Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Linnear, Sep 24, 2012.
Question... I amnot Herbert... how old are you?
hopefully that is not a rhetorical question...?
old enough to remember the moon landing... ;-)
That's why many of us are happy. We get good (real) Star Trek every few years with the Abrams films.
What difference does it make whether it is on YouTube or Netflix?
the window of opportunity is NOW... ;-)
they need show(s) that are READY TO GO (NOW)
(like Axanar & Captain Worf)
"How would you like to play a computer game in the Axanar universe? Well, it's coming!"
CBS' business model is focused on the domestic market, where NuTrek's box office record is 1 for 2 so far. I would understand if they're in wait-and-see mode about where it's headed.
Why? It isn't their money being invested in the films, it's Paramount's. CBS just collects a licensing fee.
Realistically, CBS has owned Trek for the past decade, continued to collect licensing fees from various sources and has invested very little capital in the process. If I'm CBS, I'm rooting for the continued success of the Abrams films because they generate licensing revenue and offer free advertising for the franchise. It literally is a win-win for CBS. Reward with little risk.
This. There's no way this isn't a boon for CBS.
I'm talking in terms of their apparent lack of interest in bringing that form of Trek to television, not what licensing fees they're collecting.
I have doubts about whether a non-compete clause actually exists. Why would CBS balk at giving up the small potatoes of TOS merchandise yet give away control of the single thing that can make them a shit ton of money if done right (a TV series)? It makes no sense.
That could have more to do with cutting the pie in as few pieces as possible? If they are spinning off of the Bad Robot movies then they have to cut those creators in (I believe). If they do their own version of Kirk and Spock, then they are just paying the Roddenberry estate.
Maybe Maurice or Dennis could chime in on the implications of spinoffs and creator rights?
But for the last decade, CBS hasn't shown any inclination to bring Trek in any form to TV. So I'm not sure that it is exactly damning of the Abramsverse.
OBVIOUSLY, everyone involved wants nu-trek to be successful...
Will CBS stand by while Paramount / BR sink the ship?
(yes, nu-trek makes money... but NOT ENOUGH for Paramount)
...now JJ, boborci, et al are probably ROLLIN'!! $$$
I don't know what's enough for Paramount, but I do know what's enough for me. Since this thread is about Axanar, in the Fan Productions forum, is there any chance that we could get back on topic?
I hesitate to use the "T" word, but I think the BBS has been under an alien invasion of late.
I´m sorry, but neither Axanar nor Renegades is "ready to go". Axanar is just starting to build their sets. Renegades - well, we haven´t seen anything in quite some time, but what I saw looked nice, but certainly not usable as a series. Captain Worf? Are you kidding me? There is no such thing in development - same goes for the Titan scam.
The only thing CBS might take from Renegades/Axanar or any other project is maybe a few characters and the basic idea. And that is not enough for the hassle they would have with the legal situation. Ain´t gonna happen...
But I would bet CBS is already cooking something up for a new series.
Two movies that have nearly a billion dollars in ticket sales isn't exactly what I call sinking the ship.
CBS has stood by for the last six years with nary a peep about the Abrams movies.
Source? Seriously. I know this is the internet, but it still isn't kosher to make shit up. Especially, considering that from a your point-of-view no one is happy with the Abrams movies. Not CBS, not Paramount, not the fans. Yet they keep selling tickets. Yet they keep making movies. Yet they aren't making TV shows nor has CBS shown any inkling to license Trek to another studio, which would be their right as the intellectual property rights holder.
I think it's actually time to show some evidence or shut the fuck up about the Abrams films.
I imagine they are because the projects they work on actually sell.
I will not argue semantics. ....but your opinion is noted
(Hopefully soon), we shall see, my friend!
I know for a fact that CBS wants Bob Orci and J.J. Abrams to continue making these nuTrek films. Paramount agreed, and they said that they have no doubt that the next film will be better than all of the prime universe movies combined.
Shit, you probably can't read that. Let me post it in the language of your people:
*^*&%&$&^%*&^*&^^%%$^%$*&^&(*& $$$$$$$$$$$ jj
It's funny, for a franchise as big as Star Trek, where every move is followed, I can't find anything beyond fan conjecture about a "non-compete" clause between CBS and Paramount that prevents CBS from making a series.
Can someone help with an actual reputable source?
It's easier for CBS to just make something new, from both a business and a legal standpoint, than to take over some fanfilm. It's just too much of a rat's nest in terms of rights and contracts from the WGAw to CBS.
Thanks for that.
Too bad the fringe won't accept reality. :/
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