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Old 07-14-2008, 09:43 AM
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Wonderfully said!
I second Ron's statemnt!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:23 AM
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Though, Z, I do think you need to break out your graphic of a *cannon* again to underscore the difference between the two words.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:27 AM
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Though, Z, I do think you need to break out your graphic of a *cannon* again to underscore the difference between the two words.
Mission, since you asked.....

You've been-
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:30 AM
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I've been faced with that cannon before, you don't want to mess with it!
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I've been faced with that cannon before, you don't want to mess with it!
ROFL!
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:00 PM
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Man, the three most commonly confused things in Trekdom of late has got to be canon, cannon, and continuity...
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:11 PM
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When it come to Canon, I generally hold that to mean: All Star Trek produced by Paramount, except the Animated Series.

I also take Canon with a grain of salt, since there are many mistakes and errors within the series and movies.

It should also be noted that there two kinds of Canon:

- Story
- Design

For Story Canon, I suspect this film will adhere to most of it, and be very careful about breaking it.

As for Design canon, I suspect there may be more leeway, though it would not stray too far from what we saw on screen.

In the end, Star Trek was created in the mid to late 1960s, with many of the issues and subconcious stylistic choices of that time.

For this reason, we should expect many things to look and feel different, yet be familiar.

It should also be noted that there is a difference between Canon and the assumptions and deductions many have formed in their own minds, but never established on screen.

Some arguments I've seen in the past stem from these assumtions.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:41 PM
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I like the distinction between Story canon and Design canon. To me, Story canon is definitely more important than Design canon.

Note that I sort of think appearance of different species is a "story" issue more than a "design" issue. Unless, of course, they go back to the planet with the Horta and then I say CGI that thing into the scary rock monster is was supposed to be.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:18 PM
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Nicht ein Feuer ohne Kanone Tragen Sie Ihre leiderhosen - wäre es nicht Canon.
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Wow, a far greater response than I though would take place. And to be completely honest with everyone, I thought I might run into your prototypical Trek backlash for even posing the question. How very refreshing that was not the case......
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