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Yes, this is a repeat of How should we tag questions about the 2009 Star Trek movie and any successors?

But I don't believe it was resolved, and that question was asked before release of STID so it was more theoretical at the time.

To me, there is definitely a gap here.

Questions about TOS and TOS-era movies are tagged

Questions about TNG and TNG-era movies are tagged

Using the tag doesn't make sense for question about the Abramsverse, including ST2009, STID and any future movies taking place in that timeline.

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    It strikes me that that tag wiki for star-trek-2009 should simply be updated to make it clear that it covers all of the films in the abramverse – Valorum Aug 6 '15 at 18:22
  • Why not revise the tag and call it star-trek-ntl, for New Time Line. This makes it clear that as long as this particular set of actors and creators are producing material, it would fall under the -ntl tag? – Thaddeus Howze Aug 6 '15 at 18:39
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    @Thaddeus - Because no-one would know what the acronym meant. – Valorum Aug 6 '15 at 18:40
  • Add the notes to the wiki for the tag. Star Trek 2009 doesn't really tell me anything about what the tag should mean, does it? Isn't that what the wiki notes are for? "New Time Line" how hard is that to understand? Honestly, is it any more difficult to understand that Star Trek -TOS, -TNG, -DS9, -VOY or -ENT? I am NOT an advocate for RETAINING the star-trek-2009 tag. I am advocating for replacing it with star-trek-ntl (new time line) tag. – Thaddeus Howze Aug 6 '15 at 18:42
  • @Thaddeus: using star-trek-2009 is confusing and inaccurate -- it clearly is a reference to a movie not a new universe. – ThePopMachine Aug 6 '15 at 19:57
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    There seems to be a trend towards tagging movies individually; we have star--trek-first-contact, recently a bunch more for the older movies, and star-trek-2009 and star-trek-into-darkness. Is there a need for a more general tag? – Jason Baker Aug 6 '15 at 21:20
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    @JasonBaker: Personally, I believe so. There is a lot of activity on Star Trek, and questions definitely do have to do with the alternate timeline rather than either ST2009 or STID specifically. – ThePopMachine Aug 6 '15 at 21:59
  • Incidentally, mirror-universe exists. – ThePopMachine Aug 6 '15 at 22:00
  • @ThePopMachine: “using star-trek-2009 is confusing and inaccurate -- it clearly is a reference to a movie not a new universe”. Maybe. Although the 2009 movie ‘Star Trek’ is actually the only movie called ‘Star Trek’, so suffixing it with ‘2009’ is kind of unnecessary. – Paul D. Waite Aug 10 '15 at 9:32
  • @PaulD.Waite We already have a general star-trek tag though. – Dr R Dizzle Aug 10 '15 at 13:30
  • @DrRDizzle: very true — suffixing the movie tag here is absolutely necessary. – Paul D. Waite Aug 10 '15 at 20:52
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Per @DrRDizzle's suggestion at the end, the tag for this universe makes sense. It should be

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    Please vote here if you support this concept. – ThePopMachine Aug 7 '15 at 20:17
  • You should have added a [here](...) link to make it clear that you mean the post, not the comment ;) – Zommuter Aug 10 '15 at 6:47
  • @ThePopMachine : This was a good question, and I support the creation of the star-trek-reboot tag for this purpose. My only cautionary note is in regard to re-tagging old questions: in cases where the maximum number of tags has already been applied (i.e. 5 tags), one should think carefully before removing a tag to accommodate a new one. Even if star-trek-reboot applies, the tags that are already there may be more useful and/or relevant. Just something to consider... :-) – Praxis Aug 11 '15 at 4:04
  • @Praxis, noted. Going to give this a few more days for comment, and then help with the retags appreciated. My personal plan would be to add the tag to questions related to the creation of the timeline and differences between those movies and the original TOS universe, but not automatically to any question related to ST2009 or STID. – ThePopMachine Aug 11 '15 at 5:43
  • @ThePopMachine : Sounds like a good plan. :-) – Praxis Aug 11 '15 at 11:55
  • I oppose 'Star Trek Reboot' as it isn't a reboot. – Tritium21 Sep 12 '15 at 8:34
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Simply tag them with the movie(s) they are referring to.

I see no reason that questions about Star Trek (2009) shouldn't just be tagged with the tag, and questions about Star Trek Into Darkness shouldn't just be tagged with . Questions about both would simply use both tags, and questions about the upcoming sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness would use a film specific tag for that.

The reason for this is that unlike the various "cinematic universe" tags we have (such as the tag, the new Star Trek films are not a "cinematic universe" as such thanks to the fact that they are just a series of films, with no spin off or related material to ask about.

Should a spin-off film or TV series be announced then this will need rethinking, but for now we should treat them the same way as we would treat any other series of films.

EDIT: It looks like the new Star Trek films do in fact have related materials. As such, I would suggest a new tag to be used when referring to this new franchise, something like . Please use the other answer to upvote this solution.

  • ...there is related material. A series of comic books set in the new timeline. And we treat other series of films by often creating a franchise tag. – user1027 Aug 7 '15 at 15:27
  • @Keen I didn't know that. Will update answer accordingly. – Dr R Dizzle Aug 7 '15 at 15:42
  • +1 For the star-trek-reboot, not the movie-specific ones. – user31178 Aug 7 '15 at 18:04
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    This doesn't allow people to express their opinion because you have both options in your answer. I'm going to remove the mention here and add a new answer so people can vote appropriately. – ThePopMachine Aug 7 '15 at 20:14
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    A vote here means "just tag for the specific movie" – ThePopMachine Aug 7 '15 at 20:17
  • Although we're not quite there yet, we may soon be entering the reboot of the reboot phase of cinema, so I think keeping the year (at least when a particular identity or series started) makes more sense in the long run. – Radhil Aug 9 '15 at 18:55
  • Depends on if the title used is unique. There was no need to use the-amazing-spider-man-2012 because the old series was simple called spider-man. – Dr R Dizzle Aug 9 '15 at 23:20
  • @DrRDizzle: So what's the tag for the 'spider-man' universe as opposed to the 'the-amazing-spider-man-2012' universe? ;) – ThePopMachine Aug 10 '15 at 21:05
  • @ThePopMachine This is why I argued in favour of the solo film tags initially. Not every series of films is a "universe", and shouldn't be treated as such. – Dr R Dizzle Aug 10 '15 at 21:14
  • @DrRDizzle: Yeah, that was semi-in-jest because 'spider-man' is the tag for a character, not a universe. And I accept your point, but in the case of star-trek-reboot there is clearly a universe which needs tagging (IMO) – ThePopMachine Aug 10 '15 at 21:23

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