Are any of these Star Trek film ideas worth trying to make?
If we’ve found out anything about Star Trek and its film franchise, it’s that making a Star Trek film isn’t exactly easy. Trek, for all intents and purposes, is designed to be a television show. That’s why the concept of a film always falls flat. A film doesn’t need to exist when you can just do a two or dare I say, a three-part event.
So why even bother with Star Trek films? Synergy, more than likely but it’s not something that the folks at Paramount need to do, focus on the television series and go from there. After all, it’s not like the Trek film franchise has been blowing people away for the last 20 years. Sure, some of the JJ Abrams stuff was fine, dare I say even good, but none of it broke the mold or brought in new fans.
All we got was the proverbial photo negatives of Abrams’ stint with Star Wars. So I applaud anyone who wants to tackle the idea of making a Star Trek movie as a writer did for GameRant. This writer came up with seven ideas, and they’re not so many ideas, or even premises, but a concept.
These seven, (should we say thoughts?) “concepts” are as follows;
- A movie about The Gamesters Of Triskelion
- A movie set on a space station
- A movie about and with Benjamin Sisko
- A movie that reveals the fate of Voyager’s Kes
- A movie about The Organians
- A movie about Christopher Pike
- A movie about Geordi La Forge
These Star Trek film premises are a hard pass for me
So here’s why none of these work. Firstly, Ben Sisko, Geordi La Forge, Christopher Pike and “a space station” already have been properly fleshed out across hundreds of episodes, and a bunch of films. There’s no reason to re-tap the well over and over again. Once we’re done with the Kelvin timeline, it’s time for new Star Trek stories to be told.
As for the Organians and the Triskelion concepts, those are so deep-cut that most fans of the product won’t care, and it certainly won’t attract new fans.
As for the fate of Kes, why would anyone care about the worst, creepiest, and most uninteresting character in Star Trek: Voyager history? The Ocampa has a, at best, nine-year life span. What happened to Kes?
She died of old age at 11. Roll credits.