History Franchise / StarTrek

23rd Sep '17 2:16:30 PM infernape612
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* RedShirt: TheTropeNamer! Members of the Operations Division (engineering and military services) were particularly likely to be used as the "victim of the week", as their jobs made them particularly likely to fall afoul of traps or the latest alien monster and this was an easy way to build drama by killing off nameless or clearly-minor characters. Strictly speaking, the name of the trope is only accurate in ''The Original Series''; whilst differing shades of blue were standard for the Science/Medical Division throughout all the series, Operations and Command were red and gold in ''TOS'' and then switched colors from ''The Next Generation'' onwards.

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* RedShirt: TheTropeNamer! The TropeNamer! Members of the Operations Division (engineering and military services) were particularly likely to be used as the "victim of the week", as their jobs made them particularly likely to fall afoul of traps or the latest alien monster and this was an easy way to build drama by killing off nameless or clearly-minor characters. Strictly speaking, the name of the trope is only accurate in ''The Original Series''; whilst differing shades of blue were standard for the Science/Medical Division throughout all the series, Operations and Command were red and gold in ''TOS'' and then switched colors from ''The Next Generation'' onwards.
19th Sep '17 9:43:49 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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On September 15th, it was announced that the release of the show would be delayed until May of 2017, and that filming was delayed until November.

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On September 15th, it was announced that the release of the show would be delayed until May of 2017, and that filming was delayed until November. Later on, the release date was finalized as September the 24th, 2017.
18th Sep '17 2:03:13 AM Luppercus
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* FantasyCounterpartReligion:
** The Klingon religion: A warrior-based religion where honor and courage are quintessential and warriors are rewarded with an afterlife of glory fighting alongside their god Kahless in the halls of Sto-Vo-Kor. Obviously based on the [Hollywood version of] Norse religion, just change Kahless for Odin and Sto-Vo-Kor for Walhalla.
** The Bajoran religion: Spiritual worship of the Prophets who are not gods, but (at least for the Bajoran) enlightened beings, with a well-organized religious hierarchy and a common leader. Probably a counterpart of Buddhism with some Catholicism in the mix.
16th Sep '17 5:25:57 PM nombretomado
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* MildlyMilitary: Starfleet is both a military and an exploration and research organization, also acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmerie top-level]] [[SpacePolice law enforcement]] and the [[GunboatDiplomacy advance scouts and bodyguards]] of TheFederation's diplomatic corps and intelligence network. It is a conglomeration of the US Navy and Coast Guard, the USMC, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of State, the United Nations, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} and a few research universities; a captain may need to think like Colin Powell or like Jacques Cousteau--or all of these may apply at once. Creator/GeneRoddenberry suggested something like the civilian space program ([[YanksWithTanks if it were operated by the military.]]) Since he was in the Army Air Forces during World War II, it's ''very'' likely that some part of his experience had a part in shaping Star Trek. Nicholas Meyer was proudly made military sci-fi, while Creator/JJAbrams has it stated verbatim in his film that "Starfleet is a peace-keeping military armada". Sometimes characters within the story will comment on Starfleet's ambiguous position. However, all in all, Captain Kirk says it best:

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* MildlyMilitary: Starfleet is both a military and an exploration and research organization, also acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmerie top-level]] [[SpacePolice law enforcement]] and the [[GunboatDiplomacy advance scouts and bodyguards]] of TheFederation's diplomatic corps and intelligence network. It is a conglomeration of the US Navy and Coast Guard, the USMC, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of State, the United Nations, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} and a few research universities; a captain may need to think like Colin Powell or like Jacques Cousteau--or all of these may apply at once. Creator/GeneRoddenberry suggested something like the civilian space program ([[YanksWithTanks ([[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks if it were operated by the military.]]) Since he was in the Army Air Forces during World War II, it's ''very'' likely that some part of his experience had a part in shaping Star Trek. Nicholas Meyer was proudly made military sci-fi, while Creator/JJAbrams has it stated verbatim in his film that "Starfleet is a peace-keeping military armada". Sometimes characters within the story will comment on Starfleet's ambiguous position. However, all in all, Captain Kirk says it best:
4th Sep '17 8:20:22 PM superkeijikun
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** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 Benjamin Sisko]] to Picard: Picard is a quintessential space-fairing OfficerAndAGentleman who looks at the bigger picture, while Sisko is more of a front-line officer who, unlike Picard or Kirk before him, is far more pragmatic and more willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is also a family man; being a widower whose son joins him on [=DS9=], he is also less stoic and more likely to act in the heat of the moment, especially where family is concerned.

