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Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



BoldFrankensteinMir posted:

My dream trek takes place at Star Fleet Engineering and stars a class of wacky upstarts who dunk on the old ship designs all day, while Dean LaForge tries to keep order despite a campus-wide prank war!

A bit like Better Off Ted, but set in the 24th Century and run by fully-automated luxury space communists rather than overly bubbly high-tech corporate suits?

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mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



I want a full-on Trek love triangle romance starring some Science department dorks. The Trek stuff is 100% a backdrop and it's a dead-serious romance between a geologist, a botanist, and a biologist cataloging samples on a beautiful, idyllic alien world. There's no hint of any danger or adventure, it's just three colleagues (maybe one of them is the immediate superior or field leader) working out their feelings.

Only there's two things to differentiate it:

1. poo poo that would normally be a huge issue in other rom-coms like miscommunications or finances get cleared up right away thanks to Magic Technology and Space Socialism. Really sell the romance of living in a world where love and the joy of your work are at the forefront of life.
2. Using normal Trek conventions we get to see the romance eventually spiral out into really dark places. Replicated pheromones, holodeck creeping, illicit use of transporters to pop in unexpectedly, falsified records... the kind of stuff you'd expect young, hot, crazy people lusting after each other to do if they had access to those tools. By the end absolutely everyone has revealed themselves to be monsters trying to overengineer paradise to their own selfish ends.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

red bird

Pick posted:

a'ight, a'ight, careful, we're getting good dreamtreks in there, I am 100% on board with ragging on the new ships, but this is a thread for dreams and joyful thoughts

Understandable. I was just explaining the reality of the situation. One of these days I'm gonna do a big effort post on my personal Trek Arrowverse idea.

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



nine-gear crow posted:

Understandable. I was just explaining the reality of the situation. One of these days I'm gonna do a big effort post on my personal Trek Arrowverse idea.

If it involves Cisco Ramon kicking rear end, then I'm already sold.

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



Pick posted:

a'ight, a'ight, careful, we're getting good dreamtreks in there, I am 100% on board with ragging on the new ships, but this is a thread for dreams and joyful thoughts

I want to hop in my old ship and blow up all the new ships

Dreamtrek


Am I a boomer?

Ghostlight
Sep 25, 2009

どこでもヒトラー
got ya now, kyanka-chan!


Bogus Adventure posted:

If it involves Cisco Ramon kicking rear end, then I'm already sold.
*Sisko Ramon

Polaron
Oct 13, 2010

The Oncoming Storm


I want to see a Starfleet Academy show set post-DS9. With modern SFX they could get real weird with the aliens (maybe we'd finally get to see that guy with the transparent skull Jadzia dated!) and the nature of the show would allow cameos from every era of Star Trek. Have a hologram of Michael Burnham show up to provide a primer on the Terran Empire/Mirror Universe! Have a hologram of Archer finally give that Founding of the Federation speech!

Throughout it all, you'd have these characters you're following being shown to internalize and understand why Starfleet and the Federation are important and what being a better version of ourselves really means.

On the other end of the spectrum, a show set during the Earth-Romulan War would have the possibility of being really awesome.

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Ghostlight posted:

*Sisko Ramon

noice

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



Polaron posted:

On the other end of the spectrum, a show set during the Earth-Romulan War would have the possibility of being really awesome.
Can you elaborate on this? I want to believe for positivity's sake but isn't it a bit hard to generate a series when you canonically can't show the antagonists' faces, but any audience member willing to do a little legwork knows exactly who they are and what they're about?

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

mind the walrus posted:

Can you elaborate on this? I want to believe for positivity's sake but isn't it a bit hard to generate a series when you canonically can't show the antagonists' faces, but any audience member willing to do a little legwork knows exactly who they are and what they're about?

I know people really like balance of terror, but yeah I think that you would ultimately have to show them. But I think you could still make it work

Polaron
Oct 13, 2010

The Oncoming Storm


mind the walrus posted:

Can you elaborate on this? I want to believe for positivity's sake but isn't it a bit hard to generate a series when you canonically can't show the antagonists' faces, but any audience member willing to do a little legwork knows exactly who they are and what they're about?

I mean, just because I worked in TV doesn't make me a writer

I imagine you could show the Romulans to the audience, and I'm pretty sure some of the Vulcans, at least, knew drat well who the Romulans were. I suppose it would have to be part of a larger "Formation of the Federation" show (you know, what Enterprise should've been).

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Give me a show about Vulcans somehow dealing with post-apoc earth and helping out.

BoldFrankensteinMir
Jul 28, 2006

Darn! Darn! Darn!


