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originally posted by: Slanter
I'm really confused by the people talking about "Social justice warrior trek."
I mean, social justice was always a large part of the TNG-DS9-Voyager universe, and for the original series (as much as they could in the 60's). Sure, colored people weren't discriminated against in that universe but they used aliens and alien cultures as metaphors for current social issues. It was an optimistic take on what equality and progress could produce. It just seems funny to me that people who consider themselves fans of a show that always espoused that the fruits of technological and social progress should be equally shared among all of humanity would be throwing around negative terms about social justice.
The only thing I held out hope for was the idea that the new series could become an anthology of sorts with the first season being set in the timeline it is now and then advancing the timeline ahead in season 2 and so on and so on.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
meh - i would cast mmr stewart as ANY oother charachter except cpt picard - in a new star trek franchise - with SOMEOONE ELSE as picard - just for the trolling lolz
this is probally why i dont havve a job in teevee
Remmick makes his report to Quinn, and tells him he could find no problem on the Enterprise-D despite his best efforts. Quinn dismisses him, tells Picard he had to be sure about him. He says there are problems in the Federation and that someone is trying to destroy it. He says he needs people he can trust, and offers Picard promotion to admiral, as Commandant of Starfleet Academy. Picard says he doesn't think he's the best man for the job, but promises to think about it.
But clearly something had been going wrong with the production of season two as the showrunner change is said to have come after the first five episodes were nearly complete, with Kurtzman taking over for episode six and beyond.
If that's the case, then maybe the change was a case of righting the course of the season, although it will be hard to say until we actually see the episodes and if there are any notable changes in story arcs. Kurtzman is the ideal person to steady the ship in season two and it certainly seems that CBS have faith in him, having just awarded him a new five-year overall production deal.
This deal will apparently lead to Kurtzman overseeing the expansion of the Star Trek TV universe with multiple shows already in development, reportedly including a series set at Starfleet Academy from Runaways bosses Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, an animated series and a limited series based around Khan Noonien Singh (or should that be John Harrison?).
We don't know yet whether that deal includes the potential return of Sir Patrick Stewart's Next Generation character Captain Jean-Luc Picard to the Star Trek universe in a rebooted series, set to be developed by Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one. CBS TV Studios hasn't yet confirmed the show is happening.
It means that Kurtzman is probably unlikely to stay as showrunner for Discovery's third season (should it get one), so we could see yet another showrunner join during season two if they want to prepare for the future as Kurtzman builds his Star Trek empire.
He has previous experience of building a franchise was with Universal's Dark Universe, writing and directing The Mummy and being one of the chief architects of the overall world, along with Chris Morgan – but perhaps it's best not to focus on that given how it turned out...
At least Star Trek already has an established fanbase and Kurtzman has been successful in bringing new fans to it with Discovery, yet it's hard not to feel that CBS are running before they walk. The first season wasn't without its flaws across its 15 episodes, so perhaps the better thing would have been to deliver an improved season two before moving on to expanding the world.
As it is, we can't help feeling a little concerned that not all of the focus is on the crucial second season of adventures for the USS Discovery. We might be left thinking CBS should have been more Marvel and less DC...
originally posted by: abe froman
If any of you don't think Star Trek was "in your face" about Social Justice you need to do a little research into
the first interracial kiss on TV.
.... and then spend a lot more of your time studying history in general.
originally posted by: DieGloke
originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: Xcathdra
If he returns as Picard I'd watch it. He was one of the best Captains Star Trek ever had.
Na sisko is the best.