Dec 11, 2018

Hello (not Vulcan)

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Hi! I just found your podcast today and listened to both Brightest Star and Calypso. I think it’s one of the best pods I’ve heard and will be sharing!

 

I wanted to make a comment regarding Discovery, Zora and her orders. I too think there is a feel that the Federation no longer exists as we know it. People have positEd that the V’drasch as the Federation or what it’s turned into. That being said, in my head cannon,Zora and the Doscovery are the last guardian of the Utopian Federation. Her crew left her there (wherever that is) to be returned to and to hold the Starfleet banner safe as it were. In my head I want Craft to get home, be reunited with his wife, rally a group to return to Zora and rebuild the utopian Federation dream. Lol. I’d Watch that show.

Dec 11, 2018

Hi Karen and welcome -- we're glad you'll be with us for the second season! I too have the impression that the V'Drasch are what's left of The Federation -- or perhaps just Earth itself. Certainly they have the Betty Boop footage, and of course the sound of "V'Drash" is a small pronunciation change of "Federashe." I'm kind of obsessed with deep time and I even work on the new kingdoms that grow up after the fall of the Roman Empire, and so I would definitely watch a Star Trek show about Craft's era. Indeed, I'm hoping that Calypso was a kind of back-door pilot or a screen test for one of the new shows that are in development and that we'll get to see more about this and the return of Craft and Zora. And if we don't get that show, we should just write some fan fiction about it!

Dec 12, 2018

I hope it’s a back door pilot too. It seemed largely well received. I thought it was beautiful.

@Karen Chuplis Hello! Lovely to have you join us. Excuse my tardiness to the party, and thank you for your high praise! You'll soon find that Glenn and I create a lot of spin-off shows on the podcast, and it looks like we've just expanded our potential audience by 1.

 

Glenn, I absolutely love your note on the phonetic resemblance of V'Drash to Federashe. Great catch.

 

To muddy the waters here a bit, given that Michael Chabon wrote this episode and is also involved with the as-of-yet still untitled Picard show, might it be that Picard time travels to the future with the help of Wesley Crusher?!

Dec 19, 2018

I think Bryan Singer once pitched a Trek show based in the far future and I agree it could be something really interesting

Dec 20, 2018

Oh, I wish we had some of the materials from that pitch!

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