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Old February 10 2014, 08:01 AM   #69
Brutal Strudel
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Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

So in the Prime Universe, they had the resources to build a Galaxy Class-sized ship on the ground? They had warp engines that spat rocket exhaust, even though GR explicitly reiterated that Warp Drive did not run on exhaust propulsion principles and that the E was so big (and so unfit for atmospheric flight) that she spent her entire life--birth to death--in space (and her one blue sky adventure, "Tommorow Is Yeterday," saw her compromised by atmospheric flight she stumbled into)? This mega-ship doubles as the frakking SeaView! Hell, they couldn't even leave Sam Kirk Sam Kirk in the final cut, he became Johnny and Jim implicitly an only child. (Lucas-Cambellian monomyth heroes--of which Kirk was never one--only have siblings they open-mouth kiss... and that's a ret-con only because Lucas couldn't be bothered with resolving a real love triangle.)

Writer "intent" be damned (hence the term fig leaf), these guys remade Trek in their image. I like it but it is more believably an extension of Gold Key comics, Peter Pan story records and Mego playsets than the show that ran on NBC from 1967 to 1969. Spocktimus Prime doesn't change that.

Let the turkey cherry-picking begin. I'll start: "It's no dumber than 'Spock's Brain'!"
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