SyFy just went space opera happy today, announcing the development of 5 series set in space out of a total of 7.
Plus the Blake's 7
remake/reboot/rewhatever, which already has a series order. Plus Ringworld as a miniseries.
There could be two or even three space operas on SyFy in the not too distant future.
That's a positive sign in that, if even SyFy is turning their noses up at space opera, what hope does it have elsewhere? If one of these shows becomes a Walking Dead
type runaway hit, then that will be even better - something to prove that space opera is not just viable on TV but The Hot New Thing.
EDIT: just watched Star Trek: Aurora
Should be Star Trek: The Uncanny Valley
because I couldn't bear to look at more than two seconds of those creepy mannequins. Until/unless animation of humans can be truly believable, it's best to stick to a certain degree of cartoonishness.