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Strange New Worlds

Post by Sothis » Fri May 15, 2020 3:15 pm

So, a new Star Trek series, possibly one of the worst kept secrets, has been announced today.

https://intl.startrek.com/news/star-tre ... all-access

It will continue to explore pre-TOS events, only this time from a more familiar setting.

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Post by Mike DiCenso » Sat May 23, 2020 1:56 pm

It was no secret because that was the obvious goal from the beginning given how much money was spent on building all new sets, retaining the Mount, Romijn, and Peck, the Short Treks, etc. And of course the TPTB even said that if the demand from fans was enough they'd go ahead with a Pike series. Some people would even say that this is what should've been done from the get-go instead of Discovery.
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Post by Sothis » Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm

Mike DiCenso wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:56 pm
It was no secret because that was the obvious goal from the beginning given how much money was spent on building all new sets, retaining the Mount, Romijn, and Peck, the Short Treks, etc. And of course the TPTB even said that if the demand from fans was enough they'd go ahead with a Pike series. Some people would even say that this is what should've been done from the get-go instead of Discovery.
-Mike
I dare say you're right, there are people who would argue this would have been a better vision for DSC. However, I remain glad that DSC has its own distinct identity, whilst SNW will have its own unique identity.

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Post by Sideswipe » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:57 pm

Strange New Worlds will never get made.

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Post by Picard578 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:58 pm

Sideswipe wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Strange New Worlds will never get made.
Why? Hollywood and their ilk were never against new cash cows... especially illogical and idiotic ones, like new productions almost invariably end up being.

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Post by Sothis » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:34 pm

Sideswipe wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Strange New Worlds will never get made.
What leads you to that conclusion?

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Post by Sideswipe » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:28 pm

It's exactly like the Section 31 series that was definitely getting made. They announced it as a way to try and drum up interest for CBS all access' utter failures so far. CBS can't even get international distribution on Lower Decks. Netflix passed on Picard, and Lower Decks, Amazon passed on lower decks. Rumors abound that Discovery is done and Picard may not even get a second season. Especially after reporting that the audience for Picard dropped by nearly half from the first episode to the last on Canadian television. The U.S. market is bigger of course but I can't see it doing much better proportionately. I could very well be wrong but I don't see this happening.

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Post by Sothis » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:54 am

I'm not sure I'd place any stock in the naysayer rumours. DSC was apparently cancelled after season 2, and yet season 3 will begin soon. Any of the doom and gloom coming out of the usual suspects is dubious at best.

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Post by Sideswipe » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:21 am

There is the rest of the stuff I mentioned as well that is not rumors.

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Post by sonofccn » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:16 am

Sideswipe wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:21 am
There is the rest of the stuff I mentioned as well that is not rumors.
Hehe. As Doomcock says, any more "success" like ST:D and CBS will have to sell shoes out of their car in East LA. Not to mention the premier of ST:D being broadcasted on American television apparently saw it losing in ratings to reality tv reruns. So I'd have to agree with being skeptical on any new spin-off actually getting off the ground.

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