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Old October 25 2012, 08:06 PM   #91
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

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There could always be a "Firefly-type" series that focuses on a civilian freighter that sometimes takes on jobs that aren't always on the up-and-up and may require them to fight their way out of situations that occasionally turn south on them. In that sense, Starfleet could be depicted as not the enemy, per se, but something the crew would like to avoid dealing with whenever possible.
At that point, using a civilian PMC or civilian equivalent of Starfleet would be preferable.

Running a freightor without weapons or very limited weapons wouldn't make as good of a base setup. Firefly worked well in that their usual solution was to run, hide, or evade attacks while airborne. While that is all well and good, if they were a PMC group with enough firepower, they could have interesting space battles.
Who said that all civilian freighters are unarmed? If they sometimes dealt with the black market, their ship could be equipped with disruptors, photon torpedoes, and even some stuff they'd don't want Starfleet to look too closely at. But even without a black market, it's also possible that civilian ships have to be licensed to carry armaments too, especially if they operate in regions far from the protection of Starfleet. In such a case, they'd probably just be equipped with standard phasers (in ENT, the civilian freighter Horizon was armed with plasma cannons).
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Old October 25 2012, 11:11 PM   #92
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

Give it to the CW.

10 seasons straight away.
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Old October 25 2012, 11:29 PM   #93
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CW?
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Old October 25 2012, 11:58 PM   #94
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

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CW?
CW network.

They let Smallville run 10 seasons.

Supernatural is heading for 10 seasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network

CW network was formed from the merging of UPN + WB networks.

UPN being the network that VOY ran on. It makes sense.

Hopefully with Arrow doing well, genre specific shows will make a comeback.
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Old October 26 2012, 02:29 AM   #95
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

Afterall, when Enterprise wasn't "Premised" yet, I believe there were 2 main camps for us Fanbois/girlz:

"Captain Sulu"
or
"Starfleet Academy".
(Then, of course it became a Prequel and we wanted S4 out of the gate ending with The Romulan War)

So, A "Starfleet Academy" Series would be right up CW's Alley. (And with Arrow's lack of Shame, we no longer need to fear No Flights, No Fights)
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Old October 26 2012, 05:36 AM   #96
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CW?
CW network.
lol, being an Australian, I have no idea what that is...
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Old October 26 2012, 01:14 PM   #97
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

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CW?
CW network.
lol, being an Australian, I have no idea what that is...
The Teen/Twenty-something Angst Network

Vampire Diaries
Gossip Girl
Beverly Hills 90210 Revival
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Old October 26 2012, 04:41 PM   #98
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

???

The CW has no better or worse cancellation rate than any other network. They axe plenty of stuff. When something hits, they hang onto it for eons, precisely because what they'd replace it with would probably flop. But other networks do that, too, hence CSI and L&O running for 20 season or however long.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:01 PM   #99
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???

The CW has no better or worse cancellation rate than any other network. They axe plenty of stuff. When something hits, they hang onto it for eons, precisely because what they'd replace it with would probably flop. But other networks do that, too, hence CSI and L&O running for 20 season or however long.
That's not aimed at my post is it? I only listed the kinds of Teen or 20-something Angst shows they air, as a Foreign poster posted they weren't familiar with CW
Never said nothing about cancellations
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Old November 1 2012, 06:58 PM   #100
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TNG's ratings were good enough to let the show go on for a few more seasons. But they were making less money on the show the longer it went on with syndication paying less and all the actor salaries were going up.

Doing those mediocre TNG movies seemed like a bright idea at the time. But in hindsight TNG probably could have gone on a little longer, the later spinoffs never reach those kind of high ratings ever again. Paramount probably were scratching their heads at why the later shows didn't catch on as much.

The writers really streched themselves too thin with TNG S7, DS9 S2, VOY preproduction, and Generations. All those things suffered for it during that era.
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Old November 2 2012, 05:02 PM   #101
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???

The CW has no better or worse cancellation rate than any other network. They axe plenty of stuff. When something hits, they hang onto it for eons, precisely because what they'd replace it with would probably flop. But other networks do that, too, hence CSI and L&O running for 20 season or however long.
That's not aimed at my post is it? I only listed the kinds of Teen or 20-something Angst shows they air, as a Foreign poster posted they weren't familiar with CW
Never said nothing about cancellations
Nah it was some other post I was too lazy to quote or even find now.
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Old November 14 2012, 06:13 PM   #102
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Re: Think We'll Ever See A Trek Series Longer Than 7 seasons?

longer than 7 = no
precisely 7 = not likely in the current TV trends (making cheap reality shows for mass audiences and general dislike of scifi in networks programming)
less than 7 = probably but not in any foreseeable future, due to the reasons above

unfortunately, I have to say
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Old November 14 2012, 08:25 PM   #103
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Afterall, when Enterprise wasn't "Premised" yet, I believe there were 2 main camps for us Fanbois/girlz:

"Captain Sulu"
or
"Starfleet Academy".
There were dozens of ideas. Some wanted some kind of post-DS9/Voyager series, possibly on a future Enterprise, and post-Federation concepts like Andromeda were also popular.
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Old November 17 2012, 10:09 PM   #104
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and post-Federation concepts like Andromeda were also popular.
Some of the ideas fielded were quite good, and I personally think to this day that a Andromeda-style Star Trek could work (minus the black hole time travel).

A break up of the Federation following the Dominion War, different factions form among the former members, starship captains/crews choice sides and allegiances.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=114


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Old November 17 2012, 10:25 PM   #105
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Some of the ideas fielded were quite good, and I personally think to this day that a Andromeda-style Star Trek could work (minus the black hole time travel).
Not sure what your objection to that was. It wasn't time travel, just time dilation, which is a real thing that would happen near a black hole. They did have to greatly exaggerate the extent of the time dilation in Andromeda, rationalizing it as some freak interaction of the ship's artificial gravity field with the black hole's gravity well. But it's still more plausible than most time travel in Trek.
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