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Old May 11 2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Three timelines (possible spoiler alert)

foxmulder710 wrote: View Post
I'm not sure how Star Trek: Countdown fits with either the "original" timeline of the new one, because it's odd how in the comic Nero sees the Shatner-Kirk and recognizes the Pine-Kirk in the film as if the latter were the same.
Although a bunch of changes (timeline, in particular) can be explained away by Nero's incursion, it appears the recasting of the character isn't meant to represent an actual difference in appearance between the two Kirks, etc, but is artistic license. The dialogue in the film clearly establishes that the characters are supposed to look alike: Apart from Nero recognising Kirk, Spock also recognised him immediately, and Spock also identified Scotty.

This has precedent : Saavik was recast and supposed to be the same person, for example.
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