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Old March 27 2013, 12:02 AM   #12
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Re: 10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

Cable channels seem to be okay with 20 episodes, but even then $2 million per episode is a lot. And sadly, it doesn't seem like greenscreen is capable of making speculative fiction any cheaper, if BSG: Blood and Chrome is any indication. It's good for stuff in mechanical settings, but once you get out into natural settings, it starts falling apart.

Then there's the whole VFX industry situation...
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
Biz Dev Guy: Your communications satellite has to be the size, shape, and weight of a hydrogen bomb.
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