Paramount Releases New Star Trek NFTs Despite Fan Opposition – GEEKSPIN
Paramount Global and its technology partner RECUR are down star trek NFT this weekend despite criticism from passionate fans.
Paramount and RECUR announced on Tuesday that star trek will be the first NFT digital collection to come out of their multi-year partnership to bring Paramount’s beloved entertainment brands and characters into the metaverse. Fans will be able to access star trek NFT from Saturday April 9 to Paramount.xyzthe online portal to access Paramount’s iconic intellectual property and favorite franchises in the form of NFTs.
the star trek NFTS will be hosted in Star Trek Continuuman experiential hub that will be the space for the first and future seasons of star trek NFT. The Star Trek Continuum sale will take place for 24 hours only on April 9 starting at 11 a.m. ET. The strike window will only be open for 24 hours.
Star Trek NFT Season 0
The April 9 Season 0 release will feature algorithmically generated spaceships. As reported by The Verge, two packs are available: the Admiral Bundle and Captain Pack. Both packs cost $250 each, but fans can only purchase the first one if they have a RECUR pass, which costs at least $290.
Star Trek NFT Future Seasons
Season 1, which will be released later this year, will allow fans to assemble crews and take trips around the galaxy to research new planets and earn collectible digital rewards. Starship owners in Season 0 will be rewarded with an NFT crew member leading into Season 1, and in Season 2, NFT owners can use their crew to go on missions in a game play to win.
Why do Star Trek fans oppose NFTs?
star trek takes place in a post-scarcity world, an economic setting where most goods are produced in great abundance with minimal human labor required, so that they are available to everyone very cheaply or even for free. With that in mind, not to mention the Federation’s utopian ideals, fans argue that the idea of NFTs goes against the sci-fi franchise’s core values.
NFTs are also energy-intensive. They must be cryptographically verified on some blockchain networks, which requires a lot of electricity. High electricity consumption of course means more greenhouse gas emissions, which harm the environment and contribute to global warming.
Previous Star Trek NFT Projects
Despite fan resistance, a number of star trek NFT projects have actually succeeded. These include the star trek CBS and Funko’s NFT collaboration, plus the game Crypto Space Commanderwhich has previously featured NFT versions of the iconic USS Enterprise-D and starships from Star Trek: Discovery.