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2014-06-10 02:28:08 PM  
That might be enough to get me to sign on with Netflix.
 
2014-06-10 02:37:04 PM  

unlikely: That might be enough to get me to sign on with Netflix.


Netflix is the best bargain in entertainment as is.

Anyways though, this is all tingly.
 
2014-06-10 02:37:42 PM  
Star Trek: Enterprise, which abruptly ended back in 2005 after just five seasons.

THERE! ARE! FOUR! SEASONS!
 
2014-06-10 02:38:26 PM  

DamnYankees: unlikely: That might be enough to get me to sign on with Netflix.

Netflix is the best bargain in entertainment as is.

Anyways though, this is all tingly.


This.

The only thing that pissed me off is that they pulled the original Carl Sagan Cosmos prior to the new one being broadcast.  I understand why, I'd just rather they hadn't.
 
2014-06-10 02:39:27 PM  
I'd be interested to see what Netflix can do with the franchise, I've heard mostly good things about the other shows they make. What caught my eye was the rumored royalty deal. If it's true, then whoever is running things at Netflix is a pretty smart cookie. Get the rights to make their own take on the franchise with no risk to the franchise owner and the franchise owner gets paid regardless of if it does good or bad?

/yeah I know, I should have put "may boldly go where no one has gone before."
 
2014-06-10 02:43:34 PM  

dittybopper: The only thing that pissed me off is that they pulled the original Carl Sagan Cosmos prior to the new one being broadcast. I understand why, I'd just rather they hadn't.


I don't think Netflix would have pulled it if they had a choice.
 
2014-06-10 02:46:28 PM  
Apparently, Subby couldn't be bothered to read past the first 2 sentences:

Update: Nemecek has posted a rebuttal of the original report, saying he never stated there were ongoing talks about a new Trek series on Netflix. Apparently there have been "overtures" in the past, but as far as he knows nothing is happening right now.
 
2014-06-10 02:51:48 PM  

propasaurus: Apparently, Subby couldn't be bothered to read past the first 2 sentences:

Update: Nemecek has posted a rebuttal of the original report, saying he never stated there were ongoing talks about a new Trek series on Netflix. Apparently there have been "overtures" in the past, but as far as he knows nothing is happening right now.


You mean the update that wasn't there when it was original posted and thus the reason TFA now says Updated?
 
2014-06-10 02:56:23 PM  

Nefarious: dittybopper: The only thing that pissed me off is that they pulled the original Carl Sagan Cosmos prior to the new one being broadcast. I understand why, I'd just rather they hadn't.

I don't think Netflix would have pulled it if they had a choice.


Maybe we'll get a nice box set of both available.
 
2014-06-10 03:01:10 PM  
I was hoping it would be porn.
 
2014-06-10 03:08:24 PM  
I'll be waiting for the Defenders miniseries to show up
 
2014-06-10 03:18:41 PM  

ArkAngel: I'll be waiting for the Defenders miniseries to show up


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2014-06-10 03:22:10 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I was hoping it would be porn.


I wonder why some ambitious porn company hasn't set up a deal with Netflix? It seems like it would be a good way to monetize streaming porn and combat the tube sites.
 
2014-06-10 03:24:40 PM  
Is it Renegades?
 
2014-06-10 03:27:56 PM  

DamnYankees: Netflix is the best bargain in entertainment as is.


Amazon Prime lets me watch stuff AND brings 20 pound bags of cat litter to my door with no shipping.
 
2014-06-10 03:28:30 PM  
Would this new series be a jump into the future of Trek, or another lame-ass rehash with lens flare added?
 
2014-06-10 03:30:24 PM  
It is disappointing there is still no new Trek series on the horizon though. I know the rights are all tangled up with CBS owning TV rights and everyone else owning movie stuff and bits and pieces here and there, but a cable Trek show would get a HUGE opening audience anyway. It would be up to them to make us keep watching but I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to try, if someone would let them.
 
2014-06-10 03:33:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Would this new series be a jump into the future of Trek, or another lame-ass rehash with lens flare added?


