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

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Old April 28 2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Should The Swine Flu Be In Trek XI?

So I've been wondering, not much has been established about the Swine Flu, canonically speaking. There is nothing saying the disease isn't long-lasting, and therefore it could still be around in the 23rd century. And since Abrams and his cohorts are saying they'd like to bring in new fans, this could be a perfect way to do so, tie it into actual news. Have a scene where Kirk and Spock enter an alien night club in search of Nero. While they're looking around, they pass by a Tellarite suffering from the Swine Flu. You know what would make this scene even better? Have the Tellarite wearing a sombrero. The potential is awe-inspiringly awesome.

Or perhaps this should be saved for Trek XII. Maybe an epidemic of Space Swine Flu is sweeping Tellar or something.

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Old April 29 2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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Re: Should The Swine Flu Be In Trek XI?

When pigs fly.
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Old April 29 2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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Captain Robau ate the swine flu. And the targ flu.
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Old April 29 2009, 02:02 AM   #4
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Re: Should The Swine Flu Be In Trek XI?

Maybe an entire ship is infected...the U.S.S. Zapata or something...its supposed to have a crew capacity of 300, but there's like 900 of them crammed in there?
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Old April 29 2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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Re: Should The Swine Flu Be In Trek XI?

You know if Abrams really wanted to keep things relevant, he could have the Federation President, Barack H. Obama VIII, order the Enterprise to fly around Starfleet Academy, scare the crap out of the cadets, and then claim it was all for a photo op!
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Old April 29 2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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Nuke the site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure...

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Old April 29 2009, 02:09 AM   #7
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Space is swine flu and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.
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Old April 29 2009, 02:21 AM   #8
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If the Swine Flu isn't in Trek XI I'm boycotting.
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Old April 29 2009, 02:21 AM   #9
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Swine flu was a great disease...BUT THAT WAS ANOTHER LIFE!
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Old April 29 2009, 02:23 AM   #10
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Swine Flu should not be in his movie, but should be included in
Pigs In Space:TMP or I'm boycotting!!
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Old April 29 2009, 02:23 AM   #11
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The 23rd Century is Kosher. Ask Spock. No worries!
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Old April 29 2009, 02:34 AM   #12
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Alpha_Geek wrote: View Post
Swine Flu should not be in his movie, but should be included in
Pigs In Space:TMP or I'm boycotting!!
Kermit the Frog: "Your father was captain of the Swine Trek for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including Miss Piggy and Dr. Strangepork. I dare you to do better."
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Old April 29 2009, 02:36 AM   #13
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Old April 29 2009, 02:38 AM   #14
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"I thought you were just a dumb frog who only has sex with farmer humans."
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Old April 29 2009, 03:51 AM   #15
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Actually, the story of swine flu "outbreak" in the 1970s - where the vaccine killed more than swine flu - would make a fascinating movie on its own. There aren't nearly enough disease movies.
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