Yes, it’s true! Patrick Stewart made the announcement last night:
Yes, you read right. An all-new in-canon Star Trek series that looks forward by rewarding the existing fanbase while also welcoming new fans to the fold. A brilliant decision by CBS. Why you would almost think they’ve been reading this blog!
This is fantastic news for fans of Trek but also probably the best news to hit Stargate fandom in years. Why? Because the decision makers at MGM can’t help but take notice – of the overwhelmingly positive response to this news, the excitement it has engendered, and, eventually, the success of a series that pays respect to the past while boldly going into the future. It’s a win-win, the best case scenario we’ve been promoting all along. And all it’s taken to be proven right was another franchise to do it first.
Now, it’s Stargate‘s turn and the path to success couldn’t be clearer. It’s second and goal on the 1 yard line. Just hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch for the winning touchdown and then celebrate your Super Bowl victory. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Ultimately, you can either be the hero who brings back Stargate for all fans – or, that executive who launched New Coke, green lit a Stargate reboot, or called the pass play that cost Seattle the Super Bowl.
I am cautiously optimistic.
So, More New Themes
Anyhoo, in other matters, yesterday readers got a look at the first candidate of wordpress themes I’m considering for this blog. Response to “TextBook” was – mixed. On the one hand, we love the cleaner layout and color scheme; but, on the other hand, that header is freakin’ huge, the related section runs flush to one side, and there’s a little too much space to either side of the entry texts. Also, some preferred the original design that saw each day’s entry laid out on a single scroll-worthy page.
Today, we move on to our second candidate, “2016”. Let’s hear your thoughts!