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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

In Soviet Russia, Dead Horse Beats You

Such was a terse comment in an otherwise reactionary blabfest in a Slashdot thread following two articles posted on TrekToday. The former article concerns a celebrated writer being commissioned to write a screenplay for a hypothetical eleventh Star Trek feature film. (This sort of business is commonplace in Hollywood and often goes nowhere.) The latter article is essentially a non-news item highlighting comments made by creativity-impaired franchise parasite Star Trek franchise executive producer Rick Berman. He speculates about the timeframe for a new Star Trek film or series, but offers nothing concrete.

Some speak of the "Slashdot effect" as a particular site being crippled by too many internet users attempting to access it, often because Slashdot posted a link to the site. I think it's actually a group of persons falling into fits of hysteria whose convulsions are online comments. Some simply ignored the facts that Berman was speaking in hypotheticals, that commissioned screenplays are commonplace, or that the Slashdot user who posted the two articles was artificially linking one to the other to reach an unfounded conclusion.

This is all background noise as a new season of Battlestar Galactica approaches. Slashdot proves it's worth something after all by posting this preview of the second season's first five episodes along with a few stills.

Posted by GiromiDe @ 11:20 AM
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