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Old September 5 2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

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I want to be Captain Kirk...
Start eating...profusely.
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Old September 5 2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

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Is this even possible? I have quite an imagination.

I imagine it would take serious connections...

Has anyone ever thought of this?

Man, doing this successfully and hitting it big and making people enjoy this while creating brilliant plots and episodes would be an absolute dream come true.

So what would it take to pull this off?
If the writers of Star Trek '09 can't even get CBS to approve a series, what makes you think that Some Guy Posting On An Internet Bulletin Board With No Writing Credits To His Name (SGPOAIBBWNWCTHN) will have any better luck?
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Old September 5 2012, 10:06 PM   #18
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

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I want to be Captain Kirk...
Start eating...profusely.
Already got that covered.

But seriously, Shatner was in pretty good shape for most of TOS.
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Old September 6 2012, 02:46 AM   #19
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First step: Get a job in Hollywood writing for some boring-ass formulaic sitcom or cop show for years and years. Gotta pay your dues!

Then, once you've worked your way into a position where you can get past CBS security, convince Les Moonves that Star Trek is worth bothering with.

Or, just acknowledge that most TV writing is dreadful because it's goverened by the needs of advertisers to have a zombified audience to sell shit to. The odds of having the opoortunity to work on anything worthwhile, or that remotely expresses your or anyone else's creative vision, are pretty low.

Write novels instead. You'll have a lot more creative freedom.

Or maybe look into all those low busget internet series popping up all over the place. There, you at least have the possibility of doing somethng interesting (although personally I've yet to see a sci fi internet series where something didn't immediately turn me off, usually the acting, oddly enough...)
Sometimes novels get turned into movies, that was how J.R. Tolkein got his movies produced, long after his death.
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Old September 6 2012, 03:30 AM   #20
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

Wow, Tolkien was haunting studio executives? Or was it just Peter Jackson?
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Old September 6 2012, 06:47 AM   #21
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

Wow, the snark level is here is up to 11.
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Old September 6 2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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I look forward to patronizing your new Star Trek series.
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Old September 7 2012, 01:04 AM   #23
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

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Is this even possible? I have quite an imagination.

I imagine it would take serious connections...

Has anyone ever thought of this?

Man, doing this successfully and hitting it big and making people enjoy this while creating brilliant plots and episodes would be an absolute dream come true.

So what would it take to pull this off?
If the writers of Star Trek '09 can't even get CBS to approve a series, what makes you think that Some Guy Posting On An Internet Bulletin Board With No Writing Credits To His Name (SGPOAIBBWNWCTHN) will have any better luck?
Has CBS rejected their pitch? I havent heard that. For all we know, nobody has pitched CBS, at least nobody who can get in the door to do a pitch.

Maybe CBS is waiting for Abrams & the gang to get to a point in their busy schedules where the time is right for a TV pitch, because CBS wants to work with the winning team and certainly doesn't want to pre-empt that possibility.

It would make sense if a TV pitch waits till the next movie solidifies that Trek Is Back, and the production schedule will allow the series launch to coincide more or less with the third movie, for maximum PR boost.
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Old September 7 2012, 04:07 AM   #24
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Has CBS rejected their pitch?
I distinctly remember reading about Orci pitching an animated series idea to CBS. But you could be right; for all I know nothing was pitched.
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Old September 9 2012, 01:53 AM   #25
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Maybe I should write a book and hope that it is so dominant that someone wants to make a movie of it.

This book Im about to write really needs to not suck shit.
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Old September 9 2012, 07:52 AM   #26
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"Dominant"? lol
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Old September 9 2012, 04:48 PM   #27
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Maybe I should write a book and hope that it is so dominant that someone wants to make a movie of it.

This book Im about to write really needs to not suck shit.
Books that "suck shit" as you so eloquently put it, get made into movies all the time, sometimes even highly successful ones. Anyone who has read the original Forrest Gump novel will know what I mean.
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Old September 9 2012, 06:20 PM   #28
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Re: I would love to create a new Star Trek Series

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Maybe I should write a book and hope that it is so dominant that someone wants to make a movie of it.

This book Im about to write really needs to not suck shit.
I'm fully prepared for your book to never get published and become a movie solely in your head
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Old September 12 2012, 05:11 AM   #29
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Y'all are super nice.
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Old September 13 2012, 10:33 PM   #30
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Y'all are super nice.
By TrekBBS standards, we are.

Orci said here that he has not officially pitched a series to CBS - yet.

I have mentioned to CBS the idea of a Star Trek series and they are interested in it, but they would have to coordinate with Paramount and they would have to coordinate with Bad Robot. It is something we we are trying to figure out. If we can figure out a beautiful timing for it, it is something we would all love to do. It is tricky, with multiple chefs in that kitchen. It is something many of us are thinking about and I want to see one too.
The mention of "beautiful timing" makes me think "launching the fall after Abrams' third movie debuts" is what he means. Backing up further, "official pitch to CBS to coincide with news of big box office for Abrams' second movie" is the most beautiful way to kick the process off, and leave plenty of time for developing a series and third movie in parallel.

That is, if they have the bandwidth, with all the other projects to juggle. If not, maybe they announce the series with the third movie debut and launch afterwards. Not as good on the PR front but still viable, assuming all three movies are hits.

But Orci has dibs'ed Trek now. CBS won't kick him aside and go with someone else when someone with maximum credbility like that as alread put a stake in the ground. And he might very well have made his informal not-a-pitch in order to put a stake in the ground, just in case Seth McFarlane or Bryan Fuller started to get big ideas.

And everyone wants to avoid stepping on anyone's toes. The players are CBS, Paramount and Bad Robot. They will figure out the details of a TV series between them and odds are slight that they will let anyone else in the sandbox, since it's a crowded sandbox already. I just hope we don't get Trek-by-Committee out of this.
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