Therin of Andor wrote:
Phily B wrote:
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.
Kim: I'm detecting some weird technobabble.
Janeway: A possibly dangerous anomaly that we know nothing about?
Kim: Yeah. I suppose we should steer clear.
Janeway: Ha! Good one, Ensign. Take us in, Mr. Paris.