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Old February 27 2013, 08:42 PM   #58
C.E. Evans
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Re: Direct-to-DVD Trek movies?

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You could make a whole season of Trek TV out of JJ's lens-flare budget.
Doubtful. It's not 2001 anymore when ENT left the air. I would wager that a new Trek TV series would probably be budgeted around 3 million dollars an episode these days.
Even at $3 million a pop, and even if you did the longer 26-episode season they did in the TNG days, that's still only $78 million for a season, which is over $100 million less than the budget of the latest Abrams flick.
My response was in regards to "JJ's lens-flare budget," but the primary thing is the question of CBS (not Paramount) wanting to sink 80 million dollars a year into a new Trek series, when they could just do another crime procedural drama or sitcom for less and get bigger ratings for it too.
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