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Old 01-13-2009, 10:49 AM
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I agree, Scribbler. I have found that everyone on this board I've read as a long time lurker, newly posting memeber, has been very cordial. People here have strong viewpoints, and disagree without being disagreeable. So, cheers to everyone here!

Of all the message boards I've met in my travels, this is the most...human!
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:58 AM
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I had mentioned something on page 8 of this thread about how prophetic the writers of TOS were. Here's a couple of links you may find interesting. (transporter technology). (medical tricorder).

They were visionary back in the 60s, and look what's coming to pass. What exciting things may arise if we allow others to express their vision!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:03 AM
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The Tricorder was the one bit of treknology I always wanted to be real. I thought as a kid it would be the best gadget to have!

Nice article.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:05 AM
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Thank you so much to everyone who posted on this thread. I got the results I hoped for which was the opinions of the members in this forum. There has been some debates, but nothing too nasty and offensive, just differences of opinions. And I've learned a little more than I knew before.

One point crack me up early on in this thread and that it that Kirk couldn't drive a car in TOS and his younger self is driving a car in the trailer. Well, I laughed because young J.T.K. in the trailer cannot drive a car ...... It wouldn't have gone off the cliff if he could.

Anyway, great replys ..... Thank you again!
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:32 PM
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Is it important..."Yes". But rules can be bent (within reason)...Star Trek has a long history of it.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:03 AM
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I personally think that continuity is only important when dealing with historical events (regardless if it's real or fictional) and making sure everything all fits together, but canon only means whether a particular work is official or not by the property holder.

In the case of TOS and Star Trek XI, both will be considered canon even if they have different continuities.

IMO, since the split between Paramount's TV and movie divisions into separate companies owned by separate corporations (CBS and Viacom) who hate each other passionately, the days of Star Trek existing in a single shared universe are over...there is now the Star Trek Television Universe and the Star Trek Movie Universe, with Star Trek XI being the point where they diverge.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:42 AM
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It only means both will be canon, we as fans make the mistake that they are the same canon.

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