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How did the Klingon Empire survive Star Trek 6?

Vger23

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Report this Dec. 20 2010, 4:30 pm

Kirk's son died at the END of Star Trek III.

I would imagine that Kirk is referring to David's belief that Genesis should be used for peaceful purposes, and he was always the most outspoken about the potential misuse of the powerful device. Then, ironically, he died for it in a conflict with the Klingons.

Just a guess.

I always took the line as a more vague comment on how David's death fueled Kirk's prejudice.

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Report this Dec. 20 2010, 4:52 pm

I think that it might be a little from both the reasons that Vger mentioned, in the fact that a klingon would be trying to establish peace, which was something that David was working towards on the Genesis Project.

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Report this Dec. 20 2010, 5:48 pm

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OK so what counts as "canon"?

just the stuff aired on television? or the movies too? what about the books? etc.

RSVP someone

Only video is considered "canon" (even though that's screwed up sometimes.) The authors try to keep in line with canon as much as possible, but one book can conflict with another.

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Report this Dec. 20 2010, 5:52 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Dec. 20 2010, 5:48 pm

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OK so what counts as "canon"?

just the stuff aired on television? or the movies too? what about the books? etc.

RSVP someone

Only video is considered "canon" (even though that's screwed up sometimes.) The authors try to keep in line with canon as much as possible, but one book can conflict with another.


That's right...put another way:

If it's on screen, it happened. If it ain't, it didn't.

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Report this Dec. 21 2010, 3:15 am

Good question Rusty! I vote for Matthias's answer: an emergency, crash terraforming project by the Federation to help Klingons recover (over-riding the old "cold warriors" prejudices). This almost calls for a "redo" of this story: former enemies become friends through pursuit of a great, life-saving, public infrastructure project (to the chagrin of the "old guard").

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Report this Dec. 21 2010, 3:55 am

Wow, I said that!?!

The line of kirk's about restoring the faith of his son's always got me too. I always took it to be something that sounded wonderful but had no basis in reality as his son wasn't into politics. But david did work for peace and was killed needlessly by a klingon. Perhaps that violent event becoming an ally was in line with david's view of the universe. Perhaps some of his research would even be used to concrete the peace in fixing quonos.

I wish more stories would be told to fill the space between the A and the D.

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Report this Dec. 21 2010, 8:10 am

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video = film & television(only)?

 


well there is a question as to whether the animated series was canon or not, but essentually that is correct.

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