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  •  I thought JJ Abrams... (0+ / 0-)

    ... most brilliant stroke was setting his Star Trek reboot in an alternate universe (which was created when Spock came back through the portal with the Romulan, who killed Kirk's father and completely changed his childhood). This made all the changes absolutely fine.

    Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

    by elsaf on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:04:29 PM PST

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    •  Except some of those changes weren't explained (0+ / 0-)

      by simply being in an alternate timeline:

      Okay, supposedly the different look of the ships and technology were explained by the Kelvin survivors bringing back scans of this Romulan ship from the future.

      But that doesn't explain building a ship on the GROUND (meaning you've gotta now launch this massive thing into space), or having Kirk be a captain right after graduating, or him being the same age as Uhura and Sulu.

      As I said, I liked the movie overall, but I almost wondered if it might not be better to make it a completely independent reboot, with no connection to the "prime" universe (as is the case with most reboots).  You could still have Leonard Nimoy play the older Spock and still reference people, places, and things, but not have to worry about lining things up.

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