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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old April 14 2014, 06:12 AM   #1
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What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

So our heroes don't solve the problem and V'Ger fries Earth.

V'Ger itself is screwed because it never can find its Creator and have nowhere else to go.

What about of the rest of the Federation? Earth is gone. Are the Vulcans, Andorians and Telarites madly scrambling or meh? The enemies, Klingons and Romulans, did they threw a party or are afraid of V'Ger?

Then the Whale Probe comes for its friends and finds the planet scorched and V'Ger still thinking about what to do with itself -- or not.

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Old April 14 2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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Old April 14 2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

If V'ger destroys Earth, the movie ends a few minutes earlier.
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Old April 14 2014, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

No sequels. Crotchety V'ger skulking around space digitizing everything.

I imagine that if Spock were digitized, he'd somehow have been able to bring V'ger down from within.
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Old April 14 2014, 04:07 PM   #5
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

Who's to say that didn't happen? For all we know, the Enterprise was digitized by the first volley from V'Ger, and the rest of the movie--and everything that followed--was merely a false reality created by V'Ger's memory core.

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Old April 14 2014, 05:48 PM   #6
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

Shat Happens wrote: View Post
Then the Whale Probe comes for its friends and finds the planet scorched and V'Ger still thinking about what to do with itself -- or not.
Oh, I don't know. I think V'GER & The Whale Probe would find love, don't you? Here's V'GER chok full of misty loveliness, in violets and cyans. Then there's The Whale Probe, this phallyc symbol, with it's hanging ball. It wouldn't be all that impossible, really, if they joined and found a new sense of purpose, that way ...
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Old April 14 2014, 05:50 PM   #7
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

What would have happened had the Enterprise not interfered?

So V'Ger arrives at Earth, sends the signal and gets no response. What then? Digitize Earth? And then?
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Old April 14 2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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What about of the rest of the Federation? Earth is gone. Are the Vulcans, Andorians and Telarites madly scrambling ...
either they would all bid to have their homeworld become the new capital of the federation (and hq of starfleet) ...

... or they would all be bowing out as fast as they could, earth got stuck with "hosting" the federation capital because no one wanted it and earth got the short end of the stick.

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Old April 14 2014, 07:05 PM   #9
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What would have happened had the Enterprise not interfered?

So V'Ger arrives at Earth, sends the signal and gets no response. What then? Digitize Earth? And then?
The corpse of Jonathan Archer rolls in its grave, because that crap with the Xindi was all for nothing.
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Old April 14 2014, 07:29 PM   #10
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TMP would have finished with

THE HUMAN ADVENTURE HAS ENDED
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I'm pretty sure Paramount would have burned that script, killed the writers, anyone who's read it, and buried the bodies where no one could find them. You don't kill a possible gold mine like that by ending Star Trek on a downward note. Never, ever do that if you want sequels. The ashes of the script would have been loaded into a crate and taken to where only top men could look at them. Top. Men.
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Old April 15 2014, 06:33 PM   #12
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The ashes of the script would have been loaded into a crate and taken to where only top men could look at them. Top. Men.
Your world of studio executives doesn't admit women!
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Old April 15 2014, 09:30 PM   #13
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Then the Whale Probe comes for its friends and finds the planet scorched and V'Ger still thinking about what to do with itself -- or not.
Oh, I don't know. I think V'GER & The Whale Probe would find love, don't you? Here's V'GER chok full of misty loveliness, in violets and cyans. Then there's The Whale Probe, this phallyc symbol, with it's hanging ball. It wouldn't be all that impossible, really, if they joined and found a new sense of purpose, that way ...
Internets won. Game, set and sna--er, match.
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Old April 15 2014, 09:50 PM   #15
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Re: What If V'Ger had destroyed Earth?

Also, after sorting through the data that he digitized, Vejur realizes the truth about his creator and ressurrects all x-billion humans (but maybe not the aliens--sorry) just long enough to merge with all of them. The entire human race thus ascends to a plane of existence that makes Kurzweil's singularity look like the 10th Circle of Hell.
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