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Alientraveller

  • Bio British nerd who's unable to discern highbrow (mythology, religion, history and Shakespeare) from lowbrow (movies, comics, video games, pop music).
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There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that's not who we are... When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the Captain's Oath. Words I didn't appreciate at the time. But now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words: Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Captain James T. Kirk
Data's reaction to the POTA crossover on MA

Data's reaction to the Planet of the Apes comic the day after it was announced.
I'm still gonna read it.

I guess I became a Trekkie after seeing Star Trek. I have liked TOS and TNG since I was around the age of ten (and was often picked on for it btw). Funnily enough, I used to consider ST (and Star Wars) creepy when I was younger, though I have always loved dinosaurs, monsters and aliens, which begs the question, at what age do people become Trekkers? I help maintain articles related to the alternate reality and adding pictures from the movie thanks to excellent online galleries from Trekcore and Trekcaps.

My favourite character has been and always shall be Bones, because I just love grumpy doctors and the contrast between what they say and their kind behaviour. My favourite races are the Romulans and Gorn because they're so underexplored compared to the Klingons and Vulcans (seriously, I began writing up the background section for the Romulans because I discovered how many missed opportunities there've been for them).

Make it so... make it so... I'm also one with the Borg just so you know...
(Shame we'll never hear Weird Al's Frozen parody)

SpeculationEdit

MA 2009Warning! This section may contain spoilers for new Star Trek material.
Star Trek 4
  • I hope Chris Hemsworth is playing Prime George Kirk to avoid those pesky time travel shenanigans.
  • There's no need to kill off Pavel Chekov, just say he transferred to another post. Chekov Prime was absent in TAS after all.
  • I'd love for Jaylah to get the new post but after how Carol Marcus disappeared leaving us to assume she became pregnant with Kelvin Timeline David, I'm not hopeful. (The films generally don't have a great track record for keeping female characters around as it is.)
  • I strongly suspect the film will about the end of the five-year mission and thematically be about being the cast's last adventure for a while. We never know how long it will take to produce another film. Maybe Sulu will get assigned to the Excelsior.
  • The art department needs to take a look at these and create more beautiful surreal environments like the red jungle.

My ideal sequel would have the characters preventing the forthcoming Romulan supernova and the Klingons trying to stop the crew as they look forward to their rival's eventual demise. The "The Enterprise Incident" Commander would be a great because Abrams feels there need to be more female characters, and provide a love triangle for Spock and Uhura (she afterall, has an intriguing unknown name). Then there's also the original Commander, who famously told Kirk "in a different reality, I could have called you friend."

By the way, I really hope we meet the Prime Alexander Marcus or Krall in books soon. I'm LMAO at the notion Krall's still looking for the Abronath in 2387.

Discovery
  • Angela Bassett or Viola Davis for captain.
The elephant in the room

So is the Kelvin Timeline completely different from the Prime Timeline? Simply put, would the current cast encounter the original ones if they travelled back to 1986 in their version of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Quantum mechanically speaking, they would, but the classic Trek model would imply Nero's arrival in 2233 erased those events as well as those of Star Trek: First Contact and the Temporal Cold War that contributed to pre-2233 history that the two timelines are supposed to share. Jury's still out but something to ponder, but meanwhile let's assume Simon Pegg is wrong and Prime Sulu was gay too.

TNG reboot
  • My dream is we eventually get a TNG movie with Q and the Borg as the villains. In my mind Picard would be a misanthrope who lost the Stargazer to the Borg, and whose perception of the universe is coloured by the random and senseless destruction of his ship, the Kelvin and Vulcan. He'd thought he'd retire standing by on the glorified hotel/ambassadorial retreat of a new Enterprise...
  • But like George Taylor, this cynic finds himself mankind's defender to an omnipotent troll who'd sit by and watch the galaxy become enslaved by the threat that took out the Stargazer.
  • Picard's crew will help him rediscover optimism and the joy of being in the ST universe despite all the dangers of it, and find it within himself to point out life's worth to Q. Hope is not about burying your head to horror, but defying it and moving on.
  • That all said, Picard is a different guy than Kirk. If the approach to modernizing Kirk was to bring something of Luke and Han to him, than John Luke (that was intentional by the way) should be like Indiana: emphasize his background in archaeology and have his adventures be more about discovery and the potential intrigue it brings. I'd love to see Picard uncover the mysteries of the Preservers/Ancient humanoids; the Iconians; the Tkon Empire, the Hur'q and the Borg of course (although you may risk spoiling the fun of speculating whether they're related to V'Ger).
  • For some reason, I think Data and Worf should be buddies. I have no idea why, but it might have something to do with them both finding humans rather puzzling. Perhaps in the new timeline they become classmates.
  • I wouldn't mind DS9 and Voyager cameos, though they shouldn't abuse the new timeline to have Sisko become Picard's sidekick.
Why TBBT cast can't cameo in ST

"Why, that crewmember looked remarkably look me, I shall look him up. 'James Joseph Jim Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory... Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory...' But that's me! Leonard!"

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