No one knows since it's not even a sure thing yet. Hell from the time I posted it to an hour later there was an update saying there's nothing actually in the works yet.
 
2014-06-10 03:42:02 PM  

Shostie: Star Trek: Enterprise, which abruptly ended back in 2005 after just five seasons.

THERE! ARE! FOUR! SEASONS!


and some of the episodes in the last 2 were pretty damn good.
 
2014-06-10 03:42:14 PM  

Confabulat: It is disappointing there is still no new Trek series on the horizon though. I know the rights are all tangled up with CBS owning TV rights and everyone else owning movie stuff and bits and pieces here and there, but a cable Trek show would get a HUGE opening audience anyway. It would be up to them to make us keep watching but I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to try, if someone would let them.


What's weird is that given how much TV audiences have crated over the last 10 years, its hard to believe a new ST series wouldn't be successful. The relatively small core of Star Trek fans who will make up the base viewership was not enough to sustain a show 10 years ago, but today it probably would be.
 
2014-06-10 03:58:06 PM  
I want pre-JJ continuity Trek.

DamnYankees: The relatively small core of Star Trek fans who will make up the base viewership was not enough to sustain a show 10 years ago, but today it probably would be.


I think core Trek Fans have shrank over the last 10 years. But the move from network television to more niche venues makes it more viable.
 
2014-06-10 04:00:09 PM  

DamnYankees: Confabulat: It is disappointing there is still no new Trek series on the horizon though. I know the rights are all tangled up with CBS owning TV rights and everyone else owning movie stuff and bits and pieces here and there, but a cable Trek show would get a HUGE opening audience anyway. It would be up to them to make us keep watching but I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to try, if someone would let them.

What's weird is that given how much TV audiences have crated over the last 10 years, its hard to believe a new ST series wouldn't be successful. The relatively small core of Star Trek fans who will make up the base viewership was not enough to sustain a show 10 years ago, but today it probably would be.


By the end, Enterprise was getting 3-4 million viewers on UPN.

That's better than most cable shows.

Even funnier is that within a year, UPN became part of the CW, and a show with four million viewers on the CW would be the highest rated show on the network by far.
 
2014-06-10 04:03:32 PM  

serial_crusher: Is it Renegades?


So waiting to see this. "Of Gods and Men" was a pretty good romp overall. With a bigger budget this time out, I'm hoping they'll be able to produce an even better story.
 
2014-06-10 04:06:07 PM  
As a core Star Trek fan, I'd watch an episode or two, but it would be on a very short leash for me. If it's like the reboot garbage, nope. If it resembles the good stuff, I'll watch. Bring in Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, for example.

But it they try another flashy reboot type deal with a really stupid premise and no substance, yeah, that ain't gonna fly.
 
2014-06-10 04:07:53 PM  

Shostie: Star Trek: Enterprise, which abruptly ended back in 2005 after just five seasons.

THERE! ARE! FOUR! SEASONS!


Yeah, no kidding. You'd think a site like geek.com would know better.
 
2014-06-10 04:08:12 PM  
They could always try to properly continue ST: Enterprise...

/ducks
//I liked it, even if I had to ignore canon to do so
 
2014-06-10 04:09:40 PM  

DamnYankees: Confabulat: It is disappointing there is still no new Trek series on the horizon though. I know the rights are all tangled up with CBS owning TV rights and everyone else owning movie stuff and bits and pieces here and there, but a cable Trek show would get a HUGE opening audience anyway. It would be up to them to make us keep watching but I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to try, if someone would let them.

What's weird is that given how much TV audiences have crated over the last 10 years, its hard to believe a new ST series wouldn't be successful. The relatively small core of Star Trek fans who will make up the base viewership was not enough to sustain a show 10 years ago, but today it probably would be.


Put it on HBO - keep the same optimism and general infallibility of the Federation (otherwise I wouldn't watch it, I can get my dystopian future everywhere else thanks), but this should allow some edgier themes. 

