Hey people. I have been a long time around as a guest at bcfiles.com and I have seen many impressive works. You are all great, better than the original folks who created BC (which is without your new ships and mods a boring game :o). You made BC great. Thank you.
As for now, I want to start something new, too. Go and take a look at my site: www.startrek-xi.de.vu
I hope there are many people who think like me.
Thanx guys and keep up the good work.
hmm...and the people that can't read Word (*.doc) Documents? Can you please put up an alternate .txt oder .rtf Version?
Here we go:
STAR TREK: XI
Just some rules:
- First of all I do not want the Enterprise E to be destroyed (I am getting tiered of destroying ships and introducing new ones). The E is Picard’s home, so forget it to blow her up, no one from the remaining cast will be killed. We do not want to finish of TNG as has been Classic. TNG goes on, as life does. - Data is dead. I want to do a believable sequel, the people accept as a sequel to Nemesis. A bad sequel would just undo everything that happened to Data, our TREK XI will not. Life goes on. Data is dead. B-4 is somewhere else. Of course we miss him (scenes with Picard, Worf and Geordi remembering Data would be cool), but there is place for new characters. - Forget any epic or fantastic story arc that does not fit into the TNG universe. I.E.: Species 8472 invading federation space or some kind of Borg overrun. It has to be realistic in Trek terms. No abstraction. People must imagine they watch it in a theater, going out and saying: “It was Star Trek TNG”. - I hate action stories without any deeper sense. Thanks God Trek had always sense and meaning to me. So we should have a theme that goes through the whole movie. In Generations it was the question of mortality, First Contact dealt with feelings like hate and anger, Insurrection criticized the dominance of majorities over minorities, and Nemesis was about decisions and ways of our live. Our picture needs something ethical, too. - We should reunion all remaining TNG characters: Picard, Riker, La Forge, Troi, Worf and Crusher. Also I want to have Guinan, Barkley and Lefler joining our cast (perhaps in some smaller scenes like it was in the wedding scene in Nemesis). I like smaller crossovers between the series. I.E. one character from DS9 or VOY having a guest appearance in our film in one or two scenes (I loved the scene where Janeways orders Picard in Nemesis, and the scene with the EMH in First Contact), but remember, it is a TNG movie, so no complete crew crossovers, also we need plausible explanation for these scenes in our script. - The most important thing, I think: It should feel cinematique (a new word is needed to express it). Everyone is able to write stories about the characters. Our story must be something special. The characters should evolve, it should give us a real cinema feeling reading, or watching it.
- Well of course everyone has its own ideas. Sure you agree if we involve all our characters in the story arc. We should introduce at least three new main characters to the Enterprise. I.E. we know Martin Madden already, a new doctor and a new operations officer. - We need the Titan designed for the production. The Titan should be something new, but nevertheless looking familiar. In the Pocket book it was mentioned that the Titan has a dual warp core. I like the idea. On www.bcfiles.com there are many cool looking ships, but I want something new. The Titan should be bigger than the Enterprise E, being the newest ship in Starfleet. Mr. and Mrs. Riker will not have as big parts in the story arc as the other crew members, but their appearance should be some kind of like it was Captain Sulu’s in Star Trek 6.
Sorry some mistakes, but I am from Germany and practiced English just at school.:)
I've written plenty of backwater novels, and I would love to be involved with your new endeavor. BUT I don't have an e-mail account!!!:( Just tell me where I could get one and I could catch up with you on this!! PLEASE! I really want to be part of this project!:)
As for a plot, I'm not gonna go in depth with details over this unsecured channel, but we could take a lesson from DS9. The whole DS9 series pretty much revolved around the 10 Orbs that the Bajorans owned. This led to a huge series on drama, religion (which is a major thing these days!), love and romance, war, and the supernatural.:talker: So perhaps the crew of the Enterprise, should be involved in a dangerous, and spiritual warfare. Who knows, we could perhaps through in a couple battles between the Enterprise and violent religious fanatics!:agreed: Anyway, please get in touch with me! Post here on this thread for a way I can e-mail you or get a free e-mail account!!
Well, although the idea of the Borg is always intriguing (as well as true TNG), it has been done and simply bringing Locutus back isn't a viable option (as the Armada I game has taken care of this possibility).
