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Old 11-23-2008, 02:27 PM
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:30 PM
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It's not about canon any more it's about getting the audience
When has a film or TV series NOT been about getting an audience? A new series would have to get a wider audience as well, whose to say a TV series in the future won't apply changes to the format either.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:33 PM
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80% of the Star Trek movies have chosen not to draw the largest audience it could be rather relied on the core fans.
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Which it now can't. So it comes back to the simple fact that any new Trek project is going to be given the task of increasing the audience and the fanbase. Change is inevitable in such a scenario.

Whether it works is still to be seen.
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80% of the Star Trek movies have chosen not to draw the largest audience it could be rather relied on the core fans.
This cannot be said of Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home, Undiscovered Country, First Contact... at the very least. Those movies are often recognized as being among the greats even for people who aren't Trek fans.

Also pound for pound all the trailers exist to draw in larger audiences. Explosion, explosion, romance, suspense, explosion, warp speed, explosion... That's what the trailers add up to. None are the exception to this rule.

Face it, even if Star Trek has often only kept its core cult fanbase, it's always tried to please other demographics.
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In a more positive note. I think the "Abrams administration" if you want to call it that, cares a weeeee bit more about canon than people think:

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Which it now can't. So it comes back to the simple fact that any new Trek project is going to be given the task of increasing the audience and the fanbase. Change is inevitable in such a scenario.

Whether it works is still to be seen.
A logicial conclusion.

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This cannot be said of Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home, Undiscovered Country, First Contact... at the very least. Those movies are often recognized as being among the greats even for people who aren't Trek fans.

Also pound for pound all the trailers exist to draw in larger audiences. Explosion, explosion, romance, suspense, explosion, warp speed, explosion... That's what the trailers add up to. None are the exception to this rule.

Face it, even if Star Trek has often only kept its core cult fanbase, it's always tried to please other demographics.
The Voyage Home and First Contact were the highest grossing Star Trek Films Considering the budget and inflation...Voyage Home was the Highest over all and the best attempt to draw outside audiences.
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The Voyage Home and First Contact were the highest grossing Star Trek Films Considering the budget and inflation...Voyage Home was the Highest over all and the best attempt to draw outside audiences.
*shrugs* Thank you.
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Welcome to the "Argument Clinic" sketch.

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