Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX anniversity

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  1. The Green Monster

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Yeah. TNG was on either the NYC channel that became the WB network for that area, or on ABC where I grew up.

    Voyager was always on UPN.

    Deep Space Nine was on Fox, complete with recurring ads promoting Fox shows like Party of Five, Sliders with a shot of the station for DS9 in my area.

    I don't really know about Enterprise, since I wasn't back home during its run.
     
  2. AviTrek

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    Nope, Enterprise was a UPN show from the start(as was Voyager). You would have only seen it on UPN.
     
  3. Amasov

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    As I recall, The Next Generation aired in syndication, Saturdays at 7PM here in Boston on our local ABC affiliate, WCVB. Deep Space Nine aired on WLVI TV-56, which later became our local WB affiliate in 1995 (and is now our CW affiliate), Sunday nights and then later moved to Saturdays at 7PM after TNG went off the air.

    I always wondered if DS9 was going to move to UPN. Would have been cool to have two new Star Trek shows airing back to back, but as someone pointed out above, UPN was not available everywhere.
     
  4. Gagarin

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    I think overall Fox affiliates did a bunch of syndication - but it would be a bit awkward to feature those. (Hercules, Xena, Baywatch... several others).
     
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    Yes, Enterprise was a UPN show from the start. However, the first season or two where available in non-UPN markets via syndication. That is the only way it was able to air here (Iowa, Cedar Rapids market) by being broadcast on the FOX station on Sunday Nights. I still have the VHS recordings to prove it. In time, as more UPN stations became available, UPN pulled the syndication. That's why I had to expand my satellite package just to get it.
     
  6. Brikar99

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Ah, the good ol' days...
     
  7. tafkats

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Yep -- I got it on KYOU out of Ottumwa/Kirksville, a Fox affiliate. No UPN affiliate in the Ottumwa market either. (Or, well, any other network for that matter.)
     
  8. RandyS

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    Yes and no.

    Yes, TNG was syndicated, but here in my area (Sacramento California), it was aired on my FOX station, Channel 40, Saturday nights at 7pm with a repeat the following Saturday at 11:30pm.

    But no, it was not a FOX distributed show.
     
  9. AviTrek

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    No, TNG aired on KTXL in your area. It may have been a Fox affiliate and aired Fox programming during other times of the day. But when it was showing TNG it was airing programming it bought independently of being a Fox affiliate. Airing on Fox implies that the show was distributed by Fox and aired on every Fox affiliate at the same time/day.
     
  10. RandyS

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Which is exactly what I said. only using different, less complicated words for those who might not understand the difference.
     
  11. Vanyel

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    TNG was on CBS here Saturday night at 10:30 right after the news. Perfect timing. I could change and go to the clubs right afterwards.

    DS9 was on FOX on Saturday's at 6:00PM if I remember correctly.

    Voyager was on an independent station that eventually became UPN. There was some trouble with the change over, since there was a gap between the change to UPN, the Season 7 Premier wasn't going to be able to be shown. But UPN bought theater space and showed it at the theater on the night it should have aired.

    Enterprise was always on UPN here.
     
  12. shivkala

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    And it would have been cancelled halfway through the first season. *rimshot*

    It was on WPIX, Channel 11 in New York, when I watched it as a kid on Long Island. WPIX did become the WB in the early 90's.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2ktDSW5iwI[/yt]
     
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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Since this turned into a "remember where it first aired" thread, you guys were lucky. I lived in a part of Canada that received various Detroit stations via cable/satellite. EXCEPT, as I recall it, the station that aired TNG! (I think it was the Fox station in that case because our Fox station came from somewhere funky like Rochester). Locally, we were kept on pins and needles as to whether they were going to bother showing it on any broadcaster. They did eventually, and then they cancelled it after the first season and eventually agreed to air season 2, but at first they showed it at some ungodly hour like midnight. Before long enough people complained (I distinctly recall the programmer for the station taking a question on a lunch-time public affairs show and basically making Michael Grade-like statements about TNG - Grade was the BBC Controller notorious for hating Doctor Who back in the 80s and making no bones about it) and the show settled into a half-decent timeslot for the rest of the run, but as I recall again, no local broadcaster bothered picking up DS9 but fortunately by this time I'd moved cities and our cable feed from the US came from another city and one of the stations did air DS9.

    Alex
     
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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Channel 40 in Sacramento is KTXL, I happen to live right around the corner from FOX40 as a matter of fact.
     
  15. RandyS

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    Hey neighbor.:bolian:
     
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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Hey there :bolian:
     
  17. Tina Lawton

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    To answer the OP question: Because.
     
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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    I'm sorry, but you have to answer in the form of a question.
     
  19. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    Re: Why wasn't The Next Gen even mentioned in the 25 year FOX annivers

    Where I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area we had first run TNG on two stations. KBHK out of San Francisco and KNTV which technically was broadcasting to the Monterey Bay region, but IICR was based in San Jose.