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Old 05-08-2008, 10:02 AM
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I'm sure this is covered in some chronology I haven't read, but will the events of Tarsus IV be referenced in the new movie?

In Conscience of The King we learn that Kirk avoided a "mass killing" on the planet Tarsus IV. Lieutenant Riley, who would appear to be around 10 years (or perhaps more) younger than Kirk also survived the killings. Since Riley can remember the face and voice of Kodos The Executioner, it seems reasonable to suggest the youngest he could have been when it happened was maybe 5, 6 years old? Does that make sense? Maybe he could have been as young as 4, but I wouldn't think he could be any younger.

That would make Kirk 14 to possibly 16 years old or so when it happened. By my reckoning, that's shortly before Kirk would enter the academy. Given that the movie is going to show us at least some of the early lives of the characters, will Tarsus be addressed? Should it be addressed?
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:23 AM
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I'm sure this is covered in some chronology I haven't read, but will the events of Tarsus IV be referenced in the new movie?

In Conscience of The King we learn that Kirk avoided a "mass killing" on the planet Tarsus IV. Lieutenant Riley, who would appear to be around 10 years (or perhaps more) younger than Kirk also survived the killings. Since Riley can remember the face and voice of Kodos The Executioner, it seems reasonable to suggest the youngest he could have been when it happened was maybe 5, 6 years old? Does that make sense? Maybe he could have been as young as 4, but I wouldn't think he could be any younger.

That would make Kirk 14 to possibly 16 years old or so when it happened. By my reckoning, that's shortly before Kirk would enter the academy. Given that the movie is going to show us at least some of the early lives of the characters, will Tarsus be addressed? Should it be addressed?
I'd love to see that!!! Also, a young Kodos the executioner, when he was Govenor!!

Eliza, excellent thinking!!
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I think it could, perhaps, explain the Kirk we know was at the Academy ("Positively grim").
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I think it could, perhaps, explain the Kirk we know was at the Academy ("Positively grim").
Yes, it had to be a life altering event, by the description given in the Episode. may have been the tipping factor into following his father into Starfleet service.
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Do you think they Will also show Kirk serving on the USS Farragut under Captain Garrovick after he graduates from the academy?
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There is nobody cast as Captain Garrovick in the movie. There isn't enough information on the script but I don't think we'll see that. Being that Captain Pike is in the film, most likely we'll not see the Farragut in this film.
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Are Zardoz and I the only ones who think the Tarsus story is of importance in understanding Kirk?
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Are Zardoz and I the only ones who think the Tarsus story is of importance in understanding Kirk?
Looks like it Eliza.

Maybe they didn't see the episode?

But, it would make for a great tiny bit, if there's alot of time travel.
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No, you're not the only ones. I'm just not sure how much of it we might see in the film yet, if any. Hard to tell how 'deep' they'll go into Kirk's backstory in % of screen time.
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No, you're not the only ones. I'm just not sure how much of it we might see in the film yet, if any. Hard to tell how 'deep' they'll go into Kirk's backstory in % of screen time.
If they are delving that way, they are missing a golden oppertunity for dramatic moments that pratically write themselves.
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