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MinutiaeMan
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Considering they haven't even started preproduction yet, I'm betting it'll be a while.

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Jason Abbadon
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I was thinking the whole thing might be bullshit- just hype to promote the (probably awful) new Trek movie

I would not put it past them.

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New trailer that was originally planned for this weekend's Star Wars release leaked out today. It can be found, at least for now, on YouTube here. It will probably get shut down in a couple hours, if that.

I've heard that the fandom butthurt is strong in this one.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jason Abbadon:
I was thinking the whole thing might be bullshit- just hype to promote the (probably awful) new Trek movie

I would not put it past them.

The problem with that theory is that CBS's new show has nothing to do with Paramount's new movie.

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Jason Abbadon
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But it gets fans talking Trek in a sea of Star Wars media madness.

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Krenim
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Bryan Fuller Named Co-Creator of New Series

So we've at least got one alumnus from previous Trek shows returning.

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MinutiaeMan
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Too bad he's also the guy who wrote Voyager's "Spirit Folk." [Wink]

Seriously, I don't hold that against him, we all make mistakes sometimes. Sounds like a good choice to me!

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Well, at least he didn't write "Threshold", so there's that. If they're bringing back Trek alums they should really consider Moore or Behr. Not terribly thrilled the first one they tapped was from Voyager.
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MinutiaeMan
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Honestly I think "Spirit Folk" is worse than "Threshold." But that's a discussion for another thread. [Wink]

I'm not bothered by which series the writer is from. I don't think they're going to try to recreate the series they worked on before. Trek is still Trek, and I'm more interested in the quality of the shows he or she has done after Trek. I think Bryan Fuller fits the bill nicely.

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I think Fuller has previously expressed interest in both the Rebooted Film Universe and also the TOS era. I think it would be possible to do a Prime Universe TOS-era series, with some of the same design aesthetic, but newer tech (even if it looks a bit more modern than in most (all?) of the Classic Trek films. And NOT set on the Enterprise (in case that's not clear).

The way I see it, the era between season 3 TOS and The Motion Picture is, canonically, a blank slate. There's even some leeway with the dates depending on when you consider TMP to have taken place - there are a couple of threads I found on the subject:

http://flare.solareclipse.net/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/1374.html
http://flare.solareclipse.net/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/647.html

So in a nutshell if you can retcon TMP to about 2276, you'd be looking at an effectively-TOS show starting in about 2270 which could run for 5 to 7 years without worrying about running into canonicity issues with TMP or needing for the crew to start wearing beige pyjamas. You could update the TOS uniform much as they did in the post-2009 films, and have a more modern bridge if maybe not quite as whizz-bang as the Abramsverse Apple-Store look.

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Nicholas Meyer Joins New Series as Writer and Consulting Producer

Well holy frak.

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MinutiaeMan
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The writers of The Wrath of Khan and Into Darkness on the same writing team. If this doesn't create a universe-destroying shockwave from opposites coming into contact, I don't know what will. [Wink]

Sounds very promising!

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I wonder if this is indicative of a late 23rd/early 24th century setting.

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Perhaps. Meyer has always been fond of the Horatio Hornblower In Space aspects of Trek which, at least as far as the history of the franchise is concerned, lends itself more to the 23rd century than the more antiseptic and rule-bound 24th. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that he would have had a good time on the DS9 set with Ron Moore and Ira Behr.

I suspect that CBS was getting worried that not enough of the fan-base would pony up for an online PPV series like this one is intended to be. Many folks on many forums were giving this new paradigm a big F.U. and I think the suits were actually picking up on that. This new development seems to have been a highly calculated response to that attitude - one that, IMO, was brilliantly conceived. I was originally going to wait until the episodes came out on BRD. Now? I think I'm going to be doing $7 a week for this one, just to see what's going to happen, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's flipped on this. Those brilliant bastards finally found the right fandom button to push.

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Isn't it $6/month?

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