I think it's about time for CBS Paramount to ...

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by kwilliamsjr, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Mycroft Maxwell

    Mycroft Maxwell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    To the Op, Ignore the grumpy rude trolls. Welcome to the board.

    I remember product placement in Babylon 5. ZIMA signs. But then again, ZIMA isnt around anymore.
     
  2. Dukhat

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    Grumpy and rude? Perhaps you missed my hilariously funny Marketing 101 joke.
     
  3. 2takesfrakes

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    Any marketing ploy that keeps STAR TREK on the small screen, I'm all for. If the ENTERPRISE wants to go on a Caravan of Courage to find Teddy Bears who've taken over a Human colony and now wear T-Shirts with corporate logos, or make items out of Coke & Pepsi bottles ... what the hell? Why not? I'm not put off by that, at all. It's certainly different, I mean ... if STARBUCKS wants to flip the bill for my favourite show, I don't mind seeing Uhura or somebody walking out of the messhall with a cup. Maybe in another 50 years, when STARBUCKS has gone the way of the Dodo, people watching will joke about the cups or logos or whatever. We can't be concerned with that, right now. Say what you want about Rick Berman he understood one thing the fans DO all have in common and he knew it very well: We want more STAR TREK. More ...
     
  4. Mycroft Maxwell

    Mycroft Maxwell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    If there is franchise fatigue....why do I want more NON-BAd Robot trek?

    I have never gotten tired of new Star Trek. Some of it is un-rewatchable (like most of Voyager) but I never got tired of a new star trek episode or movie.

    I think it be neat for a Playmates product placement on a toy starship or a AMT product placement of a ship model in someones quarters or something.
     
  5. T'Girl

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    As in on the good old TV set and not a movie theater. A couple of dozen episodes a year, not one every four years.

    You know, true Star Trek.

    Like the DY-100 model in the background of Rain Robinson's lab, and it just happen to be available on the internet?

    :)
     
  6. martok2112

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    OT but slightly related to certain aspects of this discussion: And yet in Alien Resurrection, Weylan Yutani got bought out by Wal-Mart....some 300/400 years after Wal-Mart's 20th century start of evil reign. LOL!

    Wayyy OT: Now I have to figure...

    Let's see...

    Prometheus takes place in the late 21st Century.
    Alien....very early 22nd Century
    Aliens...latter mid 22nd Century
    Alien 3...latter mid 22nd Century
    Alien Resurrection...24th Century (as I believe it takes place some 200 years after Alien 3.)

    Ok...back to topic. :D
     
  7. DonIago

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    I really don't know...

    Yeah, I'd like a series, but I'm not going to denigrate the movies by calling them "False" Trek, or whatever. If you don't like them, nobody's forcing you to watch them, but there's no reason to crap on others' good times. Which I'm not saying is what you're doing, but other posters certainly have done that in the past, and it would be great if it would just stop.
     
  8. SPCTRE

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  9. CorporalCaptain

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    Memory Alpha has an article on product placement:

     
  10. Melakon

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    And 2001: A Space Odyssey had signs for Bell Telephone (which changed its logo shortly after the film came out), Howard Johnson's, and most notably Pan American, which went out of business before 2001.
     
  11. BillJ

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    It's all LIES!!! STAR TREK is PURE!!! :rofl:
     
  12. SPCTRE

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    Shut up and have a Budweiser! It's the way of the future!
     
  13. Mycroft Maxwell

    Mycroft Maxwell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Dont forget that Commodore 64 in Kirks appartment in Star Trek II
     
  14. BillJ

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    Also Chevrolet, the logo is clearly visible on the front of Gillian's truck. :techman:
     
  15. wulfio

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    It would help you to know that I completely disregard nuTrek as Star Trek.
     
  16. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

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    Could you point that out in a screencap or something?
     
  17. BillJ

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    But you're talking to a bunch of people who do consider the Abrams films as "Star Trek". Besides, Star Trek has had product placement before.
     
  18. urbandefault

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    Product placement doesn't bother me a bit. If it's done right, i.e. a bit tongue-in-cheek, it can be a source of trivia fun.

    Example: Chuck made great use of the Subway and Toyota sponsorships that helped to keep the series on the air. Remember Summer Glau wielding her weapon of choice to slice through a 12" Black Forest ham with chipotle sauce, banana peppers and jalapenos? ;)
     
  19. T'Girl

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    In the first pilot, Captain Pike had a very ordinary 1960's television in his quarters.

    Unless that was something the set designers created, it was probably a real TV. Given that one of the selling points of Star Trek was to help market color TV's, the TV was likely there very deliberately.

    Product placement.


    :)
     
  20. Hober Mallow

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    Pike's TV was still futuristic for me when I was a kid in the 80s. I mean, just imagine -- a TV which doesn't need tin foil wrapped around the antenna!