So where do I go from here? Mind you, I’m not complaining but rather contemplating. Perhaps the fact is that another birthday coming up that is reminding me how close I am to becoming an AARP member. (Oh, I can’t wait for my Jitterbug phone; not really.) Or perhaps, my daughter entering high school next month or my son who grew like a weed over the summer that’s causing me these moments of reflection and doubt. Perhaps, I should have chosen a better Superman picture that had less goiter. I mean really, I didn’t notice it at first and then I looked again and either he has a double chin or a huge goiter. (That gave me a slight chuckle.)
I recently watched Star Trek Generation and…
Patron comes to the desk where I am at work to ask a book. The title is called “How to stop worrying and start living” by Dale Carnegie. I am a strong believer in messages and this was The Universe telling me to shut the hell up. So, I’m gonna stop… for now.
I have a special guest joining me on this extra long podcast.
Star Trek 3 – Star Trek Beyond… really?
Attack on Titan (Live Action) Trailer
Agents of SHIELD spinoff confirmed two actors
Arrow/Flash spinoff – Firestorm, Atom, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, and maybe Static Shock/Black Vulcan???
The Iceman Cometh Out of the Closet
DRM & DLC – Get this motherf$cking letters of out my motherf$cking life.
Lots going on this week:
Tidbit News – The Thing revealed
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor revealed
Spielberg to direct Ready Player One
& Ant-Man reshoot.
X-Files are returning
Idris Elba in discussion for Star Trek 3; Simon Pegg writing screenplay
Female Thor outselling Thor comics; responding to comments by Michelle Rodriguez
The one and only Monster is going solo for awhile until schedules are aligned by the Gods. This mini version podcast will be taking about the latest news in scifi genre for the past week. New recordings will be done on Saturdays with the release on either Sunday or Monday the latest.
On this podcast:
Harrison Ford in a plane crash
Leonard Nimoy passes away
Harve Bennett passes away
First look at CBS Supergirl in her costume
The Monster Scifi Show | How to save Star Trek: Make it the True Detective of science fiction – Vox.
Wagon train to the stars. The Rifleman in space. These old show concepts were used to pitch the tv series Star Trek and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Sure, I get the concept of True Detective for a new Star Trek series but before we can even entertain that thought there’s one big pressing issue and that has to do with the reboot of the franchise in 2009. Right from the beginning of the film, we get arrival of Nero killing Kirk’s dad in the beginning of the film and later caused the destruction of Vulcan which caused an alternate Trek history. How will this new direction be addressed? Once this is determine then the direction of the franchise as whole can be mapped out ala Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sadly, I have no insight about when things will get hammered out but while we need a Gene Roddenberry or Kevin Fiege (MCU) type, there has to be an overseer to put together a new Trek universe and please don’t bring back Rick Berman. He did an admirable job carrying the torch after Roddenberry died but it’s time to have some fresh new blood.
So, my two cents, as if anyone reads my blog, there is no Picard, Sisko and Janeway. We do have Starfleet and a Federation plus we see similar aliens but that’s it; we have a blank canvas. Anything is now possible with the update sfx for tv. BSG was cinematic for the small screen and I was dazzled except for that bullshit Starbuck ending. We can have great space battles and cool action scenes that can rival movies. Think what J.J. Abrams did with the reboot movie but with less lens flare. Just sayin’ – less lens flare.
Star Trek debuted on television on September 8, 1966. The original series was a cult hit, barely eking out a three-season run until syndicated reruns made it ubiquitous. Paramount, which owned it, took a chance on a Star Trek feature film in the late ’70s, and a cult property became a cultural phenomenon.
The early ’90s brought the height of the franchise. Star Trek: The Next Generation was a legitimate sensation, the sixth Star Trek feature film debuted to good box office (just under $75 million in 1991 dollars and just under $150 million when adjusted for 2015) and warm reviews, and Deep Space Nine (arguably the best Trek series) was being prepped.
But now, Star Trek is in trouble.
We’re one year away from Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, and it looks like what fans will get in terms of celebration is the latest installment of the new movie franchise. The third film in the series will be released in July 2016, but it’s been plagued by development problems, including the original director departing and a yet-to-be-finalized script for a film that starts shooting next month. Yeah, there will probably be a TV special or something that unites the surviving cast members of the franchises in addition to the movie. But is that enough?
via How to save Star Trek: Make it the True Detective of science fiction – Vox.