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. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 23, 2002
    Devon, England
    Star Trek did well for BBC2 in the 90s - you had three series airing a week always in the top 5. But since digital/satellite channels took off a few years later imports ceased, there was no need for the BBC to buy them, and the new channels outbid them anyway. That happened with Enterprise - the only Star Trek series never shown by the BBC.

    I think the last US import on BBC TV was Heroes. They don't touch Sci-Fi these days. Even Red Dwarf had to go off to (commercial channel) Dave.

    BBC1 does still try the odd Who like (13 part) commission - the last I think being Atlantis, but even that is co-financed with BBC America. But series of that length really are the exception
  2. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

    Jul 5, 2006
    Left Bank
    Why? So we could get 4 seasons with 3 episodes seemingly aired at random?
  3. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Admiral

    Feb 13, 2014
    In a time and place long past...
    I think it was Neyrs who mentioned it back-thread (forgive me if I got the credit wrong) but I think a British-Made "Upstairs-Downstairs"-like Star Trek is inspired...the stories of the crew (and families?) belowdecks...what it really takes to run a Startship, other than asking Scotty for more power...more stories in whatever equivalent to 10-Forward there would be...not getting that promotion...not getting that woman/man...screwing up in the astrophysics lab...sure, Command would figure, but the bulk of the storycarrying would rest on the crew's shoulders...a BIG thumbs up to this, IMHO...
  4. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    6.17pm Saturday Evenings is Star Trek time!
  5. AustNerevar

    AustNerevar Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 4, 2014
    Talos IV
    Every third Friday in October. Don't miss it! There won't be many.