I'm always wary about the adage "comparing apples to oranges". I may well be risking that now.
|Posted: 10 May 2018 at 5:21pm | IP Logged | 1
In 1983, and it did involve a unique set of circumstances, two JAMES BOND films were released. One was apocryphal, the other was in continuity, but the fact is, we got to see two Bond films.
There are numerous incarnations of Sherlock Holmes - and have been for decades. I believe The Asylum released a Holmes film around the same time as Robert Downey Jr.'s film.
And in comics, there can be multiple continuities, e.g. a comic based on the animated Superman series was on the shelves concurrently with the mainstream Superman books.
I wish we could have the same for STAR TREK. To this day, I am disappointed DS9 and VOYAGER didn't get their shot at big-screen glory.
According to an article I read, the Abrams Universe Trek will produce another film. I do know that Abrams' universe hasn't been for everyone. Why can't we have concurrent franchises? Wouldn't that mean more money for Paramount and more choice for us all?
And wouldn't competition be healthy? Of course, I am not suggesting two Trek films should be released in the same month.
This is all extremely hypothetical, but I so wish the mainstream Trek universe - maybe even another TNG film - had been an option. Or movies devoted to DS9 and VOYAGER. If this had been done concurrently with the Abrams universe, I'd feel a lot less resentful.