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Join Date: Jul 2014
Re: The Orville
If I was going to do a Star Trek show Frakes and Brent Spiner would be my go-to guys. They love Star Trek and have a lot of insight, Dorn and Burton would also be great choices for people to do some work too.
I have nothing against dark and gritty, I won't say these have nothing to do with Star Trek as Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country were both fairly dark and gritty at times in tone.
The Klingons in UC actually felt brutal and warrior like. Khan was sadistic.
That being said, even dark and gritty it still felt like Star Trek because those stories were dark. It doesn't need to be the set tone all the time.
I wish the Borg and Dominion were handled more like the Klingons in UC or the Founders felt more threatening like Khan. While they did a good job with those groups they didn't feel as scary as they should. There wasn't a real feeling of danger. Though I did like how the Dominion War turned out.
Sisko did some shady shit to make sure the Federation survived and Kirk was like "Seriously, fuck the Klingons." Yet those characters weren't simply classified by those beliefs and actions. So dark isn't bad, just depends how you use it.