David Foster reveals his plans for a new Star Trek series?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Steven321, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    Down in the tube station at midnight
    Didn't he write Swanee River?

    ;)
     
  2. mos6507

    mos6507 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Personally, I don't see why it makes sense for the actors assembled for Renegades to do it unless it is a back-door pilot. A one-off like Of Gods and Men, sure, but an ongoing series? I know it can be a fun pass-time, even for pro actors, but that's a big time-commitment with no ROI.
     
  3. mos6507

    mos6507 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    If you've ever seen "The Player", that is basically how Hollywood works, believe it or not, save for the honesty about the credentials.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    Down in the tube station at midnight
    Expert on Hollywood, are you?
     
  5. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    We've already given you the reasons why this is not a "back-door pilot." If you choose not to accept those reasons, that's your own issue.

    That is nothing like how Hollywood works.
     
  6. TJ Sinclair

    TJ Sinclair Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2000
    Location:
    There and back again...
    Obvious troll is obvious, I say.

    And the only David Foster I've ever heard of is a record producer/songwriter/pianist.
     
  7. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Yep. If this cadet thinks we're going to believe that he's actually the same guy who the OP is talking about, he's got another think coming. The odds of the real David Foster actually reading this topic when there's been not a peep out of him for almost two years is quite remote.
     
  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001

    No.

    But then, if your understanding of this is based on watching a (pretty good) movie, your confusion is understandable.

    Renegades is a fan film.

    I believe the cadet is actually Foster - he's far too defensive to be uninvolved.
     
  9. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Well, even if he is (which I still doubt), he's still trolling, as the only reason he joined the TrekBBS was to bitch about this post. Which is quite unprofessional, if it is him.
     
  10. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    I'll give him credit for having the kind of name I'd expect to see on a Star Trek novel. I could swear I've read something by a David Foster. :D
     
  11. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    Renegades looks like a cute little Voyager reunion (sans Mulgrew and Ryan) to me. It should be a fun little nostalgia fest, like Of Gods and Men was for TOS.

    The "ongoing fan funded series with CBS' blessing" idea seems to me to be the same kind of wishful thinking that OGaM had - that it would become some kind of extra on Star Trek DVD sets.

    As far as I'm concerned, Prime Trek's true continuation is the ongoing novels.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
  13. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    What a cliche to say Star Trek is 'going back to its roots.'
    People should avoid that like singing 'I will survive' in reality TV singing contests.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    It's raining fen.
     
  15. Bigjoe

    Bigjoe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Does CBS own the rights to Star Trek?

    I presumed Paramount pictures did, or is that just the rights to produce the films?
     
  16. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    CBS owns TV Trek, Paramount only has control over theatrical Trek
     
  17. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    Down in the tube station at midnight
    Complicated. Paramount and CBS were part of the same company for many years. When they split that company, CBS got ownership to most (all?) of the TV IPs, including Star Trek.
     
  18. Bigjoe

    Bigjoe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  19. xortex

    xortex Commodore

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY
    I think anyone with a good script can do it because it's a collaborative effort anyway. Netflix should try to do a backdoor pilot with CBS' approval is all. O and K are writing incredibly horrible movies which is a different animal than tv anyway.
     
  20. AviTrek

    AviTrek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Accept it generally works the other way around. The studio has the idee/pilot script, and pitches that to the eventual distribution channel. Netflix doesn't ask CBS to make Star Trek, CBS decides it wants to make a new Star Trek show and asks Netflix if it would like to buy it.