If someone wanted to be a spoilsport prick, they’d lob the examples CBS has.
From a legal standpoint, they could have a case although I see their examples as being so goddammed trivial that if I was on the jury, I’d be all, “Are you fucking kidding me?”
CBS is making a really big deal about their new Star Trek series for their All Access scheme. They expect to rake in a lot of dough.
So why don’t they be even more greedy?
Clear the next twenty-one minutes to look at what they want to stop:
I don’t know how many of you have seen other Star Trek fan productions. I’ve seen several. They’re OK. But this one is damned interesting.
If CBS had any damned brains — and real balls — they’d finance that for All Access.
It doesn’t take away from their Star Trek series potential. It doesn’t do any damage to the Star Trek universe at all.
Since the original Star Wars movie, there’s been countless dips into the well for spin-offs galore. None of them diluted the popularity of Star Wars (even though one seemed to try real hard). If anything, they’ve generated jillions of new dollars.
CBS is missing an actual opportunity here.
If CBS is really interested in adapting to the future, they need to change their thinking first.