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jefferiestubes8 August 6 2009 12:29 AM

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Uh, when I sat in the theater and saw it, I have to say I was blown away. Bottom line, I was very impressed, very happy. J.J. and [Alex] Kurtzman and [Roberto] Orci, the two writers, did a fantastic job. I think they’re a great team.
I’m guessing that Kurtzman and Orci, being fans of “Star Trek,” kept it true to the philosophy, kept it true to the time line and they were able to take their own time line to make changes. And J.J. made it a roller-coaster ride for everyone to enjoy. They brought it out of the old and into the new. They made “Star Trek” cool again.
Eugene Wesley “Rod” Roddenberry, the only child of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Aug 5 2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/hero...las-vegas.html

Chrisisall August 6 2009 01:27 AM

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Admiral James Kirk August 6 2009 01:50 AM

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It's nice that he liked it and all but Rod Roddenberry really doesn't have any more insight into Star Trek than the rest of us do so it's really just another opinion.

KingstonTrekker August 6 2009 02:44 AM

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Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 3268556)
It's nice that he liked it and all but Rod Roddenberry really doesn't have any more insight into Star Trek than the rest of us do so it's really just another opinion.

I tend to agree. Doesn't he run Roddenberry Enterprises, making $$ off of his father's legacy?

Yeoman Randi August 6 2009 01:46 PM

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I'm glad he liked it.

JuanBolio August 6 2009 01:48 PM

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Yeoman Randi wrote: (Post 3269728)
I'm glad he liked it.

Ditto.

diftorhehsmusma August 6 2009 04:11 PM

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KingstonTrekker wrote: (Post 3268697)
Doesn't he run Roddenberry Enterprises, making $$ off of his father's legacy?

personally, if i had a legacy, that's what i would want my kids to do. this could equally be seen as carrying on the family business. he could just as easily be living off the proceeds and having a grand old time, i dunno, screwing starlets and doing coke.

and i don't wanna say that his opinion counts more than anybody else's, but it's comforting to know that someone who was probably in on a lot of the inside story is satisfied with this flick.

Borgminister August 6 2009 04:23 PM

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KingstonTrekker wrote: (Post 3268697)
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Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 3268556)
It's nice that he liked it and all but Rod Roddenberry really doesn't have any more insight into Star Trek than the rest of us do so it's really just another opinion.

I tend to agree. Doesn't he run Roddenberry Enterprises, making $$ off of his father's legacy?

If he runs it well and provides quality entertainment and a chance for new talent to break through, why the hell not?

That's like saying John Romita, Jr. is just an extension of his father, isn't it?

The guy is young yet, too, so perhaps he'll make his mark through RE and do his father proud.

But yeah, his opinion isn't what matters--John Q. Public's is.

[Edit: Well, 35 is not all that young, but he's doing the best he can...]

NIUPonyBoy August 6 2009 04:57 PM

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Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 3268556)
It's nice that he liked it and all but Rod Roddenberry really doesn't have any more insight into Star Trek than the rest of us do so it's really just another opinion.

Ture enough I guess.

But he is carrying the blood of the creation of the series and the 'verse.

That said, I really liked the movie, too bad it has killed the prime timeline.

DevilEyes August 6 2009 05:07 PM

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Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 3268556)
It's nice that he liked it and all but Rod Roddenberry really doesn't have any more insight into Star Trek than the rest of us do so it's really just another opinion.

But then, neither do all those people who are just fans of Trek but it doesn't stop them from declaring with great authority: "This is not Gene's Trek!" "Roddenberry is rolling in his grave" etc. :rolleyes:

Ghouleddie74 August 6 2009 07:03 PM

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The kid's right. Abrams delivered the goods. And with a ton of style and class.

M'Sharak August 6 2009 07:11 PM

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diftorhehsmusma wrote: (Post 3270111)
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KingstonTrekker wrote: (Post 3268697)
Doesn't he run Roddenberry Enterprises, making $$ off of his father's legacy?

personally, if i had a legacy, that's what i would want my kids to do. this could equally be seen as carrying on the family business.

Carrying on the family business is exactly what it is, in fact. Lincoln Enterprises (originally Star Trek Enterprises) was founded by Gene and Majel in 1967 and is now headed by Rod Roddenberry, operating via the Roddenberry.com website.

No, that doesn't lend his opinion of the movie that much more weight than the average person's, but in the past he's generally come out as a supporter of Star Trek projects because he actually likes them, rather than simply because it's more profitable for him. He's a fan with a somewhat unique perspective.

jefferiestubes8 August 6 2009 07:26 PM

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M'Sharak wrote: (Post 3270785)
now headed by Rod Roddenberry, operating via the Roddenberry.com website.

He has control over a certain archive.
There is a big project now in the works that perhaps you have not heard of.

Roddenberry Prods. docu. series from 500 hours of BTS over 20 years
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=94349

It will most likely be on Blu-ray as well as DVD even though all the archival footage will be just upconverted standard definition.

M'Sharak August 6 2009 07:44 PM

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jefferiestubes8 wrote: (Post 3270854)
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M'Sharak wrote: (Post 3270785)
now headed by Rod Roddenberry, operating via the Roddenberry.com website.

He has control over a certain archive.
There is a big project now in the works that perhaps you have not heard of.

Roddenberry Prods. docu. series from 500 hours of BTS over 20 years
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=94349

It will most likely be on Blu-ray as well as DVD even though all the archival footage will be just upconverted standard definition.

Hadn't looked at that closely before. Interesting to see Toolbox Productions is in on it; I used to walk by their studio in West L.A. quite often -- it was only a few blocks from where I was living at the time.

Ward Fowler August 6 2009 08:18 PM

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diftorhehsmusma wrote: (Post 3270111)
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KingstonTrekker wrote: (Post 3268697)
Doesn't he run Roddenberry Enterprises, making $$ off of his father's legacy?

personally, if i had a legacy, that's what i would want my kids to do. this could equally be seen as carrying on the family business.

I agree with this. However, his opinion certainly doesn't count for any more than yours or mine. Hell, Gene Roddenberry's opinion didn't count for much after TMP. :)


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