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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old September 21 2013, 02:32 PM   #121
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Re: The curse of even Trek Films and the reboot - thought

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If they had done a straight reboot, then a lot of people would have complained that they were disrespecting 50 years of canon, including 5 TV shows and 10 movies, by essentially saying that it didn't count anymore. That absolutely would have happened, and that's why they went the route that they did. It truly is a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario.

Yeah, the way they did it was actually the best and most clever choice they could have made-it doesn't disrupt continuity, but it frees them to tell whatever stories they want
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Old September 21 2013, 04:45 PM   #122
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Re: The curse of even Trek Films and the reboot - thought

And I like the way it went with that. We see a certain amount of "what might have been" in this new timeline. The old timeline is there and we see what happens now when Kirk goes right instead of left.
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Old September 21 2013, 05:53 PM   #123
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Re: The curse of even Trek Films and the reboot - thought

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If they had done a straight reboot, then a lot of people would have complained that they were disrespecting 50 years of canon, including 5 TV shows and 10 movies, by essentially saying that it didn't count anymore.
I'm not quite seeing how a straight reboot by necessity means disrespecting fifty years of canon. The BBC's SHERLOCK is a modern reboot of the Conan Doyle stories, and I think they've managed to respect canon. Unless you're confusing "canon" with "continuity."
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Old September 22 2013, 01:57 AM   #124
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Sorry, continuity would be the appropriate term. The rest of my point still stands.
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Old September 22 2013, 07:16 PM   #125
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Re: The curse of even Trek Films and the reboot - thought

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Sorry, continuity would be the appropriate term. The rest of my point still stands.
I think you're right it would have happened, but who cares? By doing what they did, pussy-footing around with a reboot/not-really-a-reboot they're getting flack from all sides. Better to do just what they really want to do, while still showing respect to the characters and the mythos -- especially since it's only a matter of time before a real straight reboot actually happens.
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Old September 23 2013, 02:59 AM   #126
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No, I think what they're doing now is perfectly fine.
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