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Old January 6 2013, 11:00 PM   #536
Nagisa Furukawa
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Re: Do you think Star Trek needed a reboot?

Jackson_Roykirk wrote: View Post
When you say "Star Trek" to the average person in the U.S., the first thing that probably pops into their mind is something like this:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...-and-spock.jpg

Instead of this:
http://le0pard13.files.wordpress.com...tionphoto.jpeg

That's not to say that TNG wasn't popular among science fiction TV fans in the U.S. -- it was hugely popular. However, the knowledge of who Kirk and Spock are among Americans goes way beyond just science fiction fans. People who are NOT fans of the genre (people who don't watch Star Trek TV shows, or science fiction in general) still know those TOS characters, while many of them probably have no idea whatsoever who Data is.
For people in their 50s and 40s and maybe even 30s?? Certainly. For people in their early 20s?? The second picture comes to mind when you say ST; that literally happened when I went to talk to my roommate.
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