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Pemmer Harge September 8 2013 12:36 AM

The opening of Caretaker...
 
is a homage to Star Wars, isn't it???

I've never heard this mentioned, but it must be: text crawl, big bad guy spaceship looming over little rebel space ship, lasers blasting. I'm not crazy, am I? :wtf:

Anwar September 8 2013 01:32 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
It was the same style as what was done in "Emissary" as well. Which also featured a big bad starship blasting away at a smaller vessel (a bunch of them).

Pondwater September 8 2013 01:41 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
Intriguing. I never thought about it that way before.

teacake September 8 2013 01:55 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
Why would B and B want to do an homage to Star Wars to kick off a new Trek series?

Melakon September 8 2013 02:39 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
And Star Wars' opening crawl was a ripoff (excuse me, homage) of old Saturday matinee sci-fi movie serials like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

teacake September 8 2013 02:41 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
That was a deliberate homage on Lucas's part.

Unicron September 8 2013 02:57 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
DS9 did a similar thing for "Emissary" to provide context for viewers who weren't familiar with TNG. So I don't really see much of a deliberate Star Wars influence.

R. Star September 8 2013 03:13 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
You're giving B&B too much credit to rip off something so obvious.

Enterprise is Great September 8 2013 05:30 AM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
At the point Caretaker premiered it was Berman, Piller and Taylor. Braga was just one of the writers/producers at the time. So it was one of their ideas.

R. Star September 10 2013 05:21 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
I just thought it was a text dump to provide a bit of info just in case new fans of the series weren't watching DS9, and never looked into it much more than that.

King Daniel Into Darkness September 10 2013 05:37 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
It's not a rip-off at all! The Star Wars crawl goes up at an angle. See? Totally different.

:shifty:

KaraBear September 10 2013 06:24 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
Quote:

R. Star wrote: (Post 8626075)
I just thought it was a text dump to provide a bit of info just in case new fans of the series weren't watching DS9, and never looked into it much more than that.

exactly it, it was just a quick way to fill you in on what's happening

JarodRussell September 11 2013 12:18 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 


I always thought it was a homage as well.

teacake September 11 2013 12:35 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
I think it would be cool if we had text crawls all the time.

R. Star September 11 2013 04:49 PM

Re: The opening of Caretaker...
 
So basically you'd want to see the captain's log turn into text crawls? That's basically the purpose of both... to dump exposition onto the audience.


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