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Old March 23 2014, 10:11 PM   #128
Hober Mallow
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Re: Nicholas Meyer's Interpretation of Star Trek

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TREK_GOD_1 wrote: View Post
As noted again and again, the story--which clearly worked to the base and beyond--restored the drama and adventure to ST that was utterly lost in the wandering, pretentious TMP.

Unlike the common, would-be audience pleasing "flick," TWOK had a monumental task to please two generations of TOS fans--and secure the interest of the general audience. In successfully doing both, ST exists today. There's no way to overestimate its importance to the franchise, as it was balancing on a crumbling cliff after 1979's inflated exercise in pseudo philosophical fantasy.

If TWOK was just another stab at big screen ST with no heart, purpose and feel for its source material, there would be no TSFS - the unfortunate JJ films.
I've heard the same argument repeated over and over again all these years: you can have either smart or stupid, but not both.
I don't think that's what Trek God is saying.
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