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Old February 5 2013, 06:35 PM   #76
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Re: What's with all the Union Jacks in the trailer?

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Or not.
Likely not. What will be more interesting is if post production people who monitor and/or post anonymously on sites like the Trek BBS pay attention to such shit and will modify the image before the film goes to final print.
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Old February 5 2013, 07:11 PM   #77
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Or not.
Likely not. What will be more interesting is if post production people who monitor and/or post anonymously on sites like the Trek BBS pay attention to such shit and will modify the image before the film goes to final print.
..and charge the production an extra $10,000 dollars for doing it.

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Old February 5 2013, 07:32 PM   #78
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I was in Rome at the end of 2012, and pretty much every Italian government building I passed had both the Italian flag and the EU flag, indicating that there was both a national government and a larger union of member states. So it seems very appropriate that the trailer featured a building with both the UK flag and the UFP flag. If anything, it might've been nice to also see a United Earth flag, but it's just a 30 second bit of video, how much can you really fit in?
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Old February 5 2013, 07:48 PM   #79
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This thread is literally the first place I ever heard of the Union Jack being able to be up-side down. Carry on.
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Old February 5 2013, 08:43 PM   #80
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This thread is literally the first place I ever heard of the Union Jack being able to be up-side down. Carry on.
Question. Would an Irish man get his titties in a twist if the flag went from orange to green on a flag pole instead of the reverse in a sci-fi movie?
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Old February 5 2013, 09:40 PM   #81
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You know, I'm willing to bet that Chekov had a Russian flag in his quarters.
It better be a USSR flag, or I'm boycotting the movie.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:51 PM   #82
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Leningrad will rise again! The canon demands it!
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Old February 5 2013, 09:56 PM   #83
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Re: What's with all the Union Jacks in the trailer?

We can call it the Union of the Former Soviet Union.
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Old February 5 2013, 10:03 PM   #84
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It would be funny if they show that they still use Pound instead of Fed Credits, and that Britain isn't part of the Federation at all.
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Old February 5 2013, 10:08 PM   #85
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I'm all for seeing 23rd century Pound notes.
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Old February 5 2013, 10:09 PM   #86
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Pound coins. With William Shatner's face on them. King Shat XVII
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Old February 5 2013, 10:16 PM   #87
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I'm all for seeing 23rd century Pound notes.
The resurrection of the Pound note? In space? Best. Plot. Ever.

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Old February 5 2013, 10:16 PM   #88
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Pound coins. With William Shatner's face on them. King Shat XVII
He did play Henry V at Stratford (Ontario). So there's no reason why this could not be so.
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Why wouldn't Britain still exist? The land is still there and people live there. Once the Federation comes into being, it isn't like they renamed everything. The United States isn't Land Zone Gamma, it's the United States. Kirk says that he's from Iowa, showing that the individual states still exist and McCoy talked about Georgia a few times. If they still exist in some form, then other countries would as well. The Earth government probably has standard laws for the whole planet, but the individual countries probably work similarly to the EU or how the states in United States work. Basically each runs itself in a limited fashion with certain aspects left to the Earth government. They probably keep the flags as a symbolic or historic thing.
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Old February 5 2013, 10:34 PM   #90
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I and that Britain isn't part of the Federation at all.
I'd think Scotland would be far more likely to be the hold out than England.

Similarly here in the United States, Texas would be the last to join any "world government.'
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