Maybe cinema isn’t the way to go. Maybe big screen movies aren’t <always> the end all be all.
Sure, I just enjoyed the latest Dr. Strange movie. We made it a family outing– with my wife, my dad, my aunt, and my cousin. And I really enjoyed taking my college students to see the latest Batman movie at the local theater. There’s something wonderful about the shared experience. And something even more wonderful about that theater buttered popcorn.
But maybe…just maybe…some beloved franchises are meant to thrive on the small screen.
I’m saying this because I’m just loving the new Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds. It’s all about the crew of the Enterprise, focusing on untold past stories, that are all set in the far future, of course.
Captain Pike was supposed to be the star of the first Star Trek TV show. That didn’t quite click with the powers-that-be, during the Golden Age of Television, so there was a redo. The new version, with Kirk and Spock and the gang, found a foothold on NBC for a time and in the hearts of fans for … forever. But instead of just dismissing the original concepts and characters as a “nice try”, they became part of the mythology. Ravenous fans have wanted long wanted to enjoy the early adventures Enterprise. Continue reading “With Further Ado #199: I Like Pike”