Section 31, though powerful and mysterious, has only been mentioned in DS9 so they are out as a possible enemy. The Romulans with the Sela connection are not feasible b/c we just had a Romulan/Reman movie. The Klingon insurgents are still an option but I don't know how to make them figure into the story as all of the House of Duras is dead (Toral, Lursa, and B'etor). The Ferengi were never much of a threat anyway and with Rom as Grand Nagus, they won't be (they'll be valuable trading partners though).
There is one big possibility left to be explored and it would certainly make the movie less action-driven and more plot-line driven. I refer, of course, to the Q Continuum. Q's constant trials on humanity never really ended and after the Dominion Wars, maybe the Q have decided that humans really are too violent for their own good (b/c they make war with every hostile species, much like the Americans did in the late 19th/early 20th centuries). Naturally, the Q we have grown to love and hate would be against any direct attacks on humanity and would be willing to give humanity one last chance to prove they are not mindless killing machines.
We could bring back Amanda Rogers (the somewhat human Q from season 6 of TNG) as an example of how humanity failed to corrupt her despite being "forced" to live among them for 19 years. Q Jr. could be an example of how humanity actually changed the Q for the better (remember what a little snot he was before Janeway and Icheb got through to him? Being a ST:VOY character would mean a cameo role though).
Naturally, we'd need a Q villain but not one in the traditional sense. This Q would be against the salvation of humanity and would sabotage Q1's efforts (Q1 = DeLancie's Q) yet not be a vindictive SOB/DOB out to destrou humanity in all timelines. This villain would be more Himmler than Hitler (calculating rather than ranting) and have at least one redeeming quality (i.e. won't kill everyone for the hell of it, like Shinzon seemed wont to do).
How the plot develops, naturally, would be up to the author and I am merely making a suggestion, not a request nor a demand. Feel free to discard this option should you wish to do so but remember: the Q did get their start in TNG and VOY added little to their development so they would be ideal for a movie.
:assimilate: Resistance is futile :assimilate:
An evil Q would be cool, though he could always have the option of killing everyone instantly if his planned failed, and he was on the verge of defeat... Don't count out Section 31, despite being exclusive to DS9, they can get involve at anytime in anyway they chose too(whether to let people know of their presense as with Sisco, or not).
What I had more in my mind was a type of return of the Pah-wraiths. Also including the introduction of say...a third-party set of spirit creatures, that are intrested in misleading the entire Alpha Quadrant into some form of strange activity that would ultimately lead to everyone's death. Thus wiping out the Alpha Quadrants. This third-party species learns of the existance of the Pah-wraiths, and therefore gain more strength from them in an attempt to destroy the Prophets.
2 of the Prophets survive (including Sisco, the Emissary) and decide to assist the Federation somehow, in not only helping them form a resistance to the deadly ritual, but how to engage and destroy these creatures. How the Enterprise gets involved, and the motive of the third-party spirit creatures is still speculation...
I haven't came up with that part yet... But I just came up with all this just now. I'd say this is an idea, even though it doesn't scratch the surface of what I wanted to share. I have ideas in my mind that would make Babylon 5's plot look like fresh horse sh*t. (No disrespect intended.) Come on guys... Can someone tell me how to get an e-mail address?:lookaround:
Oh yeah...I forgot to add... The idea of the Borg has been used. But the potential storyline that can be done with them has barely been exploited. With the current time period in Star Trek, at least two more things can be revealed regarding them...
Like what...? 1. Borg Origin 2. Borg Queen Origin
Those two things can be included into another movie, and although the Borg won't be the main enemy, the plot can revolve around those topics.
But I still think a type of Spiritually-oriented (Q included) story would be great.:)
The ethic moral that would be emphasized is...having some form of faith but being careful with what you get involved in.:agreed: I think it'd be great!:)
perhaps not the Queen, as she was mearly an essential plot device in First Contact. :lookaround:
How would the film have been paced without her? Awfully. There could have been no end, unless they blew the ship up... which means no sequals...
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I thought abaout the Q, too. Q started TNG, it would be great to bring him back in a good story. But the point ir the good story. Since All Good Things, the Q have become a 'normal' species. The threat was not there anymore.
I really like the Borg, but again, the topic is finished, off. They were great in First Contact, but they sucked in VOY (being too human in there).
The klingons and romulans have been overused.
I like the section 31 concept, because it shows us that the federation is not as pure good as we thought. But the theme is far too complexe to put it in a two hour event. You would need a whole series for it.
So we kind of need a good story for the Q or perhaps a new species introduced to the Trek universe.
Actually nothing has been decided yet. Everyone is welcome to join the project. You have some cool ideas post them in here!