New Information about the Nickelodeon Cartoon

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  1. 2020

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  2. The Overlord

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    Fair enough. But I think of all the major children's network out there, Nickelodeon tends to treat animated series the worst.

    I mentioned cartoons like Harvey Beaks getting bad treatment from Nickelodeon, but Nickelodeon just sent their latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon to Nicktoons and that is a franchise they bought back in 2009. Being sent to Nicktoons seems like a step right before cancellation. Cartoon Network and Disney seem to treat their new animated shows with more respect then Nickelodeon does, I would hope that this Star Trek show will be sent to Netflix or CBS All Access if it does not work out on Nickelodeon, rather then being to sent to die on the vine over at Nicktoons.

    I feel like Nickelodeon had a better commitment to animation in the 90s, then they do today.
     
  3. Christopher

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    To be fair, I think those episodes were probably aired on Nicktoons because they were too dark, intense, and violent for the younger-skewing Nickelodeon.
     
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    I have not seen Rise of the TMNT, but I think it was supposed to be the goofy and light hearted cartoon compared with the 2003 and 2012 cartoons?

    Also I heard Harvey Beaks was a fun slice of life cartoon that got sent to Nicktoons when it did not get Spongebob ratings.

    Avatar the Last Airbender had a genocidal empire as the villains and that aired on Nick.

    If Rise of the TMNT is too intense for Nick viewers, it makes me think this new Trek show will sent off to Nicktoons in short order as well.
     
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    Oh, I thought it was the 2012 series you were talking about. I haven't paid attention to the new one, so I didn't know they'd moved it. Sorry.
     
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    Only once, but it was so memorable people understandably believe it happened often enough?

    And it wasn't even that good of a scene to begin with. :(
     
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    Too esoteric a reference. Won't be used.

    Hopefully but given how sci-fi nowadays by and large all do the nudge nudge wink wink self-aware garbage, meaning many shows seem to treat adults as children or teenagers anyway, what might that perceived implication imply?
     
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    John Eaves just leaked the name on his website that it will be called Star Trek: Prodigy.
     
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    Interesting!
    According to an old online article, that’s one of the titles CBS trademarked in 2019. Link: https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2...r-star-trek-section-31-and-star-trek-prodigy/

    Prodigy. Strange word. Could refer to the ship & and theme, like Voyager before it, The word basically means wunderkind. Perhaps the central characters might be exceptionally intelligent, and capable survivors?
     
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  11. The Overlord

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    It makes sense, in most Nickelodeon shows are children as the protagonists (Avatar the Last Air Bender, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc) and the plot outlines mentioned teen outcasts finding an old starship and fixing it up and going on adventures with it.

    I still think this is the most important show in Star Trek roster because it will bring in more new fans then Picard or Discovery will, because it will be aimed at kids.
     
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    He edited it to say 'Star Trek Untitled' and removed Nickelodeon.
     
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    Poor John. I can picture the phone call he must have received.:lol:
     
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    I've never seen any of these things. The only Turtles cartoon I've seen is the one from 1987. So I have no frame of reference whatsoever. But if Nick is okay with Prodigy, then I guess it won't be as bad as all that other stuff?
     
  18. The Overlord

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    Nickelodeon has a habit of mistreating shows that do not get Spongebob Squarepants level ratings right away.

    Harvey Beaks and Welcome to the Wayne were apparently fun, interesting kids cartoons, but since Nickelodeon moved them around all the time, sent to another channel called Nicktoons and just cancelled them. Ditto with the latest TMNT cartoon.

    I am hoping Nickelodeon will not treat this Star Trek show the same way. I think it will be one of the most important Star Trek shows of recent times, because it will introduce Star Trek to today's kids, so I hope Nickelodeon doesn't mistreat it.
     
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    Glad I stopped watching Nickelodeon after 1991. You Can't Do That On Television, Double Dare, Hey Dude, and Clarissa Explains It All. That's where it was at. And they had a cartoon called Count Duckula. Also Nick At Nite with old shows from the '50s and '60s. They even made their own original sitcom called Hi Honey, I'm Home with a '90s family living next door to a '50s sitcom family. Hilarity ensued.

    Good times.

    EDIT: I remember them showing TAS on Nickelodeon too.
     
  20. Cyrus

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    I think the deal is for new original programming and not something that has been (or will be) on Nickelodeon. Also the owner of this Trek series is still CBS. I don't think Nickelodeon has any rights to sell it somewhere else.
     
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