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'I did not want to fall into the trap into which so many have stumbled when trying to recapture the "feel" of those stories. In other words, I did not want "goofy" to become "stupid". The guys who wrote those Silver Age stories took them seriously, and that was how I approached my version. The intent was not to say "Hey! Look how silly this stuff was!"' - John Byrne

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'It remains a frustration to hear GENERATIONS referred to as an "Elseworld" story. DC put the ELSEWORLD bullet on the covers against my wishes. The whole thing was an IMAGINARY STORY, as declared in the logo. And it was important that it was "imaginary". The whole notion of including so many of the continuity lapses from the old books (Superboy can fly, early Superman can't, etc) simply doesn't work if it's an "Elseworld". And, of course rub salt in the wound they even included a scene from GENERATIONS in the montage that introduced "hypertime". GAH!!!' - John Byrne

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"Another small conceit shaped GENERATIONS, however, beyond the notion of exploring what might happen to super-heroes and their friends if they aged in 'real time.' Each 'chapter' of G1 attempted to capture something of the tone of the decades in which those stories might have been published - the goofiness of many comics in the '50s for instance, or the 'grim and gritty' milieu of the '80s." - John Byrne

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'So here I am doing something effectively brand new, where literally every page is to some extent an experiment, and the kno-nothings sift thru the issues with a magnifying glass -- or read them in a format for which they were not intended -- and cry foul when they find something less than perfection. Instead of, as in the review, enjoying the experiments even when they don't work! (I'm reasonably certain many of these are the same people who grouse about the "shoddy" sets and special effects on TOS.)' - John Byrne

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'Until such time as the producers of STAR TREK -- in whatever form future iterations may take -- are prepared to embrace its origins rather than being embarrassed by them, no one will ever "be Kirk". Kirk belongs to the age when STAR TREK could be boldly and unashamedly all about gunboat diplomacy. Kirk was "also trained to be a diplomat" ("Metamophosis"), but that was Picard's primary function. Kirk found ways around the Prime Directive, Picard used it as an excuse to end the episode. And the commanders and captains since Picard have been even weaker and more watered down (with the possible exception of Janeway, who approached Kirk's chutzpah from time to time, but who, I suspect, is disliked by the {predominently male} fans for the same reason Makel Barret's Number One was rejected by the old boys at NBC).' - John Byrne

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