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Old February 27 2013, 11:41 PM   #60
C.E. Evans
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Re: Direct-to-DVD Trek movies?

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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.
I don't think you can compare TV budgets to blockbuster film budgets like that. I'm no expert on Hollywood, but that comparison strikes me as like comparing apples to warships.
Yeah, there are different business models between theatrical movies and TV shows. The dollars don't quite equal up, IIRC.
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