Okay, here are some of the changes that will be in the new season:
- There will be a new character, Lance Quick, a ten year old boy with one of the highest IQs ever recorded. He is the sole survivor from one of the previous Argo-class ships, the Far Voyager, which ended up as a derelict in space until discovered by our heroes. Lance is a precocious child, who loves exploring things on his own or with his pet dog, Rascal.
- The ship will be moving into a different part of the Antilles Cluster, one called the Mystery Zone. Communication back home will be impossible from this region.
- A new race of antagonists will be introduced, a militaristic empire of fierce men and seductive women called the Medusoids. They are pretty much consciously modeled after the SNOR.
A bunch of characters will also be killed off. Zahir 17:02, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
- Must the characters be killed off? I'm thinking of retiring Vanguard to movie land and making a DS9/Voyager type series--I could say that they were picked up by the rival production company while Roddenberry's estate wrangled with the legal battle over Mariner since it's obviously *wink* being run into the ground. What do you think? BoArthur 14:25, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
- The characters "killed off" are presumed lost in the battle that ended Season Three. As far as the current production staff is concerned, they are dead. But hey--the Roddenberry estate might well resurrect those characters, explaining how they lived and returned to StarAmada, telling tales (true as far as they knew) of how Mariner was lost in the Antilles Cluster. Meanwhile, arguments with the NABC can continue and legal wragling commence. <g> Zahir 15:37, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Lance = Wesley Crusher?
Am I reading this right? Lance, the wunderkind who always manages to save the day? BoArthur 17:44, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
- He is Wesley and Will Robinson a la Lost in Space, as well as that brilliant kid from Galactica 1980, the underage pilot on Galaxy Quest etc. In essence Mariner is falling victim to the worst melodramatic cliches I can imagine for the genre. Hence, the planet of the leprecauns! Zahir 18:08, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
- Thankee! Hey, if you can't have fun and you're not making money, what's the point? Zahir 22:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)