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Old September 13 2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Burton Regarding Two 'Star Trek' Directors

LeVar Burton gives his opinion on the directors of Star Trek: Nemesis and Star Trek XI.

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. "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."

Burton has a different opinion of J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek XI, 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."

In other Star Trek: The Next Generation actor news, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), will be appearing at a tribute to James Bond creator Ian Fleming, as reported at the Patrick Stewart Network. The tribute will be held at the London Palladium Theater on October 5th. Other stars will be in attendance, such as Roger Moore, Jeremy Irons and Judi Dench.

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Old September 14 2008, 01:32 AM   #2
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"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?
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Old September 14 2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?
His banana clip is broken.
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Old September 14 2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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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.
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Old September 14 2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Starfleet Academy movie? What trailer did he see?
His banana clip is broken.
What's a banana clip?
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"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...
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Old September 14 2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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His banana clip is broken.
What's a banana clip?
That thing on his face.
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Old September 15 2008, 12:13 AM   #8
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His banana clip is broken.
What's a banana clip?
That thing on his face.
You mean his Visor?
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Old September 15 2008, 12:49 AM   #9
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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.
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Old September 15 2008, 04:04 AM   #10
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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.
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Old September 15 2008, 06:49 AM   #11
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Re: Burton Regarding Two 'Star Trek' Directors

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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.
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Old September 15 2008, 12:10 PM   #12
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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.
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Old September 16 2008, 07:17 PM   #13
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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.
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