working on a new show---a new trek
At this point, I can't tell you what sort of show I will have exactly - what it will be like - except that it will be different than any other show - as all my creations are different from what others do.
It's easier to tell you what sort of show my show WILL NOT BE:
Just about all so, called "science fiction" shows are not science fiction, but are simply fantasy, and therefore should be called SCIENCE FANTASY SHOWS. This includes "Star Trek" (1966-1969), which was far better than "Lost in Space", which sadly, was only a little kiddie show. But regardless, there were huge bunches of pure fantasy in Star Trek, and in later years, instead of them making it better with the newer shows, they only made it worse, and not the same show -- not by a long shot.
REMEMBER THIS ABOUT ME: I'M ALL ABOUT MAKING THINGS BETTER, AND CUTTING OUT THE CRAP.
I don't care about what others will like or want - I only care about what I want and like. And I'm smart enough to know that if I like it, so will some others. Great things are usually never done by a committee. If Star Trek had been done that way, it would have been far worse.
Although, at the same time, that one lone person needs to have good judgement, to be able to do something that is good.
And to be able to do something truly great, one needs to have a good mind AND good judgement.
Although my show will be "science fiction" that is to say science fantasy, it will be far better than other shows and much more realistic. Think Star Trek, compared to Lost In Space - My show will make "Star Trek" seem like "Lost In Space" by comparison.
And this goes for all the newer Star Trek's, and Star War's, and... on and on and on...
As far as action goes, I think my show will have plenty of action, but it will be different: I find action shows to be implausible to the extreme, whether it's a movie, or a television show. I was watching those 4 new shows -
Starting with "Arrow", but it was "The Flash" I started watching first, and I was very disappointed to find that these shows are unrealistic to the extreme, and my show will be nothing like them. To give you an example of what I'm talking about, I was watching "Andromeda", and got to this episode;
"Andromeda - Exit Strategies". And this was my reaction to the Story;
First, they are being chased by who? Their ship is getting hit, and getting damaged. They try to get away, but can't.
As if that wasn't bad enough, they crash land, and several of the crew are standing around with no restraints when they hit, and yet they are barely hurt - Incredible! - And very stupid.
As if that wasn't bad enough, they land where it's very cold and their ship has no fuel.
As if that wasn't bad enough, there's no friendly people on the planet to help.
As if that wasn't bad enough, Rev has been starving himself, and he was so dumb, that he did not bring any food with him, and now he has no food - unless he eats his shipmates... or starves to death.
As if that wasn't bad enough, the enemy spots Dylan as soon as Dylan spots them, and the chase is on... they are fighting for their lives.
As if that wasn't bad enough, in the shoot out, with their high tech weapons, no one can hit the side of a barn!
As if that wasn't bad enough, their ship falls down in a deep hole, and yet the ship is not damaged, and they are not hurt! Incredible!
As if that wasn't bad enough, the hole their ship fell into is the lair of huge monsters, that will come and eat their ship!
As if that wasn't bad enough, the starving Rev will not eat the enemy, to get rid of them.
As if that wasn't bad enough, the monsters are rapidly moving in to eat them.
As if that wasn't bad enough, Tyr betrays them, giving all their weapons away to the enemy, when the enemy was almost out of their own weapons. And yet Dylan is so stupid, that he will not get rid of Tyr. - Incredible!
And at the end, again the enemy can't hit anyone, and the large monsters came, but somehow they ate only the enemy, but not the ship. INCREDIBLE. Then all is well, as if all this never happened. Incredible.
GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
And these people call this "Action"! This particular episode of this show so happens to be a very good example of very bad story telling, and what I hate most about action shows and writers.
Most action shows on television and the movies might as well have been a cartoon for the little kiddies. Most shows are incredibly bad with un-realism, and these people think that that is entertainment.
Another example of the way I see shows:
How best to ruin a superhero show
(And almost any other show)
1. Make all "the good guys" very stupid and gullible, and have all "the bad guys" very smart and always one step ahead.
2. Have an endless supply of super-villains, so that there's never any end, with each one being worse than the last, and have them have unlimited amounts of money, goons working for them, tech knowledge, and technologies and devices.
3. Have all "the good guys" jump into bed and have sex with each other, with no mention of marriage.
4. Make all "the good guys" doubt and hate each other, and keep secrets from each other, while "the bad guys" know all the secrets.
