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Old 11-28-2008, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin View Post
I've always wondered if he was one of the elements that Gene Roddenberry thought apocryphal about V, and I have a suspicion there will be no mention of him in this film.
Yep, according to an earlier edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia, Sybok was one piece of 'apocrypha' identified by Roddenberry.

The new movie doesn't need to declare that he doesn't exist, it can just avoid mention of him. It's not like the film's gonna be a checklist for every little thing that is or isn't retained as canon in the new vision.

The concept behind Sybok is an interesting - dare I say, fascinating? - one. It could be used to good effect in a future story, if done right. I'm not saying it necessarily should be used, though.

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