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# 30
08-22-2013, 01:28 PM
Originally Posted by kain9prime View Post
IMO, a mini-series would probably be better. Start off with The Klingons and a few (or more) 2 hour movies, take a break, then do some more with either the same characters or new ones.
The problem is that the set features: ship interiors, bridge, costumes, weapons, etc are a huge part of any show's initial budget. Those costs are usually displaced over a 13-24 episode season - and hopefully several additional seasons as well. It's hard to recoup those costs on 2 hour TV movies.

For example, the first season of Defiance was budgeted for $40 million, but it's estimated that nearly half the original cost was set design for the city, set interiors, vehicles, weapons, makeup and clothing for all the species, etc. Season 2 of Defiance is coming it at around $25 million - an average of $2 million per episode - because most of the set costs are nonexistent for season 2.

For Trek to work on TV they need to get enough episodes out of the sets per season to justify their costs.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.