I found out that CBS is looking at launching two new sci-fi shows that are a fusion of Star trek and NCIS or some Hospital Drama. Really, are the creative minds that bankrupt that they need to resort to mismashing these sort of concepts. It doesn't bother me in reference to the sci-fi show I'm developing. Sure they are looking at ship based sci-fi but it was inevitable that folks would spot the same vacuum on the dial as I did and come up with some crazy hair brained idea to try to drag the procedural cop show audience kicking and screaming into the vastness of the sc-fi universe. Sure there are many sci-fi fans that double dip and are also procedural fans, I am to some extent, but this just seems like an odd pairing. I really like Bones and I watched quite a bit of the original Vegas CSI but it was mostly for the characters and the witty dialogue not the actual police procedural stuff. I suppose they could be banking on the same thing here. Find a really dynamic cast that can carry the show regardless of the environment or thematic elements are involved. I've heard of worse ideas.
All in all when it is said an done there was at one time two Star Trek series, two Stargate series and at least one other sci-fi series running in prime time at the same time. I'm not nervous at all that these two rehashes are thinking of joining the airwaves with the show I'm developing, we'll just consider it a bit of competition to keep us all on our toes. If thinks work right in a free market (lol) economy the shows should all strive to be better than the others and the viewer should benefit. Here's to hoping it plays out that way for all our sakes.
P.S. Next week my blog may be delayed as I will be traveling for my day job, but we'll see what I can do.