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So… Frakes just tweeted a trombone - doesn’t seem like it’s a stock photo, either - and Brent Spiner was the first to react to that. And it felt kinda nice considering the possibility for a second. I guess there may be gold in them there (TNG) hills, still. For me, anyway.

I might need to brace myself for serious disappointment while the rational part of my brain is in control pre-media blitz.

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Would be nice to see the USS Titan on screen.

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This would be the time to stop ‘fixing’ the universe and just embrace what’s already there. Captain Riker is the way to go in terms of fan service. Random tribbles and Gorn skeletons are not.

And he definitely should play Night Bird 😃

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Do you think Riker ever asked the Bynars if he could get a copy of the Minuet program? 😛

And random Tribbles are nothing new. 😉

I’ve been re-watching the movies lately, and my copy of The Undiscovered Country has vanished. I’m starting to question if I actually had a DVD copy at all. The Laserdisc will have to do if it doesn’t turn up.

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Which one do (or potentially did) you have? I made a point of buying the original DVD release because it was the same version as my widescreen VHS. Although it’s non-anamorphic, I wasn’t interested in the 2004 SE DVD because of the alterations and revised aspect ratio.

TUC DVD

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

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I think it was the double disc edition, as I was slowly buying them as they went on sale many years ago. The Laserdisc may have the mattes opened up slightly. It was one of the “test” THX mastered titles before the first official THX LD releases though.

Does the Blu-Ray retain the changes?

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The Blu-ray features the theatrical version, the analogue releases and the original DVD contain the extended cut and the 2004 SE double disc edition introduces further changes, including to the aspect ratio.

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

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Well, if the Blu-Ray isn’t slathered with DNR, maybe that’s the way to go?

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Very cool! That would have - and could be a very exciting spin-off. Imagine the potential for Trek cameos?

These are the kinds of ideas that I wish Rick Berman had pursued instead of Enterprise.

Speaking of which, this was a missed opportunity but as was pointed out in the comments section, it could be possible today with both Takei and Cho.

https://trekmovie.com/2010/06/11/george-takei-baffled-paramount-never-made-sulu-series/

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

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SilverWook said:

Do you think Riker ever asked the Bynars if he could get a copy of the Minuet program? 😛

It’s more than likely it was his priority number one.

And random Tribbles are nothing new. 😉

Though usually they’re not delegated to carry the entire piece on their own 😉

SilverWook said:

A cool website devoted to the Trek spinoff that never was, but may yet be?
http://supervisor194.com/

Are there any recent rumours? This would’ve had to be a 60s show, so that boat sailed a long time ago. And Robert Lansing put the final nail in the coffin in the 90s, so to speak.

Here’s a better site, though:

https://www.assignmentearth.ca/

It’s pretty amazing that not only there’s multiple sites dedicated to AE, but that someone’s still interested in making them now.

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No recent rumors I know of. It just seems a waste not to revisit the idea in some form. They could do it retro 60’s style and recast. Every time I see Trek IV, I think it would have been lovely to have had Robert Lansing in a cameo, quietly observing Kirk and Spock in the background somewhere, but not revealing himself.

I’m also a fan of Roddenberry’s Spectre which has sadly never even been on video.

Amazingl that it took five decades to figure out just who actually played Gary Seven’s shapeshifting feline companion in human form!
https://trekmovie.com/2019/03/12/star-trek-mystery-solved-isis-actress-from-assignment-earth-identified/

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I think it was mainly a case of someone with sufficient access putting some time into this particular investigation. But the time factor does make it pleasantly dramatic 😉

It’s crazy we still don’t know who played parts recurring as many as twelve times on the show. That said, I’m waiting for Larry to dig up some info on the Rigel ladies from Shore Leave next. Lieutenant Bobby can be third 😃

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Is it possible to be so oblivious of Trek these days that someone who had a bit part on the show doesn’t realize there’s money to be made signing photos at cons? Provided they’re still around of course…

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Could be that - to an extent - this smells like a really thankless job. If you’re Shatner and have alimonies to take care of, there’s money to be made, sure, but if you’re an uncredited (even if recurring) extra, you’re barely a curiosity. Might not be worth the hike if you’re not gung-ho on cashing in on your acting gig that never really worked out.

So… I could see someone making this decision while fully aware of what Star Trek is.

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I was thinking about the TOS episode This Side of Paradise for some reason, and was pondering what would have happened if Kirk hadn’t overcome the spores, and gotten Spock super pissed off at him. The Enterprise would still be in orbit for some time, long enough to be considered overdue and another ship dispatched to look for her. If that ship’s crew fell prey to the spores, and yet another ship follows up, eventually you have a lot of Starfleet crews crowding the colony and a lot of empty ships in orbit? 😛

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New art & teaser trailer for ‘Picard(along with some info)

https://intl.startrek.com/news/star-trek-picard-first-look-poster
 

‘Last week, it was also announced that Star Trek: Picard will make its San Diego Comic-Con debut during the “Enter the Star Trek’ Universe” panel on Saturday, July 20, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, PT in Hall H. The panel will feature Sir Patrick Stewart, with cast members Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin.’

‘Star Trek: Picard will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories outside of the U.S. and Canada.’
 

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Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?
And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?