I am proud to say that I am a massive trekkie, I get laughed at, I getÂ ridiculed by friends and family but stand firm. The world needs a new Star Trek TV series, despite the fact that it is the coolest thing to ever grace television — it has been far to long.
The most recent Star Trek series was Enterprise (I own all the box sets) first aired in 2001 staring the likes of the insanely sexy Jolene Blalock as the Volcan protagonist. Enterprise was a distant cry from the other Star Trek shows, firstly this was a prequel to all that had come before. It made for interesting viewing, you didn’t have the fancy mod-cons of the Next Generation and the ship looked more like a traditional submarine. The onlyÂ criticism I would have is that at times the acting was cheesy, but that didn’t matter because for a large part the writing was awesome. To my complete and utter dismay, the show was cancelled in 2005 after 98 episodes and 4 series.
Recently blogger Chris LoPresto published an article on the Huffington PostÂ entitled 53 Reasons Why We Need a new Star Trek TVÂ Series.
1. There are zero space operas on TV at the moment.Â How is this even possible?
This is true, Battlestar Galactica, V and Firefly are all no longer with us. We are left with Doctor Who (not bashing) but that is not the same as Star Trek, the love and connection you get with Star Trek isÂ unrivalled. The character development over multiple series is fantastic, something that you can’t get with the Doctor because he keep changing. The fact that there is no space operas on TV is mind blowing, Star Trek and other shows have been with usÂ continuously for the last 40 years, this clearly shows a gap in the market.
2. We finally have the technology to makeÂ Star TrekÂ look cool. No longer will the Klingons have silly-looking pets.
I have to disagree, I don’t think it is possible to make Star Trek look any cooler. Granted the sometimes alien make up, the transporter beam and the phaser effect — leave a lot to be desired at times. That being said though, all of these things added character to the franchise and I don’t see a need to go changin’. May be a little bit of polishing — Imagine what the could do with the 250 million dollar budget of John Charter,Â guaranteed money better spent.
18.Â Star Trek: The Academy Years.Â 90210Â meetsÂ Star Trek. BOOM! I just created a new franchise.
Across genre marriage. Now even 16 year old, loveÂ obsessed, perfect ending - teen mums can enjoy Star Trek.
41. Photon torpedoes!
44: An HBOÂ Star TrekÂ series with a similar tone toÂ Game of Thrones, but in space! Lots of blood, sex and talking.
Why would you not want to see this? HBO make the best stuff on TV! Game of Thrones, True Blood and theÂ Sopranos. Â Imagine a Tony Soprano type figure becoming involved in a bitter war with a rival captain for control of the space docks.. Mind blown.
With Star Trek, you have the freedom to do whatever you please and this is the difference from what is on TV now. There has been 100’s of CSI spin-offs, and that’s not even mentioning Law and Order which, at this point is just having a laugh. I am saying that it is all the same stuff, with these shows it ultimately is the same thing every time. With Star Trek you could put a CSI plot in the USS Enterprise and it would not look out of place.
This is needed!
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Posted On: Fri, Apr. 20, 2012