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Series One: The Science-Fiction Series
Premise.
Introductory look at the Science-Fiction Series.

The Aliens.
General info on the Aliens.

The Robots.
General info on the Robots.

The main space Vehicle.
General info on the Space Vehicle.

The Characters.
General info on the Characters.

The Stories.
General info on how the Stories will be implemented.

Episode Guide.
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

Our Previews.
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?







Our Previews:


THE PREVIEWS:
In Hollywood, outside advertising people not involved with the actual productions of television programs or movies are hired to create distorted advertising for the programs. Unlike Hollywood, we'll be doing our previews ourselves.

We will be doing the previews ourselves (which means they won't be misleading like Star Trek: Voyager's). We are also placing a simple rule that will make things much better for everyone to enjoy the show: We won't place in the previews any scenes from the last 25% of the episode. This means when you watch the episode, no scenes from the Epilogue and very few scenes from the last Act will ever be seen prior to your viewing of it. This helps in preventing the endings from ever being given away prior to the initial first broadcast, as so often happens with Hollywood's distorted and misleading previews.

Borg



The Chute



Voyager Crew

Remember when the Borg first showed up on Star Trek: Voyager in the episode "Unity"? Actually, their first scene was the finale of the previous episode "Blood Fever", in which Janeway brushed aside the bushes of a devastated planet to reveal (Gasp!) a Borg corpse. The entire preview for this episode was structured around the shocking plot-twisting finale, giving it away one full week before it even aired. And the Borg episode itself didn't air until a week after that.

Fans will also remember the episode "The Chute", in which the secret of the Chute was also given away in the previews one week prior to broadcast. Interestingly, the official StarTrek.com website has downloadable previews for all episodes, and both the downloadable previews mentioned above are different from the original broadcast, both excluding the give-away footage.

It's safe to say that if the Producers of Star Trek was in charge of Dallas, we wouldn't have needed to actually watch the episode in order to find out who shot J.R.

13 Days

13 Days

13 Days

Recently the Producers of "13 Days", a movie about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, had to publicly apologize for their previews when the company they hired placed ships and jets in the previews that didn't even exist in the time the movie took place. And because they made clear in the apology the footage was only in the advertisement but not in the film itself, this means the advertising included things that weren't even in the movie.

Centauri Outpost




Crusade ship





Crusade cast

Babylon 5 has also been a repeat offender by continuosly placing scenes in previews that weren't even in the episode they were promoting. Most first season and many second season episode previews are filled with scenes excised from other episodes. This means fans would often see a preview for next week's episode that contained footage from last week's episode.

Warner Brothers also gave away the ending of Babylon 5 by actually giving the footage of the station exploding to news outlets to air, thus making sure the station's final scenes, which fans had been anxiously looking forward to for five years, was aired months prior to the episode itself.

TNT continued the tradition by placing scenes of Babylon 5 in previews of Crusade, and in one commercial actually referred to the Excaliber as the Victory, which was the name of its sister ship destroyed in the pilot movie "A Call to Arms".

Star Trek 3



Star Trek 7

Knowing they couldn't top Spock's death with another death because the movie was based on bringing him back, the Producers of Star Trek 3 decided to blow up the Enterprise to shock the fans instead. But the shock was for the Producers when they saw the previews start airing and it opened with the destruction of the Enterprise.

Star Trek: Generations continued the tradition of giving it away when we got to see the destruction of Enterprise D. Not only did we get to see the Stardrive Section explode in the previews, we got to see the Saucer Section crash also.

Regis Philbin On the December 19th, 2000 episode of Who wants to be a Millionaire, while a contestant was still answering questions, the show cut to commercials, including airing a preview for Millionaire, which actually showed the current contestant lose. So when the commercials were over and the show resumed, viewers already knew she was going to miss the question.

Chase Masterson There is a story that scenes for a Deep Space 9 episode was filmed that inadvertently revealed the breasts of Chase Masterson. Since these scenes would have obviously been cut from the episode itself, the story goes the rough footage of the episode was given to the preview people who didn't catch it, and apparently the original broadcast of this preview shows her breasts for a couple of seconds. The Jury's still out on whether this is true or not, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Spider-man After the terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the next day Sony removed from theatres and the internet a movie preview for the live-action movie Spider-man because of a scene in which a helicopter carrying fleeing robbers gets caught in a giant spider web between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Sony spokeswoman Susan Tick tried to justify that the movie was not affected by it because the scene was only in the movie trailer, not the film itself.

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