Who gives a shit?
You did, at least enough to comment angrily on a joke about porn.
I had thought that even the shittastical new Star Trek movies wouldn't kill Trek and Trek fandom forever, but CBS/Paramount keeps finding ways to up the ante.
|John Holmes Motherfucker |
I give a shit. Last year I discovered a fan episode that blew me away, and I wasn't the only one:
They have every right to protect their franchise, but restricting fan creativity is the opposite of that. Star Trek survives because it's folklore. It has its own life. It could live on for another 50 years, but without fan creativity, it's the beginning of the end..
I love the new JJ Abrams films, they're great, but if Star Trek is only going to be Hollywood Blockbuster product and nothing more,
it's the beginning of the end.
If I was twenty years younger, I think that right now I might start looking for people to work a crowdfunded open source science fiction franchise. A "copylefted" work with a license similar to the GPL would mean that anybody could make a fan film, AND ANYBODY COULD MAKE A SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER, so long as they didn't try to own the characters or the story. They would have rights to the work itself. We could have a real vital growing open culture.
I never watched these myself, but you might want to grab them off YouTube while you can.
I hope Abrams speaks up about this too and hasn't beed instructed to shut his hole if he wants to stay with the franchise.
So they're saying you can only make parodies* of their work?
Well, okay. But that can't be good for the brand.
*Parody is still protected speech, right? Or has Disney already killed that?
To be fair, the majority of the official Star Trek stuff has been parody as it is.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
What a bunch of buttholes.
Maybe I missed it, but where were the guidelines on Star Trek porn? The newscaster didn't seem to mention them, but if Paramount addressed the issue, I'd be curious as to what they are.
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