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Old May 20 2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: The greatest post you will read for a few hours

Chu'lak wrote: View Post
I heartily agree with everything in this arctile

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/fea...t-theaters.php

Authorís Note:While on a survey mission, Al Gore is sucked into a giant hole in the ozone that deposits him in the past. Stranded, he uses his knowledge of the future to invent the internet decades sooner than he did in his original timeline. By the 1980s, the internet has evolved to what it became by the early 21st century, dragging fan culture with it.

This is one such review that I obtained from our alternate past.

Reviewed: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Is a Slap in the Face to Fans!

By: GeneGeneTheRodenberryMachine

Spock dies!

Iím sorry. I took some heat for posting that as the headline in my earlier screening report, but the fact is that itís impossible to discuss this movie without discussing that salient point. Letís also get to whatís really important Ė Nick Meyer, Harve Bennett AND Leonard Nimoy all lied throughout production when they refused to confirm the rumors of Spockís death. It was ridiculous, as this had to be the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Everyone knew about this beforehand, so I donít know why some of my critical brethren are kissing Paramountís ass by pretending we all didnít know the ending.

[...<snip>...]

Maybe if they just outright marketed it as the Death of Spock, curious folks would have flocked in opening weekend before word got out about how bad this was. Instead they pushed it as run-of-the-mill sci-fi, and hardcore Trekkers will be so angry about Spockís death that there will be no repeat business.

Parmount, next time you need to give the reigns of the film to a REAL fan. If Bennett and Meyer get work after this, itíll be a miracle.
The article is actually pretty funny and makes some valid points besides. However, "fair use" says that you should cite only portions, providing a link to the balance of the article, rather than reproducing a copyrighted piece in its entirety. I've edited the opening post accordingly, and everyone may go read the full piece by following the link.
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