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# 43
12-04-2012, 11:51 AM
Originally Posted by trek21 View Post
It's naive to think that an alternate universe version of Star Trek (which JJ's movie was), changes the original in any way, imo There's a reason why they call it an alternate universe... because other than the cutoff point, they don't share much in common. The original goes in one direction in the timeline, while the new one continues at the same rate in time in a different direction.

Which is the point: the Star Trek that you love, still exists. The new Trek, embodied by this movie, will go on regardless. They're completely seperate, even as they're the same name of a franschise.

Blaming this new Trek to be changing Star Trek indefinitely, despite the fact that the original still exists and is untainted, because this movie is seperate from it... I find that illogical of many people, personally.
This ^^

JJ has not come to your house and smashed your brand new copy of TNG on Blue Ray. All the Star Treks continue to exist in their original form in their original universe.

Would you say that "Yesterday's Enterprise" completely invalidates everything that went before? That was an alternate universe episode. Trek has done dozens of alternate universe episodes, none of which has ruined the entire franchise, nor do the new movies.

The great thing about Star Trek is that there is so much of it that it really can be all things to all people. Over the 46-year history of Star Trek there has been romance, social commentary, science, religion, humor, conflict, redemption, death, life, birth and ungodly amounts of great space battles. Doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, Trek has it.

For me it sort of comes down to this: if don't like the new movies, ain't nobody forcing you to watch them. If you're in the mood for something other than a rip-roaring space opera, there's plenty of Trek you can still watch.
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