Originally Posted by Shappie
While there's a snowman's chance in hell of this happening, I think it is still an interesting topic.
Come Christmas, let's say the movie is a HUGE success. It revives the spirit of Star Trek, they are rolling in the cash moneys, and announce a new Trek TV series. This is also assuming everybody loves the cast set for this movie. Would you want to see them start off the Enterprise adventures in this new series? Possibly explain and connect it to TOS in some ways?
What do you think?
I have only read this first post in this thread but you are correct there would be a snowball's chance in hell of this happening.
There is much more money to be made (at least short term)from a successful film franchise than there is a television series.
Not to mention that many actors want to pursue a film career and not a television one.
Plus I am sure the cast is contractually committed to probably at least 2 sequals with their film contract.
Interestingly though Star Trek II was produced through Paramoounts televisoin department. That approach allowed them make it with a budget around $12 million if memory serves me correct vs. the $40 million dollars spent on Star Trek The Motion Picture.