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Old 05-28-2009, 12:15 PM
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....Damn temporal theories.....make brains go splodey'.
If anything, I think it may be possible to go back and cite all of the time travel shennanigans in previous stories and offer ideas on how those incursions into the time line by the prime universe characters may have caused other alternate timelines as a, that's a lot of butterfly wings flapping.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:40 PM
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That's because it's Star Trek not Time Trek I wish the producer-type folks had figure that out several contrived time travel plots ago.

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MonsieurHood View Post
The old shows are made. They're on VHS/DVD/Blue Ray for all to see. There were (so called) canon/continuity mistakes made in all of them. Some of the mistakes were covered up by clever script writers by thinking up believable excuses for them, and some were glossed over and downright ignored, but it was all good entertainment, and all of us who love Star Trek watched it anyway or the idea of Star Trek wouldn't have been fresh enough in our collective minds to make it worth re-booting. But you know what? It was! Now we have a great new film made, featuring our favorite original characters, blazing hot special effects and cool new ship designs, along with the old flair and substance ready made for us to enjoy. Yes, changes have been made because writers (God bless em'!) don't work well when they're pigeonholed into researching forty years worth of details so they don't make one tiny mistake that might start a fan revolt. This isn't 1966, or 1977 or 1988. The franchise is going on, it's blazing a new trail and opening up new avenues of possibility and new oppourtunities for silver screen adventure, merriment and mayhem that we can enjoy as much as we ever did. The pandora's box of holding tightly to known continuity has been opened, we can't go back from here. All we can hope for is that the core meaning of Star Trek has not been compromised and that it's credo remains true. So enjoy old Trek, enjoy new Trek, and don't get hung up on minute details that never were etched in stone to begin with. The question has been answered in multiple millions of box office dollars. The great debate is over. Let's drop the arguments, the tirades and gripefests and enjoy ourselves. It's too late to worry now, the milk is spilt.
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