Saturday, July 22, 2006


If and when 'Star Trek' ever returns to the Television airwaves (movie screens appear to be a given), I'm hoping one day we'll be able to link the entire franchise "officially" to the entire TV Universe. (I put "officially" into quotation marks, because if you understand the Toobworld concept, you already know I consider every TV show to be already sharing the same TV Universe in one way or another.)

And how would I like to see this occur? Why, through Detective John Munch, of course!

I don't mean that he should be cryogenically frozen and thawed out in the future. I don't want to see a new Enterprise crew travel back in time and meet up with the Munchkin in either Baltimore or NYC. It doesn't have to be that outlandish.

I think it's been pretty well documented that John Munch is not only a conspiracy theory nut, but that he tries to stay current with the latest updates in scientific achievement.

As such, he might be the type of person to record a holographic message of himself addressing either the human race of the Future (or what's left of it), or the alien overlords that will have probably taken over.

It would be high-tech and cutting edge in its quality when Munch records it. But by the time it is discovered in the future by someone in Starfleet, it would be considered as grainy and old-fashioned as we view nickelodeon movies today.

More than likely such an artifact would be dismissed as just a curio, since Munch more than likely will not have any real impact on the future. Still, it would have served its purpose to link the 'Star Trek' franchise to rest of the TV Universe's core, via 'Homicide: Life On The Street', 'Law & Order', 'St. Elsewhere', etc.

Here's another Munch crossover I wish we could have seen: Munch on assignment in Boston (prisoner exchange?), taking a break in a local bar called 'Cheers'. And there he would get into a wacked-out bar argument with Cliff Clavin.

Would've liked to have seen Munch show up in Rome, Wisconsin, on 'Picket Fences' as well........


"We're gonna neutron this little bastard!"
Detective John Munch
'Homicide: Life On The Street'

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