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(io9)   10 things fans should expect from a new Star Trek TV series. Missing from list: skimpily dressed alien chicks or GTFO   (io9.com) divider line 205
    More: Obvious, Star Trek, GTFO, television shows, John Scalzi, Wrath of Khan, Larry Niven, Prime Directive, ethical dilemma  
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2012-07-30 07:24:12 PM  
Ok, so I'm thinking the only way something kinda like a Star Trek style economy/society is going to work would be thusly:
1. long life spans.....so you don't have to play in the rat-race to attain your goals and desires.
2. a decade long equivalent of Amish rumspringa, where the kids of the Star Trek universe can sow their wild oats.
 
2012-07-30 08:18:07 PM  

way south: Star Trek was always occasionally written by actual Sci-Fi writers.


They brought in a few high-profile SF writers from time to time, but most of the shows were ground out by the usual stable of screenwriters, who were not SF authors in their own right. Roddenberry consulted a few others, like Asimov, on general conceptual things for the show.

By all accounts, it rarely worked out well. Prima donna SF pulp authors have a tendency to write unfilmable scripts, and then get pissy when the production crew adapts them into something that makes the slightest damn bit of sense on the screen. (Harlan Ellison and "City on the Edge of Forever" is the go-to example here.)
 
2012-07-30 08:27:07 PM  

Kit Fister: /barrel flipping back and forth? WHAT THE fark...


Well it's important to let the enemy know whether your phaser is set to stun or kill. Sort of like how the rifles in Aliens advertise your ammo count.
 
2012-07-30 08:40:12 PM  

semiotix: way south: Star Trek was always occasionally written by actual Sci-Fi writers.

They brought in a few high-profile SF writers from time to time, but most of the shows were ground out by the usual stable of screenwriters, who were not SF authors in their own right. Roddenberry consulted a few others, like Asimov, on general conceptual things for the show.

By all accounts, it rarely worked out well. Prima donna SF pulp authors have a tendency to write unfilmable scripts, and then get pissy when the production crew adapts them into something that makes the slightest damn bit of sense on the screen. (Harlan Ellison and "City on the Edge of Forever" is the go-to example here.)


My favorite butchering of a Vonnegut quote goes approximately:

'Trout, being a science fiction writer, had no use for the actual science'.

It's a springboard for magical whatever they want to write about, not a technical manual. The less it has to do with actual science, probably the better.
 
2012-07-30 11:50:00 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound:
I sure as hell wouldn't be in IT. The money's the only good part of the job.


That's because we don't have a holodeck to do IT design and implementation in.
Barclay was an amateur.
 
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