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Old April 3 2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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“I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILERS!]

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I thought this was a sweet line from Kirk (Pine) and really seemed like something he would say in the context of the scene

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"The Trek stuff was for Chris Pine who was accepting the Star of Tomorrow award and was, of course, a Kirk-centric scene, him picking up Uhura at a bar. He asks what she’s studying and she tells him, not thinking he’ll know what exactly it is. He surprises her, saying her study focuses on alien language and culture. She’s impressed, but still sly.

Pine plays Kirk as cocky and a bit drunk. A big dude comes up to Uhura and asks if she’s being bothered by this guy and she says very much so, but she can handle him. Kirk gets into the meathead’s face… like I said, cocky. The big guy’s friends come up and he says something like, “What’re you going to do? There are four of us.” And Kirk responds with a “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” and gets a punch in the mouth for it. He smiles as he grabs his bleeding chin and then fights back, taking the big dude out.

Pine was pretty good, I thought. He was certainly not imitating Shatner, but had the charm. I’m interested to see what exactly he brings to the full picture."
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Old April 4 2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

I dunno, it seems kinda like it has been done before... somehow, trash talking good guys are rarely witty to me in modern movies.
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Old April 4 2009, 05:59 AM   #3
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

That line is in this TV spot.
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Old April 4 2009, 06:27 AM   #4
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yakueb wrote: View Post
I dunno, it seems kinda like it has been done before... somehow, trash talking good guys are rarely witty to me in modern movies.
Because it's been done in every single action movie in the past 25 years?
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Old April 4 2009, 07:22 AM   #5
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

Star Trek and action?!? Perish the thought!
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Old April 4 2009, 12:27 PM   #6
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

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Star Trek and action?!? Perish the thought!
Maybe the star Trek universe has relaised that diplomacy isn't always the best policy and to just fire, (or hit back) instead of just giving repeated warnings.
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Old April 4 2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

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Star Trek and action?!? Perish the thought!
Maybe the star Trek universe has relaised that diplomacy isn't always the best policy and to just fire, (or hit back) instead of just giving repeated warnings.

Maybe Kirk could have done a Picard by yelling out "conference evaluation!" and retreating to the men's room with his opponents to plan out the fight.
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Old April 4 2009, 03:25 PM   #8
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

It would've been better if he'd said "What are you gonna do? There are only four of you and one of me," with a straight face.
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Old April 4 2009, 04:27 PM   #9
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

It would have been better if he had said "This mission... it just got a hell of a lot more impossibler."

With a straight face.

And a sombrero.

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Old April 4 2009, 05:43 PM   #10
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A razor-sharp-edged sombrero.
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Old April 4 2009, 05:48 PM   #11
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

yakueb wrote: View Post
I dunno, it seems kinda like it has been done before... somehow, trash talking good guys are rarely witty to me in modern movies.
I dunno, maybe Shatner's Kirk helped create that stereotype? In the 60s if you were ever in a fight, the three fictional men you'd want in your corner were Bond, Kirk, and any given Frank Sinatra character, all of whom just exuded dashing arrogant cool in the face of danger.
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Old April 4 2009, 06:38 PM   #12
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

At about eighteen seconds someone says "You're captain now, Mr. Kirk."

Very "Top Gun-ish" feeling to this ad.

Let us reflect that "Top Gun" was a better made film than most "Star Trek" films, as well as far more successful and therefore more influential on Hollywood film making than any of them.
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Old April 4 2009, 06:44 PM   #13
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Heard that - but it doesn't synch up with the scenes... whoa.

Now what about that - Obviously, that line came from an instructor - not a battlefield edict. The scene in which Kirk takes the chair in other trailers is silent. I wonder if we've been reading that particular shot wrong, and it's from a training exercise.
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Old April 4 2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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Re: “I’ll let you get a few more so this will be a fair fight” [SPOILE

That's kind of a "you and what army?" type line...tough guys have been talking like that for a damn long time.
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Old April 4 2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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Starship Polaris wrote: View Post
At about eighteen seconds someone says "You're captain now, Mr. Kirk."
I have an idea that might be Captain Robau addressing George, Senior. Anyone familiar enough with Faran Tahir's voice to give a yea or nay?
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