All of my favorite and well respected sci-fi shows seem to have suffered irreferacable damage or in my view, death. Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who! In some or all cases, the legacy of these shows have been completely disrespected and mishandled.
Disney had no plan, as far as a coherent story goes. It was given off to different directors with different views, resulting in an unorganized story, with no character development. The story was even incomplete, forcing fans to buy other forms of media to fill in the story gaps!
Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek Picard
Star Trek Discovery spent too much time fighting a war with the Klingons in the first season. There was no exploration of new worlds. Not to mention, they started dropping F-bombs! They also introduced the spore network, a form of space travel that lets you go anywhere instantly. All of this I might add was plagiarized from some guys indie game. Of which he eventually decided to file a lawsuit!! Also, Discovery refuses to follow continuity. The technology looks nothing like Kirk’s erra, which is an annoyance to fans.
Star Trek Picard is even worse. Everything is so dark and depressing. Picard is told to shut the F#$@k up multiple times (literally!). The characters/new crew are all generic and completely unlikable. The story is slow and takes ages to pick up as we watch the characters learn things we already know. At worst of all: the show uses extreme forms of violence to try and get a reaction from its viewers. Something unheard of in Roddenberry’s vision!
Series 12 of Doctor Who completely changes the series lore and history. The Doctor’s history is completely rewritten. The Doctor now is shown to have had many lives before the first Doctor and is now immortal! This takes away any stakes or tension away from any future stories. And the Doctor is portrayed as a coward letting an old man kill himself in her place.
And Gallifrey was saved in Stephen Moffat’s series only to be destroyed again in this new series. Truly terrible decisions. Aside from all this, Jodie’s Doctor doesn’t really feel like the Doctor. We know nothing about her personality, likes, dislikes. She doesn’t use any kind of logic to solve problems and we don’t get a feel for the ancient Time Lord within. Laughably, she isn’t really a Time Lord anymore but now has been re-written to be a being from another dimension!
So, what I want to say is: my favorite Sci-Fi shows are dead! I’ll have to stay in the past from now on. I’m not touching any of the new shows any longer.
Do any of you feel the same way? Are any of you angry, dissaponted, disgusted or upset? Do any of you not care? Or do you see no problem? Because something is clearly wrong with how these properties are being handled.