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Old April 2 2013, 02:18 AM   #100
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Do You Believe the Official Chronology?

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Warped9 wrote: View Post
And JJ has actually said he felt Trek should be more like Star Wars.
Yes, he wants it to be as blockbustingly popular as movies. It should appeal to little kids and make them and to buy action figures.

In that interview, he was remembering back to when he was a boy, taken to the gala premiere of ST:TMP at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in December 1979. When he fell asleep and got bored by a science fiction movie.
Well hell, J.J. shouldn't feel weird - that happened to a lot of adults who tried to watch ST:TMP.

Warped9 wrote: View Post
TOS wasn't targeted just at kids. It was meant as an adult level SF adventure/drama with broad appeal.
If it was supposed to be any of those things - "adult," "adventure/drama," "broad appeal" - it failed in every respect.
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