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Old February 25 2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Its Gorn day on EW.com!!

The Gorn have always been one of my favorite alien species on ST, and in honor of the Gorn being featured in the JJAbrams based ST game, EW.com has named it Gorn day. It feautres the new design of the Gorn.

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/02/25/star-trek-gorn-day/
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Old February 25 2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Re: Its Gorn day on EW.com!!

I'm still wondering if Spock Prime plopped New Vulcan down on Cestus III?
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Old February 25 2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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Re: Its Gorn day on EW.com!!

I like the new-look Gorn, but I have serious reservations about their rumoured new backstory...

...which I cannot reconcile with "Arena", let alone what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up. It seems the writers of the game are treating nuTrek as a clean reboot and not an alternate reality in the same multiverse.

Not that that's a deal-breaker. It's just directly contrary to what the movie says, and Bob Orci confirmed (i.e. that history began to change when Nero appeared and started meddling) in 2009.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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King Daniel wrote: View Post
I like the new-look Gorn, but I have serious reservations about their rumoured new backstory...

...which I cannot reconcile with "Arena", let alone what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up. It seems the writers of the game are treating nuTrek as a clean reboot and not an alternate reality in the same multiverse.

Not that that's a deal-breaker. It's just directly contrary to what the movie says, and Bob Orci confirmed (i.e. that history began to change when Nero appeared and started meddling) in 2009.
Not sure I see a direct contradiction. There's very little known about the Gorn.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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...which I cannot reconcile with "Arena", let alone what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up. It seems the writers of the game are treating nuTrek as a clean reboot and not an alternate reality in the same multiverse.
Where in "Arena" do we discover where the Gorn have come from?
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Old February 26 2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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...which I cannot reconcile with "Arena", let alone what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up. It seems the writers of the game are treating nuTrek as a clean reboot and not an alternate reality in the same multiverse.
Where in "Arena" do we discover where the Gorn have come from?
Well...
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...if these people were warmongers who controlled an entire galaxy (see HERE , there's no chance in hell they'd have stopped at Cestus III after what happened.

"Arena" was about a misunderstanding, not Kirk heading off an extra-galactic invasion.
[/spoiler]
Of course, these reports could be wrong in some details. Maybe there's no contradiction. But I suspect they've just taken "lizard monster fighting humans" and built an entirely new story around it.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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Re: Its Gorn day on EW.com!!

Wrong!!

http://absoluteworst.wordpress.com/2...rom-star-trek/


Wrong!!

Making the Gorn "EVIL" is also wrong...the Gorn were pretty much like the UFP...they had one major problem, apparently, they don't give WARNINGS before shooting!!!

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Old February 26 2013, 02:40 AM   #8
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It's just directly contrary to what the movie says, and Bob Orci confirmed (i.e. that history began to change when Nero appeared and started meddling) in 2009.
One can't even reconcile those statements with what we see in the movie, so it's best not to take any of it seriously.
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Old February 26 2013, 02:53 AM   #9
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...which I cannot reconcile with "Arena", let alone what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up.
Well what the novelverse (and Star Trek Online) have built up really isn't binding.

As for Arena maybe in the intervening decade the Gorn got a new government who didn't want to spend eons at war with another galaxy so they just stuck to the part they already conquered.
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Old February 26 2013, 05:27 AM   #10
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It seems the writers of the game are treating nuTrek as a clean reboot.

After enough time has passed, everyone writing nuTrek will be.
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Old February 26 2013, 07:11 AM   #11
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Not getting it is the new getting it.
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