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Old August 4 2010, 03:43 AM   #238
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Also, not wishing to derail the thread Temis, but in another thread I read you said that there won't be another Trek series because of CBS, I've been out of the loop for a while, what exactly is the deal?
Nothing official, it's just that what I know about CBS - conservative, sticks to what it knows works (cop shows, sitcoms), with an audience that's wrong for Star Trek and unlikely to care about sci fi at all - makes it hard to believe that as long as CBS is running things, Star Trek has much hope to appear on TV in the foreseeable future.

CBS also owns CW and Showtime. It's just possible a Star Trek series might be crafted for one of those two outlets, which would result in very different types of shows - either for females 18-30 (I'm sure nobody wants that ) or for the premium cable crowd, which would expect more sex and violence than Star Trek may be used to delivering. But as long as they don't go overboard, it could work. If I had to choose, I'd opt for Showtime. Stargate used to be pretty good when it was being made for Showtime, once upon a time.

Ironically, FX might end up airing a Star Trek parody series. So a parody can work on TV but the thing it's parodying can't? Something jes' not right about that.
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