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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

…With This Video.

"It's getting close, now. On September 24th, the first new Star Trek series in years will debut. Star Trek Discovery is said to take place in the Prime timeline, setting it in the same continuity as everything else in the Trek-verse save the Abrams movies. Which means it's a good time for a history lesson.

Our lesson for today comes from The Templin Institute, a new YouTube channel dedicated to discussing "nations, organizations and factions from alternate worlds," according to the channel description. In just a few minutes, their new video runs down the Trek timeline at around the time Discovery is set, roughly ten years prior to the events of the original series. The video gives a handy survey of the galactic politics and the status of the major alien races to help get us back into the Trek mindset.

Now, to be fair, it's not clear how much Discovery will adhere to the established canon. Executive Producer Akiva Goldsman has said that the series will have "its own standalone story with its own characters and its own unique vision of Trek," which could indicate that the established canon is not the highest priority…"
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Stryderg12 Sep 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

Why bother, they are just going to get involved with the temporal wars and confuse the daylights out of everyone.
Hrumph, etc.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:25 a.m. PST


I like the "Space Map" very much…


Dynaman878912 Sep 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

> Why bother, they are just going to get involved with the temporal wars and confuse the daylights out of everyone.

The term you are looking for is aggravate rather then confuse.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

" unique vision of Trek " 2% of the population will enjoy that.
98% of the population will not.

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