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Bloviating Zeppelin

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coming: New Star Trek!

New Star Trek crew, L to R: Chekhov, Capt. Kirk, Scotty, McCoy, Sulu, Uhura.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first glance it looks like a return to the original TV series that sparked the imagination. I certainly hope it is. The last few movies and TV series were getting just plain stupid.

Sat Feb 14, 11:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Click on each photo to enlarge. I enhanced and color corrected them in PhotoShop. I think I may actually have figured out how to make EACH photo enlargeable.

I am holding out hope that this new iteration will be promising.


Sat Feb 14, 11:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger Average American said...

It just won't be the same. There are some similarities in the actors though.

Sat Feb 14, 04:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

They sure picked a beauty for Uhura.

Sat Feb 14, 06:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

02 16 09

Yeah! I am so excited BZ!

Mon Feb 16, 07:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

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Mon Feb 16, 07:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Luckily I am a 'second wave' TOS fan - not from the first watchers, but those catching the early stripped re-runs in the early 1970's. While the first two seasons of TOS are excellent to good, season three had its problems (will they or won't they cancel the show?).

So re-starting the entire thing gives me pause. Using time travel makes me shake my head. I spent a good, long time writing about them in a fictional form here in a story that no one will actually enjoy until about the 3/4 mark. Actually, figuring out why things turned out like they did turns out to be much more interesting than re-starting the series, but to get a real good handle you would need someone like JMS who did Babylon 5... and you would get about three years of shows or five movies, all pre-scriped ahead of time (ala Hitchcock). I can't do that... plus JMS knows all the production stuff down pat...

Then there is the horrifically bright bridges we have seen since Next Gen... ever try to read a light cyan display on blackish-grey under bright light? How about constant machine beeping, droning and such? Do you even pay attention to it? Fighter pilots over Vietnam started to turn all but a few of their indicators OFF to concentrate on their jobs of staying alive. Ever notice that the Red Alert klaxon has to shut them down while its turned on? What the hell good is it if those are *vital* reports from equipment? Lets put the ship in much more serious danger to signal we are in danger... hmmmm...

Its interesting that we see so little of the Trek universe... just so we can get a few nice shows. That is another reason I wrote my story... to involve those not involved in any part of any series directly, and yet look at the problems the series have caused by action and inaction. After doing that, and having to invent much of the history we aren't told in the Trek universe, I still do like much of it, detest a lot of what has been done, and look at how the all too human nature of the endeavor could lead in a new direction. Not back to the past.

But then continuity has always bugged me on Trek: so close to being excellent, so often poor to mediocre just to get a 'good story'. And that hasn't changed one bit.

Tue Feb 17, 07:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger cary said...

as a dyed-in-the-wool TOS fan, this kinda rankles, but is still intriguing...

Tue Feb 17, 07:32:00 AM PST  
Blogger Wayne Conrad said...

I don't care about continuity. I care that the characters seem to want to live. That's why TNG drove me to distraction. It seemed to be full of characters that that didn't really seem to care whether they lived or died, or even have much of a say in whether or not they did (see every episode with 'Q' in it). Both the original series and Voyager are good shows: The characters seemed to want to live, were always struggling against death or defeat, and fought hard to stay alive (cum ulla sella in pugno taberna, baby).

Tue Feb 17, 04:12:00 PM PST  

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