Hell, make it New Frontier - plenty of fun shiat happens in those books, including a bad-ass captain with a broadsword (Picard, he ain't), a walking mountain, a hermaphrodite, a kung-fu price, a planet-eating bird, tentacle spacebeast, jihadists, Jellico, and plenty of sex, violence, and sarcasm.
 
2014-06-10 04:10:28 PM  
I would actually like to see a series set either between Enterprise and TOS or TOS and Next Generation. All new characters though. They really screwed up when they ended Enterprise when it was getting good. Killing Trip was a mistake though.
 
2014-06-10 04:11:43 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: They could always try to properly continue ST: Enterprise...

/ducks
//I liked it, even if I had to ignore canon to do so


Face it, there had to be a Ret Con at this point. To many things had become reality. But I liked Enterprise as well.
 
2014-06-10 04:11:44 PM  
Off-Duty with Doctor Carol Marcus

www.picomazing.com
 
2014-06-10 04:12:07 PM  

ThreadSinger: DamnYankees: Confabulat: It is disappointing there is still no new Trek series on the horizon though. I know the rights are all tangled up with CBS owning TV rights and everyone else owning movie stuff and bits and pieces here and there, but a cable Trek show would get a HUGE opening audience anyway. It would be up to them to make us keep watching but I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to try, if someone would let them.

What's weird is that given how much TV audiences have crated over the last 10 years, its hard to believe a new ST series wouldn't be successful. The relatively small core of Star Trek fans who will make up the base viewership was not enough to sustain a show 10 years ago, but today it probably would be.

Put it on HBO - keep the same optimism and general infallibility of the Federation (otherwise I wouldn't watch it, I can get my dystopian future everywhere else thanks), but this should allow some edgier themes. 

Hell, make it New Frontier - plenty of fun shiat happens in those books, including a bad-ass captain with a broadsword (Picard, he ain't), a walking mountain, a hermaphrodite, a kung-fu price, a planet-eating bird, tentacle spacebeast, jihadists, Jellico, and plenty of sex, violence, and sarcasm.


The fanboy in me says let Ira Steven Behr, Manny Coto, and Peter David run wild and see what they come up with, because, hey, the guys who did the best of DS9 and Enterprise, and Peter farking David... well.. it would either be the greatest thing ever or a beautiful disaster.
 
2014-06-10 04:12:25 PM  

ThreadSinger: a walking mountain


awoiaf.westeros.org
 
2014-06-10 04:13:54 PM  

author1701: serial_crusher: Is it Renegades?

So waiting to see this. "Of Gods and Men" was a pretty good romp overall. With a bigger budget this time out, I'm hoping they'll be able to produce an even better story.


I liked Enterprise right up until the point they decided time travel should be a plot element again.

That's pretty much a shark-jumping moment as far as I am concerned.
 
2014-06-10 04:14:23 PM  
Was kind of hoping it was going to start running Cinemax After Hours stuff. Or at least Red Shoe Diaries
 
2014-06-10 04:15:36 PM  
I eagerly await the new Netflix Star Trek series set in a women's prison run by green skinned Orion slave girls.
 
2014-06-10 04:15:51 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I liked Enterprise right up until the point they decided time travel should be a plot element again.

That's pretty much a shark-jumping moment as far as I am concerned.


Every Star Trek series has always had time travel. I don't get people who think its some sort of jump the shark - its woven into the fabric of the show.
 
2014-06-10 04:17:54 PM  
This might be good...  personally though I'd rather that instead of just ending The Killing with a 6 episode arc, they'd actually pick the show up and keep making more.

/Damn, that was an criminally under-advertised series
 
2014-06-10 04:18:46 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: author1701: serial_crusher: Is it Renegades?

So waiting to see this. "Of Gods and Men" was a pretty good romp overall. With a bigger budget this time out, I'm hoping they'll be able to produce an even better story.

I liked Enterprise right up until the point they decided time travel should be a plot element again.

That's pretty much a shark-jumping moment as far as I am concerned.


The Time Travel crap was forced on them. Even a lot of the canon was possibly easily explained as wrong due to it being 100 years earlier. Stories get changes often.
 
