Doesn’t Nero remind you of the madman scientist from the “Year of Hell” two-part episode of Star Trek: Voyager? His plan sounds remarkably similar.
Is the implication that through Nero polluting the timeline (causing the death of Jim Kirk’s father and destruction of Vulcan), the entire timeline of that started from Pike’s Enterprise in “The Cage” in Star Trek: The Original Series all the way through to “End Game” in Voyager (basically all of Star Trek history from The Original Series to Voyager) has been wiped clean? And the only history that exists now is from Zephram Cochrane to the events occurring in the new Star Trek movie?
I saw it today in imax.i liked it. but kirk ended up being the punching bag.
it was cool to see all the new actors in their new roles.
worth the money and the time.
still trying to figure out ohura’s first name,
I hope the original timeline wasn’t wiped COMPLETELY clean. Maybe do something along the lines of what DC and Marvel did with its Golden Age and Elseworlds storylines: that the original series all the way to Voyager canon be made into an alternate reality or Mirror universe.
When adventures start to repeat themselves in the future (as they surely will, referencing the original series and all that), they can be termed as “echoes of a dream, of forgotten friends and roads not taken”.
One Star Trek episode, I think a TNG episode, compared time to a woven cloth. The point at which two threads meet represented decisions, events, etc that influence future events. Time continues on the same thread and on the thread that it met.
In the case of this movie, the event that resulted in the first scene, causes time to move onto the new thread while time continues on the original thread. Therefore, everything that happened in the TOS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager still happens.
Personally, I believe Star Trek Enterprise is on a time thread of it’s own. When the Borg ship crashes onto Earth in Star Trek First Contact time moved onto a new thread in addition to continuing on the original thread.
The following is a simplified view of the Star Trek time threads.
WWIII — Cochrane --------------- Elder Kirk Death — TOS — TNG, DS9 & Voyager
Star Trek Enterprise Star Trek 2009
I saw the movie the other night and I must say I was suprised to see how good it was. I have always been a big star trek fan but never much for the original series. I don’t know just a bit to cheesy for me. (not that the rest of them were not) Anyway I was blown away. I loved the movie and hope they make more. And it was even better because it was fairly clean. At least more so than most movies that hit the big screen. And I kind of like the fact that at the end of the movie everything is different now I think that was kind of the point for the movie. Opening up a door to all new possibilities from the star trek universe.
We saw it last night, as a matter of fact. I was prepared to find it a bit cheesy, and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. It moved right along and the characters were great. And I enjoyed the giant canyon in Iowa.