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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-04-09 11:17 AM
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49. It seems to me that you're condensing the time line too much
If you look at TNG, the utopian society is in full force, with few paid jobs and a largely socialistic economy (at least on Earth). In TOS, however, there's still quite a bit of the antagonism and capitalism associated with present society. Sure, they've made a lot of progress, but their society is still not what it will be in 100 years (TNG). Did Abrams take a lot of liberties? Surely. But it's not as bad as you make it out to be.

And as for Kirk himself, look at Shatner's version. Yes, it began in the '60s when misogyny was still pretty standard behavior, but his Kirk was macho, arrogant and uninhibited. He was, for the times, a "man's man". In this regard, I can completely buy into the rebellious teen and trouble-making young man that is Abrams' version of Kirk. If anything, I think Abrams did a great job of trying to make Kirk MORE like the Kirk from TOS and less like the aging father we see in the first seven movies.
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