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Old March 12 2008, 02:32 AM   #1
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Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

A lot that I'm reading around seems to be that if the new Trek movie is a big success that a new series (some claim likely to be in the same era as the movie) is likely to be made.

Has this possibility even been mentioned by anyone at Paramount or anyone with any kind of input?

Or is this just some kind of assumption?

Seems to me that a very successful Trek movie would simply create the demand for another Trek movie as a highly successful movie franchise has a possiblity of being more profitable than a tv series.

And it takes what? At least 18 months from the go ahead for a Trek series to actually hit the air.

So even if the movie is a huge hit and a new series is made, we're looking at three years before we see a thing onscreen.

Has the possibility of a new series even been discussed yet?
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Old March 12 2008, 04:18 AM   #2
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

As of now, it's just an assumption. Maybe things are being discussed behind closed doors, but nothing's been hinted at officially.
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Old March 12 2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

Some people still think a possible Titan TV series with Riker is on the table.
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Old March 12 2008, 04:55 AM   #4
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

Some people think the long-awaited TNG/DS9/VOY super-mega-crossover is possible, too.
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Old March 12 2008, 06:44 AM   #5
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

Because of rights and royalties involved I entirely believe that a TREK TV show based on any aspect of any of the Berman Era shows is absolutely out of the picture. So, no RIKER show...no DS9/TNG/VOY cross over is ever going to happen. They will go in an entirely new direction and avoid anything to do with Berman Trek. That is how the business is I'm afraid.

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Old March 12 2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

I think they'll wait until they see how the movie does before they even discuss doing another Star Trek show.
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Old March 12 2008, 07:23 PM   #7
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

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Because of rights and royalties involved I entirely believe that a TREK TV show based on any aspect of any of the Berman Era shows is absolutely out of the picture. So, no RIKER show...no DS9/TNG/VOY cross over is ever going to happen. They will go in an entirely new direction and avoid anything to do with Berman Trek. That is how the business is I'm afraid.

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Actually, because of the Viacom corporate split, CBS Paramount Television now specifically holds onto the rights to all the recent TV Trek properties (DS9, VOY, ENT) wheras Paramount Pictures retains all the film properties. Not sure about the TNG characters since those ones transitioned into the film licensing. But Berman definitely doesn't have ownership of the characters from those shows. CBS Par TV owns those characters. Sure Berman would get paid for future distribution of the episodes he produced. But if they chose to continue any new stories with those characters, they'd be totally free to do so.

I'm not saying I think that's the way they'll go. Personally I think they'll work something out with Paramount Pictures so that they can do some kind of TV offshoot of what's being done for the new film.

But there's no doubt they'll come up with something. And if they can't work something out with Paramount to incorporate aspects of the new Abrams vision - then there's a chance they'll dig into their Berman Era properties and give that whole world of Trek a facelift just as Abrams is giving TOS a facelift.

CBS owns all the TV licensing of recent and future Trek. So if they want to cash in on it - and of course they do - they'll need to come up with something. And once the movie hits next spring, I'd bet cash that they'll already have something quietly in development at that point.
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Old March 12 2008, 11:20 PM   #8
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There are always possibilities.
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Old March 20 2008, 08:53 AM   #9
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

I think if there is another Trek series, it might not be what people are expecting. It could be as a traditionally animated series aimed at the pre-teen demographic or a slightly edgier anime series (either way, Trekkers born before 1990, you may punch your retirement cards...now).

As far as live-action goes, because of the split between Trek's TV and film divisions, I think it's likely that such a series would probably avoid the timeframe of the new movies myself. It possibly could be a smaller production that we've seen in the past (fewer main characters, slightly smaller sets), but that's just kinda what I'd like to see though...
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Old March 20 2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

I think we should write a few letters out to important people about getting a new Trek series and we should write out a petition we can all sign and send it with each letter.

Who would we have to write a letter to in order to get a new Trek series, whos in charge of everything required to produce a new one?

We should also put a collection of ideas together to send with the letter such as characters, storyline, ship designs, new species and timeframe.

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Old March 20 2008, 01:56 PM   #11
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

Jack Bauer wrote: View Post
I think they'll wait until they see how the movie does before they even discuss doing another Star Trek show.
ya, thats the idea. They would wait to see how the movie goes first. If the movie went successful based on ratings...then yes, we would get a trek series for sure which could be awhile longer to wait as it takes a year to film a trek series and to have casting done, and so on.

Since the movie comes out in May 2009 (was suppose to be Dec 2008)..I bet the trek series will come around winter or fall 2010 or maybe not until winter 2011 lol
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Old March 25 2008, 01:30 AM   #12
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

If we want a realistic answer to this question, we have to think like bankers. There may be talk, but no real deveopment will occur until the new movie proves that there's still an audience for first-run material. If the move does well, I imagine that a TOS-era series might be considered (existing sets will amortize costs).

If it tanks, it will all go to sleep again, at least for a time.
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Old March 25 2008, 02:42 AM   #13
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

The safest bet is another animated series, imo. Lucas (who regardless of creative issues is an excellent businessman) tested the waters of TV in this way.
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Old March 25 2008, 03:45 AM   #14
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

I think there will be a new within 2-3 years.

My only reason is The CW is screwed and needs something to be made that gets viewers. The Star Trek name can be that something.
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Old March 25 2008, 05:16 AM   #15
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Re: Is There Even A REMOTE Chance Of A New Trek Series?

The CW is a shitty network, and network TV is dying in general. Besides, nowadays it seems like all the good original dramas are on cable (particularly FX, USA, and HBO).
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