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New Star Trek series

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Tsiehta, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Does the one week trial include commercials? Can't tell from the website. Certainly if you subscribe for the week and the free week is only the one with commercials, that would be even more important of a factor compared to pirating.
     
  2. Unbeliever

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    "Please install flash to watch this trailer."

    No.

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  3. LoadStar

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  4. HerronScott

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    Well that's wrong. Your subscription to those services is what Netflix or Amazon etc. uses to pay for the rights to stream those shows.

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  5. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    True. I meant CBS won't get more money. Whatever Netflix/Hulu pays them per subscriber won't be changed one way or the other.
     
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  6. Hoffer

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    Yeah, when I saw that I went straight to Youtube hoping it was on there, and it was.

    The trailer looked fine enough. I'll probably subscribe to watch it.
     
  7. Unbeliever

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    That's what I did too, (though thanks L* for the effort).

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  8. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    So apparently only those of us in the US are "lucky" to be required to subscribe to CBS All Access to legally watch this (or have a neighbor who won't mind you coming over to watch it). Everyone else on the planet who subscribe to Netflix will get this show.

    I really think they're screwing up here (the US)... If they want to expand beyond existing Star Trek fans they should ideally air it on CBS, and Netflix is probably the next best option. Who is going to go through the hassle and expense to watch a new Trek series on a nascent subscription-based streaming service? Only Trek fans, basically.
     
  9. dwatt

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    Better Call Saul is the same way. It hits outside of USA Netflix shortly after airing on AMC here.
     
  10. ej42137

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    I imagine they are putting ST/D where they reckon it will do them the most good. In the US, Netflix is close to saturation and CBSAA is struggling; so the latter is where the new customers that the show will bring in are most valuable. Outside the US, Netflix is less entrenched, so new Netflix customers would be a bigger relative payoff than new Netflix customers in the US; and outside the US, CBSAA isn't an issue.
     
  11. eddyj

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    This is one of the reasons I will not be watching this. If/when it is offered on Netflix here, I may watch it.
     
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  12. DG3

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    They've squeezed every drop they could from this 50+ year old franchise. This current iteration is just one more attempt to try and milk a dead cow. Even the last Trek feature film lost money. Younger people couldn't care less about Trek. It's over. Stick a fork in it.
     
  13. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    But if they made it readily available on services people already have, and if they put out a great show that isn't simply targeted at existing fans, they could revive it. I know lots of younger people who knew nothing about Doctor Who, yet when they revived it in 2005 it became popular with them.
     
  14. HerronScott

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    Lost money? Worldwide gross was $343,471,816 and production was $185 million. I don't think that's losing money but it certainly didn't do near as well compared to the prior two.

    Scott
     
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  15. BrettStah

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    Movie studios are infamous for accounting tricks that can show losses from movies that appear to have done well financially.
     
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  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    But that doesn't mean they actually lost money.
     
  17. DG3

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    It did lose money. Theaters get 50% of the box office. So for Star Trek to even break even, it would have had to of made $370 million dollars. And that's before all the marketing costs are figured in. So just say $400 million before profits are realized. So yes, it did lose quite a bit.
     
  18. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Economics Of The Movie Theater - Where The Money Goes And Why It Costs Us So Much | The Movie Blog
     
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  20. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Did I say it did or didn't lose money? I posted a quote and link that explains how the popular belief that movie theaters keep 50% of ticket revenue is wrong.
     
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