Wow, so much of today applies, in some way, to me.
No one has talked much about how Ken Watanabe was in Batman Begins... So, how did he do?
As someone who was born and has lived in Wichita for most of his life, I've been to Joyland many times and went on the wooden rollercoaster. Part of the unique experience with Joyland's rollercoaster is the *fear* that you might win that "lottery" mentioned earlier, which makes it so much more fun. Too bad it's closed right now; I can't wait to ride on it again.
I've always loved Star Trek, so I'm hoping that the series not only survives, but also flourishes again. Meaning, one of those monkies needs to come up with something that either 1. People want to see or 2. is unique and interesting. Captain Sulu? George Takei is almost 70 years old, so unless they got someone else to be him that could actually BE HIM, that's kind of out of the question, unless it was a little "different". Jonathan Frakes being Captain Riker is a good idea, except for the fact that he IS getting a little old, and a little tubby. If we go by the actor's ages, Patrick Stewart is 14 years older than Frakes, so it wouldn't be impossible for him to follow the captaining style of Picard... He just, uh, needs to do some crunches or something.
I think a series that has a small, capable cast that "jumps around" from ship to ship rather than a series that limits itself to one or two different ships would be incredibly cool, maybe as part of an organization (maybe Section 31) that ferrets out problems inside and outside the Federation. Make it part Star Trek, part James Bond, and part Sherlock Holmes, with oodles and oodles of guest stars for an episode or two, or more. God knows, they might have enough old sets from the previous shows to pull it off.