I'm assuming most of you have read about the plot rumored for the new Trek flick, and was wondering what your thoughts were?
I was ok with a refresh of the franchise, but not sure about the way they are doing it now?
For those of you who havent heard it I'll sum it up below--STOP READING NOW IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW!
OK....I warned you.
A TNG era Romulan ship (Commander played by Russel Crowe apparently?) is sent back in time to alter the timeline by killing the most influential Starfleet commander and crew ever--Jimmy T and his peeps. (Which explains why they are casting for the series era crew even though the film is set before that time.)
TNG era Spock (who has a much bigger part in the flick than has been let on) finds out about this plot, and goes back in time to enlist the aid of his younger self(Zach Quinto) and possibly his former captain Chris Pike (Tom Cruise...I know...what the ??) to stop the attempt, and repair the damage to the time line.
In short, the new series of movies are going to take place in an alternate time line from the original series.
Yes, this free's up the new movies from existing continuity issues, but it seems to me its going to make things even more complicated over time!?