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Old January 28 2013, 04:10 AM   #61
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Re: Possible Merger of Star Trek and Star Wars

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Lucas apparently liked the Praxis ring effect.
Yeah, you could say that!
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Old January 28 2013, 04:40 AM   #62
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Lucas apparently liked the Praxis ring effect. (...though did ILM do those FX?)
Yes, ILM's computer graphics department did the Praxis shock wave effect in The Undiscovered Country.
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Old January 28 2013, 07:23 AM   #63
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There's also an Enterprise novel that has some thinly veiled references like a creature called a Nymock and a ship whose description suggests the Millennium Falcon. And in the actual shows, there are several references to Alderaan in viewscreen graphics which weren't meant to be legible (along with many other Okudagram in-jokes like the frequent Dirty Pair and Buckaroo Banzai allusions).
I thought that was Vanguard: Precipice?
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Old February 3 2013, 04:52 AM   #64
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There's no reason to merge the universes because the two franchises could easily fit within the same one already. The reason for this is the distance in time and space between the two franchises works just as well as having them in separate universes. Of course, this would limit what crossovers you could do. It wouldn't work if you had Trek characters end up in the Star Wars galaxy. However, if non-force-wielders like Hans Solo, crossed over to the Milky Way in the Trek timeline, it could work even as canon within both franchises. You could even establish the reimagined BSG and possibly even Firefly/Serenity as part of the same universe as Trek and Wars without too much problem using the same method. This could even open up new narrative possibilities like having an expedition to try to unravel the mystery of how and why humans existed in a distant galaxy and distant parts of our galaxy in the distant past.

There is however another legal wrinkle or two as well. One is that E.T. arguably took place in the same universe as Star Wars. Also, a weaker argument could be made for the Indiana Jones franchise also fitting in the same universe as Star Wars.
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Old February 3 2013, 06:10 AM   #65
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Chris Pine gave his opinion recently regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie. As expected, the actor was happy for Abrams, but he had a warning for Abrams. “From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius,” said Pine. “To have him over in the Star Wars camp is going to be a great thing. I’m sure it’s going to be a great film.”

As to the rumor that Pine as Kirk might appear in the next Star Wars movie? “Now you’re really playing with fire,” said Pine. “I wouldn’t even say that lightly.”
Ain't that the truth...
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Old February 3 2013, 05:02 PM   #66
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And while we can all agree Storm was a better role in a better movie, Catwoman does have the redeeming quality of its costume.

Ahem.
On the contrary, it was an utterly hideous costume. What it revealed was quite spectacular, but the costume itself was atrociously designed, especially the cowl.
I did not specify what redeeming quality the costume had, though.
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Old February 3 2013, 05:52 PM   #67
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As to the rumor that Pine as Kirk might appear in the next Star Wars movie?
I miss the days when rumors had weight because they were actually plausible as opposed to silly nonsense.
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Old February 3 2013, 08:55 PM   #68
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just have the crew from Enterprise or Voyager find a wormhole that takes them out of the Milky way Galaxy and into whatever Galaxy Star wars is in.

Hilarity ensues.
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Old February 3 2013, 10:23 PM   #69
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^ Just because I can very vividly picture the EMH giving Janeway and Co. a briefing on the metaphasic energy-harnessing processes of midichlorians doesn't mean it don't make my ass hurt just thinking about it.
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Old February 3 2013, 11:23 PM   #70
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Chris Pine gave his opinion recently regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie. As expected, the actor was happy for Abrams, but he had a warning for Abrams. “From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius,” said Pine. “To have him over in the Star Wars camp is going to be a great thing. I’m sure it’s going to be a great film.”

As to the rumor that Pine as Kirk might appear in the next Star Wars movie? “Now you’re really playing with fire,” said Pine. “I wouldn’t even say that lightly.”
Ain't that the truth...
I think if that actually happened the nerd rage would probably be enough to create a black hole that would destroy the world.
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Old February 3 2013, 11:26 PM   #71
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Chris Pine gave his opinion recently regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie. As expected, the actor was happy for Abrams, but he had a warning for Abrams. “From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius,” said Pine. “To have him over in the Star Wars camp is going to be a great thing. I’m sure it’s going to be a great film.”

As to the rumor that Pine as Kirk might appear in the next Star Wars movie? “Now you’re really playing with fire,” said Pine. “I wouldn’t even say that lightly.”
Ain't that the truth...
I think if that actually happened the nerd rage would probably be enough to create a black hole that would destroy the world.
As long a we can travel through it to the past and create an alternate timeline it will be cool.
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Old February 3 2013, 11:27 PM   #72
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Old February 4 2013, 02:24 AM   #73
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I think if that actually happened the nerd rage would probably be enough to create a black hole that would destroy the world.
Nerd rage is, in fact, impotent.
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Old February 4 2013, 03:36 AM   #74
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I need the escape from Earth in Star Wars.
Sometimes it's nice to not be beaten about the head by the familiar.
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Old February 7 2013, 02:20 AM   #75
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The merger has already taken place. By using the same director for both franchises the movies will turn out stylistically the same.

A Picasso is always a Picasso no matter what medium he worked in. You can't get away from it. Writer, artist, actor...style is style and is not changeable.
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