2014-06-10 04:19:18 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: author1701: serial_crusher: Is it Renegades?

So waiting to see this. "Of Gods and Men" was a pretty good romp overall. With a bigger budget this time out, I'm hoping they'll be able to produce an even better story.

I liked Enterprise right up until the point they decided time travel should be a plot element again.

That's pretty much a shark-jumping moment as far as I am concerned.


I don't think that time travel in itself is a shark jumping moment for Trek, but it was handled badly in Enterprise. Somehow the various time travel stuff never seems to enter Starfleet records so it always turns out different in each show or movie. It's never consistent.
 
2014-06-10 04:20:06 PM  
It would be great to see Michael Dorn get his own series:

http://screenrant.com/star-trek-captain-worf-tv-show-michael-dorn/

cdn.screenrant.com
 
2014-06-10 04:20:42 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: I eagerly await the new Netflix Star Trek series set in a women's prison run by green skinned Orion slave girls.


If they wanted to get back on Network TV, it would have to be Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service, or SCIS.

And if they really wanted to be out there, the first half of the show would be the SCIS guys going around catching the bad guys, and the second half would be the starfleet lawyers trying to prosecute them... show, like, both the law side of things, and the order side.
 
2014-06-10 04:21:42 PM  
Missed a chance a the elusive Wheaton tag.
 
2014-06-10 04:21:56 PM  
I hope this comes to fruition, and it is set in the old timeline after Riker took off for his own command.  I'm currently reading the U.S.S Titan book series with Riker as captain.  Good stuff.......some books are better than others, but I would love to see that crew translated to SOME kind of screen.
 
2014-06-10 04:23:10 PM  
Netflix meets GameFly?

I wonder how long it will be until you can get a Netflix type of service where you can stream videogames from a site for a montly fee?  I know there is PS Vita but I'm talking rather than pay for each game you would get all the PS1, 2, and 3 games and download speed is fast enough you don't have to wait for it to download before being able to play.  *sigh* maybe another five to ten years?
 
2014-06-10 04:24:35 PM  

Loneman1: I hope this comes to fruition, and it is set in the old timeline after Riker took off for his own command.  I'm currently reading the U.S.S Titan book series with Riker as captain.  Good stuff.......some books are better than others, but I would love to see that crew translated to SOME kind of screen.


Somebody slap a stretch panel in the front of Jonathan Frakes's old jumpsuit and let's get this show on the air!
 
2014-06-10 04:24:49 PM  
Let's be honest:

The new "Arrested Development" episodes were pretty awful. And "House of Cards" is pretty retarded, too (though Spacey is fun to watch).

Combine that with the fact that TV "Star Trek" has only been intermittently good, and I can't imagine a Netflix-produced "Star Trek" series being anything but a disappointment.
 
2014-06-10 04:26:13 PM  

czei: It would be great to see Michael Dorn get his own series:

http://screenrant.com/star-trek-captain-worf-tv-show-michael-dorn/


No.
 
2014-06-10 04:26:52 PM  

Loneman1: I hope this comes to fruition, and it is set in the old timeline after Riker took off for his own command.  I'm currently reading the U.S.S Titan book series with Riker as captain.  Good stuff.......some books are better than others, but I would love to see that crew translated to SOME kind of screen.


Does Riker execute the old StinkNuts maneuver on the Helm and/or Conn, like he did when he was XO in TNG?
 
2014-06-10 04:27:22 PM  
It would add some interesting twists to STO.
 
2014-06-10 04:28:10 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Loneman1: I hope this comes to fruition, and it is set in the old timeline after Riker took off for his own command.  I'm currently reading the U.S.S Titan book series with Riker as captain.  Good stuff.......some books are better than others, but I would love to see that crew translated to SOME kind of screen.

Somebody slap a stretch panel in the front of Jonathan Frakes's old jumpsuit and let's get this show on the air!


nah, let's just go with an entirely new cast.  It will give the show a chance to be its own show.
 
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