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Old 05-29-2009, 09:21 AM
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It already has a name, Star Trek. No motion picture has ever been called just Star Trek. How about that? New fans won't kow the difference and us real fans, true fans, level 10 fans, red alert fans know it's an alternate reality so why is a distinction needed?
Because simply calling it Star Trek could get confusing when Star Trek as a whole is call Star Trek. Like so:

Person one: The Federation in TNG blah blah blah...
Person two: Why, yes! I do remember that!

versus

Person one: The Federation in Star Trek blah blah blah...
Person two: Which Star Trek? Star Trek as a whole or TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT? TWOK, TMP, TVH, TFF, TUC, Nemisis, etc.?


And if you abbreviate it ST, that doesn't work either because a lot of people abbreviate Star Trek in general with ST.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:22 AM
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What's wrong with "New"?
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:30 AM
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What's wrong with "New"?

Huh.

Nothing I guess. Says what it is too. Star Trek and New Star Trek.

That's a very good possibility.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:46 AM
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Well, a new fan will probably only recognize the name Star Trek and know it's in refrerence to the new movie if asked because they won't have a clue of what every series or episode was called. Now if you're talking to a fan and ask them if they've seen Star Trek why would you not specify which one instead of leaving them guessing which one of the hundreds you actually mean? If asked if they've seen the movie Star Trek I'm pretty sure onlly thing comes to mind, the new movie simply called Star Trek.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:03 AM
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Well, a new fan will probably only recognize the name Star Trek and know it's in refrerence to the new movie if asked because they won't have a clue of what every series or episode was called. Now if you're talking to a fan and ask them if they've seen Star Trek why would you not specify which one instead of leaving them guessing which one of the hundreds you actually mean? If asked if they've seen the movie Star Trek I'm pretty sure onlly thing comes to mind, the new movie simply called Star Trek.
Tru dat.

Still, my last point remains valid in that the abbreviation still causes problems.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:20 AM
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LOL, I see your viewpoint.
I can see it now:

him: hey, you want to go see star trek with me?
her: well, i never watched it much on tv.

him: no, this is at the theater.
her: which one?

him: the one down the street.
her: (slap) i meant which movie.

him: star trek!
her: (slap) i know, but which one?

him: star trek!!
her: (slap) i know, i said which one?!

him: (slap) star trek!!
her: if you can't tell me which one then don't talk to me!
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:35 AM
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LOL, I see your viewpoint.
I can see it now:

him: hey, you want to go see star trek with me?
her: well, i never watched it much on tv.

him: no, this is at the theater.
her: which one?

him: the one down the street.
her: (slap) i meant which movie.

him: star trek!
her: (slap) i know, but which one?

him: star trek!!
her: (slap) i know, i said which one?!

him: (slap) star trek!!
her: if you can't tell me which one then don't talk to me!
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