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Old January 16 2013, 11:11 AM   #41
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Re: Visual continuity/Same future, different eyes

throwback wrote: View Post
Christopher, please define continuity and answer this question, does this show have continuity? Make it short and stupid for this layperson. When I see wall of text, my eyes roll and I am like, "TL; DR".
Trek's continuity works in broad strokes, where specifics are sometimes ignored but the jist of a story usually remains.

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Broad strokes is a concept regarding canon where the writers pick and choose what elements of an older story they want to accept into a more recent story. It could be that the overall story is intact but the specific details are changed, or that the story is ignored but the details introduced within are still being worked with. This is most often used when parts of the official canon or even basic continuity cannot be reconciled as they stand.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BroadStrokes
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