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Old May 11 2014, 04:23 PM   #31
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

The BBC wouldn't be able to afford to do Star Trek. Compared to Doctor Who it'd require a much bigger regular cast, far more special effects and far more standing sets.

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Old May 11 2014, 06:00 PM   #32
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

Oh god no, try and watch some UK TV on a daily basis and although the BBC has a few quality shows, just like ITV/CH4/5, now and again, its vast bulk is unadulterated rubbish, unless you like Soaps, selling your junk, moving home, and cooking.

No leave ST were it has prospered since it's inception, on American TV, i watch vastly more US TV shows than i watch UK TV through the year.
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Old May 12 2014, 03:01 AM   #33
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

I was under the distinct impression that NuTREK was being promoted in and catered to the UK and European countries mostly, anyway. If that's true, then CBS partnering with the BBC makes even more sense to me. In general, American television sucks just as bad as it does in any other country, with 6000 channels and nothing on. But a unique partnership such as this, would bring out the best of each entity ... there's no doubt of that. CBS Executives ... "suits" as I believe you like to be called ... if you are reading this, please contact the BBC and close the deal on joint production of new STAR TREK product as soon as possible. We, the fans, are growing impatient ...
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Old May 12 2014, 05:59 AM   #34
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

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I was under the distinct impression that NuTREK was being promoted in and catered to the UK and European countries mostly, anyway. If that's true, then CBS partnering with the BBC makes even more sense to me. In general, American television sucks just as bad as it does in any other country, with 6000 channels and nothing on. But a unique partnership such as this, would bring out the best of each entity ... there's no doubt of that. CBS Executives ... "suits" as I believe you like to be called ... if you are reading this, please contact the BBC and close the deal on joint production of new STAR TREK product as soon as possible. We, the fans, are growing impatient ...
Promoted yes, but catered? Don't think so. Traditionally Star Trek has performed poorly overseas. so they have tried to push it a little more and it seems to be working. STID has the highest foreign box office for any Trek film. Not sure that translates into interest by the BBC or any other non-American TV network.
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Old May 12 2014, 06:05 AM   #35
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"Catered" basically referring to the casting of Brits in the Guest Spots. I'm trying to remember, it's been a while since I've seen it, but I'm pretty sure that Alice Eve didn't even bother "Americanizing" her accent, at all, perhaps with this in mind.
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Old May 12 2014, 06:28 AM   #36
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"Catered" basically referring to the casting of Brits in the Guest Spots. I'm trying to remember, it's been a while since I've seen it, but I'm pretty sure that Alice Eve didn't even bother "Americanizing" her accent, at all, perhaps with this in mind.
Hardly usual in Hollywood or Star Trek. Tom Hardy and David Warner are British. Alexander Siddig, Marina Sirtis and Patrick Stewart are British. Malcolm McDowell is British.

They decided to go with Eve's natural accent. She's played Americans before. Though Bibi Besch (the original Carol) is not a native born American, she was born in Austria and moved to America as a child.
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Old May 12 2014, 10:23 AM   #37
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^As is Dominic Keating.

As for Star Trek underperforming at the International Box Office, I think they did ok in English speaking countries it was the non-English speaking ones they underperformed at (though I'm sure they'll be at least one exception i.e. Germany)
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Old May 12 2014, 11:19 AM   #38
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If the BBC did it, we'd probably only see the Bridge for the first few years, perhaps streching to a corridor by the 6th season.
Well, if the BBC did it, we'd probably have a sum total of fifteen episodes by the sixth series. If they even made it that far.
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Old May 12 2014, 05:33 PM   #39
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If the BBC did it, we'd probably only see the Bridge for the first few years, perhaps streching to a corridor by the 6th season.
Well, if the BBC did it, we'd probably have a sum total of fifteen episodes by the sixth series. If they even made it that far.
Yes, but it would be spread out over two decades.
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Old May 12 2014, 06:59 PM   #40
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If the BBC did it, we'd probably only see the Bridge for the first few years, perhaps streching to a corridor by the 6th season.
Well, if the BBC did it, we'd probably have a sum total of fifteen episodes by the sixth series. If they even made it that far.
Its all about quality, not quantity--Trek has certainly learned that lesson in VOY and ENT, ramming many mediocre and just plain awful episodes down our throats because they're expected to have over 20 a season.
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Old May 12 2014, 11:10 PM   #41
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. Not sure that translates into interest by the BBC or any other non-American TV network.
Star Trek did well for BBC2 in the 90s - you had three series airing a week always in the top 5. But since digital/satellite channels took off a few years later imports ceased, there was no need for the BBC to buy them, and the new channels outbid them anyway. That happened with Enterprise - the only Star Trek series never shown by the BBC.

I think the last US import on BBC TV was Heroes. They don't touch Sci-Fi these days. Even Red Dwarf had to go off to (commercial channel) Dave.

BBC1 does still try the odd Who like (13 part) commission - the last I think being Atlantis, but even that is co-financed with BBC America. But series of that length really are the exception
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Old May 13 2014, 03:47 AM   #42
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Why? So we could get 4 seasons with 3 episodes seemingly aired at random?
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Old May 13 2014, 07:32 AM   #43
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I think it was Neyrs who mentioned it back-thread (forgive me if I got the credit wrong) but I think a British-Made "Upstairs-Downstairs"-like Star Trek is inspired...the stories of the crew (and families?) belowdecks...what it really takes to run a Startship, other than asking Scotty for more power...more stories in whatever equivalent to 10-Forward there would be...not getting that promotion...not getting that woman/man...screwing up in the astrophysics lab...sure, Command would figure, but the bulk of the storycarrying would rest on the crew's shoulders...a BIG thumbs up to this, IMHO...
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Old May 13 2014, 11:40 AM   #44
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Why? So we could get 4 seasons with 3 episodes seemingly aired at random?
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Old May 13 2014, 04:34 PM   #45
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