This thread is a general thread for paid subscription to watch scifi shorts or possibly serialized stories. It could be from mainstream services with an extra fee like a premium channel say from Netflix or Hulu Plus, Vimeo, YouTube, or Machinima. For example Ridley Scott will produce scifi shorts for machinima http://www.tubefilter.com/2013/03/21/ridley-scott-paid-subscriptions/ http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/03/21/youtube-execs-talk-up-paid-subscription-channels/?mod=WSJBlog So no no a big brand like Trek but smaller episodic scifi could takeoff with paid subscriptions. Sort of like a premium scifi cable channel. If they did a space opera with green screen like Blood & Chrome what would it cost to produce? I would be willing to pay a subscription of $3./month to start for scifi shorts with a certain production value including shot on DSLR or HD large sensor cameras, sound design, 2.0 stereo sound mix .