I'm surprised that the Studio STILL does not understand why we got hooked on ST.
Ask yourself...'why do I still like watching old Kirk-Spock-McCoy-Scotty reruns on TV'.
It's simple. There was good writing and good chemistry. Because of that we want to spend time with Kirk, Spock and McCoy. We even enjoy trials of the
guys in the red shirts.
In fact it's gone beyond that in that we want to also spend time with Bill, Leonard, DeForrest, Nichelle, Takei and others. We're captivated by the
ACTORS themselves. We want to see what's up with them, how Leonard looks, check out Shatner's toupee, and all that stuff. We can't get enough.
What about the gadgets and the cool sets? you might say. Those are (largely) extra. If you aren't captivated by the chemistry and acting, you just
have a bunch of boring people running around with plastic devices.
Similarly with Buffy; unlike almost any other show it had super writing, great characters, and an impressive chemistry, not just between a couple
characters, but also with a whole ENSEMBLE!
I don't know if I particularly want to 'spend time' with Russell Crowe and Matt Damon, LOL. Maybe they'll be great.
I say bring in Aaron Sorkin (the guy who did West Wing). Get the absolute BEST writing and script that money can buy. I mean with a 250 million dollar
budget, there should be plenty for the writers and scriptwriter. Have Aaron and Joss Whedon team up!
We already know, fellas, your ILM crew have the best digital effects kung fu.
Amazing how nobody asks the fans how to do it, because they all know what I just posted.
[edit on 1-9-2007 by Badge01]