on the big screen but you'd need to pad out or beef up the opening section to give some contrast between the original timeline and the changed timeline. Your audience is potentially both STAR TREK fans and some non-fans/newbs, so to make this a satisfying self-contained film you need to work a little harder. It's hard to jump right into just who Tasha Yar is without ruining the impact of Guinan realizing that Tasha shouldn't be there/hasn't actually met her -- perhaps a "Three years ago..." flashback/prologue showing her death and the impact it had on the crew. There are ways to make stories that depend on the larger show narrative/lore work but I think you have to be careful that you don't either alienate non-fans or end up making awful STAR TREK and risk alienating the fans.
Edited by Rob Ocelot on 07 June 2018 at 11:03pm