Series One: The Science-Fiction Series
Introductory look at the Science-Fiction Series.
General info on the Aliens.
General info on the Robots.
The main space Vehicle.
General info on the Space Vehicle.
General info on the Characters.
General info on how the Stories will be implemented.
General info on the planned First Season.
Cool Things to Ponder.
Cool things about my show, listed five at a time.
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
21 to 25
Fixing Star Trek's problems, one preview at a time.
The Honored Dead.
Actors I wanted who died already.
The Thrill of Illinois.
Where my show would be produced.
Proof a Large Cast can work.
Examples from other Television Series.
TV Series Premiere Announcements.
Compare what I am giving you to what little they gave you.
What is a Presentation Film?
How some shows began.
Letterbox Format Explanation.
What's with those black bars?
THINGS TO PONDER: 21 to 25
I can't put much detailed information here about my Science-Fiction series until production time comes. Until then here are some elements to ponder over. These alone show that my series is a step above most other programs.
"UP" IN SPACE?
My show eliminates that stupid unwritten rule that there is an "Up" in Space. As if the idea that the starship Enterprise is always shown in space like it's sitting on an invisible table wasn't bad enough, didn't you ever feel stupid watching Star Trek after you realize every alien they come across in space also have ships that are all horizontally level to the Enterprise? Do they take a compass reading to line those ships up? Apparently nobody lives above or below you in space either, because we've never seen an approaching ship from below or above.
Oh hey, and look! Even after being flung 75,000 light years across space, the starship Voyager also seems to be encountering alien races whose ships are also right side up and horizontally level. Alright Voyager!
Although Babylon 5 is somewhat good with going against this during space battles, once the fighting is done all the ships resume their "Up" position again.
My show eliminates this stupidiness most of the time. As soon as we encounter out first alien vessel, you will see we eliminate much of this.
NO DISAPPEARING CHARACTERS.
Remember on SeaQuest DSV when Ortiz was killed? We don't either. After being a main castmember for nearly 50 episodes, his off-screen death was explained away with the throw away line "We lost some friends".
SeaQuest's Sensor Chief
Missing in Action.
GRATUITOUS BRITNEY SPEARS PHOTO.
Here's a blatantly gratuitous photo of Britney Spears. It has nothing to do with anything, I just wanted to post it up anyway.
And therefore No Transporter Malfunctions. This means No twin Rikers, No twin Kirks, No "Tuvix", and No beaming into alternate universes.
We'll have to find another way to get into an alternate Universe. Tell Scotty he can go home.
Voyager meets Tuvix,
a side effect of their
LONGER RUNNING TIME.
Remember the good old days when an hour long program actually exceeded 44 minutes? More and more programs are cutting back their running time to air more and more commercials. We're going to reverse this. Since there are no commercials on PBS, we could actually end up having more running time than any other program on the Networks.
Starting in 1999, UPN Network started editing up to two solid minutes and more out of the repeat broadcast of each Star Trek: Voyager episode to sell more commercial time, then later they started editing the two minutes out of the new episodes as well. This got so severe that the New York Post and Entertainment Weekly wrote articles about the edits. Eventually UPN announced that the program was going to be permenantly edited down to 42 minutes instead of the usual 45 or so. Once you remove the opening and ending credits, each episode of Voyager would now have only about 38 minutes of new footage per hour long episode.
Also around 1999 NBC temporarily expanded the hour of ER by padding it out with five minutes of more commercials, starting the program earlier at five minutes before the hour to cram in five more solid minutes of commercials in this high rated program, biting into the commercial time from the previous program. This didn't go over well with viewers who found they were missing the Teaser before they even tuned in. NBC quickly dropped this practice. It's a shame most people don't recall this stunt, even though it was reported on CNN.