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Old July 18 2013, 02:44 PM   #136
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

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I like NuTrek because it is not tied to Abrams who may wander off to the Outer Rim and not come back and be replaced with someone else before this franchise version runs out of steam.
Even if Abrams has no involvement at all with Trek XIII it will still be a Bad Robot production, and since that is Abrams's production company the term "Abramsverse" is still a legitimate one, IMO.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:50 PM   #137
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^But as I've said, since it's all owned by CBS, it's possible that years from now, some other production company than Bad Robot could end up doing stories set in the current film continuity. That's why I'd prefer a name that's based on the internal content of the timeline or its relationship to the other one(s), rather than one referring to a real-world individual or company.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:11 PM   #138
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Meh, cross that bridge when we get to it. Though, even if such a thing comes to pass, by the time it does the name "Abramsverse" will be so entrenched in fandom it'll still be used anyway.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:19 PM   #139
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Meh, cross that bridge when we get to it.
But wondering about the future is interesting to do. That's why we like science fiction in the first place.


Though, even if such a thing comes to pass, by the time it does the name "Abramsverse" will be so entrenched in fandom it'll still be used anyway.
Not necessarily. A lot of the terms we used to use, like "Classic Trek" and "Star Trek Animated," have given way to the modern standardized references such as TOS and TAS. And the new movies' term "Prime" for the original continuity seems to have caught on very swiftly.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:44 PM   #140
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Too right. If you ask why it matters that the turbolift seems to completely ignore the actual number of floors on the Enterprise, you get the kind of horrified silence as if you've just farted at the wedding vows.

as well as "who gives a shit what direction the classic bridge faces".

Wait, hold a second, someone's coming over he..oh, fer christs sake!


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Old July 19 2013, 06:30 AM   #141
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I say we call Abramsverse "Prime" since it is the newest incarnation of Trek, and we group all the other older versions into one big pile and call it 'Alt'.

Then we douse that pile with gasoline, light it on fire and be done with it.
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Old July 19 2013, 12:25 PM   #142
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I say we call Abramsverse "Prime" since it is the newest incarnation of Trek, and we group all the other older versions into one big pile and call it 'Alt'.

Then we douse that pile with gasoline, light it on fire and be done with it.
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Old July 19 2013, 01:23 PM   #143
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To be honest, I don't have the warmfuzzies that many people have over reboot trek. It certainly is imaginative and "exciting", but I'm happy if it stays onscreen and leaves treklit for the most part alone, allowing trek prime to dominate the novelverse.

However, if it came down to a choice, I'd be more than happy to say to the reboot, "burn, baby, burn!"
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Old July 19 2013, 01:31 PM   #144
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I say we call Abramsverse "Prime" since it is the newest incarnation of Trek, and we group all the other older versions into one big pile and call it 'Alt'.

Then we douse that pile with gasoline, light it on fire and be done with it.
Except of course, "Prime Universe" the term Abrams and his minions gave to the original universe themselves. After all, it was in the credits of Trek XI where Nimoy was listed as playing "Spock Prime."
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Old July 19 2013, 03:55 PM   #145
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Except of course, "Prime Universe" the term Abrams and his minions gave to the original universe themselves. After all, it was in the credits of Trek XI where Nimoy was listed as playing "Spock Prime."
Yes, and it's such a nice, efficient, convenient term for it, which is why I regret that they didn't coin a suitable equivalent term for their own new continuity.
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Old July 19 2013, 08:57 PM   #146
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Double Prime.
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Old July 19 2013, 09:12 PM   #147
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Not-Prime.
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Old July 20 2013, 01:18 AM   #148
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This conversation reminds me, to a slight extent, of Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer talking about a reality made entirely of shrimp, one with absolutely no shrimp, and so on.
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Old July 20 2013, 02:59 AM   #149
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^I thought that was Illyria.
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Old July 20 2013, 03:05 AM   #150
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Hah, I'd completely forgotten about Illyria's mention of the World Without Shrimp. It's a bit of a recurring thought in the Buffyverse.
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