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View Poll Results: Which of the following is more important to you to make Star Trek XI an amazing film?
A great story! 24 80.00%
An accurate Depiction of the Star Trek universe! 6 20.00%
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:29 PM
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OK, it seems to me there is alot of tension between members of this forum who disagree on the importance of versimilitude and the faithfulness to Star Trek canon.

I'm just generally insterested to see the figures, so here's my question:

Which of the following is more important to you to make Star Trek an amazing film?

a) A strong story full of depth, meaning and contemorary relevance.

b) An accurate and faithful representation of the Star Trek universe in all its glory.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:34 PM
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Personally I would like this movie to stand alone as a solid work of cinema. I will see it and enjoy it regardless of its faithfulness to canon. To me it is more important that the movie has depth and meaning.
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OK, it seems to me there is alot of tension between members of this forum who disagree on the importance of versimilitude and the faithfulness to Star Trek canon.

I'm just generally insterested to see the figures, so here's my question:

Which of the following is more important to you to make Star Trek an amazing film?

a) A strong story full of depth, meaning and contemorary relevance.

b) An accurate and faithful representation of the Star Trek universe in all its glory.
Why is this an either/or dynamic? To my way of thinking, not only are those two things not mutually exclusive, but when you're dealing with something as long-lived as Star Trek, the former almost depends on the latter - otherwise, it's too easy to reuse story elements that have been done to death already (time travel?) on the mantra, "We're throwing everything out and starting from scratch."
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:23 PM
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I would say b) because star trek fans come first,the general public follows
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A balanced mixture of both choices would be nice!
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A balanced mixture of both choices would be nice!


you re right,but this is an imperfect world
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i'm more interested in knowing what people think is more important.

although an even mix of both would be great
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Why not have an open mind until we actuallt SEE what the film looks like?
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Why not have an open mind until we actuallt SEE what the film looks like?
Because human instincts don't work that way. If I see magma rolling down the side of the mountain toward my house, I'm not gonna keep an open mind about whether or not it's fun to splash around in, I'm just getting the hell out. :P
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Because human instincts don't work that way. If I see magma rolling down the side of the mountain toward my house, I'm not gonna keep an open mind about whether or not it's fun to splash around in, I'm just getting the hell out. :P
No bulldozer or backhoe to dig a pit for the lava?

I personally am going to give this film the benefit of the doubt.

It easy to be negative, alot harder to try and be open minded.
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