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Old June 2 2013, 02:43 AM   #151
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Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT

I notice that my posts are no longer being acknowledged, so I'm bowing out.

One last unrelated note: zekkie, as someone with Rear Admiral rank here you must know the rules about Spamming re multiple sequential posts. Why not use Multi-quote?
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Old June 2 2013, 02:45 AM   #152
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I'm getting to the same page as SeerSGB. Starting to feel like this is nothing but a troll thread.
That's a whole lot of work for a troll, but I have to admit that the super-confidence and "I have a friend everywhere in the biz" type thing is seeding doubt in my mind.
no doubt here. i'm confident in who i am and my ability to navigate who i know to give it a quality shot. i've gotten some pretty hard bills passed through tougher legislatures, so we'll see if the experience translates.

now, to take Bills advice.... good night/day, all.

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Old June 2 2013, 03:20 AM   #153
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i've gotten some pretty hard bills passed through tougher legislatures, so we'll see if the experience translates.
It doesn't.

Here's a thought, which you'll sneer at now but remember later if - unlikely though it is - you ever get a meeting:

All they have to do is not return your calls.

I'd wish you luck, but with your attitude the kind of luck you'd need would be shameful to waste on show business. Buy a Powerball ticket instead.
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Old June 2 2013, 03:31 AM   #154
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i've gotten some pretty hard bills passed through tougher legislatures, so we'll see if the experience translates.
It doesn't.
I was thinking the same thing. Elected officials and the political system are nothing like studio/network executives.

You can't threaten a studio exec with a primary or an election...

But, oh, well. In someways, this thread has been fun, but the reality is, the treatment won't go anywhere.
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Old June 2 2013, 03:37 AM   #155
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i've gotten some pretty hard bills passed through tougher legislatures, so we'll see if the experience translates.
It doesn't.
I was thinking the same thing. Elected officials and the political system are nothing like studio/network executives.

You can't threaten a studio exec with a primary or an election...
The "lobbyist" talk is inflated anyway.
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Old June 2 2013, 06:22 AM   #156
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The "lobbyist" talk is inflated anyway.
Well, his facebook page does indicate some lobbying. But this is what caught my eye under Work and Education:
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showrunning the next television series · Starting in 2014
Chutzpah, thy name is zekkie.
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Old June 2 2013, 08:15 AM   #157
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The "lobbyist" talk is inflated anyway.
Well, his facebook page does indicate some lobbying. But this is what caught my eye under Work and Education:
Star Trek
showrunning the next television series · Starting in 2014
Chutzpah, thy name is zekkie.
Showrunner? Of course this is what they've been looking for. Why waste time on the folks currently producing successful Trek when they can go to someone with no experience? I'm reminded of Arnie in 'The Last Action Hero'.

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Old June 2 2013, 08:41 AM   #158
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Prediction: Will Never Happen.

CBS won't trust a multi-multi-million dollar franchise to someone completely inexperienced in showrunning, no matter what your real world experience.

Sorry.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:42 AM   #159
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Chutzpah, thy name is zekkie.
When I was 12, I wanted to build the Enterprise and go in space with the Trek cast as my crew. I eventually learned that just because I can think of something, doesn't mean I can do it, or that anyone but me will care.
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Old June 2 2013, 02:10 PM   #160
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this is a pitch, among many, that is WGA registered...
That and about four dollars will buy you a double tall mocha at Starbucks.
show me yours, or show me one better, Buzzkill.
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Old June 2 2013, 03:59 PM   #161
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That and about four dollars will buy you a double tall mocha at Starbucks.
show me yours, or show me one better, Buzzkill.
I wonder what the one better is
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Old June 2 2013, 04:03 PM   #162
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Well I read the whole thing - it's a lot of horse droppings - one of the main problems with it is that it assumes that anyone normal gives a shit about matching up the old series with the new films - nobody gives a crap beyond a small group of hardcore nerds. That's before you get into the tonal problems.
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Old June 2 2013, 04:43 PM   #163
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Well I read the whole thing - it's a lot of horse droppings - one of the main problems with it is that it assumes that anyone normal gives a shit about matching up the old series with the new films - nobody gives a crap beyond a small group of hardcore nerds. That's before you get into the tonal problems.
Agreed. I'm a Star Trek fan, I enjoy every single series, from TOS to ENT without any exception, but I really don't give a crap matching the continuity.

To the author: did you ever saw the episode "Parallels"? That episode alone, aired in 1993, explains the existence of the new universe from 2009. Just sit back and enjoy the ride, we do not need any fixing. We have 716 (I have included Tha Cage and the animated series in the counting) tv episodes to watch and re-watch and 10 movies before the new universe and who knows what the future brings, we might get back to that universe someday. The basic idea is that we can enjoy both the prime universe and the alternate one together as explained in Parallels, and we do not need any fixing. Anyhow: 22 minutes sitcom style? No thank you ... That would turn me away from the series. And all this continuity fixing, and reusing as homages footage from previous series you really think it would have an audience that would sustain Star Trek in TV? I think for the casual audience it would be just confusing and they would turn away ...
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Old June 2 2013, 05:06 PM   #164
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If even Trek fans don't want to watch this series, imagine what the average audience member thinks.
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Old June 2 2013, 05:12 PM   #165
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The basic idea is that we can enjoy both the prime universe and the alternate one together as explained in Parallels, and we do not need any fixing. Anyhow: 22 minutes sitcom style? No thank you ... That would turn me away from the series. And all this continuity fixing, and reusing as homages footage from previous series you really think it would have an audience that would sustain Star Trek in TV? I think for the casual audience it would be just confusing and they would turn away ...
That's one problem with hardcore fans of any franchise: they assume that it should be written for them, so when they write something, they write for themselves and people like them. Only, studios aren't interested in that. If you really want to make a series for Star Trek fans, maybe you should do a web-based thing like New Voyages, but forget the mass media.

And about the alternate timelines thing, yeah, it doesn't need fixing. Explain it as you wish: alternate reality, writer error, retcon, split timeline, etc. But in the end, the writers chose to reboot and do something new, and I don't expect we'll ever get back to the "prime" timeline, nor do I think we should. Sometimes you just need a clean slate.
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