5 reasons to long for a remake of a d...

5 reasons to long for a remake of a different 'Star Trek'

There are 14 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 6, 2009, titled 5 reasons to long for a remake of a different 'Star Trek'. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Fans agree that any new "Star Trek" is better than no new "Star Trek." Some of us, however, would be much more excited about revisiting the superior spinoff "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Yes, we grew to love the series based on the optimistic mythology of the original "Star Trek." But revisiting that original today is akin to being asked to ...

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Star Trek fan

Union City, CA

#1 May 6, 2009
Well I respect your opinion but do not agree with it at all. Should we start with the Star Wars rip-off with Data. How about the personable but boring number two. As far as Picard goes a decent character but much boredom follows where he goes as well. Shatner likes his ham but with Kirk gives the series the edge it needs.
John Lunt

Dallas, TX

#2 May 6, 2009
TNG is ok, but it never rose to the level of the original in my opinion. Picards "diplomacy" and "political correctness" would have ended up being the end of the ship far too many times to count.
wrecksracer

Edwardsburg, MI

#3 May 6, 2009
Yeah, I still like the original the best. The hammy acting and cheesy effects. Who doesn't like ham and cheese? Piccard is a good captain, but who really thinks he would beat Kirk in battle?
Dan

Sugar Grove, IL

#4 May 6, 2009
You are right on. That was the quintessential series and written in the truer spirit of Roddenberry. I agree the Borg haunted me with the way they thought in the collective sense.(sort of like liberals!)
All in all the cast was great and who could forget 7 0f 9! Now I'm afraid we'll have to be burdened with a more star wars version of Star Trek to keep the gamer generation interested.
Vidiotic

United States

#5 May 6, 2009
Although I support all things Trek, STTNG is by far the best. Just watch "the Inner Light." That one and others surpassed any original episode, as good as they were.
RST

Lombard, IL

#6 May 6, 2009
Couldn't agree with you more. I wish the re-runs were on more often.

Since: Apr 08

Oswego, IL

#7 May 7, 2009
I don't get the point of this article. You say you'd like to see a remake of TNG without stating why. You praise the actors and the stories, and that's fine - so why would a remake be desirable? How would new actors and new stories improve on the original TNG?

Next Gen became quite good - after a rocky start. A lot of the episodes in the first two seasons are pretty embarrassing to watch now. Picard was awfully preachy at the beginning of the series.

The best Start Trek series, in my opinion, was Enterprise. They killed it too soon.

Dan - the Borg are nothing like liberals, who value individuality and embrace diversity. They are, if anything, closer to modern American conservatives, who expect all cultures to assimilate, treat dissent as a threat, and depend on a single source (for the Borg, it's the Collective; for conservatives, it's Fox News) for guidance, information, and comfort.

And no, none of us can forget Seven of Nine - but you've apparently forgotten she was a character on Voyager, not Next Gen.
Dan

Sugar Grove, IL

#8 May 7, 2009
Laughing Gravy wrote:
I don't get the point of this article. You say you'd like to see a remake of TNG without stating why. You praise the actors and the stories, and that's fine - so why would a remake be desirable? How would new actors and new stories improve on the original TNG?
Next Gen became quite good - after a rocky start. A lot of the episodes in the first two seasons are pretty embarrassing to watch now. Picard was awfully preachy at the beginning of the series.
The best Start Trek series, in my opinion, was Enterprise. They killed it too soon.
Dan - the Borg are nothing like liberals, who value individuality and embrace diversity. They are, if anything, closer to modern American conservatives, who expect all cultures to assimilate, treat dissent as a threat, and depend on a single source (for the Borg, it's the Collective; for conservatives, it's Fox News) for guidance, information, and comfort.
And no, none of us can forget Seven of Nine - but you've apparently forgotten she was a character on Voyager, not Next Gen.
I stand corrected on 7 of 9, but liberals and their arrogant views think they know better for all. They are the least tolerant of other view points of accept of course their own. Liberals do not embrace diversity. They embrace their own personal cause, and think the world should embrace all to.
wrecksracer

Dolton, IL

#9 May 7, 2009
Dan wrote:
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I stand corrected on 7 of 9, but liberals and their arrogant views think they know better for all. They are the least tolerant of other view points of accept of course their own. Liberals do not embrace diversity. They embrace their own personal cause, and think the world should embrace all to.
There are annoying fanatics on both sides of the political spectrum. For example: Some people have to make a topic all about politics....even if it's about Star Trek. Were you trying to be funny, or are you just obsessed?

Since: Apr 08

New York, NY

#10 May 7, 2009
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I stand corrected on 7 of 9, but liberals and their arrogant views think they know better for all. They are the least tolerant of other view points of accept of course their own. Liberals do not embrace diversity. They embrace their own personal cause, and think the world should embrace all to.
Thanks. Your response proves my point better than anything I could have come up with.

Live long and prosper.
Dan

Sugar Grove, IL

#11 May 7, 2009
Come on now, the show was built on the premise of political correctness. All races are equal and expected to act that way. We will all discover that one day when some far of invaders come to attack us, then we will look around and say to ourselves we look a lot more alike than different.

The Federation acts more like the Bush administration did.

Pelosi, Reid, Frank look like foreign invaders to me.
wrecksracer

Chicago, IL

#12 May 7, 2009
Dan wrote:
Come on now, the show was built on the premise of political correctness. All races are equal and expected to act that way. We will all discover that one day when some far of invaders come to attack us, then we will look around and say to ourselves we look a lot more alike than different.
The Federation acts more like the Bush administration did.
Pelosi, Reid, Frank look like foreign invaders to me.
There are annoying fanatics on both sides of the political spectrum. For example: Some people have to make a topic all about politics....even if it's about Star Trek. Were you trying to be funny, or are you just obsessed?

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#14 Aug 15, 2012
Star Trek fan wrote:
Well I respect your opinion but do not agree with it at all. Should we start with the Star Wars rip-off with Data. How about the personable but boring number two. As far as Picard goes a decent character but much boredom follows where he goes as well. Shatner likes his ham but with Kirk gives the series the edge it needs.
Very interesting subject to me, since I happen to be watching the first season of Next Generation right now for the first time.

Am I the longest hold out on this boycott in favor of The Original Series? I saw a small bit of the pilot back in 1987, but it seemed at the time, just after ST IV, that the "real" Star Trek was alive and well, and there seemed no ned fore a "new" ST any more than we'd needed a New Coke just a few months before...

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#15 Aug 15, 2012
Dan wrote:
You are right on. That was the quintessential series and written in the truer spirit of Roddenberry. I agree the Borg haunted me with the way they thought in the collective sense.(sort of like liberals!)
All in all the cast was great and who could forget 7 0f 9! Now I'm afraid we'll have to be burdened with a more star wars version of Star Trek to keep the gamer generation interested.
Good points here---

As good, great as the Shatner-Nimoy-Kelley interplay was, and other sleek and timeless elements of Star Trek TOS are, the fact that TNG was Roddenberry's, the creator's vision of Star Trek being fully explored without these added "autuer" flourishes, makes it a fascinating watch,. even during the shaky first season, I'm enjoying it all, warts and all, for the first time 25 tears later... and am mature enough now to put aside my fanboy ferver for the Shatner-Nimoy-Kelley brilliance to apprerciate TNG was a worthy work of art, of Gene Roddenberry's art.

Next, the Borg and Jean-Luc Picard... these two sold me on TNG on viewing the First Contact movie (before any of the series).

More later on all this, though... it deserve an essay or several... great thread... are any of you still here, though?

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