The BBC should be given the chance to make a new star trek

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The Johnson, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. The Johnson

    The Johnson Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    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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  3. Danlav05

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    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)
     
  4. MacLeod

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    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.
     
  5. Rarewolf

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    No shortage of US producers who'd love to get hold of it, we don't need it.
     
  6. Melakon

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    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.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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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.
     
  8. That Weirdo In The Corner

    That Weirdo In The Corner Commander Red Shirt

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    The BBC have already done Star Trek.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBk8bxU1rs[/yt]
     
  9. 2takesfrakes

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    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.
     
  10. Bry_Sinclair

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    I too would love to see Star Trek BBC-style. Especially when it came to them showing the series on TV: no advert breaks! :bolian:
     
  11. Kelthaz

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    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.
     
  12. Rarewolf

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    There's hardly any on the BBC.

    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.
     
  13. Melakon

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    That sounds like Upstairs Downstairs IN SPACE!
     
  14. Dennis

    Dennis The Man Premium Member

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    No. It's a very American series. It'd be like Stephen Spielberg doing Doctor Who.
     
  15. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    "Downton Abbey" is a sorta "update" of "Upstairs Downstairs".
     
  16. Kelthaz

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    I never said there was. But the BBC is very genre friendly and given the success of Doctor Who (and spinoffs) I could see them going with a space opera given the right pitch.
     
  17. Gov Kodos

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    It would explain the rather British Frenchman in command. More likely, you'd end up with The High Crusade.
     
  18. Pingfah

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    This is a great idea, Americans are always stealing our ideas and ruining them, it's about time we returned the favour.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    How many SF shows is the BBC currently broadcasting?
     
  20. TheLongEarth

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    Right now? One. 'In the Flesh'. Doctor Who doesn't return for a few more months.

    Personally i'd say no. 'Doctor Who' plays to our strengths and culture, that's why it works. And 'Star Trek' is very much an American expression of their culture.

    And in the past, attempts to do joint productions resulted in the 1996 Doctor Who tv movie that almost saw David Hasselhoff in the role, and more recently, Torchwood: Miracle Day, which was a massive letdown after the stellar Torchwood: Children of Earth.