Thread: The End of Trek
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:41 PM
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The reason why the "golden era" of Trek is gone is because J.J. has taken a minimalist approach to doing Trek. Roddenberry's vision is gone, Trek is simply the property of Paramount. In this new period, Trek is whatever they say it is. Paramount and J.J. have capitalized on the iconography of Trek, so its symbolism has come to identify what Trek is rather than its storytelling. Gone is the undercurrent of social commentary, the moral conflicts of its characters, the attempt to dramatize philosophical viewpoints in a way that entertains while expanding awareness. What Abrams is giving us is a watered down version.
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