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** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Benjamin Sisko]] to Picard: Picard is a quintessential space-fairing OfficerAndAGentleman who looks at the bigger picture, while Sisko is more of a front-line officer who, unlike Picard or Kirk before him, is far more pragmatic and more willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is also a family man; being a widower whose son joins him on [=DS9=], he is also less stoic and more likely to act in the heat of the moment, especially where family is concerned.
4th Sep '17 8:20:01 PM superkeijikun
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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Each leading character in each series differs from their predecessors in notable ways:
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] to [[Series/StarTrek James Kirk]]: where Kirk is an adventurous young captain with something to prove, being more likely to dive headlong into any situation (especially when it comes to BoldlyComing), Picard is older and wiser. While he was very much reckless and headstrong in his youth, by the time Picard helms the ''Enterprise'', he has learned the value of caution and forethought. Also unlike Kirk, Picard has a habit of keeping to himself when off-duty and busying himself in other ventures; his joining the crew for a game of poker in the series finale is a major breakthrough in his CharacterDevelopment.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 Benjamin Sisko]] to Picard: Picard is a quintessential space-fairing OfficerAndAGentleman who looks at the bigger picture, while Sisko is more of a front-line officer who, unlike Picard or Kirk before him, is far more pragmatic and more willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is also a family man; being a widower whose son joins him on [=DS9=], he is also less stoic and more likely to act in the heat of the moment, especially where family is concerned.
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Kathryn Janeway]] to Sisko: Janeway spent a lot of time as a science officer, making her more of a ScienceHero than her predecessors. Also unlike Sisko's cold pragmatism, Janeway is dedicated to upholding Starfleet ideals, even when doing so in uncharted territory can prove detrimental. There is one aspect where Janeway does have some of her predecessor's pragmatism, however; she is also a cunning diplomat who is willing to work with adversarial factions, up to and including the Borg, if it means getting the job done.
1st Sep '17 4:00:39 AM HalcyonDayz
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*** "Worf, son of Mogh, of the House of Martok" is Worf's official name after he joins Martok's house late in DS9. Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko, who is 3/4 Klingon and 1/4 human due to his mother being half human, decided to use the human naming convention, and took the surname of Worf's adoptive human parents.

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*** "Worf, son of Mogh, of the House of Martok" is Worf's official name after he joins Martok's house late in DS9.[=DS9=]. Worf's son Alexander Rozhenko, who is 3/4 Klingon and 1/4 human due to his mother being half human, decided to use the human naming convention, and took the surname of Worf's adoptive human parents.
14th Aug '17 6:34:36 PM SpaceDrake
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And finally, ''Star Trek'' also gave rise to {{Fandom}} as we know it: when ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' began to pick up steam in syndication, fans organized conventions, wrote [[FanFic fanfiction]], [[{{Cosplay}} dressed in costume]], and generally made enough noise to keep the franchise going for fifty years and counting. Every fandom since has grown from that original outpouring of fannish activity and devotion.

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And finally, while there were previous antecedents (such as the case of Franchise/SherlockHolmes) ''Star Trek'' also effectively gave rise to {{Fandom}} as we know it: when ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' began to pick up steam in syndication, fans organized conventions, wrote [[FanFic fanfiction]], [[{{Cosplay}} dressed in costume]], and generally made enough noise to keep the franchise going for fifty years and counting. Every fandom since has grown from that original outpouring of fannish activity and devotion.
9th Aug '17 9:25:26 AM Basara-kun
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* IntraFranchiseCrossover: Every incarnation since [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] has had a guest appearance from a previous Trek seeing it off in the first installment: TOS's "Bones" [=McCoy=] in the first episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''; Captain Picard of TNG in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''; Quark from [=DS9=] in ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]''; Zephram Cochrane from ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'' in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''; and Leonard Nimoy's original Spock in [[Film/StarTrek the rebooted film series]].
8th Aug '17 5:38:36 PM Basara-kun
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* IntraFranchiseCrossover: Every incarnation since [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] has had a guest appearance from a previous Trek seeing it off in the first installment: TOS's "Bones" [=McCoy=] in the first episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''; Captain Picard of TNG in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''; Quark from [=DS9=] in ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]''; Zephram Cochrane from ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'' in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''; and Leonard Nimoy's original Spock in [[Film/StarTrek the rebooted film series]].
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