You're right: I need to give that program a chance. Those remarks of mine were just my initial
impressions. No doubt the producers are raking in all manner of feedback from those mysterious "focus groups" they're always going on about. So, yeah, it'll probably take most of the first season for them to fine tune the production. These days, though, programs don't get any slack at the front-office level: If ratings are down just once, out the window goes the program!
If it was me, I'd create a program called Star Trek: Whimsy
. The actors, characters and script writers would change every week. A panel of political-correctness experts would censor each and every episode. The theme would change according to the latest news from Washington, District of Columbia. And nobody in a managerial position would be more than 25 years of age. Oh, wait! That's how it's done now
! Never mind.
, I like it that you're a Trekky! I'm not much of one myself, but I do
like that genre on television. I really liked Lieutenant Saavik! Oh, well: She's dead now, right? Wrong time frame too, I guess, for this new series.
Maybe they could have an episode akin to the Old Timers' Game in baseball: Have all the past (living) cast members show up on some strange planet apart from our own and figure out how to survive and eventually get rescued â€” or something. My money's on Mr. Scott. Data and the Doctor need too much fixing if something magnetic goes wrong; and the same holds for that visor LaForge has to wear. Odo's "sleeping" mode allows for easy accidents. Captain Kirk and Major Kira, who both like to lead with the chin, would end up having everybody mad at them. Actually, I'd love to see Jadzeea (sp?) and Troi team up: Lots of smarts there. And the list goes on. . . . But I think Scotty would muddle through, bottle in one hand and Vise Grip in the other. What do you think?