Another thing I always wanted to see- the Eugenics war of 1997. Be bold about it, actually set it in 1997, just do like a Fallout thing where you directly tell the audience the timeline has shot off from reality, probably in 1986 when the time-traveling enterprise crew just flat-out handed future tech to human engineers. Maybe transparent aluminum was the missing piece to making Khan. Scotty wanted to save some whales but inadvertently caused SuperCrispr or whatever, we see society crumbling in what is supposed to be World War III, which finally ends in the terse trial that settles on the Botany Bay answer instead of just executing all the augments, and there are people saying "well what if they come back? What if somebody finds them???". And all that's left of pre-warp human culture is dispersed forest bands like Zefram Cochrane and his rocketeers.

Too bad that second NuTrek movie ruined all of that, oh well!

hard counter
Jan 2, 2015



in my latest trek dream federation tech has progressed enough that work consoles don't become claymore mines and catastrophically explode whenever the ship takes damage and maybe the crew isn't threatened with total warp core breaches quite so often

just some quality of life advancements to show the setting is progressing

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

BoldFrankensteinMir posted:

Another thing I always wanted to see- the Eugenics war of 1997. Be bold about it, actually set it in 1997, just do like a Fallout thing where you directly tell the audience the timeline has shot off from reality, probably in 1986 when the time-traveling enterprise crew just flat-out handed future tech to human engineers. Maybe transparent aluminum was the missing piece to making Khan. Scotty wanted to save some whales but inadvertently caused SuperCrispr or whatever, we see society crumbling in what is supposed to be World War III, which finally ends in the terse trial that settles on the Botany Bay answer instead of just executing all the augments, and there are people saying "well what if they come back? What if somebody finds them???". And all that's left of pre-warp human culture is dispersed forest bands like Zefram Cochrane and his rocketeers.

Too bad that second NuTrek movie ruined all of that, oh well!

I agree but I'd have it be from some other event because ST:Voyage Home deserves to be whimsical and beloved for its purity and whimsicality.

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



also we should save the whales

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Statutory Ape posted:

also we should save the whales

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Statutory Ape posted:

also we should save the whales

Ghostlight
Sep 25, 2009

どこでもヒトラー
got ya now, kyanka-chan!


synthetic whales

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Do Probes Dream of Synthetic Whales?

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





I don't really care what happens I just want a series where the EMH is the captain

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





also his science officer should be a gorn, rehabilitate them fuckers

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Peanut President posted:

also his science officer should be a gorn, rehabilitate them fuckers

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REHABILITATE THEM PEANUT PRESIDENT, THEY HAVE PEACEFUL RELATIONS WITH THE FEDERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



HE HAS A SPRITZER, PEANUT PRESIDENT

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Pick posted:

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REHABILITATE THEM PEANUT PRESIDENT, THEY HAVE PEACEFUL RELATIONS WITH THE FEDERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



HE HAS A SPRITZER, PEANUT PRESIDENT

look I just want a Gorn to just be hanging out. It's one of the reasons I don't like all these new star trek shows that insist on new aliens, just use the gorn or andorians or whatever

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Peanut President posted:

look I just want a Gorn to just be hanging out. It's one of the reasons I don't like all these new star trek shows that insist on new aliens, just use the gorn or andorians or whatever

yes. many gorn.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Lt. Graargh status?
Guurrgh Raaaawwwgggh Hisssssss glglglglglgl~
I'll keep that in mind...

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Just need a bridge full of Gorn, Saurians, Tosk, Selay, and Rigellians (no, not Rigelians).

BoldFrankensteinMir
Jul 28, 2006

Darn! Darn! Darn!


I thought because Kirk defeated the Gorn there were no Gorn, it was a genocide-hanging-in-the-balance fist fight humans barely won with a gun made out of dirt.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

They were squabbling over a single colony and Kirk let the Gorn go.

BoldFrankensteinMir
Jul 28, 2006

Darn! Darn! Darn!


Pick posted:

They were squabbling over a single colony and Kirk let the Gorn go.

Oh okay. Maybe I'm thinking of the stakes when Abe Lincoln was there? There were a number of magic clouds who set up outlandish odds for Kirk to haymaker his way through.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



This may read as negative or even spiteful, but in my Dream Trek I want it outed that Section 31 is mostly a bunch of desk jockeys and boys with toys who couldn't handle face to face relations and only pretend to run the Federation because it makes them feel big.

