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Old April 5 2013, 05:45 PM   #39
Re: 10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

bullethead wrote: View Post
CrazyHorse89 wrote: View Post
I think the guardians of NuTrek should (at the very least) consider moving away from the 22 episode/starship/alien of the week formula.

I'd like to see something a bit different:

1. Why not reduce the number of episodes per series? If a Trek spin-off consisted of, say, six ninety-minute episodes, the visual/conceptual scope of the series could be greatly enhanced. In the UK, the BBC's flagship programmes usually follow this format (i.e. Sherlock).
The miniseries format is dead here in the US. It's just too much of a pain to work into existing schedules and you'd probably need way higher ratings than an hour long show to make it worth the cost.

Trek could easily work on a 20 episode per season schedule though.
Ah right; I wasn't aware that miniseries had died a premature death in the US. I guess there would still be scope to tinker with the format if the notional new series was picked up by Netflix or Hulu. My main concern is that another "wagon-train-to-the-stars" venture would be derivative, if not boring.
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