Danger Ace wrote:
Reads to me that SyFy
has adopted Paramount
's old(?) philosophy of oversaturating the marketplace in hopes of keeping others out. Paramount employed that strategy with "Star Trek" which is why from 1987 to 2005
they always had a series on-air and in-production. The conventional wisdom
being that the television landscape could only support one or two space-operas at a time. We'll see.
Any good space opera will ride Trek's recent success...
I think that if "Star Trek Into Darkness" has a boffo opening and demonstrates it has "legs" than we'll see new Trek on television.
I also believe TPTB would like to make an attempt at trying to beat SyFy and Disney into the marketplace.
I also believe (and hope) that Paramount (when it launches it's new television division) can challenge CBS and let them know that they want to produce a Star Trek
show with or without the sanction and help of CBS Studios, and that they can do it and sell it to a rival network, or get together with Sy Fy to produce it and show it (on Sy Fy).