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Old 01-23-2009, 02:38 PM
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It's over. There will be no carbon copy remake. JJ has the cash and he is doing it his way. Do I wish a bunch of stuff was different and in line with canon? Sure.

Do I hope for a good story and give thanks for what is in line with TOS? Much, much more so.
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I'm fine with the alternate, and the likelihood that all future films will be set in it. The existing 'canon' universe can exist happily riven with inconsistencies and errors of it's own, and a brand new pristine one can be created without them weighing it down.

Everyone's happy!
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This is Abram's vision of Trek....It will be awesome!
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I'm fine with the alternate, and the likelihood that all future films will be set in it. The existing 'canon' universe can exist happily riven with inconsistencies and errors of it's own, and a brand new pristine one can be created without them weighing it down.

Everyone's happy!
And when have you felt the Trek universe was "weighed down" by canon before this movie came along?
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My two cents(US). This movie is in a galaxy far, far mirror universe alternate reality... ugh headache, where is my beer.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:15 PM
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And when have you felt the Trek universe was "weighed down" by canon before this movie came along?
For a long time I actually didn't, until I came here and read the posts of others and began to realise that some people's views (which, when they post the same thing 50 times, you get to remember) were rather rigid, and I'm not one for that kind of rigidity when it was never really intended from the start.

And I realised that maybe Star Trek has become like a dense forest, that needs a raging fire to burn through it, to clear away that impenetrable blockade of 'canon' and create something fresh again, within the original boundaries of the crew, the ship, the mission of exploration.

I think that's what this film is.
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Poetic.

Environmentalists don't understand the concept of what dangers old growth forests have. All they care about is keeping the old growth trees as some symbol of "being green", but fail to realize one good spark and that forest goes up like flash-paper causing more damage than if left to real Conversationalists who understand thinning. Nature even has trees that cannot propagate at all unless they are burned.

I say time to burn the forest and let nature do her thing.
She's been doing it for a lot longer and knows her stuff.
Environmentalists are free to strap themselves to the burning trees however with my blessing.
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If only the Timelords hadn't been erased from history at the end of the Time War, this alternate timeline wouldn't never have been allowed to exist!

But seriously, I don't have a problem with the new Trek making major changes to the backstory of the characters or worlds, I just wish this movie would have been a total re-imaging like BSG and not one that needs the whole 'alternate timeline' crutch. Instead of just strating over, why did the writers feel the need to tell yet another time travel story in which history gets re-written by some villian bent to wiping out some adversary? If this story is supposed to be more accessible by the general public and one that doesn't rely on past series, why start with a story that requires viewers to know or even care about post-Nemesis Spock?
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