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Summer Storm Pictures 02-06-2008 04:19 PM

Some ''mental algebra'' to ponder
Ask yourself why The Menagerie was released to theaters last December? It's hard to believe that ''good will'' was the only reason behind the celebration. Money was not made. PR was accomplished perhaps, but other than that, one just has to ask themselves, ''why did they do that?''

Spock and his loyalty to a former captain and seeming betrayal of his present captain is pivotal to The Menagerie story. Spock is pivotal to the upcoming movie. Is Spock going on yet another ''binge'' of seemingly illogical behavior, but this time to save Kirk?

The Talosians are perhaps the only under-utilized ''gimmie'' plot device of all Star Trek still out there gathering dust. Their power of illusion could be the reboot mechanism perhaps?

Are we in for a little Star Trek meets The Matrix? Are we possibly talking not alternate timelines but alternate realities? Perhaps a combination of both?

The math is interesting to tinker with...

Captain Tightpants 02-06-2008 07:22 PM

I'll give you credit for coming up with something other than an alternate timeline to explain some of the things we've heard so far, but it seems like quite a logical leap to connect the theatrical release of The Menagerie with the production of this film. Most of the people who went to see it were probably dyed-in-the-wool Trekkies and therefore already familiar with the events depicted in the episodes. What purpose would it have served? Wouldn't you think they would've timed it closer to the release of the film? And I didn't have the opportunity to go and see them for myself, but I'm pretty sure they weren't letting people in for free. So, I'm guessing they did make a few bucks on it.

sir num nums 02-06-2008 07:27 PM

It made at least $10 a person, and a lot people watched it those two days it was on.

The reason for the special showing of that episode was to help sell DVDs, and I bet it worked.

SpockBorg4 02-06-2008 07:28 PM

Star Trek 11 Illogical
If Paramount has to pull a stunt like this to get promo time for this new movie then if I were a real trekkie then I would think twice about watching this highly dubious movie.

squire_of_gothos 02-06-2008 08:18 PM

Talosians? Hey, why not! Add it to the list! I'm game.

NCC-73515 02-07-2008 02:56 AM

I had the idea that the entire Trek canon could have been a Talosian illusion several months ago ;), also after seeing the Menagerie event. And I still think it's possible... that way they do not violate anything and can still do whatever they want :D

Raiden 02-07-2008 03:01 AM


Originally Posted by sir num nums (Post 9136)
It made at least $10 a person, and a lot people watched it those two days it was on.

The reason for the special showing of that episode was to help sell DVDs, and I bet it worked.

So much so that they did it over here too

Chris Fawkes 02-07-2008 03:10 AM

So Kirk will be dead but be under the illusion that he is still alive.

RedShirtWalking 02-07-2008 03:39 AM

Showing "The Menagerie" in theatres was nothing more than an infomercial to sell high-def DVDs. It's not going to be tied to the film at all, in my opinion.

This forthcoming film is supposed to have broad-based appeal, whereas, "The Menagerie" appealed only to Trekkies. I think that this is stretching a bit...

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