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Old April 4 2010, 10:02 AM   #273
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Re: Why doesn't Spock Prime go back in time to save Vulcan?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
The characters were talking about the timeline wanting to repair itself, as though the timeline is sentient. That's ludicrous and also contrived.
Is it? Many years ago, I heard (or read) a SF writer saying that "time is a river" and, just as a river may try to recreate its original path if blocked, then so may a timeline try to correct itself as best it can. I even used it in a ST fanfic way back in the mid 80s, based on that line.

lawman wrote: View Post
offended far fewer existing fans, if they'd just opted for a clean reboot.
Seems to me they offended very few fans as it was.

I'm still surprised that the film is celebrated by as many as it is. A wonderful thrill for me, since I naively expected the same universal reaction for ST:TMP, but for me, as a newbie fan in 1980, I felt as if I was surrounded by hostiles for many, many months. They began to calm down around the time of ST II's premiere.
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