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What do you think of Shatner on Enterprise

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 2:51 am
by CaptSyf
Would you like to see Shatner(Captain Kirk) re-enter the Star Trek realm?

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:14 am
by Phantom
I'd like to see the Enterprise B again


But I think it will be a huge sales/viewer booster to have Kirk on Enterprise




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Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 5:17 am
by Thompson
Depends..

Is he gonna portray Kirk? Or an Alien?

Kirk no, i dont think we should see kirk time travel again, been done to many times. (how comes its always the hero who time travels, why not some other captian and ship? theres got to be 100's of ships in Starfleet and only the Enterprise or Voyager or the Defiant get to time travel?)

Alien yes, i love to see that.

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 5:30 am
by Connavar
Its not just the DS9 or Voyager crew who time travel. Its just that they are the ones the show is about and it wouldnt make alot of sense to have some random crew time travel on DS9 instead of the actual DS9 crew would it. If you remember though the DS9 episode where they traveled back to kirks time, those starfleet people showed up to ask them questions. Well they asked questions to time traveling crews for a job, so lots of ships must time travel.

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 5:33 am
by CaptSyf
In the Trek news, This was mentioned. Shatner possibly may guest star as an ancestor to Kirk, his great grandpa...

I'd like to see it, if just to see Shatner return to Star trek. That, and I think it would send Enterprise to a new (higher) level of success. Maybe even those diehard "TOS only" fans may even like it.

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 7:55 am
by Alohaman
I think it might be pretty good, hopefully he doesn't come back as himself (Kirk) or else the time travel police guys are going to bust him.

He'll probably come back as an alien, cause you remember the Vorta leader dude from DS9 that was always sucking up to the Founders, he came back as a Bolian on Enterprise (I think that's what they are called)

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 7:57 am
by TrashMan
Thompson wrote:Depends..

Kirk no, i dont think we should see kirk time travel again, been done to many times. (how comes its always the hero who time travels, why not some other captian and ship? theres got to be 100's of ships in Starfleet and only the Enterprise or Voyager or the Defiant get to time travel?)
Well, to be precise...

Enterpreise-D time traveled once (Q did it actually)
Enterpreise-E time traveled once (First Contact)
Sisko & Crew time traveled at least 8 times
Voyager time traveled at least 10 times

I see a disturbing increase in time traveling after Gene died....

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 9:22 am
by xxxxx
Lately i heard rumours that he was only going to supply the voice of captain Kirk. They were going to re-create Kirk using CGI. Im not opposed to kirk appearing on an episode of enterprise, it will probably give them there highest rated episode. It could even save startrek enterprise. I also heard the rumours that he was going to play kirks grandfather. I think that as long as the plot is good, it will boost ratings, and possibly give kirk the send off he deserves(Not the crappy one from Generations, bad way to kill him off).

As for the CGI, Enterprise uses too much of it. But it might be interesting to see how it turns out.

Thoughts?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 2:23 am
by Thompson
How can you use too much CGI???

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 6:33 am
by odyssey
Bringing back Kirk or Shatner seems to be smacks of desperation on their part if by some miracle Ent survives for a 4th season. I think Shatner is past his prime on playing Kirk. Besides, this time travel bizness... haven't they screwed up the time continunity enough as it is? Can anyone honestly keep track of the going ons and the changes/complications to the time lines by the way they travel back and forth? There are already enough inconsistancies as it is. Bringing back Kirk to the past will only make things more confusing. :?

They should should relaunch Ent ala DS9 4th season... with new sets, costumes, cast changes... etc.,

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 7:25 am
by Atlantis
Thompson wrote:How can you use too much CGI???
Watch Star Wars Episode II

:D

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 6:14 pm
by robdavidge
They should should relaunch Ent ala DS9 4th season... with new sets, costumes, cast changes... etc.,
What cast changes is DS9 4th season? Eddington? or did he come later? even so, that’s was HARDLY a major change, he turned out as just another bad guy...

but WOULD make a Hell of a difference if the writers gave Enterprise a BIG re-think before the next season, and be honest, who WOULDN'T like to see those sodding overalls and baseball caps go? and for the love of God, ditch the MACO's! what is with THEIR uniforms? how likely is it they need to camouflage themselves against a big bucket of mercury?

AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!! So many annoyances, so little time!!!

Back to topic though, I think getting Shatner would be the Death Gnoll for Ent, it is the last ditch attempt at stopping the ship sinking!

BAD IDEA!!!

Posted: Thu May 13, 2004 5:44 am
by odyssey
Worf joined the cast and the entire whole political situation went up a few notches when the Klingons entered the fight. New opening credits as well. Eddington came on during the 3rd season.

You're right on the money about those uniforms.... epsecially the bland MACO outfits. Where's the body armor, the helmets and gears? They're suppose to be military aren't they? Also, bad opening theme song... no matter how much they embelish it. :evil:

This rumour of Shatner returning in one capacity or another makes me believe that they regret ever killing Kirk off in GENERATIONS. At the time, I read that they said he was basically dead during the TNG era and wanted to send him off in a heroic fashion. Well, that bad idea has come back to bite them in the rear! Forget about a 23rd century Kirk travelling back to the past. No makeup in the world would ever disguise his 73 years (old).

If it makes past the rumour stage, more likely as a alien or ancestor of Kirk.