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Old April 28 2013, 01:45 AM   #16
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

Yes, there were some connections between the 24th century shows during the period when they were running simultaneously. Voyager started off on DS9 just as DS9 got a push from TNG in their first episode.
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Old April 28 2013, 01:49 AM   #17
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

First of all "Flashback" sucked.

Second of all your topic is misleading. If you wanted to know why there weren't crossovers between the Modern Treks, there were plenty. They actually reference each other more than TOS!
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Old April 28 2013, 01:53 AM   #18
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

Everyone knows that according to Gene Rodenberry, only the second season of TOS, the first season of TAS, the second and sixth season of TNG, as well as scripts from its unproduced eight and eleventh seasons, the first and fifth films, and the Voyager episode Parturition are true Star Trek.

Duh.
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Old April 28 2013, 02:08 AM   #19
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

"The Cage" is probably the only "true" Trek, because anything that came after was due to compromises with studios, networks, and censors. Roddenberry's only real restriction for the first pilot was his budget and what was technically feasible.
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Old April 28 2013, 02:46 AM   #20
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I'm okay with that. The Cage was excellent.
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Old April 28 2013, 03:12 AM   #21
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

Don't be silly. TOS is near and dear to my heart, and the Trek I grew up on, but even I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to assert that it's the only "true" Trek. The latter series and movies have all contributed to the vast edifice that is Star Trek.

At this point, I kinda want to vaporize the words "true" and "real" from all discussions of Trek, as they're usually just employed as clubs by people who feel their view of what Star Trek "should" be trumps any other approach.
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Old April 28 2013, 03:26 AM   #22
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

I'm not sure how any fictional universe can be "true" anyway.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:01 AM   #23
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I see a time where someone who had grown up on nuTrek watching TOS for the first time and hating it because it didn't have Quinto and Chris, has a Scotty with a missing finger, and Uhura who isn't in love with Spock...
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Old April 28 2013, 04:22 AM   #24
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

"Shades of Grey"

Everyone knows the only true Trek is a clip show.

EVERYONE.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:24 AM   #25
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

Technically, TOS is the only original Star Trek. Everything after that are spin-offs. It doesn't make any one series better than the other, it's just the first series of any genre is considered the original.

Could you imagine what TOS would've been if Roddenberry would've been able to produce a series based on "The Cage" ????? Amazing!
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Old April 28 2013, 04:25 AM   #26
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

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No. The TOS purists need to scale it back and realize not everyone likes what they do and there's nothing wrong with that.
Story of my fansite day right there. I love TOS, it's my fav series in the franchise, but christ the "Real Fans" are getting out of hand.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:58 AM   #27
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They're all Trek

But much like Sean Connery was the first Bond, many people will feel the first is the best.

I was born in 82, and grew up on TNG and the Berman era (DS9, VOY, ENT, etc) but I think TOS is the best. Closely followed by DS9
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Old April 28 2013, 05:08 AM   #28
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...Relics is considered one of the best episodes in its series?! By who?

TOS was great for what it represented, and had a few really great episodes. But a majority of it was downright hacky. I prefer the spinoffs.
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Old April 28 2013, 06:20 AM   #29
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Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?

Hacky?! By that I assume you mean, written by hacks. Hacks like the great Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Norman Spinrad..
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Old April 28 2013, 06:28 AM   #30
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yes, and Cesar Romero is the only true Joker.
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