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That Metal Beastie 05-28-2009 02:57 PM

Overseas Markets
 
What do you think it will take to make Trek as popular in overseas markets as say Star Wars or the Xmen movies or Harry Potter etc.? I can't see why it isn't, especially with this film.:sad:

A-CollinsTWC 05-28-2009 03:11 PM

Because people like a good spectacle and Star Trek, despite being a great sci-fi, isn't really known for that.

This Trek certainly pushed in areas that more mainstream audiences like... but I guess foreign markets don't want to buy simply because it has "Trek" in its name.

AyanEva 05-28-2009 03:14 PM

Various people have brought up a good point that it's very American. Maybe that's why? It's part of America's pop culture but not really anyone elses.

...Is "elses" a word?

That Metal Beastie 05-28-2009 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A-CollinsTWC (Post 209598)
Because people like a good spectacle and Star Trek, despite being a great sci-fi, isn't really known for that.

This Trek certainly pushed in areas that more mainstream audiences like... but I guess foreign markets don't want to buy simply because it has "Trek" in its name.

Hmmm I don't know if its all about spectacle....Maybe....:confused1:

You'd think they'd have 'heard the news' about this one. Did Paramount run the 'This is not your father's Star Trek' promos around the world?

NCC-73515 05-28-2009 03:35 PM

"I never watched Star Trek"
"Star Trek has never been interesting"

That Metal Beastie 05-28-2009 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 209620)
"I never watched Star Trek"
"Star Trek has never been interesting"

I can't remember, NCC, is Germany one of the countries where ST does well? Or no?

NCC-73515 05-28-2009 03:49 PM

Better than in others, but still not good enough.

A-CollinsTWC 05-28-2009 03:57 PM

On a funny note, I just now remembered that the name "Nero" wasn't first used by Star Trek...
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...evil-May-Cry-4

That Metal Beastie 05-28-2009 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 209634)
Better than in others, but still not good enough.

I know you can't speak for your entire country but care to speculate as to why?

NCC-73515 05-28-2009 04:16 PM

Because of
Quote:

"I never watched Star Trek"
"Star Trek has never been interesting"
And another one: "They only talk"


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