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The Johnson April 19 2014 03:56 PM

The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
Hear me out.

Look at Doctor Who, that's sci fi space stuff.

They make it on a budget they have to justify to the British license fee payer, but they can also team up with big networks to pump in extra cash (look at the nature docs, torchwood and stuff).

They make a huge profit selling it across the globe.

Would be perfect saturday tea time, 8-13 episodes stuff.

F. King Daniel April 19 2014 04:10 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
I would watch the hell out of British Star Trek :)

(Couldn't resist)

Danlav05 April 19 2014 06:23 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
http://starshipintrepid.net/

This should give you a taste of what Star Trek (UK) might be like! ;)

"An Intrepid production for BBC Scotland" (no jokes about going independent please!! haha)

MacLeod April 19 2014 06:52 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
Quote:

The Johnson wrote: (Post 9490882)
Hear me out.

Look at Doctor Who, that's sci fi space stuff.

They make it on a budget they have to justify to the British license fee payer, but they can also team up with big networks to pump in extra cash (look at the nature docs, torchwood and stuff).

They make a huge profit selling it across the globe.

Would be perfect saturday tea time, 8-13 episodes stuff.

Not sure I would mention TW, given the disaster that was "Miracle Day".

But I'm not sure that ST has enough mainstream appeal in the UK, true I think TNG hit a peak audiance of some 5-6m viewers when it was shown on BBC2 on Wednesday's at 18:00 in the early ninties (before Sky took over) which isn't a bad number given the time. In some respects Sky might be a better home for it as a co-production with a US network.

But leaving aside any co-production different resulkt might be achieved by filiming in a different location other than LA such as Canada or the UK. Farscape for example was filmed in Australia.

Rarewolf April 19 2014 07:56 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
No shortage of US producers who'd love to get hold of it, we don't need it.

Dr. Sevrin April 19 2014 09:24 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
No, the BBC should do a live action Thunderbirds as a series. Or if we want to keep it in outer space, a live action Fireball XL5.

Geoff Peterson April 19 2014 09:44 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.

That Weirdo In The Corner April 21 2014 12:25 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
The BBC have already done Star Trek.


2takesfrakes April 23 2014 11:56 AM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
The BBC has a history of doing very high quality Costume Dramas and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is world-reknown, so ... I would have absolutely no issue, whatsoever, seeing the BBC getting involved in the STAR TREK franchise. Hell, I think they should! As people have pointed out with Doctor Who, the series is fantastic, even though it wasn't always so, apparently. But they didn't have the money, before. Properly funded, I would trust the BBC to deliver a STAR TREK here-to-fore unparallelled in the franchise's history.

Bry_Sinclair April 24 2014 03:05 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
I too would love to see Star Trek BBC-style. Especially when it came to them showing the series on TV: no advert breaks! :bolian:

Kelthaz April 25 2014 08:34 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
The BBC does seem a little more willing to do sci-fi than most American networks, so I'd my fine with it. However, my preference is HBO for the next Star Trek series. It'll never happen, but that's where I want future Trek.

Rarewolf April 25 2014 09:43 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
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Kelthaz wrote: (Post 9512698)
The BBC does seem a little more willing to do sci-fi than most American networks

There's hardly any on the BBC.

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2takesfrakes wrote: (Post 9503440)
But they didn't have the money, before.

They don't have a huge amount now. It's only because it does so well worldwide, and brings in money they can afford to do it.

Dr. Sevrin April 25 2014 10:29 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 9491884)
They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.

That sounds like Upstairs Downstairs IN SPACE!

Dennis April 25 2014 11:02 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
No. It's a very American series. It'd be like Stephen Spielberg doing Doctor Who.

Geoff Peterson April 25 2014 11:47 PM

Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek
 
Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 9513064)
Quote:

Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 9491884)
They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.

That sounds like Upstairs Downstairs IN SPACE!

"Downton Abbey" is a sorta "update" of "Upstairs Downstairs".


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