But would that really have improved the movie, made it more dramatic or exciting or compelling or whatever? Would it have improved the acting or the directing or the pacing? Would it have made the slightest bit of difference at the box office? In other words, what would it have accomplished, aside from scratching some sort of continuity itch? And in a rebooted version of the franchise to boot? (And, yes, I understand the fictional time-travel gimmick involved. But, in the real world, it's basically a reboot aimed a new generation of viewers. And what's the point of rebooting the whole shebang if we're still going to treat the old episodes as gospel?) Rationalizing discrepancies away is what fanzines, message boards, and novels are for!