What's with all the Union Jacks in the trailer?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by I am not Spock, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. TommyR01D

    TommyR01D Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Would it be impossible for someone to fly the flag incorrectly IN-UNIVERSE.

    Even today, the British aren't so obsessed with their flag as Americans are, and since the Union Flag is nearly symmetrical it's much harder to spot.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Clearly not on reading the post above his.
     
  3. Therin of Andor

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    The small print along the bottom of each flag says: "If you can read this, the flag is right way up."
     
  4. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My money is on states leaving the United States of America, the European Union, the Union of South African Nations, the Arab League, and other such organisations with shabby cotton flags to join United Earth who offered them proper CGI holoflags.
     
  5. Belnahua

    Belnahua Cadet Newbie

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    So what we've learnt is :-

    It's called the Union Flag
    It's upside down (a sign of distress)
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    Alex Salmond didn't win Scottish Independence in 2014!:p
     
  6. TommyR01D

    TommyR01D Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Good. I'm glad they didn't go the same way that Doctor Who did in "The Beast Below" (they should have added a line to say that the Scottish ship exploded upon launch).

    What interests me is how much of 23rd century London they will show. If Westminster has survived, does a Parliament still meet there? Likewise for Buckingham Palace (and I bet Charles STILL isn't king!)
     
  7. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    What else do you expect now the show has a Scottish showrunner (who wrote that episode)?