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Old May 9 2013, 05:11 PM   #38
Hober Mallow
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Re: All right, all you JJ-haters! Put your money where your mouth is!

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Obviously a return to the purity of the Prime Universe. I don't care if it's not commercially viable, it's Star Trek.
IMO, no it isn't.

STAR TREK is Star Trek. The Berman-era "spinoffs" were mostly created by others and are no closer to Star Trek than the cartoon series SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE 22ND CENTURY was to Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Whether or not the spinoffs were good or bad, they were someone else's take on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek; which is perfectly valid, but it doesn't make them any more or less "pure" Star Trek than a good Trek reboot would be. Unless, of course, your enjoyment of a piece of fiction is entirely dependent upon the fantasy that it's somehow real -- in which case, maybe it's time to reassess why you watch Star Trek in the first place. (I'm speaking rhetorically, not necessarily about you specifically.)
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