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Old November 25 2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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UK BBC One(?!) To Air Star Trek soon?

The Trekkie girls posted this on facebook, although their source is a BBC Journo on Twitter:

@sallcoll said...@giagia long range sensors indicate arrival of Enterprise on BBC1 within 9 days. Thought Trek fans should be the first to know. RT?
Source: https://twitter.com/sallcoll

(Specific tweet: https://twitter.com/sallcoll/status/272472055893614593 )

So, yeah. Either someone is seriously mistaken (which considering how she has reiterated the point multiple times, I would hope not) or the BBC are seriously going to air Star Trek of some kind (Enterprise? Probably not but who knows) in prime time on the most watched television channel in the UK. Could it be Enterprise in HD? TOS HD? SyFy have started airing TNG in HD, but considering the fuss they made over it I would imagine they have it exclusively. In any case, ANY non-UK made show airing on BBC 1 is a big deal, even bigger if Its Sci Fi (the only SciFi show I can think of that BBC one has aired is Doctor Who) and even bigger for us if It's Star Trek of any kind.

This is by no means confirmed as fact, but this one source has been rather consistent with her blabbing over it being a done deal. Regardless of what Trek they decide to air, if they air Trek at all on the BBC, it's a big deal and would expose it to a much wider audience than it would have otherwise been seen by in many, many years.

So what do you guys think? Single crazy person, or possible done deal?

I guess we'll find out in 9 days...
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Old November 25 2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Sounds like a mistake to me. It's far more likely that a old Trek show would air on something like BBC Three or even BBC Two.
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Old November 25 2012, 03:47 AM   #3
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Re: UK BBC One(?!) To Air Star Trek soon?

BBC One generally airs brand new British stuff, and movies. I can't see how a Star Trek would fit in with their kind of programming. BBC Two, on the other hand, might show it but again it mostly shows new American programs rather than old. I think the source is mistaken.
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Old November 25 2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Not a chance it'll be on BBC 1 - but I could certainly see it airing on BBC 3.
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Old November 25 2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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Imagine if the BBC got a licence to make their own version of Star Trek...
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Old November 25 2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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Can't see it on BBC One, BBC Two however is a different story.
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Old November 25 2012, 03:03 PM   #7
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Re: UK BBC One(?!) To Air Star Trek soon?

Hmm, judging by her most recent tweet - possibly a documentary?
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Old November 25 2012, 03:46 PM   #8
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More likely they've picked up the rights to the movies from C4...
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Old November 25 2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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Certainly won't be on BBC1.

The Beeb always puts Trek on BBC2 because its a minority genre. And at 6pm because its a kids show...
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Old November 25 2012, 04:06 PM   #10
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Looking at the later Tweets, Richard Westcott (of Radio 1 and others), was photographed on the TOS bridge - or a repro thereof - wear convention passes, so I guess it's been a doco or something shot at Star Trek London last month, definitely not an airing of the series.

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Old November 25 2012, 04:10 PM   #11
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Well they did have a mock-up of the TOS bridge at DSTL.

As for Sci-Fi being a minority genre and a kids show and therefore relegated to BBC Two, DW also fufils those criteria yet takes pride of place as one of BBC Ones Flagship shows airing in a prime slot on Saturday.
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Old November 25 2012, 04:20 PM   #12
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Well they did have a mock-up of the TOS bridge at DSTL.

As for Sci-Fi being a minority genre and a kids show and therefore relegated to BBC Two, DW also fufils those criteria yet takes pride of place as one of BBC Ones Flagship shows airing in a prime slot on Saturday.
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Old November 25 2012, 04:57 PM   #13
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Did Voyager's final years air on BBC2? I remember DS9 was shown all the way to the end.
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Old November 25 2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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Double-bills of Remastered TOS and ENT on a BBC channel would actually make me deliriously happy.

Obviously when they're done, move onto TNG which will be completely HD by then.

Like others, I doubt BBC One though. That channel hasn't shown Star Trek since the 1970s, filling in after Troughton left Doctor Who and in between each of Jon Pertwee's seasons (as I understand it).
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Old November 25 2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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Re: UK BBC One(?!) To Air Star Trek soon?

Yeah, I highly doubt BBC One will air a Trek series at all too, it's just this Sally Collard seems very adamant about it being on BBC1. Which makes me believe its going to be a documentary of some kind as opposed to a regular airing of reruns.
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