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  1. I've always wondered why the Federation never used their transporter technology as a weapon...? Lock on and simply beam away important chunks of the enemy ship. You wouldn't even need to reconstitute the pieces at the other end. Just let the beam lose coherence...
  2. But some of those carriers are getting old and reaching the end of their useful life as a ship. CVN 80 Enterprise will replace the Eisenhower, which is the second of the Nimitz class and is now pushing 40 years old. That's a lot of time for flexing and corrosion in a hull, plus the buildup of radioactive residues. So this isn't "one more" as opposed to "replacing what you have".
  3. CVN-80 that is...
  4. Since it premiered on July 22, "Star Trek Beyond" has been a hit with both audiences and critics: According to the website Rotten Tomatoes, 83 percent of critics and 84 percent of noncritic viewers enjoyed the film. But that success isn't necessarily showing up in the film's bottom line: Forbes reported that the film's opening weekend earned less than each of the last two films of the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise. Luckily for Trekkies, a fourth film is in the works. It will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth, who played Capt. James T. Kirk's father, George, in the 2009 "Star Trek" film. It's a big coup, considering Hemsworth has become an A-lister since the Marvel movie "Thor" hit the big screen two years after his "Star Trek" debut. What else might a fourth movie hold? Here at, we put our pointy-eared Trekkie heads together to come up with our wish list. Let us know about your dream "Trek" film in the comments. [13 Things 'Star Trek' Gets Right (and Wrong) About Space Tech] KlingonsSo this really, really needs to be addressed. The Klingons were the mortal enemy of Starfleet in the original "Star Trek" series, and they made some awesome appearances when that series hit the silver screen in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Remember when Cmdr. Kruge (Christopher Lloyd) killed Kirk's son? Or the deception of the Klingon sisters Lursa and B'Etor? The Klingons were among the movies' most memorable characters. The Klingons were working in Starfleet by the time "The Next Generation" (TNG) rolled around, and we get it: It's hard to go back to a time when the Klingons weren't our friends. But with the alternate-universe sandbox this new "Star Trek" franchise plays in, we really want some answers about what the Klingons think of Starfleet. In the new "Star Trek," do they get along? The legacy of Star Trek is more than four decades old and still going strong. See the evolution of Star Trek in this infographic.Credit: Karl Tate, ContributorA powerful recurring villainThink about the appeal of Superman, Batman or even Bugs Bunny. Part of the fun with these characters is watching what happens when the same villain shows up again and again to foil the hero. What will Bugs Bunny do this time when Elmer Fudd goes "wabbit-hunting" for him? Or, in a more contemporary example, aren't you as excited as we are about the new Joker (played by Jared Leto) in DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" (which premieres this Friday)? A villain can help to build audience loyalty. And as Megamind pointed out in the eponymous 2010 film, it's hard for a hero to exist unless there is an evil being to fight against. Let's bring back a well-known "Star Trek" villain who can help move the movies forward. For example, bring on the terrifying Borg that, to this day, is used as an example of the challenges of assimilating races. Or if you want a more humorous take, bring back "Q," the mischievous TNG character who loved playing dress-up to make a point about the stupidity of human beings. New VulcanWithout getting too far into plot spoilers for "Beyond," let's just say it's frustrating when Spock (Zachary Quinto) talks about the plight of his endangered Vulcan race, making its way on a planet called New Vulcan. Recall that his planet was destroyed in the 2009 film. We haven't seen much of the Vulcans since, except for cameo appearances from the late Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock Prime, and a few sightings of Vulcans here and there. What the heck are the Vulcans doing? Are their hopes of keeping the Vulcan culture alive actually working? And tell us about New Vulcan: what system is it located in, and is the new planet a desert-like one as well? Was the planet terraformed to make it more habitable? We could make a whole movie about New Vulcan alone, but at the very least, Spock should visit it in a future movie. Make the Enterprise turn against the crewAs we pointed out in a recent article, a huge recurring element in "Star Trek" films is to destroy the Enterprise or almost destroy the Enterprise. The crew sees the Enterprise as a beacon of safety in an unpredictable universe, so we guess that blowing it up repeatedly is a fun way to introduce tension into the situation. But what about if the Enterprise suddenly turned evil? What if its systems went haywire, or if a computer virus somehow invaded it (similar to "Star Trek: First Contact") and the crewmembers didn't feel safe in their own home? The movie could even draw a parallel with modern-day computer hackers doing these attacks for political purposes, which was something that was less of a clear threat when "Star Trek" first went on the air. [Star Trek's George Takei Talks with (Video)] Mirror universes and time travelThese are absolute staples of the "Star Trek" world. Yes, yes, we know the J.J. Abrams-Justin Lin "Star Trek" movies already take place in an alternate universe to the original series, but we'd like to see more done with these ideas. For example, maybe the next movie could have Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) somehow cross back to the other universe where his dad is still alive, Vulcan isn't blown up and we aren't confused about which Spock is which. Or maybe parallel-universe crewmembers could run around the Enterprise and wreak havoc, like in the classic episode "Mirror, Mirror" from the original series. Time travel is also a theme explored over and over again in "Star Trek," whether the crew is rescuing whales or heading back to the Wild West. Could we have a movie, please, where we get to see the 1960s, when "Star Trek" debuted on television? Or maybe warp back to today and make a little fun of our habits, such as our crazy antics while playing "Pokémon Go"? Where would you send the Enterprise?
