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Old April 22 2013, 04:58 AM   #162
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Re: Is J.J. Abams "Star Trek" Sustainable?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Don't forget they pew pewwed the asteroid in the wormhole in TMP. And the transporter accident,
True, but I left the minor Pew!Pew!s out because they were so minor. If they didn't reach a minimum of Die Hard levels of Pew!Pew!, I put them aside.

Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
THIS.

Actually, as somebody else said, Trek was an action franchise from the second pilot of the original series.
Indeed. Star Trek was Horatio Hornblower in space. It was a shoot 'em up, dynamic action adventure. Yes, there were high minded ideas, but the meat of the show was "We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, we come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, men!"

(borrowed from Star Trekkin' a bit. )
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