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Old November 12 2010, 10:12 PM   #46
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Re: Would it really matter if the next Trek series were on linear TV?

BillJ wrote: View Post
Personally, I have heavy doubts that the model that the OP proposes could be sustained at all--there's just too much free programming on TV, as well as dirt cheap programming on Netflix and cable, to attract a large enough customer base to fund a new STAR TREK series.
It's an idea. It's not a model that Star Trek was built on. Trek is profitable but also has a substantial cost per episode to it.

BillJ wrote: View Post
The problem there is that you're missing out on a massive amount of revenue by not doing a first run network/cable run. Revenue that would be needed to make the series financially viable.
But the problem with first run network/cable TV is the ratings and possible cancellation before syndication of 100 episodes.
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