- Jul 7, 1999
The Obsolete Man said:Of course, if it's based on the horrid NuTrek crap, I won't even catch it on DVD.
jcroy said:My guess is it would be easier to write scripts in the rebooted JJVerse, than in the original prime universe of the previous movies + shows. At this point, the JJVerse is relatively a blank slate (ie. the two reboot movies, several YA novels, and a comic book series).
With so much history and canon in the original prime universe, it would require a Star Trek expert to check whether scripts are consistent with the previous Star Trek prime universe canon.
With all the old canon thrown away, it would be easier to write new episode scripts starting from a blank slate. (This may also be the same reasons why Disney rebooted and invalidated all the old Star Wars canon of the Expanded Universe from the novels, comics, etc ...).
Sam Favate said:So, you'll have to subscribe for $6/month to get the CBS app? This smacks of a heavy studio hand, like when Voyager was the flagship of the UPN Network.
I hope they can pull it off, and Star Trek belongs on TV, but the needed subscription sure seems like exploitation of Star Trek fans.
The Obsolete Man said:Without the history, they might as well just do another generic sci-fi show. But, people won't blindly lay down their money for something new.
The Obsolete Man said:If so, no sale. I"ll catch it on DVD. In fact, I'll probably just catch it on DVD anyway.
jcroy said:Technically the Star Trek Enterprise tv series would be canon in the JJVerse.
jcroy said:If it turns out this show is good and has high production values, it would be a good candidate for release on 4K bluray.
(At this point I'm holding back any decisions on purchasing 4K stuff, until I see what the upcoming Star Wars movies look like in 4K).
The world has definitely changed.Quentin said:Clearly fan exploitation...but, I'm afraid this won't be the last we'll see of this strategy. The age of streaming services has arrived.