Here I am!
Just saw something that was a little unsettling to me, so I thought I'd give myself the opportunity to get something off my chest ( yes, again) :P
I spotted a poll on a website called Slice of SciFi which asked its readers out of all of the fan productions listed, which one would they like Paramount to pick up for television or a web series?
According to the writer that put up the poll, the idea of picking up one of those fan productions for network viewing has actually been bandied about.
When I saw this, I could feel my heart leap to my throat! Absolutely no way, I thought!
If this were to come into fruition, the fate of the web series would be pretty grim.
First thing that would be dropped from the show would be the cast members, then the writers, then the producers...
...and so on, and so on, and so on.....
The end result? A mediocre professional production without the unique vision of the original web series' artists. It could even usher in an age of Hollywood highjacking of fan productions.
Now, I don't know about you, Dear Reader, but to this blogger, this prospect is, like I stated before, pretty grim.
I can't understand why Trekkers feel that only Hollywood can do justice to Star Trek? Haven't the fans more than risen to the occasion?
Judging from Enterprise and JJ Abrams' take on Star Trek, I'd say that Hollywood has lost its steam in that department.
Of course, I can't enter into the minds of the producers of these fan productions. They might just love the idea. I can only speak for myself.
Hasn't big business done enough highjacking of independent work? What Hollywood calls independent film these days is an utter joke! What about Amazon.com grabbing hold of fan fiction writing?
Seriously, people? Do we really want this?
No, the big guys do not do it better!
I said it before and I'll say it again!
Leave it to the fans!
Poll I am referring to was placed on 2/23/14. You can find it by googling Star Trek Continues Controversy.