Cdydatzigs

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    The Voyage Home
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    The Next Generation

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  1. That's why TNG worked and became a hit, btw. Well, general TV audiences are vastly different now than they were in 1987. I personally don't think Discovery will succeed, not only because it will be buried on CBS All Access, a streaming network just about nobody has right now, but rather than set the show in the universe that general audiences have responded well to the last 8 years (J.J.'s Kelvin timeline) this one is set in some random time period which will require a completely new focus and loyalty. The show's only saving grace will be its cast and how buzzworthy they end up being -- if at all. Sorry to be a downer, it's just my gut feeling.
  2. Much like how the Star Wars films that are most closely associated with the original trilogy (in terms of plot and appearance) do the best at the box office (because nostalgia), Star Trek will always score better with general audiences when they actually recognize names, ships, colors, logos, etc. In 2009, there was only one direction to go in and that was a reset of the TOS crew and it worked out very well. No one but the fan base would be interested in seeing a new, random Star Trek show or film set 30 years after Nemesis. And that's why I don't feel we'll see post 24th century Trek anytime soon.
  3. The trailers for Into Darkness didn't have to be as impressive due to how popular the first one was. Mainstream audiences were going to pile in and see these characters' next adventures either way, which they absolutely did - to the chagrin of un-approving diehard fans who can never be satisfied, lol
  4. Paramount had much more control in 1984 over things, especially with a first-time director in Nimoy. With J.J. he absolutely oversees the cutting of his trailers - which is why they are so good usually. Remember, the second full trailer for Star Trek (2009) broke the internet.
  5. Paramount Pictures is a business that needs to turn a profit. As much as Beyond was popular with the crotchity, Abrams-hating diehards, it didn't do as well at the box office as the previous two films that he directed. Lens flare, as realistic as it is, is not for everyone - we get it. But the man knows how to cut a trailer that gets people talking (Beyond flubbed this badly) and his films are terrific at weaving emotion and action. Whether J.J. directs or not is one thing, I think the discussion that's the most interesting is how Chris Hemsworth would be utilized. This announcement was made before Beyond hit theaters or Star Trek 4 had been green lit, which tells me they must have a pretty solid and compelling story already under their belts.
  6. Their reunion (if it IS going to happen) has to be spurred on by conflict or drama; otherwise what's the point? You can't just put Pine and Hemsworth onscreen together just because they're both good-looking men; it has to spur events. It can't just be father and son sipping beer and chopping wood together. This is Star Trek, not a sequel to "Courtship of Eddie's Father." One thing to note about Hemsworth's possible return is how early on it was "announced." Like literally before Beyond had hit theaters and a fourth film had been green lit. This tells me that J.J., Simon and the boys were probably hanging out one day, and one of them came up with this amazing story/scenario that involved seeing George Kirk again. If that's the case, the script might already be being written.The big question about Chris Hemsworth involvement still remains though: How?
  7. It sounds as if you're assuming that CBS is putting Discovery on All Access because they think it wouldn't do well on broadcast TV. That's not the impression I've gotten. The impression I've gotten is that CBS wants to have a streaming service and needed a show that they KNEW could attract paying subscribers, and Star Trek is it. So I don't think it's going to All Access because CBS doesn't have confidence in the show; I think it's going to All Access because they DO. Star Trek hasn't done well on television in nearly 20 years. Space-based science fiction would be all over television if audiences wanted to watch it - but it isn't. If there was such a mainstream demand for Star Trek on television, it would be airing on the main network or cable somewhere and CBS would find a different show to launch All Access. Times have changed.
  8. It will most likely get a second season because around the world and outside the US? It is on Netflix. It will be viewed worldwide and most likely have good numbers there. In the US it will likely be a slightly more uphill battle, but the die-hards will come, and others may follow if it gets enough good buzz. Star Trek has traditionally not done as well overseas, so the show cannot rely on the paltry numbers it will likely get on Netflix outside of the U.S. Nemesis was the clearest example of what happens when only fans come out to support something. The only glimmer of hope I see is if Discovery is promoted on the primary CBS network - a network that has a LOT of popular shows on it right now. Eyeballs are key. What if they show the premiere in Primetime? I think they are? The first episode on CBS, then the rest of the season on All Access.
  9. It will most likely get a second season because around the world and outside the US? It is on Netflix. It will be viewed worldwide and most likely have good numbers there. In the US it will likely be a slightly more uphill battle, but the die-hards will come, and others may follow if it gets enough good buzz. Star Trek has traditionally not done as well overseas, so the show cannot rely on the paltry numbers it will likely get on Netflix outside of the U.S. Nemesis was the clearest example of what happens when only fans come out to support something. The only glimmer of hope I see is if Discovery is promoted on the primary CBS network - a network that has a LOT of popular shows on it right now. Eyeballs are key.
  10. The sad thing is, I've had this looming feeling surrounding the show that has curbed any real excitement in me about it. I honestly would be surprised if Discovery lasts more than one season. Star Trek has not been successful on television in a long time, so this show is going to need all of the help it can get. Putting it on a subscription network that almost nobody currently has because it wouldn't do well on a major network (or even cable) speaks volumes. I hope I'm wrong of course.
  11. Not at all - in fact there was a movement (or a big hope) that Angela Bassett would've played the lead as Captain. She's a black female and could absolutely nail the role and would've been really awesome to see. It wasn't so much about color, just about having a refreshing, different and good actor in the role.
  12. That was my understanding; DSC would be the first non-captain centric ST series. Hope they can pull it off. The casting thus far seems very smart; here's hoping other choices for the show will be as well. You mean aside from the ship design, right?
  13. Plus, if I recall correctly, she won't be playing the Captain. Discovery will be seen through the eyes of another crew remember, correct?
  14. Yeah, the Rura Penthe scenes cut from the 2009 film would have been nice too. Not only because I loved how the Klingons looked, but those scenes explained a pretty major plot element (that Nero waitied 25 years for Spock to emerge from the black hole) that I feel a lot of the audience may not have gotten.
  15. I think the real news will be what the Klingons on this show will look like. I'm fine with the refined look of the Klingons from the new films, because based on what Enterprise established about the forehead ridges, in this time period they would either have them or not. Right?