New 'Star Trek' TV Series a Go at CBS All Access

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  1. dirwuf

    dirwuf Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. Gary7704

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  3. Linger63

    Linger63 Forum Resident

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    Star Trek is suited PERFECTLY as a TV series......AND a film franchise.....:love:

    No need to choose between them at all..........:confused: :sigh:

    Just keep 'em comin'...........nice and regular like..:agree: :righton: :wave:
     
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  4. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    Great. This seems like a re-run of TNG, which went straight to independent stations and since I had no affiliate, I couldn't watch it for several years. Now it's going to be on a pay channel that I'm not going to pay $5.99 a month for. Oh well. I'm not terribly optimistic for the prospects of a new Trek series anyway.
     
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  5. dirwuf

    dirwuf Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well, you pay $10 for 2 hours of Star Trek in theaters...what's wrong with paying (guessing here) $30 for 15 hours?
     
  6. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    There's nothing wrong with it, I'm just not going to do it. I can't just keep adding monthly expenses for entertainment. It adds up. That'd be almost as much as I pay a month for Netflix, and I'd be doing it only for 1 show. I'll have to wait until it can be seen some other way, like DVD or Netflix 3 years after it's released. :laugh:
     
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  7. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    Kurtzman. I am already out.
     
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  8. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics!

    I think it's cool but we know what happens when they go cheap on a series like this. They have to spend to make it look great and work at least for me.
     
  9. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics!

    Money spent to make it right is the difference.
     
  10. PaulKTF

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    Everything after TNG was pretty lame and it even took TNG a good three seasons to actually get watchable. Aren't 5 TV series enough of this stuff?
     
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  11. dbacon

    dbacon Forum Resident

    I would set the series in the decades after ST:TNG...so TNG cast members can make guest appearances.

    Or...set in the same time period of the original series so chis pine, etc can guest
     
  12. balzac

    balzac Forum Resident

    There are hundreds of cable channels and they can't put this show on one of those? I get it, they're trying to push people to this "All Access" service. But I simply can't justify paying for yet *another* streaming subscription. Already have Netflix and Amazon Prime (had Hulu a couple time for free trials), and I just can't justify buying another entire streaming subscription for one show.
     
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  13. Mazzy

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    Welcome to the new norm. Maybe by 2007 you'l have an Apple TV or Roku or something similar. All networks will have their own apps by then and I am sure this will be on one that has other shows. You'll probably be able to buy it within a package or a la carte.
     
  14. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    As long as Scott Bakula is far far away from any of it........ I couldn't watch that series. All the others I loved except that one? :tiphat:
     
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  15. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    His shows are Terrible!
     
  16. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    I've got a Roku and I pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime, which, along with cable, gives me more programming than I can possibly watch. But heck, I ain't gonna pay $5.99 a month for a new Star Trek series unless it's Outlander meets GOT in outer space or Helen of Troy with her a$$ on fire (to quote another favorite series :laugh:).
     
  17. fiendish_thingy

    fiendish_thingy Well-Known Member

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    Just be glad they didn't give it to Michael Bay or Dean Devlin/Roland Emmerich to mess up.
     
  18. I like Bryan Singer's take on a Trek series. That I would pay to watch.
     
  19. The last two seasons were pretty good--actually the final season was exceptional. Scott had nothing to do with writing/direction. It took a couple of years to find its legs.
     
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  20. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Too bad they didn't give it to Netflix, in which I'd have a lot more confidence to do justice to this venerable franchise. I'm interested, of course, but I fear a superficial treatment of ideas with shiny sets and lots of shoot-em-ups.
     
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  21. frankfan1

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    The CBS access app is terrible...I dropped it quickly. You pay $6/ month, and it's loaded and loaded with commercials. And episode of Letterman had almost 45 commercials, some shows worse. It was worse than Hulu.
     
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  22. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Seems to me that at $6 a month you'd only pay $1.50 per episode fir a show line Trek. That's cheap. I'm sure line Hulu they will offer a non commercial version for a bit more.
     
  23. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Kurtzman is bad news.
     
  24. wayne66

    wayne66 Forum Resident

    Fingers crossed that this will be good. I will show patience and buy the DVD when it comes out.
     

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