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Old September 9 2013, 03:16 AM   #414
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
In general, I think we may be confusing "plot device" with "plot." Again, "Moriarity" is a plot device. The Hound of the Baskervilles is a plot.

Along the same lines, "superhuman villain from the past" is a plot element. It's not a story.

I got three new stories out of Khan. The new movie invented another one, involving Section 31, the Klingons, terrorism, conspiracies, etc. It's not like they just recycled the script and "rearranged" the scenes from "Space Seed."

(Does the movie borrow a single scene from "Space Seed"? I can't think of one.)

And the new comic books will presumably find something else to do with the character.
I think you've hit it on the head Greg. Folk want to find something to knock the film about so they'll twist anything they can find into detriment. The film isn't perfect, but not for many of the reasons that keep coming up.
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