5. Make all the characters either a superhero, or a super-villain.
6. Make everyone a homosexual.
7. Make all the most important and strongest and smartest characters, women.
8. Make everyone be an alien.
9. Have "the bad guys" kill all the husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, girlfriends, boyfriends, brothers and sisters of "the good guys", and have them stay dead, but when "the bad guys" are killed, they never stay dead.
10. Have the "Good Guys" trust "The Bad Guys" after they have done terrible things to them, but have them mistrust their own friends.
11. And never have "the good guys" actually kill "the bad guys", and have them so that they let them go, so that "the bad guys" can continue to keep messing up the lives of "the good guys" - over and over and over again.
GIVE ME A BREAK!
Also; "Super Hero People" think in a strange way: Almost every character that these people introduce to their shows is either a super hero, or a super villain, nothing in between. Strange. I find it very irritating that they can't bring in characters that are simply ordinary people.
Almost all television shows and the movies could hardly be any farther from reality.
Anyone wanting to join with me on my show?
There's plenty of work to do. Contact me here.
A poem I did, or is it a song? It represents what my thinking was, when I first started watching Star Trek, and saw Spock's face:
The first time, ever I saw your face -
I thought you were the enemy of outer space
The first time, ever I saw your face -
I changed the channel to Lost In Space
The most secret of storyteller's secrets?
Movie, after movie, after movie, that I've watched, I've noticed that they have something bad happen to the main character. Which is bad enough: try putting yourself in that character's place. But then what they do, is to have more bad things happen to that character, and so it get's worse and worse and worse. Why do they do that? But perhaps more importantly, do they need to do that? Time and time again, from my point of view, the show would have been better and more entertaining if they had left it with only the first bad thing and have the character deal with only that. Because, that one bad thing is plenty, and so loading on more things only makes the story less realistic and more like a cartoon, because it gets to be too much to take the show seriously. And so for me, the show could have been more entertaining, if they had not gone totally overboard with the story, and by doing that, they ruin it. Because they take the story to totally unrealistic extremes. Why do they do that? Is it because they are just plain stupid? Well, yeah. But there's more to it than that. I've never heard anyone ever talk about this unspoken rule that storytellers have, a rule that seems to be a secret among storytellers. I've never been informed about it from anyone, so it took me many years to learn about it. Because, if a person is smart enough, and astute enough, then one will be able to analyze a show, and learn what those people who made the show believe. This is how I learned about the storyteller's secret. And what this secret is, is; "CONFLICT EQUALS ENTERTAINMENT". Now "conflict" is anything bad happening to a character: you name it - arguing, people yelling at each other, people being abused, people being betrayed, people getting hurt, people getting killed, people getting raped, people getting tortured... Now is this entertainment to you? If it is, then I don't want to know you. If any of these things happened to you in your life, would you enjoy it? For me, none of these things are entertaining. But because these stupid people believe that conflict equals entertainment, this is why they make the shows the way that they do, and why they will never do it a different way. But I know what they will say: They will say, that if nothing bad happens in a show, then it won't be entertaining. Which is totally wrong, and only stupid people believe that. Furthermore, if that was true, then the story of my life, would be the greatest best seller ever! Almost everyone who makes a show for television or as a movie, believes that conflict equals entertainment. And so that's why shows are so crappy, and why the better shows aren't any better than they are, because these people believe that they must put in as many bad things as they can, or else they won't have an entertaining show. To me, most movies are crap, and the better ones could have been better if not for this stupid rule "conflict equals entertainment".
For example, the movie "Gone" (2012) is one of the better ones, and I enjoyed it. But it would and could have been much better if not for this crappy rule. For example, the main character got rather mixed up; she was very smart in some ways, but very dumb in other ways, such as when she knew that there was a man hunt for her by the police, she's speeding around in a car going through stop signs as if she wants the police to catch her. And by the way, they put this part of the movie in there ONLY because of this rule. I would have enjoyed it more if she had gone slower and been as careful as she could be. After all, if she were to get caught, then she believed that it would have been the end for the other woman.
Another example is in the movie "Left Behind" (2014): Wasn't it bad enough in the airplane that some of the people had mysteriously disappeared? But no, they had to make it worse by having a woman pull out a gun to threaten everyone. How did she get a gun onto an airplane?? But also they had to make it more worse: By having another airplane come flying at them. And yet, the pilot was somehow unable to avoid a collision even though it seemed that he had enough time to do so. He could have taken the airplane into a dive to miss the other plane... And so because of that, they are then running out of fuel... But not only that, but there's no place to land! Give me a break! And of all people, the pilot's daughter, no less, had to make a runway for the airplane to land on! Give me a break. I could go on and on about shows...