Friday Open ThreadThe Dark Herald
Talk about what you want but it must be related to pop culture.
All others will be deleted.
News and Rumors:
CW is getting sold. I suppose this isn’t much of a surprise. Background for those with poor memories.
UPN was started in the 1990s by Paramount and frankly, it always struggled. Its flagship show was Star Trek Voyager and that pretty much says it all. I will grant it had a few bright sparks here and there. Everybody Hates Chris, Veronica Mars and America’s Top Model were about it though.
The WB on the other hand was doing a lot better. It had Felicity, Buffy, Angel, Gilmore Girls, Smallville, and some others. Its real money maker was the Kid’s WB which was an all-animated block, when that declined in the mid-2000s so did the WB.
Consequently, when Battlestar Galactica tanked Star Trek Enterprise the UPN came to the WB and said, “let’s merge.” Warner had the controlling stake in the new company and the new company proceeded to stumble along like two drunks helping each other walk down the street.
But all good and even mediocre things must come to an end. CW is now being sold off to the company that owns most of the affiliated stations.
Warner Brothers wants content for HBOmax and Paramount just plain wants cash.
The question I have now is, will Batwoman finally be canceled?
Oh no! The guy in charge of Wizards of the Coast has just been bumped up to the CEO of all of Hasbro. Body-positive non-binary Trans GI Joe will be in the stores by Christmas.
Ha! Ha! Ha! (gasp…wheez…gasp) Ha! Ha! Ha!
Super-feminist action-adventure spy movie, The 355 had an opening night premiere take of (a mind-boggling) $350,000. This is against a budget of $40 million!
Even Charlie’s Angels (2019) had a better opening than this.