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TrekToday September 13 2008 08:14 PM

Burton Regarding Two 'Star Trek' Directors
 
<font color=yellow>LeVar Burton</font> gives his opinion on the directors of <i>Star Trek: Nemesis</i> and <i>Star Trek XI</i>. <p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://trekweb.com">TrekWeb</A>, taken from an article in <A class="link" HREF="http://www.titanmagazines.com/app">Star Trek Magazine</A>, it's not a good sign when one of the directors in question, <font color=yellow>Stuart Baird</font>, had been totally unfamiliar with <i>Star Trek</i> prior to working on a <i>Star Trek: Nemesis</i>. "This was a director who hadn't even seen 'Star Trek,'" said Burton. "Luckily I was preoccupied at the time of shooting 'Nemesis.' I was prepping 'Blizzard' and as frustrating as making that movie was, I had other fish to fry."<p>Burton has a different opinion of <font color=yellow>J.J. Abrams</font>, director of <i>Star Trek XI</i>, although he admits that the idea of the movie itself isn't very original. "I went online recently and saw the trailer because I was curious," he explained. "It looked good. Now, the idea of a Starfleet Academy movie was kicking around even before they made 'The Next Generation,' so that in itself isn't new, but J.J. Abrams is really a talented guy and I hope he puts his spin on it."<p>In other <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> actor news, <font color=yellow>Patrick Stewart</font> (Jean-Luc Picard), will be appearing at a tribute to James Bond creator <font color=yellow>Ian Fleming</font>, as reported at the <A class="link" HREF="http://www.thepsn.org">Patrick Stewart Network</A>. The tribute will be held at the London Palladium Theater on October 5th. Other stars will be in attendance, such as <font color=yellow>Roger Moore</font>, <font color=yellow>Jeremy Irons</font> and <font color=yellow>Judi Dench</font>.<p>To read more, head to the articles located <A class="link" HREF="http://trekweb.com/articles/2008/09/12/LeVar-Burton-Criticizes-Nemesis-Director-Stuart-Baird-and-Praises-JJ-Abrams.shtml">here</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.thepsn.org/psn/newsbriefs.asp">here</A>.<center></center>

Broccoli September 14 2008 01:32 AM

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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2065616)
"I went online recently and saw the trailer because I was curious," he explained. "It looked good. Now, the idea of a Starfleet Academy movie was kicking around even before they made 'The Next Generation,' so that in itself isn't new, but J.J. Abrams is really a talented guy and I hope he puts his spin on it."

Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?

Samuel T. Cogley September 14 2008 02:22 AM

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Broccoli wrote: (Post 2066538)
Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?

His banana clip is broken.

Headless_Roland September 14 2008 04:43 PM

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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2065616)
As reported by TrekWeb, taken from an article in Star Trek Magazine, it's not a good sign when one of the directors in question, Stuart Baird, had been totally unfamiliar with Star Trek prior to working on a Star Trek: Nemesis. "This was a director who hadn't even seen 'Star Trek,'" said Burton.

I think Nicholas Meyer might have a thing or two to say about that.

RandyS September 14 2008 05:53 PM

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Broccoli wrote: (Post 2066538)
Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?

His banana clip is broken.

What's a banana clip?

Jack Bauer September 14 2008 07:32 PM

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Broccoli wrote: (Post 2066538)
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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2065616)
"I went online recently and saw the trailer because I was curious," he explained. "It looked good. Now, the idea of a Starfleet Academy movie was kicking around even before they made 'The Next Generation,' so that in itself isn't new, but J.J. Abrams is really a talented guy and I hope he puts his spin on it."

Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?

Well part of it does take place there...

Samuel T. Cogley September 14 2008 09:21 PM

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RandyS wrote: (Post 2068345)
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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2066672)
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Broccoli wrote: (Post 2066538)
Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?

His banana clip is broken.

What's a banana clip?

That thing on his face.

RandyS September 15 2008 12:13 AM

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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2068943)
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RandyS wrote: (Post 2068345)
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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2066672)

His banana clip is broken.

What's a banana clip?

That thing on his face.

You mean his Visor?

Samuel T. Cogley September 15 2008 12:49 AM

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RandyS wrote: (Post 2069390)
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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2068943)
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RandyS wrote: (Post 2068345)

What's a banana clip?

That thing on his face.

You mean his Visor?

Yeah.

In the beginning of TNG, it was just a painted girl's hair clip.

Data Holmes September 15 2008 04:04 AM

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Headless_Roland wrote: (Post 2068142)
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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2065616)
As reported by TrekWeb, taken from an article in Star Trek Magazine, it's not a good sign when one of the directors in question, Stuart Baird, had been totally unfamiliar with Star Trek prior to working on a Star Trek: Nemesis. "This was a director who hadn't even seen 'Star Trek,'" said Burton.

I think Nicholas Meyer might have a thing or two to say about that.


To be fair, he did see some TOS episodes. It was after he was hired, but before he started filming.

Gep Malakai September 15 2008 06:49 AM

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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2069470)
In the beginning of TNG, it was just a painted girl's hair clip.

Not quite. It was inspired by a girl's hair clip, but was never an off-the-shelf hair clip with paint on it.

Samuel T. Cogley September 15 2008 12:10 PM

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Gep Malakai wrote: (Post 2070354)
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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2069470)
In the beginning of TNG, it was just a painted girl's hair clip.

Not quite. It was inspired by a girl's hair clip, but was never an off-the-shelf hair clip with paint on it.

Well, there would seem to be some mixed opinion on that:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Talk...Anyone_Else.3F

But, in any event, it looks exactly like a painted banana clip, which is what it was based on (or what it actually was).

So whether it was a banana clip that somebody painted, or a piece of plastic made to look like a banana clip and then painted, we're in the same ballpark.

Trevacious September 16 2008 07:17 PM

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Samuel T. Cogley wrote: (Post 2070700)
But, in any event, it looks exactly like a painted banana clip, which is what it was based on (or what it actually was).

So whether it was a banana clip that somebody painted, or a piece of plastic made to look like a banana clip and then painted, we're in the same ballpark.

If LaForge had only been a Girl with long hair, it would've looked So cute, whenever she pushed the visor up onto her head to rest her eyes and get the hair out of her face. :lol:


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