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Yes 2 1.64%
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Not Sure 4 3.28%
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:12 AM
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After reading on the Star Trek Online forums that some so-called fans will be boycotting the movie, I'm taking a poll just to gauge whether any of those people are so worried about canon that they'll boycott the only opportunity to help the Star Trek franchise survive.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:13 AM
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Let them boycott - I certainly won't be.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:14 AM
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Anger, fear, agression... those lead to open seats for fans willing to make up their own minds.
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After seeing the second trailer? Are you nuts? There's no way I'd miss a groovy sci-fi film like that! There are too few good ones, as it is!
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I might even spring for popcorn.
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After seeing the second trailer? Are you nuts? There's no way I'd miss a groovy sci-fi film like that! There are too few good ones, as it is!
Precisely, how can anyone be a true Star Trek fan and not be open to seeing this film? There are always possibilities, as Spock said, therefore some Trekkies need to have an open mind!
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Just for equal airtime: let's not judge those who aren't liking what they see so far as not being "true fans". There is no one definition of a "true fan" of TREK -- just read any thread on this board for proof -- since after four decades and multiple incarnations, it all boils down to personal preference.

Fans who aren't thrilled by what they're seeing are still fans, and many ARE keeping an opening mind about seeing the film when it opens. Some have closed minds about it already, that's true. But it's a small fraction of the fanbase, and if they don't want to be reached, that's their choice. But they still like whatever aspect of TREK that brought them here, and that can't be denied.

But we shouldn't devaluate their fandom any less than the detractors have no right to devalue the new film's supporters. Infinite diversity, and all that -- and if one is a 'true fan', then one has to support that idea of infinite opinions at least.
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I'd be willing to wager that those who claim they will boycott will still see it within 5 days of it opening.

My grandma used to call such behavior "Cutting off your nose to spite your face."
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I'll bet you're right on that one, Jer.
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Just for equal airtime: let's not judge those who aren't liking what they see so far as not being "true fans". There is no one definition of a "true fan" of TREK -- just read any thread on this board for proof -- since after four decades and multiple incarnations, it all boils down to personal preference.

Fans who aren't thrilled by what they're seeing are still fans, and many ARE keeping an opening mind about seeing the film when it opens. Some have closed minds about it already, that's true. But it's a small fraction of the fanbase, and if they don't want to be reached, that's their choice. But they still like whatever aspect of TREK that brought them here, and that can't be denied.

But we shouldn't devaluate their fandom any less than the detractors have no right to devalue the new film's supporters. Infinite diversity, and all that -- and if one is a 'true fan', then one has to support that idea of infinite opinions at least.
Understood, I was just getting carried away in my mini-rant.
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