Star Trek: Federation
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Join Date: Jan 2013
01-16-2013, 08:10 PM
Sounds too similar to the JJverse, which means something like this will undoubtedly be produced if another movie or two in that alt-verse are successful.
To be honest, while I can see the merits in such storytelling, Star Trek for me has always been about a better future where I can go to escape the troublesome present. Even in STO with all its action and warfare there is at least an undercurrent of cooperation and hope. This is something I didn't like about JJ Abram's vision of it. I don't want my Trek to be dark and gritty. I want it to be light, hopeful, and to challenging to the here and now in ways that aren't Batman: The Dark Knight trilogy. Distopiai are way to in right now. Utopiai can be just as provocative as many Trek series have shown. There is a place for both, but I think Trek is strongest when it fits into the latter. There is a reason Star Trek has inspired so many scientists and philosophers in ways Battlestar Galactica and similar "dark" shows simply do not do, even despite having intentional philosophic undercurrents.
Maybe they can write a series of non-canon novels instead, or even graphic novels. But I probably wouldn't watch such a series if it were Trek-branded. Now, if it were a different new franchise exploring such themes, I could probably get really into it.
My vision for a new Trek series set in the Prime reality would involve looking at Trek from the perspective of another species. Maybe a show predominately about Romulans, or Klingons, or even a lesser known species. DS9 with the Bajorans and Cardassians showed this can be quite compelling while giving ample room to explore themes a TNG-like Fed-centered show avoided intentionally.
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