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John Mietus
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Posted: 03 November 2009 at 10:31am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The families idea was one born out of a comment David Gerrold made in his book The World of Star Trek about how if they were really going on long space journeys into the unknown with no idea when they'd encounter humans again, they would take their families with them. And since Gerrold was responsible for the TNG Writer's Guide, it's not surprising that this idea was incorporated into TNG.

And if the Enterprise-D actually had, oh, I don't know, gone on a long mission of exploration into the unknown charted reaches of space like the first episode suggested instead of zipping around every corner of the Federation, it might've worked as a concept.
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The D suffered from the same mishandling as the original -- hardly ever going "where no man has gone before".  Hell, even the episode of TOS that used that line as its title had the crew going where others had already gone, physically and metaphorically!

I was chatting about just this with a friend the other day, and observed that the episode title that perhaps sums up what was the real motif of TOS (and the spin-offs, except VOYAGER) was "Return of the Archons"!
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Posted: 03 November 2009 at 11:43am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Basically, "Let's investigate what went wrong where someone else has gone before!".
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Basically, "Let's investigate what went wrong where someone else has gone before!".


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Yeah.  Kirk and Co. were so often the Johnny Come Latelies!
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Matthew Hansel
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Posted: 06 November 2009 at 3:05pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Am really looking forward to this!

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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 2:10am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It's quite good.

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It's F'ing GREAT!  I've mentioned this mini-series before and I will again, Star Trek: Untold Voyages is one of the best star trek comics I've ever read.  The writing is fantastic and the artwork was pretty good! 

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Glenn Greenberg
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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 10:16am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow. Thanks, Sam.

This >almost< makes me forgive you for all the hatred you've aimed at STAR TREK III.



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Sam Karns
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LOL.  You must have forgotten I have had numerous conversations about your work, and I was very happy to learn you were the creator of that series and a member of this forum.  When Star Trek tv was hot and Berman and Piller were accepting teleplays for their numerous of series productions I hoped you would end up being a part of the writing staff.  Seriously, I love your series very much, and thank you for writing it and I hope you venture again with Star Trek.  Maybe possibly a project with Mr. Byrne.  A collaboration of the ages with my two favorite Star Trek writers.



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Hm… I can see this quickly turning into a discussion of Glenn's STAR TREK
work. May I respectfully suggest you take it to its own thread rather than
drifting this one?
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Glenn Greenberg
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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I'm out of here, so no worries for you, John.
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Will this series be Star Trek's version of Dr. Marcus Welby MD, Mr. Byrne?  I remember you complimenting an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where Dr. Bashir attempted to cure a medical condition on a Gamma Quadrant world and failing. 
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John Byrne
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Will this series be Star Trek's version of Dr. Marcus Welby MD, Mr. Byrne?

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I am deliberately -- tho subtly -- invoking a TV show with this series, but
not WELBY.

(Sidebar: The inspiration for this series was an idea I had for a show
starring Jimmy Stewart, circa 1967. It was called DOC, and was about a
doctor traveling around the American frontier after the Civil War. Trained
in Europe, he would be bringing to an astonished populace "newfangled"
medical techniques they'd never heard of.)

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