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Old 11-02-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
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Star Trek to Return to TV??

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Producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new Star Trek TV series, setting it at warp speed to debut on CBS in January 2017.
We'll see how that works out.

CBS bringing Star Trek back to TV - Dwight Silverman's TechBlog
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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He'll have some work to do to be better than Gene Roddenberry. Good luck to him though.
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He'll have some work to do to be better than Gene Roddenberry. Good luck to him though.
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Even more work to find a bigger ham actor than William Shatner.
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I wasn't a big fan of DS9 but I did enjoy Enterprise with it's retro look. I look forward to any new endeavour. Too bad that they will miss the 50th anniversary.
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Even more work to find a bigger ham actor than William Shatner.
Not sure that's possible.
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Even more work to find a bigger ham actor than William Shatner.
Don't dis the "Shat" -not good karma


There have been some indie episodes.


Some not so bad, some kinda good.


Make of them what you will
http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html
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Even more work to find a bigger ham actor than William Shatner.
There was a movie that came out a few decades ago where William Shatner plays himself as "Bill". He was a HOOT. This was right before he started doing the Priceline commercials - and I'm convinced it was the inspiration for that ad campaign.


The movie is called "Free Enterprise" and is worth watching - especially if you have some nerd in you, or know people similar to the characters on Big Bang Theory.

Shatner is a pivotal role - but not a main character - Eric McCormick plays the lead (Will and Grace, Perception.)
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I don't know about this. Star Trek TV series has been losing fans. The last one didn't do so well. What can they do for an encore? All the story lines have been hashed, and rehashed. Good luck to CBS, and to the fans. I am sure to give it a chance.
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I don't know about this. Star Trek TV series has been losing fans. The last one didn't do so well. What can they do for an encore? All the story lines have been hashed, and rehashed. Good luck to CBS, and to the fans. I am sure to give it a chance.
Well, how many 'reboots' have we seen of franchise movies? The trickle down now goes to TV series - there is some blood yet in them rocks.
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There have been some indie episodes.


Some not so bad, some kinda good.


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Star Trek Continues: Episodes
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They are amazingly good considering the amount of money they had to produce them. Production values seem to match the original ST series.
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I don't know about this. Star Trek TV series has been losing fans. The last one didn't do so well. What can they do for an encore? All the story lines have been hashed, and rehashed. Good luck to CBS, and to the fans. I am sure to give it a chance.
They have an entire Galaxy to use as story material. It's the imagination and creativity of the writers that is needed. FWIW, the two recent movies show a serious lack of both imagination and creativity IMHO. Unless one considers lots of blasting, blowing-up and generally unbelievable mayhem to be creative.
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It's not going to be a TV show, as such. It's going to be on a On Demand and streaming system, CBS All Access. So not available without extra payments. I'll wait for the free repeats.
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And that's a deal-breaker for me. Linear cable television is the most efficient means of distributing video entertainment. The ascendancy of streaming-only programming does nothing other than provide the foundation to increase the overall cost to consumers. It is probably inevitable, but as long as there is enough decent programming to watch on cable, and as long as the ISP surcharges for excessive use of Internet bandwidth, I'm not going to give streaming-only options a look.
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It's not going to be a TV show, as such. It's going to be on a On Demand and streaming system, CBS All Access. So not available without extra payments. I'll wait for the free repeats.
I don't pay for TV shows, so I'll never see it either unless it's free later on.

It was on the air the first time from 1966-1969, and we put a man on the moon in 1969. People had great hopes and expectations for space exploration at that time, and naturally there was a lot of interest in space travel (at least among those I knew at the time).

Times have changed, though, and it will be interesting to see if the show arouses much interest from younger people.
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I may end up waiting to get ST 2017. Perhaps when the disks can be borrowed for free from the public library.
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Are there no more original movies or shows being made anymore? All these Star Treks, Supermans, Batmans, Rockys, Medical and Police shoot em ups. They are all without new material and originality. I doubt I will be impressed with another Star Trek. They are pumping a dry well as far as I am concerned.

I would rather watch reruns of the original shows/movies. I miss Seinfield.
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Are there no more original movies or shows being made anymore?
How about The Martian, Bridge of Spies, Steve Jobs, Everest, and Black Mass?
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Are there no more original movies or shows being made anymore? All these Star Treks, Supermans, Batmans, Rockys, Medical and Police shoot em ups. They are all without new material and originality. I doubt I will be impressed with another Star Trek. They are pumping a dry well as far as I am concerned.
So I suppose you figured that Mozart's "Twelve Variations on Vous dirai-je, Maman" was a big let down after bar 24. (It's a masterwork of theme and variation, the theme being the tune of old French folk song, which you'd now recognize as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".) And I suppose there is no point in ever going to Morimoto's for sushi. After all, I'm sure that it's no different from the sushi available at the supermarket. And it was pretty pointless to make The Wizard of Oz in 1939, given that it had just been made in 1925.

I'm being facetious, of course. My point is that some of the very best things I've enjoyed were cases where someone added their own originality and creative vision to something preexisting. The usage of a preexisting universe - especially with regard to fantasy, science fiction, and related genres - allows the creator to focus on building up above the surface level, instead of having to waste so much of the readers' (viewers') time building the ground level itself.
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I would rather watch reruns of the original shows/movies. I miss Seinfield.
I'm still waiting for the modern equal of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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