Hosts: Marc Cabot, Joel Richard, Richard Gray, and Andy McMullen.
Marc, Joel, Rich, and Andy talk about ret-cons…. Or do they?
Yes, they do.
There’s something different about this episode.. Was it always like that? Sure it was. Stop asking questions.
Limerick of Lore: “Now there’s some who would like rewrite history.. Revisionist Historians is what I like to call them.” – George W. Bush
Intro Sketch by: Andy McMullen
What we talk about:
What constitutes a retcon. Turns out this is pretty subjective..
Wikipedia “Retroactive continuity (retcon for short) is the alteration of previously established facts in a fictional work”
Dictionary.com “The common situation in fiction where a new story “reveals” thingsabout events in previous stories, usually leaving the “facts” thesame (thus preserving continuity) while completely changing theirinterpretation.”
Wikipedia: “When Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released in 1979, Gene Roddenberry claimed that the radically different appearance of the Klingons in the film was how they were always supposed to have looked, but they did not have the budget for it in the 1960s. In the 1990s, an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine featured three Klingon characters from the original series, made to fit the new look. However, the later episode “Trials and Tribble-ations“, used footage from the original series with old-look Klingons; Commander Worf acknowledged their different appearance, adding it was “a long story” that Klingons “do not discuss with outsiders.” “
Also, check out this youtube video on ‘Trials and Tribble-ations