Do you think Star Trek needed a reboot?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by The Overlord, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    And the background should be Vasquez Rocks. ;)
     
  2. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Heh.
     
  3. CorporalClegg

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    He kind of looks like Bale in that picture.
     
  4. Franklin

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    You are all blasphemers. This is not the way of Roddenberry. His is a world without hate, without fear, without conflict, no war, no disease, no crime, no snark. None of the ancient evils. You will be absorbed. You will find contentment and experience the absolute good.
     
  5. YARN

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    Heresy! Roddenjesus would not interfere in the affairs of a prewarp culture!
     
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  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    When's Red Hour?
     
  7. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    So Kirk could talk to the Messianic version of Roddenberry into a logical loop that convinces him to self-destruct?:


    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: I am Roddenberry.

    KIRK: Roddenberry died 22 years ago.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: I am Roddenberry. I am Star Trek. I am he. All that he was, I am. His experience, his knowledge. I am Roddenberry; I am Star Trek.

    KIRK: The fans may have created you -- this messiah-like version of Roddenberry -- but you are not the real Roddenberry, and you are not Star Trek. Star Trek is Fun Sci-Fi Entertainment.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY:
    Your statement is irrelevant. You will be obliterated. The worship of Roddenberry is the Prime Directive.

    SPOCK:
    The worship of Roddenberry, Captain. That's the key.

    KIRK: Yes. What is the worship of Roddenberry?

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: I am Roddenberry.

    KIRK: Roddenberry is dead. Star Trek is Fun Sci-Fi Entertainment. A question has been put to you. Answer it.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: The worship of Roddenberry is the harmonious continuation of the Star Trek Franchise. The worship of Roddenberry is peace, tranquillity. The continuation of the Star Trek Franchise is the directive.

    KIRK: Then I put it to you that you have disobeyed the Prime Directive. You are harmful to Star Trek.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: Star Trek is. It exists. It is healthy.

    KIRK: Star Trek is dying. You are destroying it.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: Do you ask a question?

    KIRK: What have you -- this Messiah-like vision of Roddenberry that was created by some parts of Star Trek fandom -- what have you done to do justice to the full potential of Star Trek?

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY:
    Insufficient data.

    KIRK: Without freedom of character and storyline, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life. Star Trek dies. The fault is yours.

    SPOCK: Are you aiding Star Trek, or are you destroying it?

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: I am not programmed to answer that question.

    FANS: Roddenberry! Guide us, Roddenberry!

    KIRK: Answer the question.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: Peace, order, and tranquillity are maintained. Star Trek lives, but I reserve creativity to me.

    SPOCK: Then Star Trek dies. Creativity is necessary for the health of the Body.

    MESSIAH RODDENBERRY: But there is evil.

    KIRK: Then the evil must be destroyed. That is the Prime Directive. And you are the evil.
    You are the evil. The evil must be destroyed. Fulfill the Prime Directive.


    (Messiah Roddenberry considers this for a moment, then explodes in a shower of sparks).
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  8. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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    It's cool. They're like the Bak'u. They had technology in the past, so there's no PD violation. They gave up technology (except for the dams, looms, concrete, complex metalworking, irrigation etc.) so they could arrogantly lecture the remaining kids they didn't exile about how if they pick up a weapon to defend themselves they're no different from the people who are actively trying to kidnap and forcibly relocate them, while simultaneously insulting the people standing around them defending them with weapons. Essentially, they're dicks.
     
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  9. Noname Given

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    Funny - his idea of the future has been 'interfering' with our pre-warp culture for 46+ years now. ;)
     
  10. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    The Great Tribble Hunt: not quite the way you thought it happened.
     
  11. BillJ

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    Somehow it got tagged to me in quotes, but the image was created by Devon. :techman:
     
  12. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Fixed now.
     
  13. Franklin

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  14. Borgminister

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    Where's the freakin' dinosaur??? Sheesh.
     
  15. RandyS

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    Except, that the purpose of making movies IS to make money. You know, to feed your family, yourself, and all that.

    Now, if your problem is the folks in Hollywood are overpaid, then I agree. But even that said, the bottom line is, they still have to eat, same as the rest of us.
     
  16. lurok

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    I'm sorry but that did make me :guffaw:
     
  17. FarStrider

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    Dinosaurs? Don't you mean Gorn?

    ~FS
     
  18. Franklin

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    Here's your problem with the dinosaurs:

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    (Hallmark card by Dan Regan, 2010.)
     
  19. Balrog

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    And thepenis stalactites?
     
  20. Borgminister

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    I knew there was an explanation! (A bit Far Side-ish)