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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Today Kirk would be kissing spock and there would be several episodes based on dealing with their budding romance.
Oh and maybe we will see an alien..
Gene Roddenberry, the creator of "Star Trek," was a visionary; the Starship-Enterprise that he launched on TV 25 years ago has traveled widely through American culture. This season, it will again challenge viewers to boldly go where they've never gone before. This season, gays and lesbians will appear unobtrusively aboard the Enterprise in the 24th Century. They weren't "outed," they won't be outcasts; apparently they'll be neither objects of pity nor melodramatic attention. Their sexual orientation will be a matter of indifference to the rest of the crew. 1991 Interview with Captain Gaylord himself, Gene Rodenberry
originally posted by: Qumulys
Hey... Enterprise actually isn't as bad as people make out. (Although the theme song is possibly the worst of any tv show ever in the history of now and including the next 100 years...)
Enterprise had a great theme-arc and an early look at heading off into the galaxy with the Vulcans there to do their best to hold them back. That was a unique look at what trek could be. It also had pretty awesome set design, best of all the series I think. And pretty darn good special effects! Also, Dr Phlox was a stand out, as was T'Pol - her acting of a Vulcan struggling with emotions was actually right up there.
Anyway, I've been enjoying The Orville as a replacement for that getting out there on a mission of discovery type feeling. Hoping they make a few more adjustments on the show, but it's more Star Trek that Star Trek is these days.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
One of the best original series episodes ever put to music:
"I'm a doctor not a brick layer"
originally posted by: E92M3
a reply to: EternalSolace
Discovery is garbage for a reason, due to licensing they can only make it 25% "startrek" many things must be different/changed so it has nothing to do with SJW/PC etc.
"Back in April of 2017 the task of the Enterprise making an appearance came to be and work was to start right away," Eaves explained (with some of the grammar modified for readability).
"The task started with the guideline that the Enterprise for Discovery had to be 25% different, otherwise production would have most likely been able to use the original design from the 60's. But that couldn't happen so we took Jefferies' original concepts and with great care tried to be as faithful as possible.
That guideline, apparently, came from legal, as Eaves went on to explain in a comment below the main post.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Star trek used to be about exploring new worlds with a sprinkling of social commentary.
Not it's all social commentary with a sprinkling of well nothing I guess...
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
It's the difference between putting a sign on the road people can see, but is not distracting, and flashing strobe light billboards as far as the eye can see.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
The latest Star Trek television revivals have been garbage.
Complete and utter garbage. This cannot be argued in the face of absolute fact!
Star Trek TOS: 4 seasons.
Star Trek TNG: 7 seasons.
Star Trek DSN: 7 seasons.
Star Trek VOY: 7 seasons.
Star Trek DIS : 2 seasons.
Original series spawned 6 movies
TNG spawned 4 Movies
JJ Abrams just needs to screw off because he ruined Star Trek films....
I've not mentioned the new series that's supposedly in development with a reprisal from Patrick Stewart. However, I will suspect it will be as much as a failure as everything since Voyager.
Are today's film and studio creators so afraid current gen fears from arm chair socialists and arm chair SJW's, that they cannot continue in the path that Star Trek was meant to go?
However, the episodes and actors are complete garbage.