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# 31
03-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Probably not. I liked the movie well enough for what it was, but I don't see myself watching a whole series based on it. I think it's better suited for a few movies rather than a full series.

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# 32
03-27-2013, 07:01 PM
If it can hold itself up with interesting, thought-provoking stories and not just sex and explosions like so many shows today, it could work.
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# 33
03-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Big fat galactic NO! !!!!
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# 34 Grrrr i hate this crap
03-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Would i watch yes just to nit pick his mistakes like in the movie i watched and the one up coming. Don't get me wrong i love jj abrams shows just not trek and as a Fan of trek i'm worried about the Star Wars fans. My reason is he seems to be trying to erase some of Rodenberry's Trek and yes i know this is a alternate universe but as me and a few other trek fans thought this was posed to be a prequel to Rodenberrys Trek and to me as I write fan fiction and love it the way I do i'm sorry JJ i vote Rodenberry verse because i am trying to write a new fan fiction in the delta quadrant based on after Voyager and Nemesis and i have major stumps let alone the fact that I cant exist because he is re-writing history.

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# 35
03-27-2013, 07:53 PM
All you guys who say you wouldn't watch it are lying. How do I know? Because you're all here playing a game that is just as much non-canon as JJ's Trek. If you're willing to put up with STO you're willing to put up with a JJ series.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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# 36
03-27-2013, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by thecosmic1 View Post
All you guys who say you wouldn't watch it are lying. How do I know? Because you're all here playing a game that is just as much non-canon as JJ's Trek. If you're willing to put up with STO you're willing to put up with a JJ series.
Well said. I'd argue that STO may even be MORE non-canon than the "JJ haters" claim the alternate universe movies to be. I mean, just look at some of the s--t we have ingame?

- Temporal ships everywhere (Temporal Investigations department on vacation???)
- Ships that are upwards of 2-300 years old, still on active duty
- Uniforms of all eras, being used by personnel (sometimes different uniform styles within same crew)
- Starfleet flying Tholian, Jem Hadar, Breen, Cardassian ships
- KDF flying Tholian, Jem Hadar, Breen, Cardassian ships
- Crews / Duty Officers filled with non-member species

Need I go on? Ofcourse some may enjoy having some of the above items, but they are entirely non-canon elements, which never would happen in a series or movie.
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# 37
03-27-2013, 08:36 PM
I probably would watch it to be honest. I play STO which stretches canon so far they might as well just toss it out the window.

That being said though I doubt a trek series based on JJ's universe would be any good. These new trek movies are like the Michael Bay films, they capitalize on nostalgia to fill a movie studios coffers. They rewrite the story of whatever subject matter they are ripping off, so the movie could be repackaged in a way to guarantee more ticket sales. ie Special Effects, sex, and bad drama with little story.

If you take out the special effects of these nostalgia exploitation films you'd see there is very little story actually holding the movie together. A tv show doesn't have the special effects budget like a movie studio does, so all we'd be left with is bad story telling during the series. I'd probably still watch though. I watched the train wreck that was Voyager out of fan loyalty.
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# 38
03-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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Let's just say the new movie pulls huge numbers, and I think it can. Then a 3rd film in made, and JJ feels it's time to bring it back to TV.

But here's the catch 22, It MUST be set in his new timeline, AND..............

He wants to reboot TNG with this new show. We are talking about new actors, new look ship, and a lot of new twist to a few prime stories, and a ton of new story lines to go down.

Would you support a New show set in JJ's world, or be hardcore, and protest it by not watching one clip?

I have a feeling this might be the road they want to go down, but it will be based on what these next movies do at the box office. New younger fans, and hopfully more money in the bank.

So how do you feel about this idea?
A new series based in the new universe during the TOS era, sure why not, I'm a sci fi fan after all, but in the TNG era? I don't see the point, there is plenty for them to do with just the adventures of any Federation ship in that era and not every story needs to be about the crew of the Enterprise, lots of new stories that could be told, it's gonna be a very different future without Vulcans in the picture, they have a clean slate to work with, they don't need to jump further into the future. But the thing I would really hope for is if they do make a series that they at least make an effort to build some damn sets, enough with location shooting in a brewery.
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# 39
03-27-2013, 09:02 PM
Would JJ make a TNG series? NO.

JJ is all about action and less is more.

Next Gen was all about being "Trekier" than Trek trying to force people to believe that it really was Star Trek.

With a ship 10 times the size of the original, yet couldn't take as much punishment as the old one could?

The only thing cool was the new CG.

Now JJ has brought that cool CG to TOS and we can get back to the action.

He doesn't need to make a NG as there are many stories to be told with TOS.
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# 40
03-28-2013, 03:13 AM
I would at least give it a chance.
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