Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by gvn2fly, Apr 19, 2023.
"Character" might be a stretch.
*quietly closes Word*
Suuuuure it's not.
Well, M'Benga and La'an are in the same space and staring at Pike while holding a weapon. I think La'an is planning a mutiny.
Television in general is different, though. Not just Trek. Most franchises and other tv have adapted to different formats and styles. Doesn’t mean it’s not Trek
Love how you managed to work in an 11th Doctor quote! Hat off to you, sir!
Nitpicking: the very first shared cinematic universe would the the Universal Monsters films of the 1940s, when Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and the Wolf Man started crossing over into each other films, beginning with FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) which is simultaneously a sequel to THE WOLF MAN (1941) and GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942), picking up on plot threads from both films. Followed by three other "monster mash" crossover movies.
And then there was the Toho giant-monster cinematic universe, with Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and company debuting in their own solo films before crossing over (and over and over) into each other's films, culminating in DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968), which, trust me, was pretty much the AVENGERS: ENDGAME of Japanese monster movies, bringing together all of Toho's kaiju in one big epic film. (Blew my eight-year-old mind, back in the day.)
All long before STAR TREK became cinematic universe.
Shockingly, Star Trek did not create all the modern cinematic and TV conventions.
On TV there was the Henning-Verse.
Honestly, I don't know how you get Trek rather than Wars as "the original shared cinematic universe" even if you just start in the 1970s. Star Wars had two movies out by different writers and directors before Star Trek released TWOK.
If you want to talk about TV, well, most every television series was a "shared universe" with multiple writers, directors and producers.
Hell, the antics of the citizens of Hooerville predate Trek by atleast a few years!
Wow! Actual Starship porn. (and from a Saturday morning cartoon no less )
There was also the Stanley -Ross verse, with Batman and The Green Hornet appearing in each other's episodes, and sharing a common TV universe.
Oops! Beat me by 5 minutes!
To be fair, that was only one two-episode crossover, but who knows? If THE GREEN HORNET had lasted more than one season, maybe it would have become a regular event.
A lot of TV characters seem to live in Gotham high rises.
Meanwhile, we're burying the lead: Captain Wynonna Earp is back!
That's where I know her from.
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