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J.J. Abrams Proves Himself as the Saviour of Star Trek!

rocketscientist

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Report this May. 29 2013, 8:08 am

Quote: chator56 @ May. 28 2013, 12:40 pm

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>Star Trek will now take a backseat to Star Wars.

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It always has taken a backseat to SW in the theater.  That's just the reality of the situation.


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wissa

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Report this May. 29 2013, 9:45 am

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Well, that's partially due to Disney's deeper pockets and use of a juggernaught of a movie franchise to propel it in to a TV series. They also tried a similar thing with Tron when Tron: Legacy came out. That is far more of Disney's MO than CBS.


 


I think Enterprise so burned CBS that they would need GR himself to come back from the dead to convince them to do another TV series. I mean, Trek 09 was an extremely popular movie, had a huge return, and yet CBS is hedging its bets. Something is making them wait, and I don't think its Abrams. I think it is their own fear of another loss.


 


As to Star Wars and Star Trek, who knows? Personally, I'll take both from Abrams and give them a shot. I mean, Star Wars has really hit bottom with Phantom Menace, so I think it can get better.[/quote]


cbs isn't chomping at the bit because a big budget sci fi show isn't economically feasible on network tv.  And it hasn't been since before tng.  If you recall tng was syndicated.  It may still be possible on a cable channel but I have my doubts.  The tv world has changed a lot in just the last couple of years .  I wish people would stop talking about another series like it's some sort of foregone conclusion.  It isn't.  If anything it's a long shot.


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bunkey

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Report this May. 29 2013, 10:53 am

The reason TNG was syndicated was so Roddenberry would have more creative freedom.


CBS Studios ownership of Star Trek doesn't limit it to airing on network television, specifically CBS.

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Report this May. 29 2013, 12:25 pm

really?  I can't find any reference to that.  Only to the fact that the big three networks wouldn't give tng a full season commitment so they came up with a syndication deal.  


 


can you give me an example of a first run network owned tv show that is being broadcast off of network tv?


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Report this May. 29 2013, 12:39 pm

Paramount wanted to maintain and protect the property as did Roddenberry. He gave interviews in regards to wanting more creative control prior to TNG's debut. It was a big thing in 87, doing a first run series in syndication and was considered groudbreaking. It was to ensure that it go a full run AND to maintain control so that Roddenberry wouldn't have to fight network censors like he did with TOS.


 


CBS is not just one television station on your TV. It's a corporation that has many assests.  Star Trek is owned by that corporation. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_CBS

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