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Old July 6 2014, 10:46 AM   #19
Re: Looks like Netflix is interested in making a New Star Trek Show

RunawayStarShip wrote: View Post
Dukhat wrote: View Post
This was already posted and debunked:
Actually, the Mstarz article uses that exact post on Mr. Nemecek's blog as its source:

"As we know by now, Netflix has changed the TV/media landscape yet again by becoming a platform of clout with original shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black-popular not only with fans, but critics...and now the award shows. It's in Netflix's interest to be casting about for new shows-including those from known franchises. I understand Star Trek is one of them-especially as Trek's 737 hours of "reruns" performs as a top draw ON Netflix. As I understand it, there have been overtures. But none taken. So far."
Now, from CBS' perspective, the fact that existing Star Trek is a top draw on Netflix is probably more incentive to continue on to remastering Deep Space Nine and Voyager after the completion of TNG HD than to shell out even more money on a new show (in addition to their remastering efforts).

Even then, after the remastering effort is over, CBS could probably still keep making money by just licensing their existing stuff. There is almost no incentive for CBS to make a new series unless Netflix is willing to pay for it... which will probably never happen.
I'm collecting Star Trek:TNG blu-ray seasons. If Deep Space 9 comes out in Blu Ray, I'll collect those also, even if I do get Netflix. Same for Voyager if it's ever remastered.

Won't collect Star Trek:TOS or Star Trek Enterprise as blu ray's though. I loved watching TOS as reruns as a kid, but time isn't kind to a show that came out in the 60's.
That being said, I do read books and novels set in the ToS universe. Last novel I read in fact was ToS: Spock Must Die!, which I thought was pretty damn good for something I found at a random garage sale for a dime.

In fact, I read Star Trek novels of all kinds. I hear there's over 600 Star Trek novels to date. Which means there's a story somewhere out there I just HAVE TO READ!!

Actually reading a Forgotten Realms novel at the moment though.
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