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Old June 18 2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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what about a Back to the Future II type plot for ST3?

a BTTF2/Trials&Tribulations (& Terminator 5?) deal with Quinto Spock zipping across timelines and repairing stuff, interacting with familiar events from the Prime timeline (TOS,TNG)

Sure time travels been done 3 times already in the ST movies (or 4 if you count Generations) but not in the fun BTTF2 type way (which could be fun for the 50th like DS9s T&T was for the 30th)

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Old June 18 2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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I think time travel as been done enough already. An I love time travel.
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Old June 18 2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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No, for ef's sake.
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Old June 18 2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Re: what about a Back to the Future II type plot?

This would only work (and be fun) as a comedy, IMO. And frankly, I wouldn´t want to waste a whole Star Trek movie on a comedy - with a TV episode that´s different.

No more time travel movies - PLEASE!!!!!
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Old June 18 2014, 10:56 AM   #5
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Re: what about a Back to the Future II type plot?

Khan 2.0 wrote: View Post

Sure time travels been done 3 times already in the ST movies (or 4 if you count Generations) but not in the fun BTTF2 type way
I thought STIV: The Voyage Home's whole purpose was to be a fun romp. However, it's my least favorite film with the original cast.

And your concept only features Spock. Where do Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, and all those other guys fit in?
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Old June 18 2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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They'd all feature throughout
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Old June 18 2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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I don't want any more time travel stories. The one in ST09 was handled neatly to set up the new movies. Time travel plots are usually clumsy affairs and I've frankly had enough of them.
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Old June 18 2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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They'd all feature throughout
Well then, sorry, but it's too thin of a high concept device for me if all you have is Spock as Marty McFly, and everybody else is just a bunch of Doc Browns.

And interacting with events from the Prime Universe? Then you have to negotiate with the other actors whose images you're using for those scenes. Too expensive.

This is why Woody Allen's Zelig used mostly public domain newsreel footage.
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Old June 18 2014, 02:02 PM   #9
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No. Just...no. No "repairing the timeline". No "going back to save Vulcan" (impossible in the new rules anyway). No more "prime Trek" onscreen.
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Old June 18 2014, 02:08 PM   #10
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I think Trek has went to the time travel well a bit too often in the movies. But I'm not against going again if it's a good story. I don't think the pitch in the OP qualifies.

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No. Just...no. No "repairing the timeline". No "going back to save Vulcan" (impossible in the new rules anyway). No more "prime Trek" onscreen.
Well, I do want to see a functioning TOS Connie in the background somewhere...
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Old June 18 2014, 03:16 PM   #11
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Better than the Borg.

But, no.
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Old June 18 2014, 04:14 PM   #12
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Better than the Borg.

But, no.
Maybe Borg with time travel! Oh wait...
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Old June 18 2014, 04:27 PM   #13
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I'm down with this idea only if the sequel has Joe Flaherty delivering an envelope via Western Union to inform Spock that Doc Brown is alive and well in 1885.
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Old June 18 2014, 04:33 PM   #14
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I'm down with this idea only if the sequel has Joe Flaherty delivering an envelope via Western Union to inform Spock that Doc Brown is alive and well in 1885.
I would watch this.
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Old June 18 2014, 05:20 PM   #15
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a BTTF2/Trials&Tribulations (& Terminator 5?) deal with Quinto Spock zipping across timelines and repairing stuff, interacting with familiar events from the Prime timeline (TOS,TNG)

Sure time travels been done 3 times already in the ST movies (or 4 if you count Generations) but not in the fun BTTF2 type way (which could be fun for the 50th like DS9s T&T was for the 30th)
You forgot Sliders.
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