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TrickyDickie May 16 2014 03:01 PM

Star Trek 3: The Edge of Forever
 
I doubt that the third film will have anything at all to do with a reboot of 'City'....but that little blurb about consequences of choosing one course of action or another, etc, got me to thinking.

Would a new version of 'City', feature-length, work if it were done right?

Being that these new movies are set in an altered timeline, it would open up the possibility for Kirk to save Edith in some way....perhaps even bring her back with him to the 23rd century. Then there are the Nazis to consider if she were saved and left in her time....possibly precursors to the Empire, a la the mirror universe.

Seems like there would be a lot of possibilities for an interesting story with a wide appeal and not just for Trek fans.

Your thoughts?

Who would you cast for the role of Edith Keeler?

Rķu rķu, chķu May 16 2014 03:17 PM

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I don't see how they could reboot "City..." because then, any Abramsverse crew who travelled to the 30's would run into the ones from the prime timeline.

Khan 2.0 May 16 2014 03:27 PM

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maybe your on to something...not in regard to flat out remaking COTEOF (complete with Edith, 1930s etc) but in relation to timetravel (again) and the possibility of Kirk somehow being given the opportunity to correct things and setting the universe back to how it should've been...(therefore Kirk saving his father, Vulcan etc)

Star Trek: Days of Futures Past

drt May 16 2014 03:48 PM

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That bum that got phasered? They have to go back and time and save him, while staying out of the way of their alt-selves.

Hartzilla2007 May 16 2014 03:55 PM

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Khan 2.0 wrote: (Post 9588886)
maybe your on to something...not in regard to flat out remaking COTEOF (complete with Edith, 1930s etc) but in relation to timetravel (again) and the possibility of Kirk somehow being given the opportunity to correct things and setting the universe back to how it should've been...(therefore Kirk saving his father, Vulcan etc)

Star Trek: Days of Futures Past

Of course you realize that it would make NuKirk a better person than Prime Kirk, becuase Prime Kirk sure as hell never used time travel to bring any of the planets destroyed in TOS back or save anyone who died like all those Starfleet crews who died in TOS or the TOS movies.

The Baby Stig May 16 2014 05:16 PM

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Khan 2.0 wrote: (Post 9588886)
maybe your on to something...not in regard to flat out remaking COTEOF (complete with Edith, 1930s etc) but in relation to timetravel (again) and the possibility of Kirk somehow being given the opportunity to correct things and setting the universe back to how it should've been...(therefore Kirk saving his father, Vulcan etc)

Star Trek: Days of Futures Past

That'll never happen. Like it or not, this Trek timeline is the only one we'll see on film going forward.

Dennis May 16 2014 08:08 PM

Re: Star Trek 3: The Edge of Forever
 
Harlan's lawyers would be delighted at the notion. ;)

YellowSubmarine May 16 2014 09:35 PM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 9588850)
I don't see how they could reboot "City..." because then, any Abramsverse crew who travelled to the 30's would run into the ones from the prime timeline.

If they hid from the Prime crew in 1986 San Francisco, hunting whales, who's to say they didn't do the same in the 30s? Several times? It makes it all the more creepy, the Prime crew think they were alone with Edith Keeler, yet there are a shipfull of Kirks looking for whales in the wrong decade, several O'Briens trying to figure out where Sisko went, three Quarks that went to the wrong Roswell, leaving the real one for Izzie, and Annorax who went several quadrants too far to erase Voyager. And they are all watching them.

Shazam! May 16 2014 09:36 PM

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Boldly going where they've been before.

Dennis May 16 2014 09:42 PM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 9588850)
I don't see how they could reboot "City..." because then, any Abramsverse crew who travelled to the 30's would run into the ones from the prime timeline.

Those characters don't exist.

F. King Daniel May 16 2014 09:44 PM

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Shazam! wrote: (Post 9590080)
Boldly going where they've been before.

Reboots leaning on the mythos of the original is a given.

Khan 2.0 May 16 2014 11:35 PM

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Dennis wrote: (Post 9589669)
Harlan's lawyers would be delighted at the notion. ;)

OP will probably get sued just for suggesting it:D

TrickyDickie May 17 2014 02:16 AM

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Khan 2.0 wrote: (Post 9590533)
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Dennis wrote: (Post 9589669)
Harlan's lawyers would be delighted at the notion. ;)

OP will probably get sued just for suggesting it:D

What, me worry? :p

It's an interesting question though....Who really owns the rights to the original story? At this point, I would think that CBS does. If Harlan had adapted a story he'd written to fit Star Trek and its characters, that would be one thing....but the fact is that right from his first submitted outline it was Star Trek, the starship Enterprise, Kirk, Spock, etc, which are all governed by the studio.

If a film were to be made, once again he could cry foul, but I doubt he would get very far.

Wouldn't it be like the writers of Wrath of Khan trying to claim intellectual property rights to elements of Into Darkness? The studio runs the show and the writers are contracted to the studio. Lots of the old episodes were re-written and elements showed up again in later episodes, etc, that the original writers were not compensated for because once written and submitted the material became part of the studio's property.

Jeyl May 18 2014 08:10 PM

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Two movies in a row promised us that we were finally going out into deep space. Now you want to turn around and spend more time on Earth?

Ho Ho Homeier May 18 2014 09:09 PM

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All these ideas wanting to revisit old storylines. It's Star Trek, not This Is Your Life.


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