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A Blockbuster film every few years 5 45.45%
TV series upon TV series 5 45.45%
A Blockbuster movie followed by a TV show, or cartoon 1 9.09%
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:44 PM
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I'm creating this poll, to get a vote on the best way to keep Trek going.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:32 PM
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The franchise was on it's last legs, let them make a few movies before trying out the TV market again.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:53 PM
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Books.

Live-action Trek is cyclical, IMO--it goes in and out of fashion (all it takes is one bad movie or one mediocre TV series before people start screaming "Trek is doomed!") but the books keep on plugging away during both the good times and the bad.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:11 PM
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I'm creating this poll, to get a vote on the best way to keep Trek going.
Uh, Trek is still going. Didn't you get the memo?
You miss the movie too? Psst... they greenlit a sequel too; even before the new movie was released.
Did your favorite bookstore place a do-not-sell-to sign around your neck?

But... I will make the assumption that what you really mean is Classic Trek.

In that it will continue with Books (TNG eras specifically) and possibly comics. TNG era comics sell very badly (read as craptacularly) though, so I wouldn't place much money on that horse in the race. I forsee no revival for these eras and grassroot movements for a live-action return are likely to be met with squadrons of bombers carrying napalm.

TOS comics and books may very well begin to phase out in favor of the new universe Kirk and Spock. Hard to tell on that one, but I do think it likely. I'll have to see how well IDW does with the 2 series it has coming up (Spock Reflections and Nero). Sales on Mr. Foster's new book Star Trek: Refugees will be another indicator for the book direction.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:56 PM
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Uh, Trek is still going. Didn't you get the memo?
You miss the movie too? Psst... they greenlit a sequel too; even before the new movie was released.
Did your favorite bookstore place a do-not-sell-to sign around your neck?

But... I will make the assumption that what you really mean is Classic Trek.
No. I don't mean Classic anything. I'm talking about a model to keep Trek going. Yes, i know about the movie, i haven't been living in a cave with Osama's cousins. I maybe should have made a distinction between short term and long term. I think the tv shows are better to keep Trek going over the long haul. Movies can be used as spurts when the tv audience begins to decline and the franchise is in need of more fans. Because the movies are really about bringing Trek to a bigger audience.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:13 AM
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Trek TV shows will work only with a pretty big overhaul. Viewer habits have changed and people tend to like things grittier in a way.

As an interesting writing exercise in Hollywood I wonder if a '24' type of Trek show would work. It would certainly be very different and the suspense would have to be non-stop. Also, considering its sci-fi the stories could be much more than just the latest terrorist threat. Because of the way that kind of show is paced and the need to give time for things to happen there is alot of room for secondary actors to have bigger parts than they otherwise would have.
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TOS comics and books may very well begin to phase out in favor of the new universe Kirk and Spock. Hard to tell on that one, but I do think it likely.
It's very unlikely. Not as long as there are fans of TOS.

One of the things about the books is that they do cater to many different eras of Trek, including eras not based on any TV series or movie. There are even a line of "Shatnerverse" books by William Shatner that are based on a different continuity (Kirk is still alive and well in the 24th-Century).
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:39 AM
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I've not been a fan of the books for a very long time - too variable in quality and some of the story ideas were.....exceedingly poor.

(not being specific...but anything Shatner was connected to springs to mind).

In terms of visual media, I'll go with a couple more movies. Personally, I'm in no great rush for another TV series after the last two efforts so I'll see how the films pan out.

Again, personally cartoons aren't a big thing for me, so while if they did one it wouldn't be anything I'd complain about, I'd likely pay it no attention.
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