Saturday, March 4, 2017

Taiwan's sci-fi community is small but strong for a Hollywood marketing island nation

Taiwan's sci-fi community: small but strong for island nation - by Joseph Yeh in the Taiwan Post


''Thanks to a franchise reboot that saw modern Star Trek movies hitting theaters in 2009, 2013 and 2016, the Taiwanese fan said a new generation of fans was falling in love with a franchise that has entertained fans around the world since it was first broadcast in 1966.

''His replica uniform business is booming thanks to the reboot series directed by J.J. Abrams. With a new TV series coming later this year, Mr Pwu hopes more Taiwanese fans like him can fall in love with the sci-fi classic.  ''We may have to wait another decade before Jackman and Stewart visit Taiwan once more, but the seed of sci-fi has firmly rooted in Taiwan and continues to grow. ''

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