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View Poll Results: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?
I hope so. 9 21.43%
I hope not. 33 78.57%
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Old October 10 2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

In an interview for STID, Zachary Quinto mentioned growing a goatee for the next Trek movie. I'm not sure if he was kidding or not, but I think it's highly likely that the next movie will be based off of "Mirror, Mirror." Do you think this would be a good way to go or not? Personally, I'm really excited at the prospect...
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Old October 10 2013, 04:17 AM   #2
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

Um...kinda too fanwanky for me. Very difficult to pull off and I never really got into it myself.

EDIT: Oops, voted the wrong one.
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Old October 10 2013, 04:22 AM   #3
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

Tried in the comics, wasn't too interesting.
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Old October 10 2013, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

^ Well, part of the reason for that might have been...

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Old October 10 2013, 04:52 AM   #5
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As long as it involves the Mirror Universe Borg, whose mission is to go around promoting individuality for every being in the universe.
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Old October 10 2013, 05:01 AM   #6
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

^ Actually, apart from some minor differences (King instead of Queen, diamonds instead of cubes), the Borg of the MU are pretty much the same as they are in the RU.

Which is odd, really, since in the MU the Destiny trilogy obviously could not have happened anywhere near like it did in the RU...
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Old October 10 2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

I don't really have a feeling one way or the other.

But if done right, it could be really fun. But it would be really hard to do right.
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Old October 10 2013, 01:11 PM   #8
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

If it builds on Enterprise's "In a Mirror Darkly," it could be good. But I remember a Mirror Universe storyline from DC comics circa 1985 or so, that took place chronologically between TSFS and TVH. It kinda sucked.

Personally, before Star Trek ID, I remember the rumors that Cumberbatch was actually playing Gary Mitchell, and was actually kind of excited about it. Would be cool if they actually go through with that.
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Old October 10 2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

While it could be cool if done right, I think the new universe is bizarro enough without adding its own nutty evil sub-universe.
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Old October 10 2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

SeerSGB wrote: View Post
Tried in the comics, wasn't too interesting.
And since it was done in the comics, that rules out any possibility of it being done in a movie. After all, Orci supervises the comics to make sure they don't do material planned for the movies.

But yeah, the comic story wasn't that great. But then, it is basically just a copy of Enterprise's MU two-parter. Not to mention, all the ridiculous art errors...
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Old October 10 2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

The comic went to great lengths to point out the infinite number of universes out there, and their mirror story had no connection to the usual nuTrek one. I think they did it that way on purpose, just in case they wanted to introduce a movie mirrorverse later (not that I think they should)
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Old October 10 2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

The MU was the best thing that ever happened to Star Trek, and could be the best thing that ever happened to the new timeline.

I say they should do it just for the hell of it.
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Old October 11 2013, 10:34 AM   #13
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

I love the MU episodes, maybe even more than the next guy, but I don't see how a Mirror universe story could ever be expected to carry an entire movie. Especially so early in the reboot. As of this point, we still only have about 3-4 hours of story about how the NuTrek universe even works itself - how does it make any sense to try to undercut that by already introducing another alternate universe?
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Old October 11 2013, 11:16 AM   #14
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

NOOOOOOOoooo fuck off MU and don't come back!!!!

Though.. Evil NuSpock would be HOT. Though I only loved Mirror Mirror, others had camp moments but were mostly godawful.

Since we are already AU I think AU MU would be a bit too much. Like, just tell a good story without it all being a take on something we already had.
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Old October 11 2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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Re: The Mirror Universe in Star Trek XIII?

grendelsbayne wrote: View Post
I love the MU episodes, maybe even more than the next guy, but I don't see how a Mirror universe story could ever be expected to carry an entire movie. Especially so early in the reboot.
Same here.

I love the MU, and its narrative potential, but right now it would make no sense in the reboot.
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