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Old December 29 2012, 08:46 PM   #27
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Re: Will "Into Darkness" be a 911 parable?

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9/11 has been more than 10 years ago. It's time for Hollywood to move on.
Hollywood still makes movies about World War II. "Moving on" is not their thing.
The world itself though isn't over 9/11 yet.
We still feel its effects in various ways...
Particularly in the form of American bullets, and increasingly in the form of Missiles-Out-Of-Fucking-Nowhere drone attacks.

Picture the Federation conducting a series of random and indiscriminate drone attacks against Romulan colonies, ostensibly to suppress rogue Nero-like elements that might threaten the Federation. Kirk -- who knows better than anyone that Nero didn't come from any of those colonies and was an isolated case -- may have to chose between the brazen illegality of the attacks and the creeping evil of Gary Mitchel's divine-yet-much-deserved vengeance. The moral question being "Which of these evils is the lesser one? The evil that WE do, or the evil that is about to be done to us?"

Of course if Abrams pulls this off he would probably be charged with a war crime for the half a billion heads that would explode trying to parse this story, and I doubt it will end up anywhere near that deep.
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