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Old June 26 2013, 03:11 PM   #16
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Re: TV movies?

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Whilst not a TV Movie, Red Dwarf springs to mind it had a new series last year, did well enough in the ratings, it was reasonable well recieved and could get another season.
I haven't seen the new series yet (or the second and third parts of Back to Earth, for that matter), but I doubt the budget of Red Dwarf is more than a fraction of what it would cost to fund even a small Star Trek TV movie.
True, but I was countering the claim that no one is making Ship based Sci-Fi. Now admitetly it's not on the scale of ST or most American Ship based Sci-Fi shows. But it'sa ship based Sci-Fi show non the less.
I never said that no one is making ship-based sci-fi. I said that no one is making ship-based sci-fi TV movies, which was what the OP was asking about.
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Old June 30 2013, 01:23 PM   #17
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Re: TV movies?

A mini-series could be an option as well.

The biggest reason I feel a long-running tv show won't work is because of the reasons I stated earlier. Serialized tv doesn't seem to work anymore. With some exceptions ofcourse, most shows fail after one or two seasons. I'd hate to get my hopes up with a new show, only to have it cancelled after a while. I do see how tv-movies couldn't work well either though.

So perhaps, a mini-series of 6 episodes, telling a story from beginning to end, might be a good option.
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Old June 30 2013, 04:35 PM   #18
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Re: TV movies?

I haven't crunched the numbers, but I doubt shows are being cancelled at a rate any higher than in the past. Serialization might increase audience frustration, though, I'll grant you that.
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Old June 30 2013, 08:14 PM   #19
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A mini-series could be an option as well.

The biggest reason I feel a long-running tv show won't work is because of the reasons I stated earlier. Serialized tv doesn't seem to work anymore. With some exceptions ofcourse, most shows fail after one or two seasons. I'd hate to get my hopes up with a new show, only to have it cancelled after a while. I do see how tv-movies couldn't work well either though.

So perhaps, a mini-series of 6 episodes, telling a story from beginning to end, might be a good option.
1) Who says the new show has to be serialized?
2) Serialized shows aren't cancelled more frequently than other shows. Most new shows are cancelled after one or two seasons. That applies to serialized, episodic, dramas, sci fi, and comedies.
3) Falling Skies and Walking Dead are doing just fine as serialized sci fi on TV these days. A network exec is a lot more likely to copy their success than try a format that has been DOA recently.
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