Unless they're going to do something like the Galaxy Quest TV show in the movie
This was my thought, especially it they made it as much a parody of Star Trek as the movie was of the cast and culture.
which looked fairly mediocre
Okay, so it'd have to be really well done.
To the best of my knowledge, there is nowhere in this country that you can choose between two cable providers.
In my town, we have a choice between Time Warner (soon to be Comcast, I suppose) and WOW!
I suggest that developers restricting them self only to Windows, to broaden their perspective.
Or, instead of complaining, go the open-source route and fork a project and port it to another platform.
thor is the person wielding mjolnir and busty assets
What if the Zune's OS became a launchpad to a phone OS, and they had used their existing PDA experience from Windows CE to make a really good product and stuck with it, even if sales were initially slow, but they kept improving it?
But this is what they did and are doing. While Zune wasn't the direct antecedent of Windows Phone, the Metro UI was first developed for the Zune and refined for WP. And regardless of one's opinion of Microsoft, few can deny WP is generally considered a really good product, with high customer satisfaction and plenty of plaudits from tech blogs and reviewers. Sales were and are slow, but they keep improving it (though granted, Nokia has been improving WP at a faster clip). Currently, Microsoft looks to be in it for the long term; Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 are expected to be a convergence of platforms.
The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."