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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. 211 56.87%
I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back. 61 16.44%
I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back. 39 10.51%
I don't care, just give me Trek! 53 14.29%
I don't know. 7 1.89%
Voters: 371. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 11 2013, 01:07 AM   #76
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Given the stereotypical depiction of a Star Trek fan, wouldn't we be better off -not- having fan cred?
I am fan and proud! Live long and prosper!

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Old September 11 2013, 01:20 AM   #77
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I got my Sheldon Cooper Bazinga shirt on every day off from work.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:25 AM   #78
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I also am not too fond of folks that say its for the "drooling masses" or that the movies are "least common denominator" fare.
That pushes my buttons, too. Every time someone tries to frame the debate as "The Fans" versus "The Masses," my hackles rise and I start arming the photon torpedoes.
And I think it's even worse than just "real fans" vs. "the masses". When someone gets called, basically, a dumbass, stupid, or some other variation of a "drooling" idiot because they like a movie, I think that crosses a line to personal insult and I'd bet, easy, that most of the people here who like the new movies don't need to have their "fan cred" questioned. We didn't just show up in 2009.
Exactly this. I've been a fan of Star Trek in all it's forms (Except TFF*) since September of 1966, when I was five years old.



*The only thing I liked in TFF was the ship's lounge with the tall-ship wheel.
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Old September 11 2013, 03:50 AM   #79
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

^That's TFF.

Ha ha, I steal your fan cred!!!
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Old September 11 2013, 03:57 AM   #80
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We should do a dueling fan cred thread: "I drove two hundred miles to see TMP on opening night!"

(Really!)
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Old September 11 2013, 04:09 AM   #81
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^That's TFF.

Ha ha, I steal your fan cred!!!
I plead brain-fatigue. Between work, and my rehearsing and performing in "Fiddler On The Roof", I barely remember what day it is.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:13 AM   #82
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We should do a dueling fan cred thread: "I drove two hundred miles to see TMP on opening night!"

(Really!)
After reading the novelization of TWOK I wrote a letter to...possibly Vonda McIntyre (lord, I hope I got the name right). I think I asked a fair number of questions that may have illustrated that I wasn't quite old enough to draw the distinction between the actors and the characters, but I honestly can't recall, and probably would be terribly embarrassed if the letter showed up again. I think my parents actually sent it to the publisher's address.

No, I didn't get a reply. But I stayed a fan anyway, which is why I deserve -even more cred-.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:14 AM   #83
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

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^That's TFF.

Ha ha, I steal your fan cred!!!
I plead brain-fatigue. Between work, and my rehearsing and performing in "Fiddler On The Roof", I barely remember what day it is.
Hmmm...what role?

I'll have to look up the exchange rate between Trek Cred and Musical Cred.
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Old September 11 2013, 06:06 AM   #84
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The closest I've come to any cred is sticking an afro on Spock.
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Old September 11 2013, 03:25 PM   #85
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We should do a dueling fan cred thread: "I drove two hundred miles to see TMP on opening night!"

(Really!)
After reading the novelization of TWOK I wrote a letter to...possibly Vonda McIntyre (lord, I hope I got the name right).
Yep, that was Vonda, who was actually one of my early writing instructors (along with Norman Spinrad). Which I guess makes me a second-generation Trek writer!

(How's that for fan cred?)

And, just to keep the thread OT, when I wrote my Khan books, I did indeed cherry-pick what I needed from Vonda's book and quietly ignored the parts that didn't fit with my plot. Granted, neither are "canon," but I mention this to illustrate that there's a point where common sense trumps an excessive concern with "continuity." I wasn't going to hold my plot hostage to a few paragraphs in a twenty-year-old movie novelization.

It's all about keeping a sense of perspective.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:13 PM   #86
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I just had the most off-the-wall vague idea for a Myriad Universes story where Peter Preston lives and somehow fundamentally changes the course of history.

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Old September 12 2013, 01:01 AM   #87
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I just had the most off-the-wall vague idea for a Myriad Universes story where Peter Preston lives and somehow fundamentally changes the course of history.

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Old September 12 2013, 01:22 AM   #88
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Old September 12 2013, 06:11 PM   #89
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^That's TFF.

Ha ha, I steal your fan cred!!!
I plead brain-fatigue. Between work, and my rehearsing and performing in "Fiddler On The Roof", I barely remember what day it is.
Hmmm...what role?

I'll have to look up the exchange rate between Trek Cred and Musical Cred.
Avram, the bookseller.

I played the same role ten years ago.
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Old September 12 2013, 08:46 PM   #90
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I plead brain-fatigue. Between work, and my rehearsing and performing in "Fiddler On The Roof", I barely remember what day it is.
Hmmm...what role?

I'll have to look up the exchange rate between Trek Cred and Musical Cred.
Avram, the bookseller.

I played the same role ten years ago.
So it's . . "Tradition!"
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