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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%
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Old April 18 2014, 10:14 AM   #1126
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

As I stated, I've always considered "canon" to be played rather "fast and loose," anyway, thoughout the series. Things are changed, or modified, like Trills, for example. Their look was radically changed, as were other aspects and nobody takes notice. Yet, when Scotty gets new plumbing in his Engine Room, in keeping with the new movies, fanboys are eating their own.
Yeah, pretty much. People excuse what they like and raise hell over what they don't. Technically, Voyager's journey is fundamentally incompatible with the speeds and distances crossed in TOS and the classic movies (they'd have made it in a month, tops). I think less people realised that than freaked out about Chris Pine's blue eyes.
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Old April 18 2014, 06:29 PM   #1127
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Technically, Voyager's journey is fundamentally incompatible with the speeds and distances crossed in TOS and the classic movies (they'd have made it in a month, tops).
Even TNG, where the Enterprise was suppose to be able to cover seven-thousand light-years in a little over two years in "Q, Who". Or "Where No One Has Gone Before".
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Old April 18 2014, 06:48 PM   #1128
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Did they ever say which part of the Delta Quadrant they were sent to. It could have been a shorter trip if they were just sent to the edge near the Beta Quadrant. Voyager was sent to the outer ring of the Delta Quadrant.
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Old April 19 2014, 09:48 PM   #1129
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Honestly, I don't think it would've made a difference. Hard or soft, any reboot was bound to be controversial. Even if they'd dispensed with the time-travel gimmick and simply rebooted the darn thing like any other series, we'd still be having the same arguments and a certain percentage of fandom would still be demanding the "real" Star Trek back and pining for the old "canon" and "continuity."
You forgot to put "reboot" in quotation marks.
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Old April 23 2014, 01:03 AM   #1130
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I think less people realised that than freaked out about Chris Pine's blue eyes.
Wait. Kirk has blue eyes now? That's sacrilege.

Next you'll be telling me that James Bond is blond . . .
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Old April 30 2014, 02:09 PM   #1131
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

I would like to see Trek back in its original TOS-VOY universe, no references to the other show and movies with the undeserved title of Star Trek. A show respecting the history and continuity of the universe but moving forward with a new premise and character driven drama.
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Old May 3 2014, 04:32 AM   #1132
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I would like to see Trek back in its original TOS-VOY universe, no references to the other show and movies with the undeserved title of Star Trek.
VOY and ENT weren't deserving of existence, let alone of having the name "Star Trek."

IMO, of course.
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Old June 20 2014, 09:39 PM   #1133
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

Thought I'd give this thread a bump. Many new members might want to ring in a vote.
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Old June 22 2014, 01:28 PM   #1134
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And Spock was willing to sacrifice himself for the good of the many in any number of old TOS episodes.
The Immunity Syndrome, anyone?
Operation - Annihilate!


In the poll I choice option 1.
If there will be another tv-series I prefer it to be set in the prime timeline.
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Old June 22 2014, 01:32 PM   #1135
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Continuity for it's own sake is pointless. Take a fresh look at the mythology and have fun with it. Option 2.
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Old July 2 2014, 06:58 AM   #1136
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I`d prefer prime trek.

What that could be though I couldn`t say;

a new tone in the same universe(deep uncharted space -horroresque)
a new perspective(section 31 - political thriller) this would be the largest departure from trek.
a new time(in the future - with intergalactic travel, before time travel)

The latter would allow for the writing team to do whatever they want without having to worry about the established universe; yet still satisfy the idea that it`s the prime trek universe. I think those could all be viable.

I`d even love to see Star Trek following a Klingon ship. That obviously wouldn`t be possible since a network would most definitely require a human centric show.
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Old July 4 2014, 04:58 PM   #1137
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^Plus, why settle light years away when you can terraform every planet in our solar system?
Because terraforming every planet in a solar system isn't a good idea, especially if you have to rely on resources of the non-class M planets to keep your society running (if something necessary for space travel and making plastic is on Mercury and terraforming it would destroy that resource, you'd leave Mercury as is.) Or, if you want to terraform Io, but doing do would jeopardize the mining of sulfur (mining sulfur most likely being banned on Earth)-guess what? You don't terraform Io or the other moons of Jupiter (save maybe Europa) after all. Therefore, terraforming every other planet not like Earth (especially when your species doesn't have faster-than-light spaceflight capacity to go elsewhere, and you need the resources of the planets to maintain Earth's economy and also maintain the building of spacecraft/starships) isn't wise (maybe just terraforming Mars is all we do.)

As for the main topic? I like the new continuity as it is, and don't want to see the old one brought back just to satisfy a bunch of aging fans who can't see that the franchise needs new blood in the form of new fans and that said new fans are not going to necessarily want to have to struggle with continuity just to enjoy Star Trek.

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Old July 4 2014, 05:24 PM   #1138
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^That statement was in regards to why the genesis project was made.
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Old July 5 2014, 12:09 AM   #1139
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"Fan" in this poll is defined as anyone who enjoyed one or combinations of any series, books, games, or movies.

(To modders: I'm unaware if this brakes any repost rule. I just want visual data on the topic, whichever way it goes.)
I don't think we will see the Bermanverse back ever again, even if some future production team "says" it is set in the "prime" universe. Any new team will bring their own ideas about Trek, and they should be encouraged to do so. Endless recastings and retellings of classic tales and heroes has been going on for thousands of years.
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Old July 5 2014, 12:13 AM   #1140
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"Fan" in this poll is defined as anyone who enjoyed one or combinations of any series, books, games, or movies.

(To modders: I'm unaware if this brakes any repost rule. I just want visual data on the topic, whichever way it goes.)
I don't think we will see the Bermanverse back ever again, even if some future production team "says" it is set in the "prime" universe. Any new team will bring their own ideas about Trek, and they should be encouraged to do so. Endless recastings and retellings of classic tales and heroes has been going on for thousands of years.
Bingo.
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