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View Poll Results: Do fans want the prime timeline back?
I'm a fan and I want the Prime timeline back. 190 56.05%
I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back. 57 16.81%
I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back. 38 11.21%
I don't care, just give me Trek! 48 14.16%
I don't know. 6 1.77%
Voters: 339. You may not vote on this poll

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Old December 13 2013, 11:18 AM   #931
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

BigKrampus wrote: View Post
Dude. That's the King of whom you speak. He appeared increasingly prosperous and died on his throne, thank you very much.
Kind of hard to believe, seeing pictures of him in that condition, that he'd had most of the hottest women of his day.

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The one about the World's Fair in Seattle, right? As I recall, she has a good dance routine near the beginning of the movie . . . .
You've just won the Christmas Turkey! A quick search reveals that Yvonne starred in roles with Elvis Presley in two films:
"It Happened at the World's Fair" and "Kissin' Cousins."
Celeste Yarnall starred in the Elvis Presley vehicle:
"Live a Little, Love a Little"
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Old December 13 2013, 02:23 PM   #932
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^And Laurel Goodwin starred in an Elvis movie as well (can't remember which one).

EDIT: It's Girls Girls Girls.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:17 PM   #933
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2takesfrakes wrote: View Post

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The one about the World's Fair in Seattle, right? As I recall, she has a good dance routine near the beginning of the movie . . . .
You've just won the Christmas Turkey! A quick search reveals that Yvonne starred in roles with Elvis Presley in two films:
"It Happened at the World's Fair" and "Kissin' Cousins."
Celeste Yarnall starred in the Elvis Presley vehicle:
"Live a Little, Love a Little"
I tried to watch the World's Fair one, mainly because I attended the same World's Fair as a child, but couldn't get through it. Yvonne is cute in the dance number, though.
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Old December 14 2013, 01:03 AM   #934
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I'm from Canada, actually (I like the name because of its power) and what I said
... is still kinda cray-cray, just a bit. Someone not liking a thing you like doesn't make them the equivalent of a religious fanatic, and repeating that won't make it true or relevant to anything. To put it another way: if you insist upon seeing crazies and fanatics everywhere, it's worth holding up a second and wondering if maybe the problem isn't that everyone else is crazy, if you know what I mean.
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Old December 14 2013, 01:14 PM   #935
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I tried to watch the World's Fair one, mainly because I attended the same World's Fair as a child, but couldn't get through it.
Yes, you mentioned having hailed from Washington state, before. It sounds like you miss your old stomping grounds - why did you move from there - if one may know? The Seattle music scene was awesome in the Nineties, with Nirvana and all the rest ... sounds like it's a really cool place!
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Old December 14 2013, 05:47 PM   #936
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I don't think Greg's part of the grunge generation.
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Old December 14 2013, 07:17 PM   #937
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I don't think Greg's part of the grunge generation.
Indeed. I left Seattle in 1987, so I was gone before grunge, Starbucks, and Microsoft . . .

To answer the question, though, it was a career move. David Hartwell (who was the original Trek editor at Pocket Books, btw) convinced me that if I was really serious about this whole science-fiction writing and editing thing I needed to move to NYC where the action was. (I believe the phrase "wasting your life busing tables in Seattle" may have been involved.) It actually took me two or three years to work up the nerve to make the Big Move, but I've never regretted it . . . although I do miss the Northwest sometimes.
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Old December 14 2013, 11:30 PM   #938
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2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
BigKrampus wrote: View Post
Dude. That's the King of whom you speak. He appeared increasingly prosperous and died on his throne, thank you very much.
Kind of hard to believe, seeing pictures of him in that condition, that he'd had most of the hottest women of his day.

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
The one about the World's Fair in Seattle, right? As I recall, she has a good dance routine near the beginning of the movie . . . .
You've just won the Christmas Turkey! A quick search reveals that Yvonne starred in roles with Elvis Presley in two films:
"It Happened at the World's Fair" and "Kissin' Cousins."
Celeste Yarnall starred in the Elvis Presley vehicle:
"Live a Little, Love a Little"
He didn't age well, largely due to lifestyle issues, but if you look at Elvis in his prime, it's very easy to believe he did so well with the ladies. Young Elvis was gorgeous.
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Old December 15 2013, 12:10 AM   #939
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He didn't age well, largely due to lifestyle issues...
Hard to believe a lifestyle that included drugs and fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches would be bad for you.
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Old December 15 2013, 11:55 PM   #940
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Re: shocking or violent scenes in Trek -- For my money, nothing Abrams' Trek has done thus far comes even close to Commander Sonak's agonized squealing as the transporter forms him into a twisted writhing mass.
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Old December 16 2013, 03:23 PM   #941
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Re: shocking or violent scenes in Trek -- For my money, nothing Abrams' Trek has done thus far comes even close to Commander Sonak's agonized squealing as the transporter forms him into a twisted writhing mass.
I'd add in several things from The Wrath of Khan: Terrell's suicide, the Ceti eel coming out of Chekov's ear and one of the Enterprise crew being turned into a human torch when Reliant hits it in the torpedo bay.

In my opinion, The Wrath of Khan is the most graphically violent film in the series.
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Old December 16 2013, 03:33 PM   #942
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Re: shocking or violent scenes in Trek -- For my money, nothing Abrams' Trek has done thus far comes even close to Commander Sonak's agonized squealing as the transporter forms him into a twisted writhing mass.
I thought that the chilling screams came from the human female accompanying Sonak.
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Old December 16 2013, 05:18 PM   #943
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It's not that I want the timeline back.
The timeline's fine.
This is only just the era of Star Trek that hasn't been covered yet:
the time between ENT & TOS, aka "The Academy Days".

No, the timeline's not at issue.
It's the time period that I want back, Trek now:
Picard & B-4, Riker's new ship, something like that.
Even another leap forward alá the jump from TOS to TNG would be interesting,
with a whole new cast of interesting, beloved & well thought-out characters.

I care nary a fig for the academy days.
If they'd only go back to what's presently happening with Trek,
I'd be happy with that.
That no-talent buffoon Abrams could direct & I wouldn't mind,
just, again, as long as it deals with picking up at
precisely where we left off in the "Star Trek: TNG/DS9/VOG" story.

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Old December 18 2013, 02:56 AM   #944
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Prime timeline, of course. A new crew, new ship, new challenges in the future. Perhaps 700 years in the future after TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY. The crew would not just explore our own galaxy, but other galaxies as well. Where No Man Has Gone Before... Remember? And they would probably not just explore space but time as well. That would be exciting.
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Old December 21 2013, 10:24 AM   #945
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They won't go back to the Prime universe because they can't. New fans are usually only familiar with the new universe. They don't want to confuse the audience. Besides, I think the new universe has more interesting possibilities.
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