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eddstarr

With the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery" only a few days away I can honestly say that all the chatter about it for the last year has given me a headache.
  



Ya know what really irks me about Star Trek, Star Trek Fans.

Trekkies are like a tribe that insist every Star Trek production must follow strict ST cannon. That makes the whole "Trek Universe" a straightjacket. This leaves no room for creativity.

Even among trekkies there is debate over what direction the ST Universe should take. As an example, try the fan-funded knock-off, "AXANAR":
  



Who wants to see a war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire? Not me! Sorry guys, I've had it with Klingons. In fact, I've never understood the love some trekkies have over Klingons. 

So don't get me started over Worf. Michael Dorn's character very much destroyed any interest I had over Klingons. The more he revealed about Klingons the less I liked what I saw. Worf made Klingons look like a society made up of biker gangs.

See what I mean? I'm done with Star Trek. I want a new sci-fi vision. I want new ideas and new characters. I want a blank page so creative people can let their imaginations run free.

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Vaporman87
I think after TNG, it all went downhill and now it's going to be hard to recover any interest from casual viewers. Like you said, this universe now feels like a place only true fans can understand.
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Mr Magic
The thing I remember most about the Star Trek franchise is the Next Generation theme.


This and the countless number of parodies lol.
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echidna64
I think it really comes down to the cast/crew.

If they have an interesting dynamic like Kirk/Spock then it will work otherwise it's just a bunch of redshirts that nobody cares out about. 





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eddstarr
Well I got all tripped up because ST Discovery was suppose to air back in January 2017. Production snafus, cast rearrangements and writers being added with script redos - too many problems to keep the original planned release date.

Then the Summer of 2017 came and is about to go. The summer release of ST Discovery sank when Executive Producer, Bryan Fuller was suddenly fired by CBS - that's right, CBS fired Bryan Fuller, the King of all Trekkies!

Since July, CBS has thrown its weight around. All my usual Star Trek rumor websites have gone quiet as CBS has put the squeeze on Bryan Fuller, current cast and crew as well as production administrators to stop talking to the press and fan-based websites.


Even famed media watcher, "Midnight's Edge" and "Midnight's Edge After Dark", agreed to stand down at CBS's request as the network tries to prime interest among trekkies and non-Star Trek fans in the network's subscription video-on-demand service, "CBS All-Access". 

Well there's the real problem for me everybody - I have "subscription fatigue". CBS wants me to pay to see ST Discovery and I don't want to.I'm already complaining and the trailers are free!

Go ahead CBS, show me something I won't like after paying for it and I'll get my buddy Optimus Prime to pay your corporate headquarters a visit - for a transmission rebuild that'll bring the house down!

"enter your payment information here!"

 

The Midnight's Edge Welcome Trailer, for anyone not familiar with the site:
  
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comic_book_fan
star trek tng is one of my favorite shows of all time  i liked most trek seasons but to me this is like a lazy man's enterprize  i don't need another prequel give riker a damn ship already and go from there.
also Andromeda was another great show  if you haven't seen it i would recommend it it was kind of like hercules meets tng and as a huge fan of both i enjoyed what i have seen of it but i missed the last 3 seasons of it.
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eddstarr
Yes, think of all the possibilities Star Trek offers.

Riker can command his own ship or join command staff at Star Fleet. How about Data in command of Federation Special Ops - FSO reaches out to member planets to offer aid/assistance in crisis situations like natural disasters or regional conflicts.

I would like to see a series about the Ambassador Corps, giving past Star Trek cast members rotating appearances and guest starring roles in an anthology series following stories that don't involve Starships.

The Star Trek universe is rich with ideas that can move beyond the original 1960's series. 
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Mr Magic
The evolution of Captain Kirk.

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eddstarr
Imagine all the Kirks rolled into one!

Oops, I think you just did. 
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Mr Magic
Whatever Kirk ate in space, he shoulda stopped lol.
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eddstarr
You can catch, "The Orville", over at FOX if you're a Seth MacFarlane fan. 
I thought the series got off to a good start - typical "Seth" humor:


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