The long standing rule that Gene Roddenberry put into place for his shows is important but Star Trek Discovery is not going to follow it.
Star Trek Discovery has already had its problems but this new news may be the worst of them all. Or maybe I’m being dramatic but I just personally feel like taking away this long standing Trek rule might be a terrible idea.
For those who don’t know, Entertainment Weekly reported that the new Trek show will get away with a long standing rule of the show. Roddenberry when he initially created Star Trek never wanted there to be conflicts between members of the crew.
That’s why so many people had a problem with the reboot film franchise in the beginning because there was plenty of contention between the characters. But it has been a sore spot for the writers.
One of the showrunners, Aaron Harberts, said that it was to help show fuller characters in this new series.
"We’re trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions. People have to make mistakes — mistakes are still going to be made in the future. We’re still going to argue in the future."
Here’s the thing: There were never not any real arguments. Spock and Kirk disagreed a lot during the original series and Bones definitely gets his opinion across. The idea that you need to have them argue to make them characters is honestly absurd. Trek has been brilliant in their creation of characters for decades now.
People don’t need to fight to be better characters. I’m sorry but this is a rule that I truly think they need to reinforce. You know why Star Trek Beyond worked so well? Because Simon Pegg and Doug Jung respected the rules set out by Roddenberry.
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