Thursday, February 25, 2021

STAR TREK 4 DEAD OR ALIVE IN SPACE

Hi Trekkers, seems like covid has hammered home a good volley of photon torpedoes towards Starfleets legendary USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Will the shields hold or weaken? How much longer can you hold out for? I hope you're keeping well my friends. So the big Question on all our minds -  "Is Star Trek 4 dead in space?


EMMA WATTS
PRESIDENT PARAMOUNT 


Negotiations with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth ended in Aug 2018 along with boldly returning to the kelvin timeline. Will our beloved USS Enterprise ever be re-appearing on the big screen again anytime soon? Is this game over? My understanding is J.J. Abrams is still Star Trek's movie aegis, so I'm sure he realizes millions of loyal trekkies around the world are still watching their every move....!!!!!!

Fans were counting on the "Kelvin Star Trek Creator" to beam trek into our lives again. So much hope. We've had so many quitter movie "directors" slinging their hooks on us trekkers and calling it a day. Meanwhile lets not forget Disney basking in the glory with BoxOffice hits after heisting Treks only Star Trek's Kelvin expert in the universe. Some might even say BadRobot & Co helped produce Star Wars with geekside wizardry utilizing the darkside into a smash hit epic for fans. I guess the practise runs on Star Trek helped eh?. Touché DISNEY -  Some might speculate Whats next? remember Gulf and Western? look what happened to them. 

QUENTIN TARANTINO AND WIFE DANIELLA


 Since Aug 2018 Quentin Tarantino has decided not to direct his Star Trek film which I guess means he didn't get the "R rated" green light from Paramount Pictures. Noah Hawley was hired in November 2019 to write and direct a new version of the franchise which has been canned also. It seems theres a new head honcho at Paramount calling the shots and her name is Emma Watts. Deadline got scoop. 


PARAMOUNT PICTURES


DEADLINE: And is Star Trek possibly still in the cards for you at the new Emma Watts-run Paramount or is that too on hold?


HAWLEY: It doesn’t appear to be in my immediate future. I think when Emma came in, she took a look at the franchise and wanted to go in a different direction with it. But you know, life is long, we were very close to production but in this business that doesn’t mean much. You got to get out of the gate to be in the race if you know what I mean.


Should we light a campsite fire and sing row, row, row your ship gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Trek is just a dream. 

What would Spock say?


Who is Star Trek's Kelvin Creator in your opinion?

1. Gene Roddenberry

2. J.J. Abrams

3. Emma Watts


Live Long and Prosper Trekkers 

12 comments:

  1. I hope it does survive - for you and for the many, many other Trekkers across the world (and possibly across many worlds).

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    1. Thanks EC we’re keeping our Trekkie fingers crossed Q won’t let us down 😀

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  2. It's had lulls in the past. We'll see a new movie soon. I think Tarantino would've been wrong for the series anyway. Like his movies but quirky and R-rated don't work for Star Trek.

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    1. It definitely had Glorious victorious wins Alex with Captain Kirk battling doomsday antagonists on the bridge but for him to end under a bridge was an embarrassment. This has scarred the Star Trek movie franchise by making our heroes into a terrible joke.

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  3. The biggest problem even with the big box office success of the first two Kelvin films is that it still feels as if Star Trek still appeals mostly to Star Trek fans. If I were looking for a new direction, probably the best bet would be to create new characters.

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    1. Yeah yeah it needs quick witted fun challenging characters Tony who are clever enough to be deeply understood. Star Trek needs the cobwebs blown away.

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  4. Considering all the TV adaptations at the moment, perhaps it's a good moment for the movies to step back. Considering the age of the franchise, we know it has staying power. It'll be back in one form or another. And I believe that it will be worth the wait.

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    1. Emma Watts is in charge now Liz and she’s calling the shots. I’m sitting and munching my popcorn until the big movie starts

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  5. Given the number of television series in the works for CBS All Access/Paramount+ streaming service, Star Trek is alive and well.

    My only concern is that the writing from the third season of Discovery was rather weak. I can only hope it will improve in the fourth season.

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    1. I hope so too BB cos We are gonna be waiting a long time for a movie to materialize if no-one is boldly Trekking out with Star Trek - What we need is a real live Deus ex machina!!!

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  6. I feel like a traitor for saying this, but I'm not exactly pacing the floor, waiting for word of a movie. I was never a fan of JJ Abrams Trek, as much as I enjoyed all its technical wizardry. I'm only a couple episodes in to season 2 of Discovery (I have to wait until they're released on DVD) but I'm liking that more, and I loved the first season of Picard. I wish they'd stop trying to replicate Captain Kirk and Mister Spock, we obviously don't have the technology--yet!

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  7. So what your saying ApacheDug if Paramount didnt care about the fans, money or shareholders I guess we wouldn’t need JJ Abrams but the fact is he’s always been treks best hope of late, his success with Star Wars really rocked the universe but Trek like Tony says needs more like able characters.

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