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kahnovitch
November 20th, 2002, 03:58 PM
I'm not much of a trekkie, but a friend of mine suggested an idea for a new series of Star Trek..

"PLEASE NO!" I hear screaming from the back of the forum as Holbrook runs for the exist!

In a nutshell the idea is this....

Why not have a series dedicated to another race like say.. the Klingons?
There are far more interesting that the dull old Federation and I personally would like to see some goddamn warfare every now and again!
Instead of Picard etc sitting down with a cup of Earl Grey to calmly discuss options, yawn!
One of the few episodes that I liked in TNG was the Klingon Civil War two-parter, when Worf left the Enterprise to fight alongside his brother against them two evil-hag Klingon sisters.

Anyway, just wondered what other people think about this idea?

Holbrook
November 20th, 2002, 04:43 PM
You just had to do it didn't you....

Look, I will just take off in my White Star and met you in the Zocalo, "Your last best hope for a good stiff drink"

(For none B5 addicts the quote is from a limited addition "T" shirt")






Edited to get rid of the stutter, which I actually do sometimes......

fluffy bunny
November 20th, 2002, 04:56 PM
Prefer B5, but geting back to star trek...

They should do a 'tales of star trek' series

Each week they could jump between different crews (different casts each week- no need to keep everyone alive between episodes so u don't have to hit the reset switch at the end and make each epsode predictable). Would also allow opportunity to explore crews from all sorts of races, first contact situations from all sorts of perspectives etc. Mutinys, discontent, etc could all be accomodated in a better way.

SusF
November 20th, 2002, 05:36 PM
I'd love a Klingon show. They are much more interesting than the humans most of the time...

Susan

kater
November 20th, 2002, 05:42 PM
The Romulans would be good from the political side of things.

MrKip
November 21st, 2002, 07:02 PM
The problem is would an audience sympathize with main charectors who aren't human? You always have at least one human which the audience can empathize with so an all alien cast could put people off.

Personally though I would quite like to see more on the Cardassians. The tailor in Deep Space 9 (Garock?) was one of the best charectors on television.

fluffy bunny
November 21st, 2002, 07:15 PM
B5 managed to make it east to symapthise with the non human characters. Helped by getting rid of the humans are better than everyone else attitude.

Star Trek shouldn't have that much of a problem if approached in the right way- as you said Garak was a good example. Quark was one of my favourite characters in DS9. Quite a lot of the aliens were more noteworthy than the humans (well part of the reason for that was the script writers always had a nasty habit of underplaying the human characters in order to make the alien of the week more interesting).

kahnovitch
November 21st, 2002, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by fluffy bunny
B5 managed to make it east to symapthise with the non human characters. Helped by getting rid of the humans are better than everyone else attitude.

Star Trek: quite a lot of the aliens were more noteworthy than the humans (well part of the reason for that was the script writers always had a nasty habit of underplaying the human characters in order to make the alien of the week more interesting).

Good points about aliens, but we do see humans every damn day of the week and I personally think the new Enterprise series consists of the dullest characters yet seen, and lets been honest about the Vulcan girl, she's basically there to keep the drooling, nerdy types happy.
Worf was the token Klingon in TNG and he became more "humanised" with each series to fit in better with the humes.

Nimea
November 26th, 2002, 01:47 PM
Actually years back there were some rumours about a Klingon rip-off show . . .

Don't know what happened to those ideas.
It's a pity, it could have been something new, different, interesting . . .

Well, at least google has the option of Klingon speech. ;)

Solaar
November 26th, 2002, 02:05 PM
I see nothing wrong with this idea.

Solaar
awaiting the episode of the scantily-clad hardcore porn women of Antilles III