Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Steven321, Jan 15, 2013.
Didn't he write Swanee River?
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.
If you've ever seen "The Player", that is basically how Hollywood works, believe it or not, save for the honesty about the credentials.
Expert on Hollywood, are you?
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.
Obvious troll is obvious, I say.
And the only David Foster I've ever heard of is a record producer/songwriter/pianist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's raining fen.
Does CBS own the rights to Star Trek?
I presumed Paramount pictures did, or is that just the rights to produce the films?
CBS owns TV Trek, Paramount only has control over theatrical Trek
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.
Thanks for the clarification.
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.
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.
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