Star Trek to boldly go straight to the trash and start selling NFTs

Faceless, soulless Star Trek crap for no particular reason.

Faceless, soulless star trek crap for no particular reason.
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One of the things that is always set star trek What sets it apart from other sci-fi franchises is that it largely depicts a functional utopia. Newer series like Picard have pushed back this idealism idea a bit – at least partly to create a reality closer to our own, to be able to better reflect it – but the traditional representation The Federation is a post-scarcity socialist society in which pretty much all needs are met by default and the predatory burdens of capitalist existence have been largely alleviated.

Anyway: star trek got NFTs now!

This is pro new Article posted directly on starTrek.com todayannouncing that Paramount is releasing “Season 0” of its new star trek-thematic NFT collection that will make it possible nerdy juices get it Consumers the opportunity to toss 250 real human dollars on a pack of algorithmically generated spaceships later this week. (Well, okay: they will actually drop their money a token that serves as a receipt for the spaceships; it’s April 2022, you understand NFTs about as well as you will by this point, right?) A subsequent “Season 1” will allow those same collectors to pick up crews for their small ships, while “Season 2” will then allow those crews and ships to team up in a “Play to Earn” program that will only be enjoyed by the most invested players is populated lump No, wait, we actually meant jerks back then.

And while all NFT projects from known, beloved entities suck –Hello Kevin Smith– something particularly discouraging in itself Trek to enter this market. For one, it was literally advertised as a wedge franchise for a whole host of other Paramount-branded NFTs (including Nickelodeon, which is just a grotesque idea). But beyond that It’s just such a colossal mismatch with the series’ inherent spirit that its identity is cast into so much gold-pressed latinum. Anyway, congratulations to everyone involved!

https://www.avclub.com/star-trek-to-boldly-go-straight-into-the-garbage-start-1848760803 Star Trek to boldly go straight to the trash and start selling NFTs

Andrew Schnitker

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