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Old June 19 2013, 01:40 AM   #47
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Re: what do people want star trek 3 to be like

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Sorry, but the distinction is this: Star Trek is real within the world of Star Trek.
It really isn't and has never been. It's a vehicle for drama and drama is going to win every single time. It's why the ships in every single episode/movie move at exactly the speed the plot needs them to move.

I don't care a whit if the Enterprise is 24 decks or 78. But if they spend years showing me a 24 deck ship and then say they're on deck 78, don't criticize me for calling shenanigans on their lazy writing. When they're trading on the equity of 5 different shows and a dozen movies they have some obligations to the continuity that they themselves have established. It's their ball game. They get to make the rules. I just want them to play by those rules. That's not 'insular'.
It is insular because you want them to make dramatic decisions based on imaginary technicalities.
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