posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by Gazrok
Agreed.But if you have a good story and good actors you don't need expensive sets and effects.
Besides they take their money back from the commercials.I read somewhere that in certain shows they have to pay about $280.000 for 20 seconds of air
On a side note when they give 4 million dollars for one episode of "two and a half men",i think they can spare a few bucks for a decent sci-fi
At least with Star Trek, you have a built-in fanbase, but even the last couple of outings of that franchise tanked fairly quickly. Then again, they
both kind of went away from the source material too
The original series was appreciated after it was cancelled,same thing happened with Enterprise.Yes if you have a fanbase it's easier for the show to
get a headstart,but if the writers and the producers have a great idea and then don't know what to do with it,it's not the fan's problem.The sci-fi
fans know what they want to see.You can't fool them with some special effects.
I mean same thing happened with SGU.They had the fanbase,they had an excellent idea and they had a huge spaceship.Every episode (with few exceptions)
it was boring and instead of actually focusing on exploration and survival,they were dealing with the love affairs of the crew and the stupid plots of
the civiliants vs miitary.
I mean give me a break.
Anyway sorry for the rant,but i go crazy with the excuses they make about badget problems.