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Old April 21 2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Brian Fuller is back at it again

This time talking about working with JJ Abrams on a new series after the 2013 movie.

http://trekmovie.com/2012/04/20/brya...rek-tv-series/
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Old April 22 2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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The sound of crickets chriping at CBS is deafening.
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Old April 22 2012, 02:54 AM   #3
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I would like to make my own Star Trek series too, and work with JJ Abrams on it as well. But just because I say that, doesn't mean it's going to happen.

Now with that said, if this ever indeed happens I'll be the first person to do the dance of joy.
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Old April 22 2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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Don't hold your breath, anybody...

Neither of the reasons why a new Trek series is not in the cards for the forseeable future has changed:

1) expense vs expected ratings
2) lack of support from the leadership at the network (Moonives)
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Old April 22 2012, 04:41 AM   #5
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"And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”
Got that right.
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Old April 22 2012, 05:44 AM   #6
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I love that talented and successful people speak openly about wanting to make a Star Trek series.
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Old April 22 2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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"And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”
Got that right.
Actually, he's got that wrong. The next Trek series will be under the purview of whoever CBS wants it to be. Could be Abrams, but it could just as easily be someone else that CBS wants. There's no guarantee that the next Trek series will be a live-action one or will even be within the next ten years, IMO.

Fuller keeps talking about wanting to do a new Trek series, but the decision isn't his to make at all.
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Old April 22 2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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What's wrong with another optimistic Trek like space opera? Especially now like anywhere. Maybe best based on a successful movie like Stargate.
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Old April 22 2012, 09:01 PM   #9
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It's nice to see he's keeping the drumbeat going. It makes me fairly hopeful that this will pan out, maybe coinciding with the release of the third movie.

It's vague how much he's working with Abrams or how much Abrams would be involved, but just for professional courtesy and good PR, Fuller needs to get his blessing. I could envision some sort of joint PR campaign between the both of them, passing the torch from Abrams' movies to Fuller's series.

Which means that at the very least, there would be nothing in the TV series that directly contradicts the notion that it's in Abrams' universe, even if there's nothing that actually establishes it as fact, either. It could go entirely unaddressed (except in fan squabbles of course).
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I would like to make my own Star Trek series too, and work with JJ Abrams on it as well. But just because I say that, doesn't mean it's going to happen.
That's because CBS security wouldn't let you in the front door. I don't think someone with Fuller's track record would have that problem.

If a Star Trek TV series is made, it will be because someone like Fuller or Seth McFarlane - someone with the track record to give him credibility - overcame CBS's objections (or simple indifference) to the franchise through persistence, passion and making a smart and credible case for how a new Star Trek series can make CBS a boatload of money.

The next Trek series will be under the purview of whoever CBS wants it to be.
I sincerely doubt CBS gives a flip about Star Trek. It doesn't fit their strategy at all, for any of their properties (CBS, the CW, Showtime). The only reason they'd entertain the idea is because of the credibility of the people making the case for it.

JJ Abrams made one movie that was in the top 10 for box office that year. That's the single most important element in reviving the franchise. It shows not only that people still want Star Trek, but that there's a global audience for it. CBS sells TV shows globally. If next year's movie does just as well (and I don't see why it wouldn't), then that's even more evidence that Fuller can use.

So for Abrams to vouch for the new series, or maybe even work on it to some extent, will be an important factor in convincing CBS to greenlight it. It will definitely be an uphill battle. There are no space operas on TV right now, so any space opera is a huge risk. CBS does not take risks. They are the #1 network because they are conservative and don't stick their necks out. Fuller will need every weapon in his arsenal if he wants this to happen.

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Old April 22 2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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If someone beats a drum in the forest and CBS isn't there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Old April 22 2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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The next Trek series will be under the purview of whoever CBS wants it to be.
I sincerely doubt CBS gives a flip about Star Trek.
They do, because they're still making money off it. But the thing to take into account is that Trek is just one of many properties CBS owns and the current management there is simply content with the way things currently are with it.
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Old April 22 2012, 11:36 PM   #12
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They can milk Trek for all the cash they want doing remasters and restorations of the exisiting episodes for DVD/Blu Ray for at least another 5-10 years.

As has been pointed out, CBS' programming agenda doesn't include Trek or anything like Trek, and these days studios and networks don't farm out un-needed/wanted properties to someone else as might've been in the past.
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Old April 23 2012, 02:27 AM   #13
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Okay, I meant CBS doesn't give a flip about putting Star Trek back on TV. I guess that wasn't clear in context?
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Old April 23 2012, 04:08 AM   #14
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That's because CBS security wouldn't let you in the front door. I don't think someone with Fuller's track record would have that problem.
The intent of my post wasn't that I thought I'd have a chance to walk through CBS's front door. The intent was that anyone, no matter their credentials, can talk all they want about making a new series, but unless CBS wants to produce said series, then talk is cheap.
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Old April 25 2012, 07:56 PM   #15
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Okay, I meant CBS doesn't give a flip about putting Star Trek back on TV. I guess that wasn't clear in context?

No one gives a flip about anything on TV unless A) It can make money B) it has a chance to make it on and last....so it can make money C) These days a creative think tank/production team with cache' in the industry usually fares pretty well in bringing something to the small screen.

Well ST has a proven track record of making BILLIONS (no not millions) on TV alone. The series, even the less popular ones lasted a combined 25 seasons since 1987. The creative team of big names has announced they are interested. Check, check, check...

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