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What I heard over the weekend...

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 9:47 am

No, although it would make sense to have 3 big movies AND then go into a TV series simply because the TV series would have a boost from the movies popularity.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:31 am

It sounds about right (not that I know anything), but that's a long wait for everyone :(

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:36 am

Well IF it's true at least its a good future regardless.

SpaceTherapist

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:45 am

This is good news if it is true. I would like to see Trek stick with movies and not try TV for a while. Let's keep wetting the appetite for a series a bit longer. I would hate to see them rush something on the small screen to capitalize on the success of the movie because something rushed could be crap.

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:48 am

Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:53 am

Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 3:48 pm)
Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

If you remember the break between TOS and TNG, all we had to keep us going were the movies.

SpaceTherapist

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:56 am

Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 11:48 am)
Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

I agree with you that deep character development is best displayed on TV don't you think that they need time to really come up with a good idea instead of just rushing something through?

Captain_Storma

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 10:56 am

Quote (captbates @ Aug. 03 2009, 7:53 pm)
Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 3:48 pm)
Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

If you remember the break between TOS and TNG, all we had to keep us going were the movies.

Yeah... but those were based on characters we have seen for 79 episodes. The movies were like kind of best of, or reunion shows.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 11:06 am

I personally would be happy if the TV folk developed a show based on the Kelvin and it's crew, which could then lead into a STXI based TV series. I wonder if the rumoured agreement would preclude such an idea ???

captbates

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 11:07 am

Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 3:56 pm)
Quote (captbates @ Aug. 03 2009, 7:53 pm)
Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 3:48 pm)
Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

If you remember the break between TOS and TNG, all we had to keep us going were the movies.

Yeah... but those were based on characters we have seen for 79 episodes. The movies were like kind of best of, or reunion shows.

That's the point, the new movies have the "old characters" in them, sure it's not quite the same, but it is a half way balance, we kinda know what to expect from them, but at the same time discover something new. The same is always true about any character on screen.

WkdYngMan

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 12:31 pm

I think that rumor has been around for a while, even as far back as maybe 2006 or 2007 as I recall TrekMovie ran a story about it.

One thing I will tell you that is interesting that I did hear and I believe was published was the agreement between CBS and Paramount regarding this film.  Apparently if Paramount wanted to retain the rights to keep making Trek movies then Star Trek XI was going to be the deal maker or deal breaker from CBS.  Pretty much they had to get to work on a new film and it had better had been good and successful if Paramount wanted any hope at continuing to make Trek afterwards.  I"ll see if I can dig up the article.

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 4:12 pm

I would like a slightly longer window than that even. Give Star Trek a chance to live and breath in this new phase (the Abrams movie era) and then move on in 5 or so years into yet another phase on television.

Over-saturation is not a good thing...even when it comes to Star Trek.

24thcenstfan

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 4:36 pm

Nope, I haven't seen anything about a deal of this kind on the Net.

That would allow them to start a new TV series after the release of XII.  After the release of XIII would be more to my liking to prevent oversaturation. Or I guess it depends on the type of series they would do (what timeline).  

It would make sense if Paramount and CBS worked out some arrangement though to maximize interest/$$.

Captain_Storma

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 4:38 pm

Quote (SpaceTherapist @ Aug. 03 2009, 7:56 pm)
Quote (Captain_Storma @ Aug. 02 2009, 11:48 am)
Bad, bad, bad... TREK belongs to TV. Only on TV you can take time to develop characters and stories...

Would DS9 for example have worked on the big screen? Nope, it really needed those 176 3/4 hours.

I agree with you that deep character development is best displayed on TV don't you think that they need time to really come up with a good idea instead of just rushing something through?

Agreed. They should go STAR WARS style when it comes to TV show development.

The life action STAR WARS TV show is in development since 2005!!! and will be released as early as 2011! That's 6 years in the making!

Compared to that: CAPRICA and STARGATE UNIVERSE seem like rushed with only 1 years of preproduction, concept work etc.

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Report this Aug. 03 2009, 5:21 pm

Quality ST has not been on air from 1996...it's time for a new TV series.

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