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Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Lurk, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Yep, I remain hopeful. Here is a paste of my full post on facebook.

    http://www.startrek.com/article/new-star-trek-series-premieres-january-2017

    new trek series = win
    same producer as the reboots = lose
    not related to reboots = win
    network-specific online distribution model = lose

    "The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966."

    So they claim to be continuing the allegorical tradition of Trek. If they can do that then it will be a good series. But given the reboots I am not sure they understand that tradition very well. For example, Star Trek 2009 was the first Trek movie without any kind of redeeming sociopolitical message. We will see...

    I am eager for plot details to be revealed. When does the series take place and in what timeline? In general it is extremely important for sci-fi (and Star Trek in particular) to be somehow grounded in current reality lest the viewer is unable to relate and explore the human condition in a plausible future reality.

    One little niggle from the above quote... "imaginative new worlds." This as opposed to the original "strange" new worlds. This indicates to me a tendency towards science fantasy like the reboots.
     
  3. Lurk

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    Theme song for the new series?

     
  4. OsIriS

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    Has nothing to do with the new TV series, but seems apropos to put it here anyway:

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane

    If you haven't read it already read to the end, it makes sense.
     
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    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    Today I learned to not ride on a plane with that guy (if he were still alive).
     

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