I think also cutting the episode numbers would also help on the business side as well, mind. Modern era Trek was always very generously funded for production values that were the best their times offered and the costs of making that kind of sci-fi haven't gone down greatly.
I can't comment on 'Dr Who' though, I could never get into it and I always seemed to pick a bad episode to try. I don't imagine they're all bad though. Probably just my luck.
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