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Superman's Pal

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Subj: The day the music died ...
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 at 05:14:08 pm EDT (Viewed 184 times)

I guess it depends on your opinion of the current product. After 3 years helming the Trek franchise, Alex Kurtzman is apparently doing such a good job that CBS has extended him for 5 more years at a nine-figure price tag (at least $100 million, to his production company).

There were reports that both Discovery and Picard had backstage drama where storylines were changed partway through, but can that alone account for my disinterest?

I don't really see diversity or SJW issues as a negative. At least I would say that if we had good writing and respect for the history of the franchise those issues wouldn't be enough to bother me. My problem is more about unlikeable characters, nonsensical plots and overall stories that make no sense and don't fit within the canon. And dark, pessimistic themes that are anti-Trek. Shouldn't the diversity audience demand that stories not only be diverse but also good? Are their expectations that low?

So far all the shows (Discovery, Picard and Lower Decks) have critical raves and low audience scores. How long will they keep pumping them out at that ratio? Will Strange New Worlds or Prodigy be any better? Can they be?

Will there be an equivalent of The Mandalorian amongst the Sequel Trilogy for Star Trek?