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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old July 20 2008, 04:50 PM   #16
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

I really like the movie. It makes me laugh and think.
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Old July 20 2008, 11:02 PM   #17
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

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"I lost a brother once." (yeah, on Deneva)

"I was lucky. I got him back." (oops, sorry Sam!)
It must really suck when you're written out of canon by your own brother.
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Old July 21 2008, 01:03 AM   #18
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

TFF wasn't a total loss. It does have its entertainment value but it certainly ranks at the bottom of the order of Trek movies that I will watch.
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Old July 21 2008, 02:05 AM   #19
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

It would have been a lot better movie if they just stuck to camp fire scenes. Those were really the only redeeming parts of the movie. 90% of the movie stunk.
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Old July 22 2008, 03:37 PM   #20
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

I did the same about 2 months ago, though it was an old vhs copy. Of course it looked bad, but the story made me cringe.
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Old July 24 2008, 06:54 AM   #21
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Re: Just watched Star Trek V The Final Frontier

I've got to be one of the few fans who actually isn't bothered that much by this movie. Is it great? No. Is it watchable and relatively enjoyable? I think so. It certainly not unwatchable like that flying turd of a movie called Nemesis.

The line about losing the brother while poignant, was poorly chosen, and this:

The Romulans never sent any ship to the planet of Galactic peace.
is something that really bugs me because they had just dropped that broad off. They were in the neighborhood and I really don't buy the old cliché, "The Enterprise was the only ship in tha area" despite what Admiral Bennett says about needing Kirk's experience on this mission. The Enterprise was orbiting Earth for God's sake... that's sector 001. Were we honestly supposed to believe that the only qualified Captain in Sector 001 was Kirk? God help the Federation if that was true. The Klingons should have taken over the Federation years ago if that were true.

Other than that, it's watchable and kind of fun.

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Old July 24 2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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I love "The Final Frontier". I love the plot, I love the actors/characters, I love the soundtrack. I have seen the movie literally hundreds of times, and I can always go back and enjoy it again. To each his own, though.

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At the cinema, I was underwhelmed.

That said, its probably one of my favourite movies. Ignoring the somewhat nonsensical plot the characters of Kirk, Spock and McCoy have never felt more alive in the films.

Dodgy FX spoil things a little bit, but its still very, very watchable.

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Old July 24 2008, 09:29 PM   #23
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"I lost a brother once." (yeah, on Deneva)

"I was lucky. I got him back." (oops, sorry Sam!)

Thank God I'm not the only one who thought those
same exact words.
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Old July 24 2008, 09:39 PM   #24
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I loved the segment about McCoy's pain, a very poignant performance by De Kelley.

There were some definite cringe moments, though. Several already mentioned, plus:

Kirk's "Oh, please" at Bennett's ass-kissing. It seemed really self-indulgent by Shatner to have that bit in there. He became Bill to me at that point, not Jim.

The exploding PADD. Those things are off-the-shelf. Just because the Big E's systems aren't fully integrated doesn't mean the PADDs should be blowing up. And they have springs in them?!?

Though I liked the jail-break, it seemed like Jimmy over-played the line to me, or he ran out of breath in the middle of it, or something.

The sexual innuendo between Uhura and Scotty in sickbay.. barf.

I still enjoy watching it, though. As mentioned by jon1701, when they were "on", the characters seemed more "alive" in this film.
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Old July 27 2008, 07:57 AM   #25
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oh good. Another one of these threads. Is it that time of the month already?
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Old July 27 2008, 08:38 AM   #26
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I really like the movie. It makes me laugh and think.
I really loathe the movie. A few lines make me laugh and think, "what the hell were the idiots responsible for this mess thinking?"

One detail really bugged me... Sarek was married to a Vulcan PRINCESS?! Since when did they have royalty on Vulcan?
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Old July 27 2008, 09:15 AM   #27
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I had the same reaction when I watched the film again about a year ago. This film is BAD! Not bad by Star Trek standards bad, but bad by Filipino action movie standards! I always remembered 3 as the worst of the bunch, but I can't possibly believe it could be worse than this film. Some things that bothered me:

Why does a race as advanced as the Vulcans choose not to have their babies in modern, clean, sterile hospitals, but on stone slabs, outdoors in the middle of nowhere?

How does a man as smart as Sarek not realize that there is something called genetics that influences your children? If you knock up a human, chances are your kid will be half human. Why does Sarek choose to knock up a human if he doesn't want a baby with any human in it? What is it about a newborn baby that isn't Vulcan enough for Sarek? Why does Sarek keep marrying these human bitches if he doesn't like humans?

Everyone has a secret pain. Really? In the 23rd century with all the evolving humans have done every single one of them is still carrying around a hidden pain? And just one hidden pain? And all you have to do is re-live that pain and you have no more pain? But in exchange it does make you a mindless zombie who blindly follows a madman? It doesn't actually seem like getting rid of your pain is a good thing.

So what is actually so special about Sha Ka Ree and the dude that lives there that Sybok is sure that this the home of God? Is the being in contact with Sybok? So he can communicate with someone half way across the galaxy, but he can't get off the planet without a ship? Isn't much of a "God" either if he can be taken out with one shot.

I am not sure I can picture a Commander in Afghanistan looking at an al-Qaeda base wondering how to best attack and thinking "I know, a distraction. I'll get one of the chicks from the engineering corp to get naked and writhe around. She won't mind."

Even in a warrior culture like the Klingons are individual ship captains really allowed to attack anybody they want even if it mean inter-galactic war?
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Old July 28 2008, 02:30 AM   #28
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Why does Sarek keep marrying these human bitches if he doesn't like humans?
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Old July 28 2008, 02:27 PM   #29
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What is it about a newborn baby that isn't Vulcan enough for Sarek?
I always took it to be the baby's crying that he was responding to. It certainly looked Vulcan.

Of course, if that's the case, then you have to ask why the writers forgot that the Vulcan suppression of emotion is trained, not bred.
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Old July 29 2008, 03:43 AM   #30
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What is it about a newborn baby that isn't Vulcan enough for Sarek?
I always took it to be the baby's crying that he was responding to. It certainly looked Vulcan.

Of course, if that's the case, then you have to ask why the writers forgot that the Vulcan suppression of emotion is trained, not bred.
He was probably a little thrown by the red blood.
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