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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

"When it comes to box office, the rebooted Star Trek franchise has still yet to hit the heights Paramount envisioned for the series. Director J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot was a hit, providing a solid foundation, and going forward Paramount was aiming towards Mission: Impossible or Fast and Furious-style success. That never materialized. While Star Trek Into Darkness improved upon the worldwide gross of the first movie by just under $100 USD million, scoring $467.3 USD million worldwide, the third film Star Trek Beyond fell below expectations, earning $343.4 USD million worldwideŚ$20 million less than Abrams' first movie.

This has put the future of the franchise somewhat in doubt, but Beyond was a solid effort by all with Simon Pegg coming in to rewrite the entire screenplay with Doug Jung after the film's initial director, Roberto Orci, left the project. Pegg and Jung took the franchise into a direction more in line with the original TV series, with Fast Five director Justin Lin providing the necessary action beats from a visual standpoint, and while the film itself was very different from Abrams' two movies, it was marketed like Fast & Furious in Space…"
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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

Into Darkness is my favourite so far, then Beyond and the reboot I did not care for at all.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

But I saw all 3 at the cinema, so it ain't my fault they didn't make enough money… evil grin

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

I'm sorry. I thought everyone knew. Star Trek has no future. It was cancelled in 1969. Anyone who doubts that has only to watch "Encounter at Farpoint," Star Trek V or either of the Abrams films. Star Trek has been dead a very long time.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

I like Star Trek V – I know that's unfashionable but I felt the whole "What does God need with a starship?" thing was very in the spirit of the original episodes.

And as long as I enjoy it that's really all that matters wink

Puddinhead Johnson26 Mar 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

It's over Jim.

SBminisguy26 Mar 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Well, if they wanted to do something totally out of the box Trek they could do a series focused on the Klingon Succession War after the defeat of the Dominion. Martok is unable to hold the shattered Empire together and it splinters into warring factions vying to dominate the others. GOT in Spaaaacceee!! But not using the new froggie goth Klingons…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Mar 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Bring back Shatner!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

The First Romulan War. But they won't do it. Sooner or later, it might lead people to prefer winning battles to being sensitive.

Garand26 Mar 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

The Trek Discovery show seems to be successful despite all the changes they did to the setting, so no doubt the future will take that direction. I personally did not care for any of the reboot movies, as I felt they had some serious flaws in each of them, besides moving away from the core values of Trek in favor of a more action movie franchise. So if the reboot movies become moribund, I'm not feeling the loss…


daler240D Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 4:53 p.m. PST

So many Trekkies have Stockholm Syndrome, they'll accept anything and get defensive no matter how bad it is if you point it out to them.

StarCruiser28 Mar 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

As a life-long (literally – started watching at ~2 years 9 months old) I DO NOT have Stockholm Syndrome…

ST: D is a nasty mess. JJ Drek has been very hit or miss. ST: Borager blew chunks (with a few exceptions – not enough for me to re-watch it).

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