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Old May 14 2013, 06:19 PM   #199
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Re: Do You Believe the Official Chronology?

Sure, the original intent may have been to portray our possible future, but there is nothing in Trek that requires that it be our actual future.

Personally, I think its fun to create an alt-20th/21st century for Trek's past rather than just retconning things to fit reality, which is what Clarke did in later Space Odyssey books.

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Sure, but shouldn't any new Trek be about the possibilities of our own future? Otherwise, doesn't it just become escapist fantasy?
Star Trek has always been escapist fantasy. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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