  5. Vimeo movie of the refitting of the USS Enterprise at the Smithsonian. (I dunno how to embed videos here...)
  6. Goodo... have it as well you gotta wonder why they even bother trying to block it/restrict access...?
  7. The video doesn't work for me... not on CBS, not on star not even on YouTube. It just says the "video is not available" I'm in Australia. I guess CBS/Paramount have forgotten that the Internet is not just for USians...
  9. has this been posted yet?
  10. Probably already posted somewhere here but I can't see it so posting in this thread anyway... Full size link --> Significant is that it confirms the USS Franklin as the "NX-..." design ship seen in the trailer. My criticisms of the cutouts is the sense of scale. The mess hall on the Franklin is huge, as is the Bridge and Transporter rooms leaving not much room for anything else in the ship. Each of those room s would be multiple decks high. Incidentally it does explain the presence of the motor bike in the trailer (see mess hall)
  11. The new trailer dissected. But be warned, there's a lot of animated gif segments there. Enough to make your eyes hurt
  12. Star Trek: Nemesis was on TV the other night in Perth Australia
  13. I wasn't targeting this forum in particular. It just seems that Trek fans of the internet only ever want to dump all over the new movies and yet they'd be the first to cry "Whyyyyyy!!!!..?" if Paramount ever said "That's it. No more movies!"
  14. It seems every time a new Abramsverse movie comes out, legions of ST fans resoundingly declare that it's a POS and that they shall *never* see the movie!!! (Because, "That'll show the studio execs if they don't get my $15.00 at the box office or later my $20.00 for the DVD/Bluray."..! - yet the movie makes a profit and does enough to warrant the next movie, so I guess someone must be going to see the films...) So ok, own up. Who has NEVER seen the nuTrek movies?? Put your money where your mouth is. And no "qualifying" the statement, such as "Well I never paid for it but I saw it at a friends house one night where they just happened to have it on in the background on the TV. while we played Texas Hold'em strip-poker.." This is a simple YES or NO response. Of course if you say No, then as far as I'm concerned you then forfeit all right to comment or criticise the nuTrek movies in any and every way...
  15. From here --> I have heard some intriguing rumors about the new Star Trek TV show that will be coming to CBS All Access next year under the stewardship of Bryan Fuller: it won't be set in the JJ Abrams reboot universe. The new show will be set in the original, classic continuity. But when? Will it be a prequel, like Enterprise? Or will it be the next generation for The Next Generation? Neither, I've heard. The show will be set some time after the events of Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, so between the original series and The Next Generation. I love this. For my money the original series movie uniforms are just the best uniforms, and I would love a TV series with that look. I think there's a rich vein of stories to be mined between the years of the swashbuckling OG crew and the more reserved TNG crew. The only bummer is that we won't be able to have cameos from some of the original crew, as most of them are dead (and Captain Kirk will have already disappeared into the Nexus by the time this show is set, no matter when it's set - he fell into the Nexus the same year as the events of The Undiscovered Country!). I've also heard the show, which will be heavily serialized, will not be set on an Enterprise, although that feels like a no-brainer. One last rumble I heard, which I could not get second sourced at this time, so consider this a wild rumor: while the Khitomer Conference will have paved the way for Klingons and humans to find peace, Fuller has a plan as to how he can still feature villainous Klingons, something we haven't seen in decades! This show is shaping up to be awesome, and I'll happily plunk down a subscription fee for it. UPDATE! A trusted source has chimed in and told me that it looks like the show will be a seasonal anthology, which means the first season will be set post-Undiscovered Country. After that the entire Star Trek universe is potentially open. So those of you hoping for a post-Dominion War show... don't give up hope. That could come some day.