|New Star Trek?|
conflict of disinterest
There are many dystopian genres such as cyberpunk, military science fiction and horror that prefer the dark side, but when a science fiction story veers away from the positive then I have a huge conflict of disinterest.
Star Trek was revolutionary because it brought Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future to television. Through that television program, millions of people were captivated by an imaginary future in which all the people of Earth could put behind us the petty squabbles of history, work together and go on to explore the universe.
But it was the 1960s. Roddenberry had to fight the Hollywood execs just to get one half-alien and a female officer on the bridge of the starship Enterprise.
|cast of Star Trek: Galactic Core |
Admiral Archer and Temporal Analysis Team 5
Thus, I was underwhelmed when I recently heard that there are plans for yet another Star Trek television show. I'd love to see the folks at CBS do something dramatic in 2017 such as bring Gene Roddenberry back as a CGI character, possibly as an artificial life crew member of the Enterprise and member of away teams. Every episode of the new Star Trek show should be a trek and deploy an away team and seek out new life and civilizations. My ideas for a pilot are below...
Star Trek: Galactic Core
Archer is then interviewed about his time as Chief of Staff at Starfleet Command. Archer soon realizes that the reporter is not a man, but rather an artificial life reporter that is using the physical form of Gene Roddenberry (Archer has no idea who Gene Roddenberry is since they are from different timelines).
Just then, the four members of Temporal Analysis Team 5 sneak out of Gene's aircar and enter Archer's house. They ask Archer to come with them to view the data they have collected pertaining to a temporal anomaly.
|Time Portal of the Guardians|
During the long trip through space, Gene manages to create a new nanorobotic replica of the Suliban which retains some of her memories.
Gene also helps the injured team member grow a nanorobotic arm to replace one that was destroyed in the fight with the Suliban. During the trip, a problem with the ship's engine develops, but Archer is able to keep them moving, albeit at a slower pace than they would like. After nearly a year, they finally go into orbit around the planet of the Time Guardians.
|Spock's crude mnemonic memory circuit|
(early 20th century)
They take the airship down to the surface of the planet and talk to the Time Portal. It is decided that in the future, when Captain Kirk and his fellow crew members from the Enterprise use the Portal, they will actually alter the history of Earth by leaving behind the mnemonic computing circuit that Spock constructed using "stone knives and bearskins".
|The Tesla Q17 quantum computer|
Gene tells Archer that he is from an alternate timeline of Earth, a parallel universe, one where humans successfully learned how to harness nanotechnology without destroying their own civilization. His mission is to alter the timelines of parallel universes and save as many Earths as possible from catastrophe.
Archer does not trust Gene, but he is forced to enter the Time Portal along with Gene, Temporal Analysis Team 5 and the nanorobotic replica of the Suliban Starfleet officer. They arrive in the 20th century, on Earth, and Gene morphs the Suliban replica into human form. They witness the death of Edith Keeler and the return of the Enterprise crew members to the future.
Na'kuhl agents who are searching through time for the person who originally got his hands on the circuit and used it to accelerate Earthly technology. In a confrontation with the Na'kule, Gene sacrifices the shape-shifting nanorobotic Suliban replica. Also, Temporal Analysis Team 5 learns that the 20th century Earthling who learns how to use Spock's circuit is Nikola Tesla.
|planet of the Time Guardians|
Using the aircar, the team from Earth reaches their spaceship in orbit, but Na'kuhl agents are already aboard. However, the Time Guardians have placed on Earth a temporal conduit that is now used to allow Archer and Temporal Analysis Team 5 to move their ship through the conduit and back to Earth. They appear inside a huge chamber under Startfleet Headquarters, at a point in time that is actually before Archer is kidnapped.
|chamber built under|
to hold the temporal conduit
Archer does not think that the members of Temporal Analysis Team 5 should be prosecuted. He explains to the Startfleet Admiralty why Gene's mission to the Planet of the Temporal Guardians must be allowed to take place. He helps Gene return the team to the spaceship and activates the conduit controls to send the spaceship back through the conduit and into Time. Having served its purpose, the conduit nexus explodes, killing Archer.
The episode ends with a video montage of scenes from future episodes, showing the members of Temporal Analysis Team 5 visiting new planets and meeting "new life and new civilizations".
In my imagination, each episode of Star Trek: Galactic Core would involve the Evoraca reaching a new planet, often adding new passengers (members of various different humanoid species) who join the search for the ancient civilization that Gene is trying to reach and make contact with. The closer they get to the Core, the more the local residents know about the Ancients. Using his advanced communications device, Gene stays in contact with Earth.
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