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Star Trek

The Star Trek Channel
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A satellite TV channel specializing in that most obsessive of subcultures, Star Trek.

So with four television series (the last three with over one hundred hour long episodes each, not to mention a new on in the works) 10 movies, the cartoon series, plus various documentaries, there is more than enough content to keep such a channel afloat, plus since most of the content is already produced, the programming for a large part of the schedule would be very cheap. Just royalties to PAramount (who would most likely be the driving force behind such a project).

Advertising revenue and profits could be used to produce original Trek based programming. Mini-biopics on cast members and writers (a la E! "Celebrity Profile"), A shop at home program specializing in Trek stuff (a la QVC), talk shows about Trekkie culture etc.

Sure it might seem like a dumb idea to you, but it this were out there, people WOULD watch it.

funcrusher, Feb 26 2001

for the fans http://www.startrek.com
[Susen, Feb 26 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

more http://www.startrekauthor.com
[Susen, Feb 26 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

last from me http://www.sb254.com
[Susen, Feb 26 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Slightly off topic, but... http://www.w3.org/W...R/IG/ert/iso639.htm
Curses. There's an ISO 639 language code for everything from Abkhazian to Zuni, but not one for Klingon. [Skinny Rob, Feb 26 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Klingon Songs For A Warrior! http://sajqa.webhostme.com/songs1.htm
The lyrics to klingon songs that have appeared on the shows [Jezzie, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Star trek: New Voyages http://www.5yearmission.com
New old star trek. Raising money for families of those killed in space shuttle disasters. Caution: Bad acting. [RobertKidney, Oct 04 2004]

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       Trek related programming only. Everything else can go on the Sci Fi channel.   

       My favroite idea for a series would be "Red Shirt Diaries" each of the anonymous actors who played the red shirt guy (always Ensign something or other) would get to tell his story, his experiences on the show, etc.
funcrusher, Feb 26 2001
  

       It would have to be bi-lingual in both English and Klingon, with subtitles in one language when the other is speaking. You could have Federation Academy Challenge (a quiz show for costumed fans) and all kinds of programming for hard-core Trekies.
Aristotle, Feb 27 2001
  

       Damn, I had this idea back around "Star Trek Beer" and forgot to post it.   

       (Like Ravenswood, and unlike "Star Trek Beer," this gets my vote not because I would consume it, but because I know people would.)
Uncle Nutsy, Feb 27 2001
  

       About the "Federation Academy Challenge" annotated idea... that could attract non-Trek fans by showing them how funny and obsessive other people are. My brother watches Jerry Springer to laugh at weird people, I'm sure he'd give "FAC" a chance.
go77, Aug 21 2001
  

       UN:do you keep any kind of list of future /pending ideas ?
technobadger, Aug 22 2001
  

       Would much prefer a Doctor Who channel.
simonj, Jul 20 2003
  

       (sits back, enjoying his Romulan ale, petting his tribble...)
Cedar Park, Jul 20 2003
  

       I'd like to see a klingon karaoke show. Maybe it'd have music videos with the lyrics written across the bottom of the screen.... AND a klingon smiley face bouncing on the words. That would be cool.
Jezzie, Jul 20 2003
  

       Couldn't you feasably do this with Tivo?   

       Plot wise, Babylon 5 is better anyway. JMS should have his own channel.
sartep, Jul 21 2003
  

       Plot wise? B5 was not better in any fashion than the whole of Star Trek. It might be better than one series or another, but not the whole.
azmatsci, Jan 21 2004
  

       Paramount could bring their Comedy Channel know-how to the Trek franchise, to produce a Trek-universe sitcom
<Majel Roddenberry voice>Warning - tenuous puns imminent</MRv>:
  

       "Mad About Q" - the wacky misadventures of Q and that Q-ess he "married" in Voyager. Guffaw as they bicker over changing e, the universal charge of an electron! Chuckle as Mrs Q continually interrupts Mr Q's pointless tormenting of Captain Picard! And look out... 'cos here comes Baby Q!   

       "The Bridge" - mockumentary following the day-to-day lives of a starship crew. (In fact, this would be a much better idea than a straight Yankification of "The Office".)   

       "Yes, Grand Nagus" - the Ferengi civil servants who wield all the real power, and use it mainly to keep the politicians from rocking their very comfortable boat.
friendlyfire, Jan 21 2004
  

       I'd only vote for this idea if you promise that the series "Enterprise" is not counted as part of the Star Trek Universe and is never shown on the Star Trek Channel.
Size_Mick, Jan 21 2004
  

       But the film "Free Enterprise" is shown.
friendlyfire, Jan 21 2004
  

       Love that flick. (WTAGIPBAN)   

       Channel-wide sponsor: Priceline.com
krelnik, Jan 21 2004
  

       I like it.Also agree with [simonj].
python, Jan 21 2004
  
      
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