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Old October 21 2013, 11:17 PM   #402
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

BillJ wrote: View Post
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In that case, why bother to call it Star Trek?
Because it would still be "Star Trek". It would still be Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise out exploring really weird shit and fighting bad guys.

You toss the prior continuity because why tie the hands of a new creative staff with bullshit? You can eliminate people screaming about how the color of Kirk's medal doesn't match the color of the medal we see in This Side of Paradise.

I love Star Trek. But I think any new series is best served by shedding the last forty years of continuity and starting over with the basic premise and rebuilding the universe from there.
If they're going to toss the last 40 years and start over, they should just develop some other SF series that includes spaceships, heroic captains, aliens, etc. It seems to me as though they only want to call it "Star Trek" because it's a recognized brand name.

And personally I don't actually care about Kirk's medals. I worked in the theatre (as in live theatre), and sometimes we didn't have access to all the props (they might have been damaged or lost). We had to do a lot of improvising. In all honesty, I never noticed those ST details.

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In that case, why bother to call it Star Trek?
Huh? What should a TV series based on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek featuring Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Starship Enterprise be called?
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I love Star Trek. But I think any new series is best served by shedding the last forty years of continuity and starting over with the basic premise and rebuilding the universe from there.
Definitely. At some point people need to stop equating Berman-Trek with Star Trek. Berman-Trek is based on Star Trek, created by and large by other people, and no more a valid version than any other derivative. I think, though, that many people who call themselves Star Trek fans are really Berman-Trek fans, and they're going to have the hardest time with new derivatives of Star Trek.
You are confusing me with one of those "Berman-Trek fans." I'm primarily a TOS fan who happens to like specific episodes of TNG, specific characters in DS9, and most of Voyager.
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