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Old May 26 2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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Re: Why are there only two cities in the future? (spoilers)

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Who doesn't want to see California destroyed over and over again?
If you're going to crash kilometre-wide starships and drill holes from orbit, by all means, keep it in San Francisco, and I can hope I am safe thousands of kilometres away. Don't you even think of doing dangerous stuff elsewhere.

But if you're having fun holding a conference or inviting some hot Caitians over, now, if you don't bring it here, I'd be pretty offended.
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Old May 26 2013, 08:36 PM   #17
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Re: Why are there only two cities in the future? (spoilers)

San Francisco also ALWAYS faces starships coming out of warp.
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Old May 26 2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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Who doesn't want to see California destroyed over and over again?
If you're going to crash kilometre-wide starships and drill holes from orbit, by all means, keep it in San Francisco, and I can hope I am safe thousands of kilometres away. Don't you even think of doing dangerous stuff elsewhere.

But if you're having fun holding a conference or inviting some hot Caitians over, now, if you don't bring it here, I'd be pretty offended.
I'll keep that in mind next time I'm captain of a starship
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Old May 26 2013, 08:39 PM   #19
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I'd like to see Garak terrorize San Francisco.
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Old May 26 2013, 09:52 PM   #20
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Well, in STIV, we hear mention of cloud cover over Tokyo and Leningrad. So, there are at least a couple others (and we also see there are still wooden piers).
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Old May 26 2013, 11:14 PM   #21
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Who would have predicted that Leningrad would make a comeback in the 23rd century?

I think the main reason for the lack of Earth-based diversity is pretty simple: Star Trek is, as things stand, a Western show aimed at Western audiences. Studios and directors share a fear, most probably unwarranted, that moving the focus away from Europe or North America will alienate vast swathes of the public in those two continents.

Of course, this is a damned stupid assumption. Setting a scene in future Tokyo or future Beijing would have no impact on the film's reception in the West, but it will boost the Box Office numbers in South East Asia.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:30 PM   #22
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Well the Bond films did fairly well out of going to other locales.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:30 PM   #23
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Who would have predicted that Leningrad would make a comeback in the 23rd century?

I think the main reason for the lack of Earth-based diversity is pretty simple: Star Trek is, as things stand, a Western show aimed at Western audiences. Studios and directors share a fear, most probably unwarranted, that moving the focus away from Europe or North America will alienate vast swathes of the public in those two continents.

Of course, this is a damned stupid assumption. Setting a scene in future Tokyo or future Beijing would have no impact on the film's reception in the West, but it will boost the Box Office numbers in South East Asia.
To be fair, they are destroying those Western cities. I'm sure Asian fans would rather not see that happen to their cities in a movie (Godzilla did enough in Tokyo).
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Old May 26 2013, 11:33 PM   #24
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Re: Why are there only two cities in the future? (spoilers)

There's a grand total of fewer than five hours of film between the two flicks, so the fact that we've gotten three Earth locations ought to be good enough, really. Especially when, uh, one of the biggest complaints going into STID was that it's so Earth-centric!
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Old May 27 2013, 12:08 AM   #25
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Who would have predicted that Leningrad would make a comeback in the 23rd century?
What, you think Communism is dead? Geez, the 23rd century is apparently nothin' but!
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Old May 27 2013, 12:56 AM   #26
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You'd think that San Franciscans and Londoners would be proud that their cities survived Trek's WWIII intact. (I figure they had to - there's no way cities that big could be completely rebuilt from scratch in only 200 years.)
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Old May 27 2013, 02:36 AM   #27
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I'd like to see Garak terrorize San Francisco.
In case you were wondering if somebody got that I did.
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Old June 24 2013, 11:28 PM   #28
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I'm looking at the recent action/alien movies as I think its a universal constant that they attack San Fran
The Avengers beg to differ.
Yeah, Stuttgart

And Heilbronn in Sherlock Holmes II, for whatever reason...
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Old June 25 2013, 01:15 AM   #29
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I'd like to see Garak terrorize San Francisco.
In case you were wondering if somebody got that I did.
I don't get it...
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Old June 25 2013, 02:37 AM   #30
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I'd like to see Garak terrorize San Francisco.
In case you were wondering if somebody got that I did.
I don't get it...
The role of Garak was played by Andrew Robinson, who much earlier in his career had played the Scorpio killer in Dirty Harry.
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