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



also in my dream trek the enterprise has one of those trick licenseplates so when they roll into the neutral zone they can switch things up and be like -------- NCC 8=-D and then the romulans wiull never suspect theyre up against the flagship of the federation

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Statutory Ape posted:

also in my dream trek the enterprise has one of those trick licenseplates so when they roll into the neutral zone they can switch things up and be like -------- NCC 8=-D and then the romulans wiull never suspect theyre up against the flagship of the federation

No this is NCC 170....2

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Due to being a smaller ship and having numerous encounters with the Maquis, they are ordered for a debriefing and sent to a remote station. Upon arriving the crew begins to suspect the station crew they are being debriefed by may themselves be Maquis sympathizers or cover agents. As the situation becomes more critical and worrying the crew attempt to devise ways to covertly reach the federation to warn them. After their early attempts are thwarted, and the station becomes more explicit in trying to convert them to the Maquis cause, the crew realize they must risk a direct action and that likely their conversations are being monitored so they cannot even discuss further with each other, having to merely trust each member of the crew is loyal and will do their part.

Ultimately, their final attempt at overthrowing the station is defeated and, to the crews meloncholy joy, one by one all five are dragged into a single chamber to spend their last moments together before being executed by the stations staff. The crew sings the anthem of the federation as the airlock opens jettisoning them to their deaths.

The crew then awaken in the holodeck, informed by their debriefing crew they have passed, and were a little more on-key with their singing this time.

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



"Unidentified Federation Vessel, please identify yourself."

"Transmitting identification right now."

"Federation Vessel NCC-8008135, you are clear to proceed."

BoldFrankensteinMir
Jul 28, 2006

Darn! Darn! Darn!


My DREAMTREK would be a TV Land original and we would have an astonishingly dense physical newsletter we mail out to the 200 people who came to the con.

WilWheaton
Oct 11, 2006

Oh my god it's Hitler's dog!

I want a series based on alternate-universe where harry kim didn't get assigned to voyager and instead just pitches lame shuttlecraft designs with his business partner

its kinda a silicon valley like show where they keep bouncing off the politics of star fleet engineering and its hosed up engineer personalities and corrupt admirals , things keep getting worse and worse for harry as competing designs win out for political reasons ( wait, they're going for the design that splits into THREE ships? How dumb are they? )

Barudak
May 7, 2007



The crew must race against time to rescue an artist trapped inside a holosuite who uses it to create their art. They are considered an absolute master by the Ferengi and the federation use the artists art as a cultural exchange bit of soft power. The A plot is attempting to free them and the B plot revolves around investigating the sabotage. At the shows end, out of time, the crew resorts to the final emergency option which will likely leave the artist with junk information from the simulation permanently in their mind, dulling their creative output. Simultaneously, they learn the saboteur was a fellow human artist who felt they could be next chosen if the other artist was out of the way.

During the closing debrief, it is revealed that the artists experience left them unable to make art that appealed to the Ferengi, but the subtlety they can now achieve in their work is so moving it is the first human artwork to cause Romulans to weep at its beauty meaning the artist still has a long career ahead of them for cultural exchange.

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



My dream Trek has a ship exploring strange new worlds and lost civilizations. It's crewmembers are friends who are able to argue and joke with each other. They visit defunct civilizations that were brought down by things like unrepentant bigotry, blind faith in false gods, the pursuit of unsustainable pleasure over the survival of the planet. They meet bizarre, inscrutable aliens whose encounters challenge their ideals. At the end of the episode, the crewmembers get to talk about how these encounters affected them. Perhaps they faltered from their ideals. Perhaps they looked into the abss and blinked. However, the camaraderie they have with each other pulls them back from the brink, and helps them heal and become better than they were before.

I want a Trek where my characters are heroes who beat challenges by being good people, not antiheroes who defeat the villain of the week by becoming worse.

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Tulip
Jun 3, 2008

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.

A Ferengi learns that latinum is replicable, it was all a lie to avoid disrupting Ferengi culture too much.

Bogus Adventure posted:

My dream Trek has a ship exploring strange new worlds and lost civilizations. It's crewmembers are friends who are able to argue and joke with each other. They visit defunct civilizations that were brought down by things like unrepentant bigotry, blind faith in false gods, the pursuit of unsustainable pleasure over the survival of the planet. They meet bizarre, inscrutable aliens whose encounters challenge their ideals. At the end of the episode, the crewmembers get to talk about how these encounters affected them. Perhaps they faltered from their ideals. Perhaps they looked into the abss and blinked. However, the camaraderie they have with each other pulls them back from the brink, and helps them heal and become better than they were before.

I want a Trek where my characters are heroes who beat challenges by being good people, not antiheroes who defeat the villain of the week by becoming worse.

Hell yes.

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