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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show!
Hopefully its not dark, gritty shit and post-Dominion War instead of timeline foolery.
Now, we get a show with all the daring of a night at Grampa and Grandma's house. Smell of bengay included free of charge. Stewart is what? 90 years old? Oh wait, just looked it up. He's 78. Hey maybe they'll make something decent of it. I as a lover of Star Trek hope so but it just smells....tired.
The ONLY way that it would be great is if they revived the idea of following the adventures of a class of students working their way through Star Fleet Academy (an idea dating back to before Star Trek the Motion Picture) and have Picard be the Dumbledore of space. Now that would be awesome.
But because Patrick Stewart and Cpt. Picard was by far the hero and role-model of my teenage years (which were no picnic). The man and character mean a great deal to me. He's probably the only celebrity that I would just melt if I saw him. I saw Frakes once in a high end men's clothing store and got an autograph (I don't think I actually said anything, he saw me holding a NCC-1701-D Technical Manual and took a double take and said, "...what's that you're holding? My... isn't this a coincidence?" He introduced me to his actress wife who i didn't know at all, and signed "go boldly!" and addressed it to me, so I imagine i must have mumbled my name at the very least.
But Picard is a whole other beast.
I'm worried about this cuz it could be so incredible, he's a talented actor so i can't even fathom HIM being bad. I'm sure he'll be great cuz even in bad Star Trek movie, he's still always good. I hope he has creative input.
I also worry that it will only be available on some platform I don't have and it will be THE KILLER APP for that platform since I would have to acquire it immediately.
Cautiously excited. Cautiously trying to not have a heart attack.
....i still can't enjoy Earl Grey tea tho, no matter how hard I try
Black Barney wrote: I saw Frakes once in a high end men's clothing store and got an autograph (I don't think I actually said anything, he saw me holding a NCC-1701-D Technical Manual and took a double take and said, "...what's that you're holding? My... isn't this a coincidence?" He introduced me to his actress wife who i didn't know at all, and signed "go boldly!" and addressed it to me, so I imagine i must have mumbled my name at the very least.
Now that is a great story and confirms that Frakes, as a human being, is just a super nice dude.
Unfortunately I have to call FAKE NEWS on the whole business because there is no chance Barney would ever be allowed into a high end men's clothing store. Salvation Army Store perhaps but high end? No way.
In seeing vids on Stewart talking about this, i'm amazed to see so much of my own situation in his stories which i selfishly assumed was unique to me. Stewart talks about he is continuously approached by people thanking him and The Next Generation for being a light when things went dark.
Repo, i love your idea of 'Cadets' type show. One of the coolest episodes of tNG is, 'Lower Decks' about how a bunch of junior officers are existing on the ship. The senior officers seem opposing and intimidating (even though we know them). I think any kind of show around non-decision makers could be really interesting but much harder to write for
If they can make that nothing of an episode impossible to turn off, I think the new star trek property has some real chances. I really hope we get it up here in Canada on the Space network because it's the first show in decades where I'm planning to not miss the pilot.