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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old April 1 2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

Star Trek Generations originally opened with a bitter old Captain Kirk trying to relive past glories by skydiving from a shuttle in earth orbit. Upon landing, Scotty convinces him to go along to the Enterprise-B launch. These scenes (and many others including Kirk being shot in the back and Worf fighting Romulans) were cut from the final version of Generations, and to my knowledge these deleted and alternate scenes have never been released.

15 years after Generations, in the new Star Trek, we actually see young Kirk skydiving (along with Sulu and someone else) from Enterprise in orbit to Nero’s drilling platform raining death on Vulcan.

It seems almost like a bit of very clever reverse continuity.

(which of course is totally ruined if you start whinging about alternate timelines and reboots)

Anyone else think this might be the past that old Kirk was trying to relive? And have the Generations deleted and alternate scenes ever been released?
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Old April 1 2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

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Old April 1 2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

I just thought to look on YouTube for the deleted scenes just after posting. There they are! Thanks ;-)
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Old April 1 2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

Considering one of the writers is a big fan, it wouldn't surprise me if he had this in mind when they wrote the scene.
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Old April 1 2009, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

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Considering one of the writers is a big fan, it wouldn't surprise me if he had this in mind when they wrote the scene.
Yeah, the possible connection between that deleted orbital skydiving scene and this one has been pointed out before. Orci and Kurtzman have said outright that there will be a number of references to persons, events, etc. in the various series and even some of the novels. This one sounds likely enough.
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Old April 1 2009, 08:28 PM   #6
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

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And here I thought I would never see "new" footage of pre-Abrams Trek again.

Thank you.
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Old April 1 2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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Old April 1 2009, 09:04 PM   #8
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

That would have been avery good opening.
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Old April 1 2009, 11:08 PM   #9
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Re: Kirk skydiving: Gens vs. Star Trek ‘09

The new movie's scene is far more dynamic and interesting, its a tv vs cinema difference.

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Old April 13 2009, 05:16 AM   #10
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I would prefer to see young Kirk climbing a mountain.
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