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Old 11-19-2009, 11:13 PM
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I was just thinking how silly we all are here wracking our brains trying to make sense of the relationship of Alternate Universe with Prime Universe, debating which is better, etc. Why cann't we just accept ST'09 as a movie adaptation of a 60's TV series. Dozens of these are done every year. Since the success of "The Untouchables," its become a virtual cottage industry. Every cartoon, video game, popular novel, and tv series has been turned into a block-buster film. Television series have been a big player in all of this, everything from "The Addams Family," to "Lost in Space." Of course, movie adaptation is a rather vague characterization, it can mean several things. It can be a continuation of an existing story, like it was in "The X-Files" movie, or a moderized re-do, like "Lost in Space." Sometimes these are done with the actors from the series and sometimes not. I have a much easier time understanding ST'09 as just a different kind of movie adaptation of a tv show, than as something more, like a new Universe of Trek.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:43 PM
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Because ST09 is not only the movie Adaption of any long forgotten 60s TV show, but the movie Adaption of a 60s serie that followed 4 sequel TV shows and 10 movies and that has one of the biggest, still active, most demanding (and most intelligent ) Fandoms on Earth.

BTW: You have the same discussions in other fandoms as well.
Star Wars Old Trilogy vs. New Trilogy and the topic "Lucas raped my childhood". In Star Wars forums I read words that even didn't appear here.
Even in topics for the new Battlestar Galactica, although the old barely still has any active fandom, I read struggles between new fans and fans of the old TV show.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:05 AM
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Because ST09 is not only the movie Adaption of any long forgotten 60s TV show, but the movie Adaption of a 60s serie that followed 4 sequel TV shows
Just to pull a Beckmesser on you, it's 5
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:01 AM
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TAS is not canon! I blast it to bits with my cannon!
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:14 AM
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I didn't count the non-canon stuff, otherwise I also have to talk about books, games, comics, etc.

But of course the Canon is only the tip of the iceberg.
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Canon or not, I do not care. It's licensed Star Trek, and the least you can stay is, that it's still better than Voyager and Enterprise.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:16 AM
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You know, at first I was looking at this total redesign of the Star Trek universe as a complete "what if?" story. My idea was what if at the end of the movie, you see old Spock sitting in a 24th century movie theatre with his son/grandson/relative of some sort and watching the end credits of STXI. Old Spock's son (nephew, etc) looks at him and says: "That's not how you told the story." To which Old Spock replies: "True. But if they told how it really happened, no one would believe it."

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:38 AM
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You know, at first I was looking at this total redesign of the Star Trek universe as a complete "what if?" story. My idea was what if at the end of the movie, you see old Spock sitting in a 24th century movie theatre with his son/grandson/relative of some sort and watching the end credits of STXI. Old Spock's son (nephew, etc) looks at him and says: "That's not how you told the story." To which Old Spock replies: "True. But if they told how it really happened, no one would believe it."
You cracked me up, Zim.
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come on is it that bad
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:24 AM
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You cracked me up, Zim.
Glad you liked. That last line was actually a reference to "Merlin". The miniseries starring Sam Neil and Isabella Rossellini. Check it out sometime. It is a very interesting take on the Arthurian legend told from Merlin's point of view.
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