Sometimes it feels like there are no truly original tv shows or movies anymore — it’s all sequels, prequels, reboots, and spin-offs. Of course, there’s an obvious reason for Hollywood’s obsession with re-writing the same stories: money.

Expanding on an established, popular franchise means tapping into an existing fanbase. It means building on existing hype, instead of starting from scratch, and it can even mean being able to bypass the casting process. It’s a faster way to go from idea to box office, and it often comes with a better chance studios of having a hit on their hands.

Still, plenty of fans are getting increasingly frustrated with a kind of ...

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