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brian577 March 7 2013 08:32 AM

Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
In a recent podcast a developer for Star Trek Online talks about Abrams wanting to do more than just blow up Romulus. Apparently Paramount stopped him, probably because they needed the prime universe intact for the game.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=575801

mos6507 March 7 2013 09:29 AM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
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brian577 wrote: (Post 7770841)
In a recent podcast a developer for Star Trek Online talks about Abrams wanting to do more than just blow up Romulus. Apparently Paramount stopped him, probably because they needed the prime universe intact for the game.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=575801

That's a 4-hour podcast. Care to cut to the chase with what he wanted to blow up?

King Daniel Into Darkness March 7 2013 11:55 AM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
The thread is mostly technobabble about the game, and makes no mention of Abrams.

Quote:

- CBS is far more concerned about what
happens in STO than what happens in any
book!
I'm not sure if that's a shame or not. The books have been great these past few years, but from what I've heard the game is shite. I guess the lack of oversight and therefore the increased freedom given the book authors is a good thing. It's certainly led to some huge developments in the Trekverse recently.

DalekJim March 7 2013 12:18 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
STO isn't "shite" but it should be a lot better. I agree that ideally the books should have priority over videogames and movies though.

I'm kinda irritated Abrams settled on Romulus as the planet to be destroyed in the Prime universe as it was probably the most interesting society he could have removed. I'd rather he blew up Betazed.

The Mirrorball Man March 7 2013 01:04 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
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DalekJim wrote: (Post 7771126)
STO isn't "shite" but it should be a lot better. I agree that ideally the books should have priority over videogames and movies though.

I'm kinda irritated Abrams settled on Romulus as the planet to be destroyed in the Prime universe as it was probably the most interesting society he could have removed. I'd rather he blew up Betazed.

What's interesting about Romulus? It always struck me as a fairly underdeveloped and unimaginative science-fiction version of the Roman empire.

King Daniel Into Darkness March 7 2013 01:23 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
Romulus is pretty flat in the TV shows and movies, but in the novels their history and society have been fully fleshed out - starting with The Romulan Way in 1987. It's fitting that it'll be the novels that explore the aftermath of it's destruction.

Tosk March 7 2013 01:39 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
I don't mind Romulus being destroyed...I'm really looking forward to the exploration of it in the novels. Just watch them take it and run with it. S'gonna be great. :)

The Wormhole March 7 2013 02:17 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
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DalekJim wrote: (Post 7771126)
I'm kinda irritated Abrams settled on Romulus as the planet to be destroyed in the Prime universe as it was probably the most interesting society he could have removed. I'd rather he blew up Betazed.

Destroying Romulus does serve XI's story more than destroying Betazed would have.

DalekJim March 7 2013 02:48 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
Yeah, it gave us Eric Bana's seminal portrayal of Nero.

"FIRE EVERYTHING!"

Worst villain in Star Trek history.

The Wormhole March 7 2013 02:52 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
My point is, the story of Romulan miners thrown back in time and lashing out against the Federation in vengeance makes more sense if Romulus were destroyed than it would have if Betazed were.

DalekJim March 7 2013 02:54 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
I maintain it makes zero sense that Nero plots to destroy Earth and the Federation because the friendly Vulcan that went out of his way to help Romulus arrived a bit too late.

Just another bland Khan clone. Hopefully Cumberbatch is a better Khan clone. He definitely seems to be giving a much better performance than whatever Bana was doing last time.

The Wormhole March 7 2013 02:56 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
Well, yes, Nero's a terrible villain, that's not in dispute. I just don't see how thing would be improved if Betazed were destroyed as opposed to Romulus.

DalekJim March 7 2013 02:59 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
Well, I was taking the piss mainly. Obviously there's gonna be zero drama out of destroying Betazed whatsoever as nobody gives a fuck about Troi and Lwaxana.

Still iritated Abrams destroyed Romulus though before the inevitable unification with Vulcan could take place. Especially as he then destroyed Vulcan in the Jar Jar timeline so now we can't get unification in either universe. Ideally I'd have had the next Trek movie (Or preferably, a new TV show!) set a century or two after TNG and have had the Romulans be friendlier ala the Klingons in TNG/DS9.

The Wormhole March 7 2013 03:04 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
Eh, I always assumed Romulus was screwed over anyway. Even before it got destroyed in XI I always figured what we saw in AGT (Romulus getting conquered by the Klingons) would come to pass.

King Daniel Into Darkness March 7 2013 03:10 PM

Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus
 
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DalekJim wrote: (Post 7771516)
I maintain it makes zero sense that Nero plots to destroy Earth and the Federation because the friendly Vulcan that went out of his way to help Romulus arrived a bit too late.

Wheras I say it's more than plausible that, after 200+ years of Romulan/Federation hostility, Nero would conclude that Spock deliberately waited until after Romulus was destroyed to stop the supernova.


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