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Old May 25 2013, 10:28 AM   #3627
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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To fully appreciate the movie, you did need knowledge of the franchise.
Isn't that a given? Isn't that what we want? New fans keen to learn what they'd missed?

I spent years tracking down all the TOS and TAS episoes, plus comics and novels after becoming a Trek fan because of TMP.
I got into Star Trek by reading Peter David's epic novel Q-Squared.

I didn't pick up a quarter of the references when I first read it, but it made me track down episodes featuring Q, Guinan and Trelane.

From there, I not only appreciated the book a great deal more, but I was also drawn into Star Trek as a whole.

One can only hope that some out there have a similar reaction to this film.
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