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Old August 23 2013, 10:45 AM   #31
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Re: DS9/VOY...if it happened differently...

Whilst we will never now one way or the other, what might have been the best thing for VOY (and other shows) is for the network execs no to stick their noses in will a list of demands and let the producers get on with making it.
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Old August 23 2013, 03:32 PM   #32
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Re: DS9/VOY...if it happened differently...

Trek doesn't work as Network TV, it works best when syndicated and without Network interference.
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Old August 23 2013, 10:22 PM   #33
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Re: DS9/VOY...if it happened differently...

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Trek doesn't work as Network TV, it works best when syndicated and without Network interference.
It worked as a syndicated show in the television landscape of the 1980s and 1990s, but that wouldn't work anymore.
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Whilst we will never now one way or the other, what might have been the best thing for VOY (and other shows) is for the network execs no to stick their noses in will a list of demands and let the producers get on with making it.
Well, one of those studio demands was for the show in the first place. Unlike DS9, which was a series Berman and Piller created and pitched to the studio because they had something to say and a show they wanted to create, VOY was a studio request. So if Berman and co. Were it not for network demand there would have been no show in the first place.

I've often wondered if that was the fundamental problem with VOY. DS9 was a show the producers wanted to make, whereas VOY was a show they were told to make.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:15 AM   #34
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Re: DS9/VOY...if it happened differently...

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Trek doesn't work as Network TV, it works best when syndicated and without Network interference.
First run syndication is now dead. A new Trek show will have to be on a network or cable.


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I've often wondered if that was the fundamental problem with VOY. DS9 was a show the producers wanted to make, whereas VOY was a show they were told to make.
TNG was also a studio request. Gene Roddenberry had no interest in doing another Trek series until Paramount promised to be more hands off.
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