The movie on TV

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Therin of Andor, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Therin of Andor

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    In Australia, JJ Abram's "Star Trek" premiered here a few weeks ago. It's been a looooong time since any TV station has been terribly excited about a TV premiere of a theatrical movie - the era of reality shows has totally changed Sunday night viewing in the last decade.

    In the long-disused "Sunday Night at the Movies" slot at 8.30pm, in direct opposition to the current load of huge reality TV finales and special episodes, "Star Trek" debuted after a bizarre advertising campaign:

    "Who would have thought that Captain Kirk's worst enemy would be... an Aussie? Eric Bana stars in 'Star Trek'!"

    I'm not sure how it went, ratings wise - one of the reality finales was tipped to score well - but it was a night when every station was going at it aggressively for the points.
     
  2. ChristopherPike

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    It's not yet appeared on British freeview television. On any of the big 5 stations. I'll be watching to see how it's handled keenly too. Maybe the BBC or one of the commerical stations are holding it back for the Christmas line-up. Maybe it'll spark some reruns of one of the older Trek shows.

    Feels like an eternity since ENT died a death among T4's Sunday afternoon programming. I don't have subscription satellite or cable. I've had no need since first run Star Trek on SKY ended in 2006.

    CBS Action runs TOS-R and is currently in the second season of TNG, and that is free-to-air satellite.

    One of the channels broadcasting ENT in HD, might give me some incentive to upgrade, so I can see it in better quality than DVD. Some of early seasons look pretty grotty these days and there's still no sign of the show on Blu ray.
     
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  3. Cyke101

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    Heck, I'd watch that. He's already fought a Mexican, a Canadian, a Brit, and God :)
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I don't think it's been on any TV channel here in the U.S.

    If it is, I figure TNT or TBS maybe? Or would CBS keep the premiere rights for that?
     
  5. indranee

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    How is Nero Kirk's worst enemy? Kirk whupped his ass. Now, Spock, yes. Nero was easily Spock's worst nightmare.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    Well Christmas and New year is like when you say they generally hold back the big films for, don't think it's quite a Christmas day film but perhaps Boxing Day. Not that I'm bothered either way have it on blu-ray
     
  7. Cyke101

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    Hey, don't shoot the messenger (in this case, it's Therin). Rather, send a letter to the Aussie TV station :)

    (That's right, Eric Bana > God. At least, according to the TV station. Your mileage may vary ;) )
     
  8. spooky spice

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    It's due on RTÉ "this coming season"
     
  9. C.E. Evans

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    FX snatched up the US broadcast rights for Star Trek XI within mere days of its theatrical release. It's expected to air there during the 2011 Holiday season.
     
  10. indranee

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    Oh that's right. I neglected to pay attention to the fact that this is an Australian teevee station :lol: