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Old 12-13-2008, 11:04 AM
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... the movie doesn't sell? Will this be the end of Star Trek movies/series?

I tried to watch Enterprise a few years ago but it was unbelievably awful compared to Voyager (which is the best next to the originals in my opinion).
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:10 AM
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If it doesn't sell, it'll be the third stinker in a row, making all 3 movies this decade failures, so it probably would kill the series for a few years.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:13 AM
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:15 AM
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It's not going to fail.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:23 AM
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I think they'll at least make back what they spent on it... 150 million or so... maybe a bit more... depending on how long they leave it at the theater and how many repeat viewers it gets.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, if "Star Trek" doesn't do well then that is probably the end of Star Trek for at least a decade, you would think.

If this new timeline doesn't cut it I guess they could always go back to the original timeline, but they'd probably have to jump another 100 years from where they last left off in order to distinguish itself from any and all recent failures. And if they do that they're basically starting over anyway.

I guess the question is: what's a success? $200 million?
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:37 AM
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Yeah, if "Star Trek" doesn't do well then that is probably the end of Star Trek for at least a decade, you would think.

If this new timeline doesn't cut it I guess they could always go back to the original timeline, but they'd probably have to jump another 100 years from where they last left off in order to distinguish itself from any and all recent failures. And if they do that they're basically starting over anyway.

I guess the question is: what's a success? $200 million?
Success at this point would have to be a blockbuster, to get the studios putting money into it again.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:46 AM
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I think it's a litmus for the next few years. If it's a hit, we'll at least get a new film franchise, possibly a series if the film series box-office numbers stay solid, if it fails, then Trek gets put away in a box for a few years, before someone takes another look at it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:50 AM
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I think it's a litmus for the next few years. If it's a hit, we'll at least get a new film franchise, possibly a series if the film series box-office numbers stay solid, if it fails, then Trek gets put away in a box for a few years, before someone takes another look at it.
I don't think there will be a film franchise even if it is a hit, which I doubt. They should do another proper TV series with a few new ideas.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:52 AM
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I doubt there will be a film franchise even if it is a hit, which I doubt. They should do another proper TV series with a few new ideas.
I see where your coming from, but this film is an audition for a film franchise again, a TV series won't be on the agenda until the films have proved a draw again.
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