jonsills wrote: »
I thought "Trials and Tribble-ations" had the best possible answer, and they should have just left it at that.
patrickngo wrote: »
also, Glenn Hettrick wanted to do HR Geiger artwork, and Fuller was willing to pay him to make his latex fetish dreams.
ryan218 wrote: »
If you're a fan of Star Trek, you can call yourself a Trekkie.
brian334 wrote: »
Canon for me is not the costumes. It's the attitude. When I was a young man Trek was an optimistic view of tomorrow, an ideal to strive toward. We weren't so foolish as to believe in Saint Roddenberry, and we never really thought we'd see easy global communication that could be held in our palms. What we saw was that somehow, some way we could muddle through the darkness and come out the other side better than we went in.
This is what Berman/Bragga Trek stole from us, and what Discovery could have given back to us with a little less, "Fans only want dark and gritty," thinking.
thegrandnagus1 wrote: »
I actually agree with the OP, but not for ANY of the reasons he mentioned. The OP thinks Discovery should have been set only 20 years later than it actually is. However, IMHO, Disco could have been post TNG and still been ALMOST the exact same show. As var as visuals, the uniforms, the ships, the weapons, etc all could have easily been passed off as TNG+ technology, since it actually DOES look more advanced than the tech used in TNG.
With only a few tweaks even the main story would have worked post TNG. It's entirely believable that some faction of the Klingons wouldn't want peace with the Federation and could kick start a war again at some point in the future. It's also entirely believable that Starfleet would constantly be experimenting with new tech and that the spore drive could have been something they fooled around with post TNG. And if they were dead set on changing how Klingons looked, they could have even said some houses were experimenting with genetic engineering. All that plus the crossing into the Mirror Universe could have still worked post TNG.
So yeah, I think they picked the wrong time by far. They could have made almost the exact same show post TNG without boxing themselves in with the canon of TOS, or having the whole "it looks too advanced" issue for a show set in that time period.