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Two Fandom Trek Articles

By Christian
March 21, 2000 - 12:48 AM

Over at Fandom, Anna L. Kaplan and Frank Garcia have put up an article containing the results of their reader polls about Star Trek Series V. Apparently, the votes poured in at record rates, and here are the final tallies:

19% - Hiatus: Take a break to recharge the batteries.
16% - A post-VOYAGER series with continuing characters from DS9 and TNG.
13% - Far-Future TREK, leaping forward from VOYAGER as TNG did from TOS.
12% - The Birth of STAR TREK, showing the formation of the Federation.
11% - The Adventures of Captain Sulu and the Excelsior.
9% - An anthology exploring all facets of the Federation.
8% - New Frontier: adaptations of Peter David's TREK novels.
7% - Section 31: A covert missions show.

I'm surprised at the small number of people voting for an anthology series - personally I still think this would be a wonderful way to re-energise the Trek franchise. What do you think about this? Anyway, the full article also contains several Trek series ideas sent in by Fandom readers.

At Fandom, Edward Gross has also put up part two of his interview with Harlan Ellison, who wrote the Original Series script 'The City On The Edge Of Forever'. Besides talking about his experiences working on the script, Ellison mostly spends the interview criticising Star Trek. Which is interesting, considering the below quote from the interview:

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE SPIN-OFFS AT ALL?

For me, the experience was so saddening, I`ve never even watched "City on the Edge of Forever", except when it first aired. I`ve never seen it again. I have a videocassette of it in my files. It was so painful I couldn`t watch it. It was like after I had a fight with Frank Sinatra, I couldn`t enjoy his music anymore, which is the saddest part of it. The same for STAR TREK, I just could not enjoy it anymore.

You can read the full interview here. Thanks go out to Elaine Butler for pointing me to this!

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