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Old May 10 2009, 05:58 AM   #16
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Hmmm. I wouldn't think so, because he's serving on the Enterprise, right?

Wasn't Finnegan just a thorn in Kirk's side at the Academy?
Yeah, but an awful lot of cadets got assigned to ships in a hurry in this movie who might not have been there in the oldTrek universe because this crisis didn't happen.
Very true. Uhura, for example, almost ended up on the Farragut.
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Old May 10 2009, 05:59 AM   #17
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Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

But would this crisis change him from irish to american?
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Old May 10 2009, 05:59 AM   #18
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Hmmm. I wouldn't think so, because he's serving on the Enterprise, right?

Wasn't Finnegan just a thorn in Kirk's side at the Academy?
Yeah, but an awful lot of cadets got assigned to ships in a hurry in this movie who might not have been there in the oldTrek universe because this crisis didn't happen.
Point taken, but Finnegan and Kirk seemed to have some knock-down drag-outs at the Academy. And Cupcake needed 3 others to challenge the Kirkster, so...
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Old May 10 2009, 06:00 AM   #19
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But would this crisis change him from irish to american?
I don't see why it couldn't.
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Old May 10 2009, 06:01 AM   #20
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But would this crisis change him from irish to american?
I don't see why it couldn't.
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Old May 10 2009, 06:02 AM   #21
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The new altered timeline could have Finnegan's parents moving to the States and raising him there. Thus no Irish accent.
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Old May 10 2009, 06:03 AM   #22
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Cupcake was a total prick but he wasn't nearly as annoying as Finnegan. So he wasn't the same guy.

Wasn't he, Jimmy boy?
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Old May 10 2009, 06:06 AM   #23
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Hmmm. I wouldn't think so, because he's serving on the Enterprise, right?

Wasn't Finnegan just a thorn in Kirk's side at the Academy?
Yeah, but an awful lot of cadets got assigned to ships in a hurry in this movie who might not have been there in the oldTrek universe because this crisis didn't happen.
Point taken, but Finnegan and Kirk seemed to have some knock-down drag-outs at the Academy. And Cupcake needed 3 others to challenge the Kirkster, so...
It seems as if this version of Kirk had a habit of looking for fights in bars that may have made him less of a push-over by the time he got to the Academy - at a considerably older age than in oldTrek, of course.

Which sort of answers the plausibility question - Finnegan as he existed in oldTrek probably had graduated the Academy before PineKirk arrived.

Still, I think the idea has charm.
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Old May 10 2009, 06:12 AM   #24
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Yeah, but an awful lot of cadets got assigned to ships in a hurry in this movie who might not have been there in the oldTrek universe because this crisis didn't happen.
Point taken, but Finnegan and Kirk seemed to have some knock-down drag-outs at the Academy. And Cupcake needed 3 others to challenge the Kirkster, so...
It seems as if this version of Kirk had a habit of looking for fights in bars that may have made him less of a push-over by the time he got to the Academy - at a considerably older age than in oldTrek, of course.

Which sort of answers the plausibility question - Finnegan as he existed in oldTrek probably had graduated the Academy before PineKirk arrived.

Still, I think the idea has charm.
Yeah, I do too--but the accent was sorely needed to reinforce that impression.
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Old May 10 2009, 07:52 AM   #25
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^ Maybe, maybe not.

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Old May 10 2009, 03:58 PM   #26
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Oh please. Finnegan was a character of depth and complexity. Cupcake was a brute thug. There's no similarity at all.
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Old May 10 2009, 04:02 PM   #27
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It would be cute if Cupcake was Finnegan...however, it would also be cool if Cupcake was a creation of this movie. Let's let some new things be just that - NEW THINGS.
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Old May 10 2009, 04:05 PM   #28
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I was just thinking about something while watching Shore Leave. Could Cupcake have been Finnegan?
I like it! A Finnegan analog.
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Old May 10 2009, 06:26 PM   #29
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It would be cute if Cupcake was Finnegan...however, it would also be cool if Cupcake was a creation of this movie. Let's let some new things be just that - NEW THINGS.
I agree.

That said, this guy reminded me not at all of Finnegan - but he did remind me a lot of someone else: The guard that called Sulu "Tiny" in Star Trek III.
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I don't think he's supposed to be Finnegan, or else the name would have been used to refer to him. Besides, he doesn't have an Irish brogue or look remotely like the old actor.
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