Duo Maxwell wrote:
Liebkraft wrote:But if the want to do a canon-movie then they should stick with the canon or else they gonna loose lots of fans...
I, personally, don't have a problem if Abrams wants to do a new take on Star Trek but yes, if they want to pass it off as canon they have to adhere to the established canon, regardless of how it might restrict what they want to do. One thing I have noticed is that the writers consider novels as canon, whereas Paramount (the highest authority when it comes to Star Trek) doesn't consider novels or comics as canon in regards to the TV series/movies. In some cases, it's too bad, as I personally liked the story depicted in Kahless and it would shed new light on who, exactly, the Kahless clone really is.
I would respect Abrams' comments even more if he just came out and said "We're changing things here and there but we're keeping the spirit of Star Trek" or words to that effect. Instead, he's coming along and saying "this movie respects and honours the canon" and then other times he calls it a re-imagining, some call it a reboot while others say it isn't a reboot.
We really don't know what
the hell it is.
But that's not going to stop me from going to see the movie (hopefully on opening night) and getting the DVD. I have a feeling I'll enjoy it regardless of how much of the canon it incorporates or ignores.
I agree. I like most of the Trek novels. What is odd is that in the old Star Trek Magazine, its noted that Paramount only considers as canonical the novels written by those involved in the production of Star Trek & cites Jeri Taylor's Voyager novels Mosaic & Pathways as examples as she created Voyager.
Paramount should've done was clarify as well if the ff. novels are considered Trek canon as well:
Star Trek The Motion Picture by Gene Roddenberry
Vulcan's Glory by D C Fontana
Star Trek II-IV by Vonda N. McIntyre
Star Trek V-VI, Generations-Nemesis by JM Dillard
The Trek novels by William Shatner (who directed & co wrote the story for Star Trek V)
Not to mention the novelizations of several episodes.
As for retaining the spirit of Trek. I'm cautious. DDP got the GI Joe license in 2001 and they took liberties with the characters base personas and relationships that I find at odds with what was established in the Marvel run from 1982-1994. (Which is why I'm glad Larry Hama will write GI Joe: Origins for IDW.)
I hope Mr. Abrams will retain the core integrity of the characters in the new Trek film. Re-imaginaton perhaps, so long as the characters remain who they are at heart, I'll be satisfied.
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