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Offline Yora

Star Trek comes back
« on: November 02, 2015, 06:42:42 PM »
I did not expect this. I thought after 10 years of total silence and two alternate universe movies this thing was over.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-tv-series-works-828638
http://io9.com/holy-crap-they-are-officially-making-a-new-star-trek-t-1740024705
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Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 07:29:42 PM »
Hmm. I'm surprised by this, but I actually have zero interest.
I'm a Star Trek fan from way back, but I'll stick to the movies whenever they come out.
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Offline Yora

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 07:41:30 PM »
Looking back, I am also surprised that I ever gave it that much attention. I didn't really like anything they made after Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation aged terribly and I consider it unwatchable now.
And the precise reason why I love DS9 is because it is so very much unlike the entire rest of Star Trek.

However, given what kind of shows are currently popular, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the new show will have much stronger similarities to DS9 than the rest and then I could perhaps becomes pretty good.
Alternatively they do the same mistake they made with Voyager and Enterprise and attempt another nostalgia fuled remake of The Next Generation. In that case I wouldn't make any bets on them making even a single whole season.
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Offline Davidjb

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 03:48:48 PM »
Brilliant -- made my day, but have to wait two years. Good thing is that the next Star Trek film is due next year. Great films to date.
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Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 11:55:40 PM »
Brilliant -- made my day, but have to wait two years. Good thing is that the next Star Trek film is due next year. Great films to date.

Yeah but this times it'll be directed by the guy who made fast and furious, since Abrams is doing star wars. So I check my excitement...
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Offline Davidjb

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 08:57:23 PM »
Brilliant -- made my day, but have to wait two years. Good thing is that the next Star Trek film is due next year. Great films to date.

Yeah but this times it'll be directed by the guy who made fast and furious, since Abrams is doing star wars. So I check my excitement...

That's crazy after the previous two films were so good!!
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Offline ArhiX

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 09:10:11 PM »
Well... they are remaking lots of things lately so...
You know - old cartoons, remakes of old movies etc.
I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing.
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Offline Phil Norris

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 11:48:09 PM »
There is only one problem with this, CBS intend to show it on their least popular streaming outlet in an attempt to raise its profile and compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and HBO GO. This smacks of them not giving that much of a fig about the show they just wants to prop up a failing service. There has been no indication the show will be available any other was except through this outlet so I dont hold out high hopes for its success.
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Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 02:07:53 AM »
There is only one problem with this, CBS intend to show it on their least popular streaming outlet in an attempt to raise its profile and compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and HBO GO. This smacks of them not giving that much of a fig about the show they just wants to prop up a failing service. There has been no indication the show will be available any other was except through this outlet so I dont hold out high hopes for its success.

Well, *giggles* it'll be availible through The Pirate Bay at worst.  8)

But I don't see how doing a crappy show would help raise that service. The logic would have it otherwise : they'd give it their all to attract custies. Any bad review of the show would sink their hopes.
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Offline Yora

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2015, 07:18:21 PM »
It will be on normal TV, only later. Though who knows whether they've already decided to cancel it due to poor ratings by that time.
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Offline Phil Norris

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2015, 09:43:16 PM »
There is only one problem with this, CBS intend to show it on their least popular streaming outlet in an attempt to raise its profile and compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and HBO GO. This smacks of them not giving that much of a fig about the show they just wants to prop up a failing service. There has been no indication the show will be available any other was except through this outlet so I dont hold out high hopes for its success.

Well, *giggles* it'll be availible through The Pirate Bay at worst.  8)

But I don't see how doing a crappy show would help raise that service. The logic would have it otherwise : they'd give it their all to attract custies. Any bad review of the show would sink their hopes.

Not saying it would be a crappy show, just they seem to be using the name to pimp thier failing service to get more subscribers on the promise of a new Star trek show.
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Offline Overlord

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 01:41:00 PM »
I actually quite liked DS9, TNG and Voyager... so much so that I'm kind of fed up of going back in time now. I don't understand why we can't have a Star Trek (or any other Sci-Fi show) that is willing to go years and years and years into the future as opposed to playing around just past first contact...

Big problem I have with most Sci-Fi shows is that they all seem to be very similar... Humans playing catchup to other species or fighting a war they 'cannot' win. I don't see why a show like Star Trek - where the Federation had power and each episode was very, very different from the last (truly episodic) - hasn't been attempted in recent years.
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Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 10:47:10 PM »
I was never a big Star Trek person, probably because I didn't grow up with it. I liked the movies, but not enough to rave about them.
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Also, I quite liked the Fast and Furious movies. Especially when you get into 6 and 7, things got really good. I never understood why people always blame the director or give him all the credit though. Shouldn't it be the screenplay writer whose at fault?

Offline Yora

Re: Star Trek comes back
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2015, 11:18:37 PM »
Just look at Star Wars. One person gets all the credit for the old movies but all the blame for the new ones. While the more discerning fans often point out that the reason for the new movies being bad lies in that person being allowed to do much more than he did with the old ones.
The first three movies are considered to have been great because it was a team effort and not a single person's genius.
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