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Old August 7 2013, 02:27 AM   #15
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Re: What you DON'T want to see in Star Trek 3

-No Lindelof. Not now, not even after the heat death of the universe.
-No romance subplot. I don't mind a few moments of the stuff here and there, but if you're making an action movie, the romance subplot almost never adds anything besides a filled checkbox to the movie.
-No "competence and pragmatism = evil" stuff. Trek is one of the worst offenders when it comes to this trope, especially when you consider the situations and the universe objectively.
-No stupidity on the part of characters and factions in the movie.
-A lone, black, huge supership.
-Poorly done analogies/allegories to contemporary events in order to be "cerebral," "significant," or "relevant." No one want to see incoherent, sledgehammer-to-face messages about stuff. Tell us a story and do it well - the theme will come organically from the mix of elements involved.
-Too many Trek references/in-jokes.
-No TOS rehashes. You've got a radically different universe, do something with it.
Lame Klingons. STiD made them into a joke of a power that made Admiral Marcus look like a paranoid loon instead of man going to desperate lengths to prepare his nation for war, like the writers seem to have intended.
-An ending that makes the whole movie seem like a pointless sidestory.
-No killing main cast members in the final act. If you're going to kill someone, at least give it enough time to make an impact and ensure there's no reset button.
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
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