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Old April 26 2012, 06:20 PM   #16
LOKAI of CHERON
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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Though I would hold my breath, if it helped get a show on the air
Tell you what, start now and I'll let you know when to stop!!!
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Old April 28 2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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Old April 28 2012, 03:58 PM   #18
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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I am getting really antsy for a new series.

I am officially at the point now where none of the current series can fulfill my need to watch Star Trek anymore.
It's possible you have become burned out on Trek TV series.
May I suggest you try
Fan Productions (forum) such as the great Phase II series episodes.

Or there are hundreds of books. There are books set in each series with the same characters you love. Let your imagination do the work. Trek Literature forum.

Or you can try Trek comic books which are very visual. see this thread:
Complete Comic Collection - Where should I start?
there is a $18. DVD-ROM you can get called Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection that has dozens of issues of comic books as PDF files.

If none of these appeal to you then just take a break from Trek. cold turkey.
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Old April 28 2012, 07:38 PM   #19
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

You forgot the best option: fill in the time till the next series by kvetching about the lack of a series and spitballing about what it should be.
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Old April 28 2012, 10:31 PM   #20
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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--- does anyone REALLY think that since the period Enterprise ended I haven't watched anything else besides reruns of Trek since? Come on, seriously?
Since the end of Enterprise, what's your favorite new TV space opera?

There are other Trek based activities you can engage in.

Getting in protracted arguments with board members here who think that all the TV episodes and the first ten movies can be discussed and analyzed, but that the last movie is off limits in every way is alway fun.

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Old May 1 2012, 03:27 AM   #21
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

Would there be anyway to get a show on the air by organizing fans behind the idea? This has worked with mixed success to keep shows from being canceled. I know CBS owns the rights, but maybe they would be OK with someone purchasing the syndicating rights.
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Old May 1 2012, 03:30 AM   #22
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

Would there be anyway to get a show on the air by organizing fans behind the idea?
No, not really.

There's no rational (business) reason for CBS to care about Star Trek on TV. So a series would only happen if someone like Bryan Fuller or Seth McFarlane decide to use their clout to make it happen. Be glad that people like that even care about making a show, because without them, we'd be sunk.
I know CBS owns the rights, but maybe they would be OK with someone purchasing the syndicating rights.
Oh in that case, let me break open my piggy bank. I wonder if CBS would take a million dollars in change?
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Old May 1 2012, 04:36 AM   #23
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I guess it would be too expensive. They are probably going to sit on it for another 10 years until they've exhausted the movies of the relaunch.
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Old May 1 2012, 08:24 AM   #24
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Sure provided the Fans pony up enough cash. I am thinking something similar to how much it costs to make Terra Nova. So should be about in total the cost of a blockbuster movie in other words several hundred million. However, no CBS is perfectly continue to leech off the franchise and not develop anything new. You want to buy the rights outright look north a billion.
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Old May 1 2012, 01:10 PM   #25
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

Watch how fast CBS scrambles to put on a half assed show when the Watchowski brothers' 'Jupiter Ascending' movie comes to tv and is an awesome success leaving Star Trek in the dust and forgotten.
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Old May 1 2012, 03:17 PM   #26
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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...I am officially at the point now where none of the current series can fulfill my need to watch Star Trek anymore.

This is becoming troublesome.

Anyone else feel this way ?
In the case of TOS - absolutely not. I truly, truly love the show. I've literally lost count of the times I've watched each and every episode. I probably enjoy them more as time goes on if that's even possible - my affection for the programme just continues to grow. The recent release on Blu-ray has been pure bliss for me.
Aye, that is definitely true. I've watched it countless times and the enjoyment is still there and perhaps even greater. In fact, I just saw Let That Be Your Last Battlefield for the first time in awhile and really enjoyed it!

That said, I'm ready for a new series as well. Unfortunately, I don't see ANY evidence of that happening. I think it's even less likely that it'll happen in the original universe rather than the rebooted universe. Ah well.

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Old May 1 2012, 04:22 PM   #27
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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Would there be anyway to get a show on the air by organizing fans behind the idea? This has worked with mixed success to keep shows from being canceled. I know CBS owns the rights, but maybe they would be OK with someone purchasing the syndicating rights.
Actually, apparently Fans did come up with a pile of cash to try and keep Enterprise running for a 5th year, but, it fell on deaf ears.

A New Trek Series, that didn't have a shoestring budget, would most likely need a budget of at least $1.5Mil per episode, and that still would require cutting all corners possible. So, even with a 13 episode season, that's still about $20Mil budget, and I imagine, they'd also want some starting capital to build initial sets and so forth, so, probably couldn't be done well for less than $25Mil for the first 13 episode season.
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Old May 1 2012, 04:39 PM   #28
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

It would have to build on success and to me that's like seeing the bad robot guys win again and again and again. Very disconcerting. Man, they can't lose. MU.
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Old May 1 2012, 08:50 PM   #29
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

Here's another possible route to a revival, a lot more plausible than fan bake sales: CBS and Netflix may partner to revive Jericho.

That would set a good precedent for Star Trek (assuming the budget works out - still a big if) because Star Trek fits the Netflix profile beautifully - a well known brand name with a fanbase loyal enough that just one show might inspire them to subscribe.

That's Star Trek's big advantage - it has appeal to subscription-based services that few other famous names in TV history can match. The trick is, getting one of them interested. The other candidate is Showtime (part of CBS), but space opera isn't very compatible with their existing lineup, especially a series associated with free TV. Netflix has no problem with the "taint" of free TV, being willing to revive Arrested Development.
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Old May 2 2012, 07:18 AM   #30
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Re: I really am getting antsy for a new series.

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Here's another possible route to a revival, a lot more plausible than fan bake sales: CBS and Netflix may partner to revive Jericho.

That would set a good precedent for Star Trek (assuming the budget works out - still a big if) because Star Trek fits the Netflix profile beautifully - a well known brand name with a fanbase loyal enough that just one show might inspire them to subscribe.

That's Star Trek's big advantage - it has appeal to subscription-based services that few other famous names in TV history can match. The trick is, getting one of them interested. The other candidate is Showtime (part of CBS), but space opera isn't very compatible with their existing lineup, especially a series associated with free TV. Netflix has no problem with the "taint" of free TV, being willing to revive Arrested Development.
What about me? I'm from Romania ... no Netflix in here ... I don't want to wait for the blu-ray release ...
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