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bladerunner

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I hear that sales were down big time at Cannes duce to the financial upheaval., so I wonder if its carrying over to tv as well. How well did Sarah Connor Story on the TV over all?
 

AssassinsMace

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Sarah Connor did poorly in the ratings especially after they moved it from Monday to Friday night. Who knows if the ratings are accurate. I was at Comic Con the last two years where the cast did a panel to promote the show both times. The second year was even a larger crowd than the first and that was after ratings dropped by the end of the first season. They had to turn away over half the people in line. Because of the anticipated crowd they scheduled the autograph and photo-op session in another section of the convention center right before the panel discussion. My friend wanted autographs but couldn't get anywhere near with that crowd hounding for photos and autographs and we barely got into the panel. So fans had to choose one or the other not both. Measuring other show panels, this one was up there as the more popular ones. People there got to see the Fringe pilot before anyone else. The panel crowd was lackluster even with JJ Abrams and the entire cast there but FOX renewed that show which is probably more expensive to shoot than Sarah Connor. I heard the Dollhouse panel didn't do that well either. It got renewed even with bad ratings. But those shows do have big name producers attached.

 

bladerunner

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I got lost with lost when other people started turning up and what was seemly a deserted island, turning out to be a well provisioned one, or am I confused from being lost!!!! It actually doesn't help with me these series where you have to continually watch because I never do.

I use to like Jack Bauer in 24 but even thats becoming a bit ho hum.

Fringe might get a bit better, Ive seen better pilots, I think the Ist episode/pilot caught ones attention
 

adeptitus

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o_O OMG I haven't been to SDCC in years. Last time I went, I saw the line for registration on Saturday and said... ack, and left. LoL.

Generally speaking ST leans toward Science Fiction, versus SW leans toward Science Fantasy. The latest ST movie is beginning to lean more toward Science Fantasy Action flick model, and tried way too hard to please the original fans. Chekov's accent was way over-done, and ya, let's kill another red shirt.

What they should've done, IMO, is to simply re-image the original ST series with new cast like Battle Star Galatica. The re-imaged Galatica series was very well done and ST could've done the same. Instead of the romance between Spock and Uhura, they've went as far as replacing the male Spock with a female Vulcan like BSG did with Starbuck. That would've been the more radical step in telling everyone "this ain't the old ST".

However, I do admit that Zachery Quinto did an excellent job in his role. Leonard Nimoy was proud.
 

crobato

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Star Trek was a franchise was in a deep need of a success, as it is threatened to be sent to the dustbin of failed franchises. I'm glad this movie finally delivered that success.
 

Player 0

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With the success of the new film there's obviously going to be a new series, how do you think it will go?

One thing that is plainly obvious is that Rick Berman won't be Executive producer this time around, personally i'm hoping that paramount will recognize that Ronald D Moore is the obvious choice, after all he served as a major writer on all the Treks, most notably on TNG and DS9, and he created the highly successful BSG, as a still dedicated fan with a not too busy schedule currently, i'm sure he'd be welcome to play a big role on such a production.
 

AssassinsMace

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Rick Berman drove the TV franchise into the ground. The problem is can JJ Abrams do any better? His movie was good but certainly he can't use the cast for the TV show. Word was the creator of Babylon 5, J Michael Straczynski, wanted to steer the new series in association with JJ Abrams. I read his idea and it sounded great. It was going to be a more down in the trenches Star Trek not really bound by the Prime Directive. The problem is it's J Michael Straczynski... Even though I enjoy the whole Shadows arc of Babylon 5, the dialog was so cliche that I could literally predict verbatim what the characters were about to say. I once watched with a friend and I was speaking the lines before the characters and my friend thought I watched the episode beforehand. Next is JJ Abrams. Even though I watch most of his shows, I have a problem that he clearly just throws stuff into his storylines just to awe people. In both Alias and Lost clearly the producers threw in elements without knowing what purpose they served in the whole scheme of things. It was just a gimmick for water-cooler talk. Alias has ended and there's a lot of loose ends that still went unexplained. Fringe can possibly turn up the same way in the end. If you watched Alias then you know Mission Impossible III was Alias with Tom Cruise. Did they use the same HQs?
 

crobato

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Word has that Star Trek is now the number one US domestic grossing film and 4th in total world gross. Getting world gross is a bit more latent and not up to the latest due to the difficulty in getting timely information. But I feel Star Trek is headed to be this year's top grossing film.
 

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