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Old July 10 2013, 09:52 PM   #31
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

I recall using Modern Trek (MT) for TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT. People now sometimes call it Berman Trek.

I like nuTrek, but like Modern Trek, there will be a point it will no longer be 'nu'.

but really, I don't give a fig what we call it, as long as I don't get the lexicon wrong and accidentally call the nuTrek something dumb like GeeYourHairSmellsTerrificTrek.
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Old July 10 2013, 10:07 PM   #32
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I've seen that abbreviation suggested, but what's the full term it's shorthand for?
Well, works as a shorthand for "Alternate reality", which is the name used in the script by Uhura. Alt-universe, Alt-Kirk, Alt-Spock, USS Alterprise...
It was a rhetorical question, leading into my subsequent point that "alternate reality" is too generic to work in the long term, given that there will likely be other alternate Trek realities one day. (And already are -- the Mirror Universe, the "Yesteryear" universe, the "Parallels" universes, etc.)
I understand your point, but in the end it's just a convention. Even if there are other "alternate realities" in Trek, if the shorthand "ALT universe" sticks, it will be good as any. There are half a dozen ships called Enterprise in Trek, but when you say ENT, you know what you mean.

I'll let future people decide how they will call their next alternate reality. I'll probably be the grumpy old man who grumbles how it isn't good as the first alternate reality.
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Old July 10 2013, 10:12 PM   #33
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

We could start the trend right here!
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Old July 10 2013, 10:22 PM   #34
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

So it begins.
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Old July 10 2013, 11:17 PM   #35
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With his eyes rolled heaven-ward, and his little shiny appendages on the desk, GREGGERY ponders the question of The Multiverse (and fractional divisions thereof), as mysterious Alien Voices sing to him from a great distance, providing the necessary clues for the construction of this thrilling nuTREND!
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Old July 11 2013, 01:40 AM   #36
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I recall using Modern Trek (MT) for TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT. People now sometimes call it Berman Trek.

I like nuTrek, but like Modern Trek, there will be a point it will no longer be 'nu'.

but really, I don't give a fig what we call it, as long as I don't get the lexicon wrong and accidentally call the nuTrek something dumb like GeeYourHairSmellsTerrificTrek.
I remember a comment someone made around 2006 or 2007 or so. "You know Trek fandom is stuck in the past when they still consider 1987 to be the 'modern era.'"
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Old July 11 2013, 04:00 AM   #37
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How about this; DC Comics has separated all of their lengthy continuities into separate Earths. Every time someone comes up with a new, closed continuity, they just add another Earth with a number (Earth 2 or Earth 76).

Why don't we just start something similar with Star Trek? Right now we would have Trekverse 1 and Trekverse 2, but over time (maybe when Trek has entered it's 3rd re-imagining) it'll catch on.
You know, on thinking it over, I think something like this could be viable. We've already got "Prime Universe" for the original 1964-2005 continuity, and "prime" means "first." So we could have the Prime Universe and the Second Universe. I think that has a certain elegance to it. Or maybe Prime History and Second History, which is also kind of cool. And of course it could be extended to Third, Fourth, etc.
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Old July 11 2013, 04:13 AM   #38
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^And sort of fits in with the already common "Mirror Universe".
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Old July 11 2013, 05:02 AM   #39
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"Primus" and "Secundus?"
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Old July 11 2013, 08:11 AM   #40
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

Maybe this got asked but I'm lazy..

I thought Nu as a prefix started with NuBSG. Am I totally wrong?
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Old July 11 2013, 10:53 AM   #41
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I call this reboot series the Abramsverse, to distinguish it from past Treks. The 24th century era is no longer very 'modern', so Modern Trek doesn't cut it anymore. How about calling it the Bermanverse?

'Nu' has been around for a while. I remember hearing it in the early 2000s, to describe the genre 'nu metal' (there is no longer anything new about nu metal. In fact, it's quite passé now)
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Old July 11 2013, 11:44 AM   #42
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^I've been referring to TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT as "Berman-era Trek" for years, now.
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Old July 11 2013, 12:27 PM   #43
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

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How about this; DC Comics has separated all of their lengthy continuities into separate Earths. Every time someone comes up with a new, closed continuity, they just add another Earth with a number (Earth 2 or Earth 76).

Why don't we just start something similar with Star Trek? Right now we would have Trekverse 1 and Trekverse 2, but over time (maybe when Trek has entered it's 3rd re-imagining) it'll catch on.
You know, on thinking it over, I think something like this could be viable. We've already got "Prime Universe" for the original 1964-2005 continuity, and "prime" means "first." So we could have the Prime Universe and the Second Universe. I think that has a certain elegance to it. Or maybe Prime History and Second History, which is also kind of cool. And of course it could be extended to Third, Fourth, etc.
Could we apply this to the comic/novel/gameverses ?

Off the top of my head there's the 80's novel continuity (either including the Rihannsu or giving it another continuity of its own), the Shatnerverse, the relaunch, various runs of comics, ST Online...

Or is it just too messy ?
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Old July 11 2013, 01:12 PM   #44
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^We already use those qualifiers in the Trek Lit forum.

And although "Second History" is imcredibly cool, it was already used in the infamous Trek novel Killing Time (which has some similarities to the 2009 movie)
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Old July 11 2013, 02:29 PM   #45
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We've already got "Prime Universe" for the original 1964-2005 continuity, and "prime" means "first." So we could have the Prime Universe and the Second Universe.
I have to say, the mathematician in me shudder at the original continuity being called the "prime" universe, as in mathematics the prime symbol is used for the derivative of a function. So it should be Trek and Trek' in my book.

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