So, the rumor all over the web a few days ago was that Universal is considering building a Star Trek-themed area at their parks in Orlando.
I think it’s a no-brainer. BUILD IT . . . AND THEY WILL COME.
Disney is milking Star Wars for every cent they can get out of it. Paramount and CBS, who divvied up the Star Trek properties a few years back (Paramount got the movies; CBS got all the TV series), have allowed the franchise to grow stagnant. With the prospect of two new Star Trek films on the horizon (one directed by Quentin Tarantino), the debut of the new Star Trek: Discovery series on TV, and the rumors that Paramount and CBS are in meetings to bring the Star Trek mediaverse back together, Star Trek needs to take command once again.
While Star Wars delivers entertainment, the best examples of Star Trek have always offered an optimistic blend of both entertainment and knowledge. We’ll soon be able to live a Star Wars dream at the Disney Parks. I hope that an expansive Star Trek dream at Universal will bring us the wonders of life at the edge of the Final Frontier.
I’ll be first in line.