Ok, I've decided to just redo this whole stamp because a lot of people were still missing the point.
So let me clarify this once and for all. I really couldn't care less about "Trekkies" not liking the new films. I can understand why long time fans would have problems with the JJ Abrams films. My big problem is how those people lash out at anyone who has anything remotely positive to say about the new films. Not liking the films is one thing. Labeling everyone who actually does like them as "brainless morons", however, is just plain uncalled for. I've come across all manner of comments like that.
I've also seem crap like "You're not a real fan if you like the new stuff". Again, what the hell gives you the right to decide who is and isn't a "real fan"?
I'm sick of these fanboys who act like they're somehow superior to everyone else. They're a bunch of stuck-up elitist snobs who look down on everyone else, and they take this sci-fi franchise WAY too seriously.
I've also seen the elitist fanboys making hateful comments directed at the actors of the JJ Abrams films, saying that they hope the actors' careers fail and such. Wanting someone's career to bomb just because they played in a movie you didn't like is just unbelievably childish. But again, these are the same people who make all manner of stupid personal attacks directed at anyone who dares to actually enjoy the Abrams films so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
And don't give me the "but REAL Trekkies don't act like that" crap. That's just resorting to the "No True Scotsman" argument. As far as I'm concerned, anybody who is a hardcore Star Trek fan is a "Trekkie". I don't really care about all the nitpicky labels that the fanboys come up with for each other.
You keep whining about me defending the Abrams films. Either you didn't read the whole thing, or you just have no problem with your fandom acting like a bunch of condescending douchebags toward anyone who happens to like a certain movie. Either way, I'm tired of repeating myself so why don't we just agree to disagree and you go ride off into the sunset now?
I'm a displaced fan of a spin off board game called Star Fleet Battles, and to me this is more canon than what I have seen on the shows, but I don't discount any of them just because the movies/shows where bad.
JJ’s Trek makes me happy to see some things that are used in Star Fleet Battles and it gives more of some-what real feel to it, like Star Trek VI had.
Paramount is more to blame for most of the fed ups as they control the franchise with an iron grip, look at ADB inc's contract.
[link] here is the Star Fleet Battles and it’s Universe (started in the 1970s and still going).
And the PC game called Star Fleet Command I-II/Orion Pirates is based off of Star Fleet Battles.
If those traditionalist Trekkies (my polite way of putting it) don't like the newer productions of Trek, fine, but they need to keep it to themselves, and for the love of all things sane, not use it to drag the rest of the fanbase down with them!
And yes, JJ Abrams pretty much did save Star Trek, that's just a fact of life. Deal with it.
And finally, a reboot was inevitable anyway. We should be glad JJ Abrams did it and not somebody else who could've done it worse.
What can I say? I'm just glad that Paramount is bothering to keep producing Star Trek at all. They could just as easily move on from it and focus on other more profitable movie opportunities. But it's because of the fans (and the money, of course) that Paramount is still making more Star Trek. Rather than worry about who likes what, Star Trek fans should just appreciate the fact that the franchise is still alive.
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