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T J May 1 2013 02:52 AM

Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
Nothing against our international Trekkers but please. It's an American produced movie it should be shown here first. Just like Lord of the Rings should have premiered in Australia/New Zealand first (and maybe it did I dunno).

Either that or wait for it... premier it every at the same time... that might be better.

BTW, meant to be silly tongue and cheek. ;)

I just want it now!

SalvorHardin May 1 2013 11:23 AM

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Request denied.
Sorry.:p

Therin of Andor May 1 2013 12:42 PM

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T J wrote: (Post 8026549)
Nothing against our international Trekkers but please.

JJ told us at the cinema that "Star Trek Into Darkness" premiered in Sydney because... we gave him and the cast such a good time in 2009.

Lift your game, USA. :guffaw:

The Black Stig May 1 2013 01:08 PM

Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
Foreign box office is the major weak spot of the last JJ Abrams movie, so they're doing an all-out push to fix that for this film. I wouldn't be surprised if the foreign gate is much higher than the domestic for this outing.

So no, the next Trek film will most likely not premiere in the US first. Just like Iron Man 3, which is making a killing overseas.

Tosk May 1 2013 01:13 PM

Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
I spent the first thirty years of my life having to wait for weeks (sometimes months!) after the U.S. release for films to be released here. I am enjoying some minor turnabout. :)

Therin of Andor May 1 2013 01:30 PM

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Tosk wrote: (Post 8028121)
I spent the first thirty years of my life having to wait for weeks (sometimes months!) after the U.S. release for films to be released here. I am enjoying some minor turnabout. :)

Australia had a six-month delay getting "ST III: The Search for Spock". A long time to avoid spoilers.

Tosk May 1 2013 01:38 PM

Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
A lot easier to do so back then, though. Not that I'm advocating that kind of delay. :)

Therin of Andor May 1 2013 03:29 PM

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Tosk wrote: (Post 8028205)
A lot easier to do so back then, though.

Not when we had three issues of the club newsletter to fill in the interim.

Dream May 1 2013 03:47 PM

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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8028181)
Australia had a six-month delay getting "ST III: The Search for Spock". A long time to avoid spoilers.

But EVERYONE knew Spock was coming back! That was so obvious just looking at the title! ;)

M'Sharak May 1 2013 06:13 PM

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The Stig wrote: (Post 8028103)
Foreign box office is the major weak spot of the last JJ Abrams movie, so they're doing an all-out push to fix that for this film. I wouldn't be surprised if the foreign gate is much higher than the domestic for this outing.

I might be surprised at it being much higher, given the past performance of Trek films overseas, but I think Paramount wouldn't be terribly unhappy if the international box office receipts came close to equaling to the domestic take. That would make for pretty respectable numbers.

indranee May 1 2013 06:42 PM

Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
but what was keeping them from releasing it here at the same time? or, at most, a week later. This three-week shit is killing me. :(

Creepy Critter May 1 2013 06:55 PM

Re: Please premier the next Star Trek movie in America first!
 
I'm curious. What is the rationale for releasing it overseas first?

I'm also wondering whether it has anything to do with cutting down the erosion of overseas revenue by piracy, by limiting the circulation of prints in the U.S. (digital or otherwise) before the movie is made available outside the U.S.?

Chrono85 May 1 2013 08:19 PM

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I'm sure that they want to make Trek do well overseas, which makes sense. Besides, given the international themes and messages of cooperation and openness of Trek, it shouldn't matter where it debuts :)

T J May 1 2013 08:31 PM

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Tosk wrote: (Post 8028121)
I spent the first thirty years of my life having to wait for weeks (sometimes months!) after the U.S. release for films to be released here. I am enjoying some minor turnabout. :)

Yeah, you all got shafted for a long 'O time... And a six-month delay getting ST III... now that's just torturously wrong. I suppose turn about is fair play in the end... I still like the release it everywhere at once though.

JarodRussell May 1 2013 08:41 PM

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Nationalism takes on the strangest forms.


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