Originally Posted by Rolex5513
I am a huge fan of the Connery Bond movies.
With the Craig re-boot I was quite happy and just don't worry about things matching up
in the two timelines. Casino Royale was really good but I don't say well it really messes up Dr. No or From Russia With Love.
We are getting new TREK and I will just enjoy it for what it is. If the movie is good I will be happy and watch the future ones. If I don't like it then I won't see the future ones.
To criss cross all the continuity so it lines up perfect really is not possible especially if they are really starting at ground zero with the crew.
I've been a TREK fan for over 30 years and am not losing sleep over what we are getting.
The bond movies are a bit different. Casino Royale is based on what is widely considered to be the FIRST book with James Bond (007) in it. The Craig re-boot was closer to the originial concept of Bond than the originial movies. I have read several of Ian Flemmings books even though Casino Royale was what is considered today as a bad book. It was a begining for the Bond story. Bond was never ment to be a "one liner" cracking machine, with the assistance of fantastic gadgets that, at that time, were par for the times. (Being caught up in the middle of the coldwar and space being new and exciting, I belive it was dubbed, "The World of Tomarow.") The movie directors of those Bond movies used this to their advantage, and wrote them into the script. Ian Flemming did adjust the Bond charecter to fit the movies more in his later books, but Bond in the books and in the movies never was as much of a cheesey one liner as the one in the movies. He was a wise a--, but not cheesey.
If Abrams were doing a reboot of Star Trek and trying to get closer to the Roddenberry dream then I wouldnt have a problem with it. But seeing the previews and pictures, its looking more like he is just throwing all the work that Gene Roddenberry did, out a torpedo tube. This is where most of the "canonites" have a problem. Its very insulting to a man who had a wonderful dream, and managed to pull it off. When it comes to Sci-fi, Roddenberry, Lucas, and Spielburg, are considered amoungst the greats in directing, and writing. Dont mess with thier legacy.