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Are movies enough?

dsaroop

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Report this Oct. 24 2013, 10:23 pm

Are movies enough or will future generations possibly loose interest in the franchise since there are no active tv series for the younger kids to follow?


Could upcoming generations just simply loose interest  or don't care because there are no childhood memories to reflect on?


When I hear people say there is more money in the movies all I can think is it may be a short term perspective.  If the franchised cannot keep growing it's younger viewers what happens in 10-15 years?


 

GeoKas

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 1:02 am

I think that Marvel is proving the fact that a TV series that is directly connected to its franchise movies only works to strengthen the entire franchise. We will see this again when Disney launches Episodes 7,8 and 9 of Star Wars along with the planned live action TV series and one shot character spotlight movies. 


If you look in the Movies and General discussion thread I posted my concepts for a Star Trek: Into Darkness TV Spinoff that I think really works for the franchise. It allows each entity, the movies and the proposed series, to exist on their own in the same universe while developing both aspects for future "generations" to come! It is a waste not to draw on what has been fleshed out in the previous Star Trek movies and tv shows. I think that is what this franchise sorely needs, a tether to what came before but with all new twists.

GeoKas

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 2:37 pm

L.A. X2,


 


I think a TV series contest idea is a great idea!


 


Also, my idea revolves around the concept that Cuberbatch was an imposter Khan. The real Noonian Sighn was in a stasis pod the entire time. There is no evidence that the Cumberbatch Khan ever once told anyone but Kirk that he was actually Khan. He could have easily of been another one of the augments and rather than identify himself as "Reginald the Augment" he knew using the identity of Khan would give his threat more credibility and substance. So based on that, and the fact that Cumberbatch doesn't even remotely look like a man from Bombay, India, they can recast Khan and have Cumberbatch do a few episodes and be killed off, OR, have him seperated from the other augments to reapear in a future Movie with the Enterprise crew. From the very beginning JJ Abrams has said John Harrison is NOT Khan... Even though he "identified himself" as Khan in the movie doesn't necessarily make that a truth, it is misdirection that can be exploited to make this series truly work.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 4:47 pm

Well... the Star Wars franchise seems to be okay with only the movies...


but... I prefer a series.  Thankfully, we also have our Star Trek books.

miklamar

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 5:19 pm

A new weekly series--or, at least, popular reruns--keeps the story fresh in viewers' minds.  It gives you a chance to identify with the characters or their situations, to some extent, as well as simply being entertaining for an hour.  I think it also stimulates groups that meet to role-play and attend conventions, as well as to go to the movie theaters for new releases.  Attendance at these sells more merchandise.


A weekly series employs a lot of actors, agents, directors, writers and technicians and makes the studio more famous and popular.


Plus, the studio not only gets money from advertisers, but it gets to earn more royalties and sell box sets of the series.


And, amazingly, it stimulates people's brains!


A weekly series is therefore a win-win situation for everyone.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

GeoKas

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 6:06 pm

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Well... the Star Wars franchise seems to be okay with only the movies...


but... I prefer a series.  Thankfully, we also have our Star Trek books.


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 FleetAdmiral_BamBam


True enough, BUT Star Wars has had many specials and cartoons to keep interest alive, it being more geared to kids with Episodes I, II and III. There are a few live action TV shows in the works for the Star Wars Franchise though and Star Trek better get in gear if they want to keep up! 

Del_Duio

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Report this Oct. 30 2013, 9:56 am

I'm going through TNG with my daughter now and she loves it (The plan is to start DS9 afterwards). I'd guess many of us are doing the same thing with their kids (?) so hopefully by the time they're old enough to have finished it all there'll be another series out.


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