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Old May 28 2013, 10:00 AM   #121
King Daniel Into Darkness
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Re: Why did they bother...

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Kirk and Spock are bigger than William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Apprently not, as the nuCast are not cultural icons--just actors in a new version no more authentic than the numerous ST fan films.
I think "cultural icons" is pushing it a degree or 50,000.
And this Star Trek is Star Trek. It's as authentic Trek as The Dark Knight Rises is Batman or Skyfall is Bond or Game of Shadows is Sherlock Holmes.
Plus, who gives a shit about Captain Nobody of the USS Generic Starship?
If Paramount/Roddenberry shared that belief, The Next Generation and its sequel series would not exist. Yes, the NG ship is another Enterprise, but Picard, et al, were new to audiences.
Yes, and we saw that with TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT, with diminishing returns each and every time.
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