IDW Star Trek Ongoing...
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May 18 2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...
Well, I've seen the movie, and I noticed something.
In the scene where Kirk and Pike are arguing and Kirk is defending his record, it's hard to tell since they're talking over each other, but I'm pretty sure Kirk says something like, "How many crewmembers have I lost since I took command? None, that's how many! Not one!" Which would call the canon status of any of the comics where crewmembers died into question.
I also see why
Countdown to Darkness
referred to the Bajoran woman as Mudd. It's because there was that line in the film about "the K'normian ship we confiscated after the Mudd incident last month." I strongly suspect that the screenwriters intended that to be a reference to Harry Mudd, but for some reason the comics' writer decided to tell a very different story and just grafted on the character name in an awkward way. I mean, why would Kirk refer to the events of CtD as "the Mudd incident" when she was such a peripheral character in the story? Another continuity problem is that the comic ends with Pike assigning Kirk to the Nibiru mission, which -- given the really, really fast warp velocities we see in the Abramsverse -- suggests a much shorter interval between them than one month.
Are we sure we heard what we thought we heard? The Alan Dean Foster novelization renders that scene as follows:
PIKE: You were supposed to survey a planetónot alter its destiny. You violated a dozen Starfleet regulations, and almost got everyone under your command killed!
You know how many crewmembers Iíve lost sinceó
PIKE: Thatís your problem. You think youíre infallible. You think you canít make a mistake. Thereís a pattern with you, that rules are for other people.
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