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Old June 22 2013, 10:04 PM   #181
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Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT

I couldn't get through the proposal, but the only thing I can think of is this:-

To my knowledge, there have been about 40+ sci-fi comedies.

The only ones that can truly be regarded as a success spanning multiple seasons over several years are Futurama and Red Dwarf.

Would any TV executive dream of greenlighting a comedy that not only has to overcome the anti-sci fi comedy hurdles to match that, but also tears the guts out of a franchise with 500+ hours dedicated to it?

Or to look at it another way, would the showrunners of Law and Order greenlight a police sitcom with the Law and Order name?

We all remember how well the Starsky & Hutch movie went down!
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Old July 6 2013, 05:54 AM   #182
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Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT

Hmm, don't thin anyone's mentioned it, but... the BBC series 'Hyperdrive'. Bringing teh funni to scifi comedy.

Actually, I prefer 'miserable failure that was oddly renewed a couple of times', but what do i know?

Oh,and I checked imdb, i can't find an entry under that name, whereas at least 5 of those who replied i'm pretty sure do have listings there.
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Old July 9 2013, 01:46 PM   #183
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Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT

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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.
Or a big slice of pizza and a drink at The Big Slice.
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Old July 12 2013, 11:47 PM   #184
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A bit of advice I got ages back: Never compare your project to another project. The minute you say "Well my book(show) is like <other popular book/show>", you've already biased them to think you're ripping off someone else.
Coming back to this comment, wasn't Star Trek initially compared by Gene Roddenberry to Horatio Hornblower ?
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Old July 13 2013, 12:00 AM   #185
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A bit of advice I got ages back: Never compare your project to another project. The minute you say "Well my book(show) is like <other popular book/show>", you've already biased them to think you're ripping off someone else.
Coming back to this comment, wasn't Star Trek initially compared by Gene Roddenberry to Horatio Hornblower ?
Not to mention "Wagon Train to the Stars."

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Old July 13 2013, 10:12 AM   #186
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Are you kidding ? Any day now we'll have word of the OP's success !
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Old July 18 2013, 10:07 AM   #187
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I kinda stopped at "comedy", I have to admit.
Space shows are already rare enough. Comedy can be done anywhere.
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Old July 18 2013, 08:52 PM   #188
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Yeah but Star Trek comedy doesn't quite seem to fit.
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Old July 26 2013, 08:52 PM   #189
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Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT

Wow, this dead horse has been beaten to pulp.
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Old July 26 2013, 08:57 PM   #190
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Any time, now, Maurice. Just you wait !
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Old July 26 2013, 08:59 PM   #191
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Wow, this dead horse has been beaten to pulp.
Can we make it into stew?
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Poor Tango never stood a chance.
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