Still slow on the news front, so I figured we could all take a moment out of our day to point and laugh at people who simply don't have a firm grasp on reality. Rick Berman, executive producer of the most recent poorly written Star Trek movie, talked with SciFi Wire about the disappointing numbers for Nemesis' theatrical release. Surprising as it may seem, particularly for those of you who saw the film, Berman can't figure out why the latest Trek jaunt didn't break the bank.Read on to see how Berman sidesteps the obvious.
Berman told SciFi wire in this article:
"There's no way of telling what happened," Berman said in an interview. "I'm convinced that we made a very good movie, and I'm also convinced that the movie was promoted properly."
"I think that the competition of other films may have played some part in it, but I can't be certain of that, either. It's very, very hard to tell."
And finishes with a flourish!
"There's a theory that there was too much time [between Insurrection and Nemesis]," he said. "There's another theory that there wasn't too much time. I, along with the people at Paramount, need a few months of perspective and thinking about it to then decide what's the best thing to do next."
Maybe I'm missing some subtle art of the spin, but, and I'm just guessing here, could it be the latest Trek film didn't do well because it was a terrible film. I happened to catch Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country the other night on SciFi, and that reminded me of what a good Trek flick can be, and hasn't been for a long time. I don't tend to hold much of a strong opinion when it comes to Star Trek, which may be why I feel ok in suggesting that it may just be time to let the franchise die.