View Single Post
Old October 11 2013, 06:39 PM   #75
BigJake
Vice Admiral
 
BigJake's Avatar
 
Location: No matter where you go, there you are.
Re: Making a Star Trek series that fits in with today's TV landscape

Sindatur wrote: View Post
The available audience for live eyes watching has drastically changed from when B5 and Farscape were on.
Which probably means that the networks are going to have to adapt to compete with providers like Netflix if they plan to survive. I don't get the feeling that even the networks still think "live eys watching" is the standard of the future. [EDIT: BSG's so-called "failure" is a case in point: what it proved was that the traditional ratings system is dead, not that space opera is dead.]

Yes, some SciFi/Fantasy can get big ratings these days, but, it's typically down to Earth, no major Space opera plots or lots of aliens.
And yet ironically, it's cheaper than ever to do space opera plots and aliens.
__________________
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, Jake's had the most... Haterade."

Last edited by BigJake; October 11 2013 at 06:50 PM.
BigJake is offline   Reply With Quote