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Gale Force 9 Announces Line of Star Trek Games
I would actually wager that this is in the old universe.
Yes, Star Trek is still relevant. Love the old stuff, love the new stuff. Wouldn't have gotten into the old stuff if the new stuff wasn't so damned awesome. I prefer TOS now, but the reboot did its job, young people care about Star Trek.
This needs to be TNG/DS9/VOY era or I have zero interest, or at least the WizKids-ified TOS/TNG combined thing which shouldn't work but somehow does.
Anything either entirely TOS or JJ Abrams related can die in a fire. TOS is campy and bad. Abrams era is a middling to bad sci fi universe with Trek trappings.
Next Generation/Deep Space 9/Voyager, Borg/Cardassians/Dominion war/Species 8472 is the good stuff that's actually interesting and why they ever left that universe behind is so beyond me. I could watch another dozen captains try to prevent a full out Klingon/Romulan war through diplomacy and espionage in a dozen ways and still be entertained, but I cannot deal with another Captain Kirk's Dick Goes Rogue and Gets Everyone in Trouble plot.
Amazon, Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, PBS, FX, and AMC are all producing smart, original, risk taking content, people actually know who Dr. Who is, Star Wars is about to have it's second major revolution of the 21st century, BSG came back and was successful, and we can't get a sniff of a 24th century Trek series? What the hell? Why is this so hard.
jpat wrote: Certainly GF9's licensed-property success earns them a look or two at anything Star Trek related, but I do agree with the undercurrent of Star Trek being basically culturally irrelevant at this point. After 2009's Star Trek, which I thought was refreshing, Into Darkness was basically just shitting the bed. It's been 16 years since the end of the last series that if not universally popular was not sharply polarizing or derided, and Star Trek has always been primarily a TV phenomenon despite middling success on film, in books, and in other media.
Into Darkness was bad for the exact same reason that Prometheus, World War Z (the movie), and the finale to Lost were all bad.