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Episode 99 - fin


Justin_Case001

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Hey.  Y'know what really grinds my gears?  The fact that no show, movie, game, franchise, or story of any kind ever has a definitive ending anymore.  I'm talking' about the rampant trend of reviving, rebooting, continuing, and resurrecting franchises ad infinitum.  I'm talkin' about the fact that no matter what show or movie it is, no matter what story, no matter how it ended, and no matter how long ago it ended, no matter how long it's been resting in peace, Hollywood will still dig it up, resurrect it, and reanimate the corpse like a Frankenstein monster.

I don't want to reference a specific show here because I don't want to start an opinionated debate, but I can't count the number of times that a show has had a perfect ending, a satisfying and brilliant series finale, and then they drag it back and continue it, thus cheapening and ruining the ending, because now it's not the ending anymore.  I hate when this happens.  :dry:

Moreover, I just hate how completely out of control every franchise is now.  I'm talking about the exponential growth of content that's impossible to keep up with.  It's nearly impossible to actually consume all of the content in a franchise in order and stay on top of it.  If you want the complete story in a franchise, then it's not just a show.  Oh no.  It's a show, a few movies, a few spin-offs, a Netflix exclusive movie, a CBS All Access exclusive series, a Paramount+ exclusive mini-series, an Amazon Prime exclusive limited engagement series, a series of graphic novels and mangas, a series of webisodes, a youtube exclusive series of shorts.  It f*cking never ends!!!  Why can't anything, ever have a nice, definitive, final end?  Why can't anything just be over?  Why can't anything ever be left alone?

I just want one thing to be a nice, neat, elegant, standalone series with a definitive finale, and then it's done.  No reboots, no revivals, no streaming platform exclusive continuations, no webisode minisode bullsh*t.  Just one show and it's over.  Why.... can't.... anything... ever...  just...

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A reboot, or "reimagining" :baconmane:, is not a continuation. The original is ended. There is a certain "Star" series that has some dumpster fires that were mistaken for TV shows, which are not part of the show it was allegedly named for.

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16 hours ago, Fluttershutter said:

They just watch tv and imitate it these days.

You just reminded me of something a friend of mine said.  He had the perfect analogy for this stuff that I've ever heard.  He called it the "bad taxidermy" analogy.  So, with regards to when a company resurrects a classic, beloved franchise and butchers the hell out of it, my friend said that would be like if an artificial intelligence reanimated your beloved deceased pet into some kind of uncanny, soulless, robotic husk, and was then surprised when you were upset and asked, in it's own genuine, innocent way, "I don't understand.  You loved this thing and I brought it back for you.  Why aren't you happy?"  Wonderful illustration.

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20 hours ago, Justin_Case001 said:

You just reminded me of something a friend of mine said.  He had the perfect analogy for this stuff that I've ever heard.  He called it the "bad taxidermy" analogy.  So, with regards to when a company resurrects a classic, beloved franchise and butchers the hell out of it, my friend said that would be like if an artificial intelligence reanimated your beloved deceased pet into some kind of uncanny, soulless, robotic husk, and was then surprised when you were upset and asked, in it's own genuine, innocent way, "I don't understand.  You loved this thing and I brought it back for you.  Why aren't you happy?"  Wonderful illustration.

At least the AI had good intentions. Reboots are just the quick, lazy way to make a buck.

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