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Old April 19 2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

Hear me out.

Look at Doctor Who, that's sci fi space stuff.

They make it on a budget they have to justify to the British license fee payer, but they can also team up with big networks to pump in extra cash (look at the nature docs, torchwood and stuff).

They make a huge profit selling it across the globe.

Would be perfect saturday tea time, 8-13 episodes stuff.
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Old April 19 2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

I would watch the hell out of British Star Trek

(Couldn't resist)
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Old April 19 2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

http://starshipintrepid.net/

This should give you a taste of what Star Trek (UK) might be like!

"An Intrepid production for BBC Scotland" (no jokes about going independent please!! haha)
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Old April 19 2014, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

The Johnson wrote: View Post
Hear me out.

Look at Doctor Who, that's sci fi space stuff.

They make it on a budget they have to justify to the British license fee payer, but they can also team up with big networks to pump in extra cash (look at the nature docs, torchwood and stuff).

They make a huge profit selling it across the globe.

Would be perfect saturday tea time, 8-13 episodes stuff.
Not sure I would mention TW, given the disaster that was "Miracle Day".

But I'm not sure that ST has enough mainstream appeal in the UK, true I think TNG hit a peak audiance of some 5-6m viewers when it was shown on BBC2 on Wednesday's at 18:00 in the early ninties (before Sky took over) which isn't a bad number given the time. In some respects Sky might be a better home for it as a co-production with a US network.

But leaving aside any co-production different resulkt might be achieved by filiming in a different location other than LA such as Canada or the UK. Farscape for example was filmed in Australia.
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Old April 19 2014, 07:56 PM   #5
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

No shortage of US producers who'd love to get hold of it, we don't need it.
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Old April 19 2014, 09:24 PM   #6
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

No, the BBC should do a live action Thunderbirds as a series. Or if we want to keep it in outer space, a live action Fireball XL5.
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Old April 19 2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.
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Old April 21 2014, 12:25 PM   #8
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

The BBC have already done Star Trek.

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Old April 23 2014, 11:56 AM   #9
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

The BBC has a history of doing very high quality Costume Dramas and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is world-reknown, so ... I would have absolutely no issue, whatsoever, seeing the BBC getting involved in the STAR TREK franchise. Hell, I think they should! As people have pointed out with Doctor Who, the series is fantastic, even though it wasn't always so, apparently. But they didn't have the money, before. Properly funded, I would trust the BBC to deliver a STAR TREK here-to-fore unparallelled in the franchise's history.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:05 PM   #10
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

I too would love to see Star Trek BBC-style. Especially when it came to them showing the series on TV: no advert breaks!
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Old April 25 2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

The BBC does seem a little more willing to do sci-fi than most American networks, so I'd my fine with it. However, my preference is HBO for the next Star Trek series. It'll never happen, but that's where I want future Trek.
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Old April 25 2014, 09:43 PM   #12
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
The BBC does seem a little more willing to do sci-fi than most American networks
There's hardly any on the BBC.

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But they didn't have the money, before.
They don't have a huge amount now. It's only because it does so well worldwide, and brings in money they can afford to do it.
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Old April 25 2014, 10:29 PM   #13
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.
That sounds like Upstairs Downstairs IN SPACE!
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Old April 25 2014, 11:02 PM   #14
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

No. It's a very American series. It'd be like Stephen Spielberg doing Doctor Who.
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Old April 25 2014, 11:47 PM   #15
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Re: The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

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They should do Star Trek Downton. We follow the lives and loves of the command crew on the bridge and the working stiffs on the lower decks.
That sounds like Upstairs Downstairs IN SPACE!
"Downton Abbey" is a sorta "update" of "Upstairs Downstairs".
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