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Old July 26 2014, 07:53 PM   #16
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In other words, more of the same old shit we've had for the last twenty years?
Yes yes, a thousand times yes.

More of 'da same shit we were blessed with from September 1966 though May 2005. True Star Trek

Here's an idea, series sponsors could have their businesses revealed on the holodeck. Imagine Star Trek characters on the holodeck at a McDonald's hamburger stand!
McDonald's doesn't need to advertize that badly; they're doing just fine by themselves.
Star Trek movies have done some product placement, Michelob beer in TVH for one. There should be subtlety, a time travel episode where our heroes all pile into a new Mazda. Or they're walk down a city street in the 24th century and there's a restaurant in the background, if not McDonald's then In-and-Out Burger.

(Get the In-and-Out urge)

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Old July 27 2014, 05:02 AM   #17
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You lost me when you invoked the phrase "True Star Trek".

Would that be the one that espoused the theory of IDIC?
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Old July 27 2014, 05:17 AM   #18
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"True" Star Trek I suppose would be the Star Trek of "The Cage".
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Old July 27 2014, 05:25 AM   #19
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Huh. I guess I prefer "False" Star Trek then.
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Old July 27 2014, 11:29 AM   #20
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I, too, am confused about this term "TRUE" Star Trek. If it's got Paramount/CBS' name on it, if it's characters and stories are within the same made-up "universe," if it's within the same franchise, then it's STAR TREK. I don't know what distinction can really be made, other than on the most subjective level ...
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Old July 27 2014, 04:11 PM   #21
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To the Op, Ignore the grumpy rude trolls. Welcome to the board.

I remember product placement in Babylon 5. ZIMA signs. But then again, ZIMA isnt around anymore.
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Old July 27 2014, 05:11 PM   #22
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To the Op, Ignore the grumpy rude trolls.
Grumpy and rude? Perhaps you missed my hilariously funny Marketing 101 joke.
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Old July 28 2014, 12:47 AM   #23
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Any marketing ploy that keeps STAR TREK on the small screen, I'm all for. If the ENTERPRISE wants to go on a Caravan of Courage to find Teddy Bears who've taken over a Human colony and now wear T-Shirts with corporate logos, or make items out of Coke & Pepsi bottles ... what the hell? Why not? I'm not put off by that, at all. It's certainly different, I mean ... if STARBUCKS wants to flip the bill for my favourite show, I don't mind seeing Uhura or somebody walking out of the messhall with a cup. Maybe in another 50 years, when STARBUCKS has gone the way of the Dodo, people watching will joke about the cups or logos or whatever. We can't be concerned with that, right now. Say what you want about Rick Berman he understood one thing the fans DO all have in common and he knew it very well: We want more STAR TREK. More ...
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Old July 28 2014, 01:11 AM   #24
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If there is franchise fatigue....why do I want more NON-BAd Robot trek?

I have never gotten tired of new Star Trek. Some of it is un-rewatchable (like most of Voyager) but I never got tired of a new star trek episode or movie.

I think it be neat for a Playmates product placement on a toy starship or a AMT product placement of a ship model in someones quarters or something.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:16 AM   #25
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You lost me when you invoked the phrase "True Star Trek"
As in on the good old TV set and not a movie theater. A couple of dozen episodes a year, not one every four years.

You know, true Star Trek.

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... or a AMT product placement of a ship model in someones quarters or something.
Like the DY-100 model in the background of Rain Robinson's lab, and it just happen to be available on the internet?

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Old July 28 2014, 01:29 AM   #26
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OT but slightly related to certain aspects of this discussion: And yet in Alien Resurrection, Weylan Yutani got bought out by Wal-Mart....some 300/400 years after Wal-Mart's 20th century start of evil reign. LOL!

Wayyy OT: Now I have to figure...

Let's see...

Prometheus takes place in the late 21st Century.
Alien....very early 22nd Century
Aliens...latter mid 22nd Century
Alien 3...latter mid 22nd Century
Alien Resurrection...24th Century (as I believe it takes place some 200 years after Alien 3.)

Ok...back to topic.
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Old July 28 2014, 04:09 AM   #27
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You lost me when you invoked the phrase "True Star Trek"
As in on the good old TV set and not a movie theater. A couple of dozen episodes a year, not one every four years.

You know, true Star Trek.
I really don't know...

Yeah, I'd like a series, but I'm not going to denigrate the movies by calling them "False" Trek, or whatever. If you don't like them, nobody's forcing you to watch them, but there's no reason to crap on others' good times. Which I'm not saying is what you're doing, but other posters certainly have done that in the past, and it would be great if it would just stop.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:14 PM   #28
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No to product placement.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:27 PM   #29
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Memory Alpha has an article on product placement:

Brands that have been featured in Star Trek include:
Michelob, Macintosh, Pacific Bell (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
Levi's jeans, Jack Daniels (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
Dom Pérignon (Star Trek Generations)
Nokia and Budweiser Classic (Star Trek)
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Old July 28 2014, 01:49 PM   #30
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And 2001: A Space Odyssey had signs for Bell Telephone (which changed its logo shortly after the film came out), Howard Johnson's, and most notably Pan American, which went out of business before 2001.
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