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Old December 12 2013, 05:46 PM   #31
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Actually I'd think aspiring conquerors would have a vested interest in preserving the mass-media and entertainment infrastructure, so as to coopt it as a vehicle for propaganda and bread & circuses.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:05 PM   #32
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^I'm not joking. Propaganda and media control are important parts of any conquest. So is co-opting the existing institutions of the society you conquer, which is more efficient and practical than destroying them and having to build new ones from scratch.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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Actually I'd think aspiring conquerors would have a vested interest in preserving the mass-media and entertainment infrastructure, so as to coopt it as a vehicle for propaganda and bread & circuses.
Yeah, that's exactly what Putin is doing.
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Old December 12 2013, 10:42 PM   #34
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Oh yeah. I'd already noticed some of Putin's latest "brainstorms".

It's called "laughing to keep from crying". I worry about the possibility of it happening a lot closer to home than Russia some days, in fact. (No, not specifically the USA these days, in case you're wondering. Much closer to home than that. Long story for a different part of TrekBBS...)
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Old January 1 2014, 07:28 PM   #35
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How many issues of Khan will there be? I've heard 4, 5, and 6. Not sure which is true. I don't see them finishing up in just one more issue, though.
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Old January 2 2014, 01:06 AM   #36
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How many issues of Khan will there be? I've heard 4, 5, and 6. Not sure which is true. I don't see them finishing up in just one more issue, though.
A new miniseries and more spin out of the blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness! San Diego, CA (July 12th, 2013) - This October, STAR TREK: KHAN will show intrepid readers just how the master villain of Star Trek Into Darkness became the intergalactic menace seen in the blockbuster film. Over six thrilling issues, Khan's secrets will be unlocked and the origin of evil will finally be uncovered.
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Old January 2 2014, 01:57 AM   #37
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It was announced as six (as noted by Therin), but revised to five issues within a week or two.

So... Five.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:09 AM   #38
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And it appears that Johnson really intended that the Americas in whole to be written off as casualties of atomic warfare in the 1990's.

http://www.startrek.com/article/writ...ws-khan-comics
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Old January 5 2014, 04:26 AM   #39
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Huh. I see the comics and The First 150 Years are using Maltuvis (a dictator name-dropped in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?") as one of the Augment rulers, whereas I used it in A Choice of Futures as the name of a Saurian ruler. Given that "Maltuvis" doesn't seem to be a real-world surname, I assumed it was meant to refer to some alien dictator, and used it accordingly. So I'm surprised to see it used for a human. Why not Ferris or Li Quan?

The Americas being wiped out in the wars is an interesting alternate-history idea, but I can see no way of reconciling it with the Trek history we know.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:51 AM   #40
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The Americas being wiped out in the wars is an interesting alternate-history idea, but I can see no way of reconciling it with the Trek history we know.
Yeah, I saw that and was like

It might work if they had bumped up the Eugenics Wars to coincide with WWIII or something, but not in the 1990s. Then again, a lot of the stuff mentioned in the article doesn't seem to work fit either Trek lore or their goal of reconciling the Space Seed stuff with what we know happened in the 1990s.
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Old January 5 2014, 05:38 AM   #41
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Again: Since Khan is narrating this whole thing, there's no reason to believe anything he says. As to why nobody else calls him on his lies: Maybe they're just doing a "smile and nod" thing, like they're humoring him until he finally shuts up.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:30 AM   #42
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Again: Since Khan is narrating this whole thing, there's no reason to believe anything he says. As to why nobody else calls him on his lies: Maybe they're just doing a "smile and nod" thing, like they're humoring him until he finally shuts up.
Or their so impressed by his bullsh@$ting them that their seeing where he goes with it.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:30 AM   #43
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Or there could be a final twist ending that we won't see coming...
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Old January 6 2014, 01:19 AM   #44
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Khan has a capacity for self-congratulation that knows few bounds. I've been smelling "unreliable narrator" here for a while, although it'll be interesting to finally learn where in the tale the deceptions actually were.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:29 PM   #45
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I'm still interested in finding out how they explain Khan's radically different appearance in the movie. Wonder if they'll go with the plastic surgery theory?
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