There’s a lot of beautiful work here, put together by top-notch artists, and yet Alien: Covenant plays out like one long odd choice. The talent makes it work thankfully, but it still feels unnecessary.
The big sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL) know they have a unique and valuable property, so they are working to maximize their TV contract dollars. They don’t care that ESPN is losing subscribers, and FOX Sports is hemorrhaging money. They want their money and they want it now. They are basically treating ESPN they way ESPN treated its subscribers.