How Star Trek changed, and why some fans hate it. (Video)

CoryCory New Scotland

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  • Doctor_NickDoctor_Nick Terminus
    "How often do you hear the writing is lazy, or the writing is bad?  You didn't hear that about 24, or Battlestar Galactica or Mad Men, but it's a common complaint about New Star Trek."

    Have we considered the same "Old Trek" fans who liked serialized DS9 and possibly even Babylon 5 and possibly even BSG might be able to handle one of these here newfangled serialized Trek shows if they were actually good?
    CretanBull
  • CretanBullCretanBull Toronto
    "How often do you hear the writing is lazy, or the writing is bad?  You didn't hear that about 24, or Battlestar Galactica or Mad Men, but it's a common complaint about New Star Trek."

    Have we considered the same "Old Trek" fans who liked serialized DS9 and possibly even Babylon 5 and possibly even BSG might be able to handle one of these here newfangled serialized Trek shows if they were actually good?
    The shift in format isn't limited to Star Trek, more and more shows have gone this way ever since 'on-demand' access to missed episodes became available on digital cable boxes, and obviously more recently with online streaming.  In shorter seasons (8-12 episodes) vs conventional seasons (22 episodes) it makes more sense to serialize the story - especially considering that these shows are now being made with streaming services and binge-viewing culture.

    Cory
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