No-win situation

One more Star Trek thought. During the movie, Kirk and his classmates undergo a training simulation that is theoretically a no-win situation.

It occurred to me that the filmmakers were in a similar no-win situation when they set out to make the new movie. If they stuck verbatim to Star Trek lore, they’d box themselves in and be unable to make anything new happen because it would conflict. If they just up and changed things for no reason, they’d anger us True Fans. So, like Kirk, they cheated — isn’t time travel and altering the course of the future the ultimate cheat? But it worked, so who cares?

Everybody hum the Star Trek theme song along with me! Da DAAAAAAA, da da da da daaaaaaaaaa….

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