Wow, that’s… a lot to unpack.
Let me first start by saying that I haven’t seen any of the new seasons of The X-Files. I wanted to re-watch the entire series before diving into them, but then the reviews were less than stellar (to put it mildly), and so I just haven’t bothered yet.
So I’ll be upfront that I skimmed over that part of the article, in an attempt to avoid spoilers.
As for Doctor Who:
the critics was giving the show a 94% favorable ratings after that first initial showing mainly because they focused on her being a woman and not the content. The audience however ignored the woman factor and instead focused on the content
The audience focused on the content? Not in the reviews I’m seeing.
Looking at the first few pages of reviews, I see complaints about “PC lecturing crap”; “needless attacks on the white man”; “the SJW agenda”; “dripped of politics”; “[I was] made to feel guilty because I happen to a white male yet they constantly preach acceptance of others”; “I think I’ll give Doctor Who a miss until the next doctor… unless they turn out to be a black transexual.”
It seems to me that these are mostly sexist and racist reasons.
The entire thesis of your article is that these are franchises which are turning their backs on their fans, disregarding the desire of the people who made these franchises into what they are today.
But Doctor Who has always been a very progressive and inclusive show. The Doctor has always been a bleeding heart liberal. So I fail to see how this is some grand new direction.
And then there is the Star Wars franchise. You wouldn’t know that Star Wars has a problem
I’m still not sure what your problem is with the direction they’re taking the Star Wars franchise. You didn’t really offer any specifics.
But if I had to guess, judging by the running theme of the rest of the article, my assumption would be that the characters you have a problem with are Rey, Holdo, and Rose.
Captain Marvel is supposed to be crucial in the upcoming Avengers 4: Endgame movie so to make her character plausible so they have spent over $200 million to make a movie about a third tier superhero that has no star appeal to the fan base.
You know who else were second rate superheroes before their first movies? Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, all of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Prior to the MCU, Marvel’s most popular, A-list characters were Spider-Man and the X-Men. Maaaybe Hulk. Maybe. On a good day. But because Marvel nearly went bankrupt during the 90s, they had sold off all the rights to their most popular characters, which is why launched the MCU with B-list characters.
Now, I would agree that the trailers so far are underwhelming. But this is Marvel we’re talking about. I have every confidence that it will be a decent movie, and that it will make a shit ton of money, regardless of how boring and cookie cutter the trailers may look.
In what way are they “defying the fan base” by making a Captain Marvel movie?
Because, I gotta say, this entire article comes across like you’re railing against increased female representation in films and TV.