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Old May 28 2013, 02:30 PM   #31
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Ah, short memories. So, no recollection of how TWOK was received in certain fan circles when it first came out, I take it.
A lot of trekkies were furious about it - "Meyer and Bennett don't know Star Trek, and they're trying to turn it into Star Wars."

Oh, and fans nitpicked the details - "Regula One is a ST:TMP model turned upside down - you can see upside down trees inside the windows. How lazy!" and "proper Star Trek terminology is shuttlecraft, not 'space shuttles.'"

There was a petition campaign objecting to Spock's death.

By "a lot," of course, I mean no more than one out of ten and of course most of them paid to see the movie - exactly as with the Abrams films.

The complaints by TOS fans about TNG were of a different type, but a minority complained vociferously about it as well. Eventually most of them subside because the enthusiasm of the vast majority carries the day.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:17 PM   #32
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I remember people (and even some critics) complaining that WoK was less "cerebral" and more violent than TMP and that that it was more of a space opera shoot-em-up against a dastardly super-villain . . . .
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Old May 30 2013, 02:46 AM   #33
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Isaac Asimov sometimes said of science fiction that it was, "That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings." You can interpret that as narrowly or broadly as you like.
This! But then why was Ellison so up in arms about the show? Was he just so sore about the rewrite of TCOTEOF? His comments seemed to go beyond that episode.
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Old May 30 2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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Isaac Asimov sometimes said of science fiction that it was, "That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings." You can interpret that as narrowly or broadly as you like.
This! But then why was Ellison so up in arms about the show? Was he just so sore about the rewrite of TCOTEOF? His comments seemed to go beyond that episode.
The former.
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