Originally Posted by samwiseb
Indeed, even in low-budget-land what's the batting average for truly exceptional to everything else? 20 percent for feature films? 30 percent for classic TOS? Maybe I have it the other way around, depending on personal mileage. The Berman era productions already eclipse everything else in terms of sheer quantity, and batting average is again roughly approximate if you average them out (don't average them out and it probably varies from 10 to 40 percent, again dependent on personal mileage).
I think the current phase is a healthy one, providing it doesn't outstay its welcome. Like everything else it won't last forever. Besides, the DVDs aren't going anywhere.
And it's fair to say that Trek on TV was quite generously funded from 1987 onwards and still had it's share of the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
So the amount of money you have to hand is less important than who is spending that money and what they do with it.