This has made me wonder if streaming services are starting to become a "dumping ground" of sorts for shows that the networks (terrestrial or cable) either aren't willing to take a chance on or otherwise don't (or no longer) want to deal with (on a related note, Power Rangers is moving to Netflix in 2017), but goes (far) beyond the scope of this thread.
Suffice it to say, I will agree with one thing: CBS is making a mistake by making this show; the first in the soon-to-be 50 year franchise since Enterprise exclusive to their (paid) streaming service. Also consider this:
ABC has Watch ABC, NBC has their streaming app, Fox has Fox Now, and PBS has their streaming app. Okay, so the first three are free (with a cable subscription; for PBS, I think they need your e-mail address...well for the Roku version, anyway), but still, I hope this doesn't mark the beginning of a possible trend...
More and more people are abandoning the broadcast networks in favor of watching their favorite shows on the internet, and the network execs know this. And then you have the "cord cutters" who just watch the internet and don't bother with broadcast TV or cable at all. Network streaming services are hardly a "trend". It's the future. In another decade or so, I predict that the line between network, cable and the internet will be very blurred.
If Syfy were a true science fiction channel, then the new Star Trek series could air there.
Probably, but that won't stop the cable companies from continuing to charge their customers for channels by the package, I'd wager. There are a lot of channels that they know people wouldn't pay for if they had the option to skip them.
This is too big a franchise to be taking a gamble on. Look what happened with Enterprise and UPN.
The series, according to unnamed sources, will be set in the original continuity of the other TV shows, not the continuity of the new films, as rebooted by JJ Abrams. It's also said that the show will take place between the Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation time-frames (or more specifically, post- Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, the last of the stand-alone films featuring the original series cast.
1. Do not let Brannon Braga write anything dealing with evolution.
2. Do not let Brannon Braga write anything.
3. No Hippies.
4. No children.
5. Get a science consultant.
6. Listen to science consultant.
7. Do no use anymore subatomic technobabble that makes no sense.
8. If technobabble has to be used, at least use it correctly. Get a issue of Scientific American to see how it is done.