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Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:28 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
My hubby is happy:

The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he has been before.

As has been rumored for months, the actor has officially signed on to star in a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access in which he will reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The new series will not be a reboot of The Next Generation, but instead is being described as an exploration of the next chapter of Picard's life. Additional details about the new series, including its title, episode count or a premiere date, are being kept under wraps. The creative team for the newest Star Trek series includes Alex Kurtzman, who serves as showrunner on CBS All Access' Discovery and whose recent overall deal with CBS Television Studios included marching orders to expand the beloved and global franchise.


The article

The announcement video, starring Sir Patrick

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
by Zohar
I am cautiously optimistic.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
by Thesh
I don't know, it seems like Star Trek has been all downhill since DS9. Voyager and Enterprise at least tried to keep to canon, but it's like everything they made since is about bringing the widest audience with a complete disregard for the existing universe.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
by Zohar
Voyager was OK and had some great pieces to it. I didn't really bother with Enterprise. Discovery, as I've discussed elsewhere, hasn't been the best, but I hope it gets better. Star Trek shows are notorious for having a bad first season.

As for continuity and so on, that's not something that bothers me too much. Like, I wish there was a science fiction show that promotes a friendly utopian society but we haven't had that since DS9 started going on dark paths and in any case I have Steven Universe. If they make a new show and call it Star Trek and it's good, I'm mostly happy.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
by Thesh
I think the utopian stuff started to get lost starting with TNG; the Prime directive causing Starfleet to embrace moral relativism and Social Darwinism, Starfleet becoming more and more authoritarian, the tolerance of the Klingon empire and portrayal of a people that conquers and enslaves other world's as a proud warrior culture.

I think the natural course of Star Trek, post-DS9 would be to follow a dissident movement within the Federation that rises from the ashes of the Maquis. They can be critical of the prime directive, bans on genetic engineering, and Starfleet's inability to protect the Federation (literally, the Federation would be part of the Dominion if it wasn't for divine intervention).

Personally, I love the whole idea of getting to know and learn a universe, and so I feel that consistency in that regard really adds a lot.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
So long as the show is at least 25% about Captain Nog, I'll be fine with it.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Thesh wrote:I don't know, it seems like Star Trek has been all downhill since DS9. Voyager and Enterprise at least tried to keep to canon, but it's like everything they made since is about bringing the widest audience with a complete disregard for the existing universe.

Star Trek: Andromeda was Ok… ;)

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:17 am UTC
by techblogger911
Soupspoon wrote:
Thesh wrote:I don't know, it seems like Star Trek has been all downhill since DS9. Voyager and Enterprise at least tried to keep to canon, but it's like everything they made since is about bringing the widest audience with a complete disregard for the existing universe.

Star Trek: Andromeda was Ok… ;)


To me it was more than okay :P In the end it depends person to person.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
techblogger911 wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:
Thesh wrote:I don't know, it seems like Star Trek has been all downhill since DS9. Voyager and Enterprise at least tried to keep to canon, but it's like everything they made since is about bringing the widest audience with a complete disregard for the existing universe.

Star Trek: Andromeda was Ok… ;)


To me it was more than okay :P In the end it depends person to person.

For me, the first couple of seasons were good, then seasons 3-5 slid downhill as everyone stopped caring about continuity (like Andromeda being fully crewed some weeks and only having the main cast aboard others, with no rhyme or reason) and jumped the shark completely about the point where Hercules discovered he could time travel unaided in one episode and then never used or mentioned the possibility ever again...

That's not to say there weren't good episodes after RHW got sacked (and Trance changed colour) but overall the quality dropped.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
by Jorpho
What comes to mind is things like that two-parter where Picard ends up infiltrating the smugglers trying to put together a Vulcan shooty thing psionic resonator. I actually rather liked those episodes.

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:30 am UTC
by CorruptUser
I've been watching the original series for the first time.

Smooth foreheaded Klingons? And they are a bunch of frat boys instead of badass warriors?!


The stories are a bit cliched, but only because Star Trek made them. The writing hasn't always passed the test of time, especially with the math and technobabble that even a non-physicist would cringe at. "1 to the fourth power!" Really? And a sonic weapon in space, with "12 to the 20th power decibels", i.e., more energy than the entire universe? It truly was a show from the 60's; in an early episode, Janice Ward is nearly raped by Kirk, and apparently Star Fleet procedure for when a woman reports that the captain tried to rape her is for the captain and three men to hold her down and make it perfectly clear that it wasn't the captain at all but some Puerto Rican guy an evil duplicate, and the woman is required to apologize to the captain for nearly jeopardizing his career. Oh, and this would be Janice Ward, played by Grace Lee Whitney, who was raped in real life by a senior producer on the show, and then subsequently fired from the show.

But what has passed the test of time? DeForrest Kelley. Holy crap, that man can act. He never has a bad or unemotional moment of acting, even when it's obvious to everyone else on the set that the episode is a steaming pile.