Poll The date of Kelvin Day should be…

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Boris Skrbic, Jul 6, 2019.

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The date of Kelvin Day should be…

  1. The birthday of Henry Kelvin, JJ Abrams’s grandfather (05/14, hence NCC-0514)

    15 vote(s)
    62.5%
  2. The day George Kirk sacrificed himself to disable the Narada and save his crew (01/04 or 01/15)

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Captain Captain

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    Straightforward enough.
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Let's go for George face planting himself into the window. Drama, drama is good.
     
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  3. teacake

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    Don't get me wrong, I cried each time I saw that and it was a lot of times as that is my favourite Star Trek movie ever.
     
  4. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Man Premium Member

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    It should be what it is: 5/14.

    Fuck in-universe continuity.

    Watched part of Skyfall last night and was thinking about what shit that movie would have been if the writers had been more traditionally respectful of "canon." Instead, continuity was treated as a fun element to play with for the entertainment of the long-time fans but not allowed to interfere with the storytelling...and it turned out great.
     
  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    5/14. It's Kelvin Day. Not "George Kirk Died" Day.

    Invent another holiday Boris, if that's what you want. No one's stopping you.
     
  6. LAFR

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    Never.
     
  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored That's not... ahhhh... logical, man Moderator

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    The date of Kelvin Day should be…

    Whothefuckcaresuary 47th
     
  8. teacake

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    I care.
     
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  9. Locutus of Bored

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    You already have May the 4th, Luke. Now you're just stacking holidays.
     
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  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Tell that to Kanjiklub!
     
  11. Boris Skrbic

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    “George Kirk Died” is a simplification of “George Kirk rammed the Kelvin into the Narada, disabling it and saving 800 lives at the cost of his own and his ship.” By contrast it’s disproportionate to take a hidden reference to family and celebrate a Star Trek event on a private person’s birthday, without even knowing what they would’ve thought of that idea. JJ honoring him is one thing, but strangers on the internet? I hope it’s clearer why I’m suggesting more subtlety in choosing an appropriate date.
     
  12. King Daniel Beyond

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    January 4. Birthdate of Kelvin Kirk, essentially the Kelvin universe and the day the USS Kelvin mattered in the vast and infinite scheme of things.
     
  13. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't even know "Kelvin Day" was a thing.
     
  14. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    05/14, because I'm not going to buy that KT stardates are counting the days after the decimal until we hear one that's three digits (or includes the appropriate level of zero-padding). Maybe it's petty, but I can't get past the fact that 2258.04 meaning January 4, 2258 makes no sense. January 15th (4% of the way through the year), that'd be workable. I'll even take February 9 (the 40th day of the year, assuming they dropped the trailing zero, because that's how decimals work). But January 4? Doesn't fit.
     
  15. The Wormhole

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    As I just posted in the other thread, CBS officially recognizes January 17 as Enterprise Day (date rendered 17/01) which was indeed the whole reason Disco's second season premiered that day. So if Official Enterprise Day can be 17/01, then Fan Kelvin Day can be 05/14.
     
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  16. Boris Skrbic

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    But even there you can see how 17/01 feels like a superficial marketing device of the day, not something with decades of history behind it, though at least that one doesn’t come with this side effect of hijacking a family member’s concealed birthday.
     
  17. King Daniel Beyond

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    It's literally them reacting to the "May the 4th" Star Wars thing.
     
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  18. The Wormhole

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    This is a problem how?
     
  19. Boris Skrbic

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    It’s not the date of the eleven-foot miniature rollout (for example).
     
  20. Maurice

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    Where's the choice for "eff this noise"?