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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old April 7 2009, 01:12 PM   #16
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Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers

How was Bana and Nero? Was Nero a decent villian and was Bana good in the movie?
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Old April 7 2009, 01:37 PM   #17
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I was pretty excited to learn about what happened in Austin, Texas last night! Those lucky dawgs!
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Old April 7 2009, 01:41 PM   #18
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I gain a lot of hope for this because the Austin people went in to see TWOK, one of the most popular Treks, TV or movie, with the original actors and everything, got it switched for the reboot and still seem universally excited about it. I know if I paid to see my favorite Trek film on a big screen and got Nemesis instead, I would have been a little disappointed, premiere or not.

So that bodes well, I'd say.
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Old April 7 2009, 01:50 PM   #19
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I gain a lot of hope for this because the Austin people went in to see TWOK, one of the most popular Treks, TV or movie, with the original actors and everything, got it switched for the reboot and still seem universally excited about it. I know if I paid to see my favorite Trek film on a big screen and got Nemesis instead, I would have been a little disappointed, premiere or not.

So that bodes well, I'd say.
J.J. Abrams thought he could pull it off, when this kind of publicity stunt never occured to Stuart Baird (and all the others behind him) back then in 2002...
You really have to admire this guy's self-confidence, his faith in what he thinks he can accomplish. There seems to be a little hint of nuKirk in J.J. Abrams... or is it the other way around?
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Old April 7 2009, 02:56 PM   #20
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This podcast review has some small spoilers, but reveals a lot about the excitement the crowd in Austen must have felt when shown the movie. Lots of f-bombs if you are listening at work.
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Old April 7 2009, 04:00 PM   #21
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I'll just post in the non-spoilers thread. It was a magnificent evening and a privilege. I sent a spoiler-free capsule review over to trekmovie. I'll let you guys know if it posts. I am delighted with the film and with the new directions in which it takes the Star Trek franchise.
Hang on, it's still running, isn't it? I'm typing this at 7.26pm Tuesday night, Sydney time.

What time did the movie run?
There was a surprise screening in Austin with Leonard Nimoy before the official one.
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Old April 7 2009, 04:23 PM   #22
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There was a surprise screening in Austin with Leonard Nimoy before the official one.
Yeah, I eventually worked that out, but it wasn't obvious here, in Sydney, when I was seeing reviews pop up online before the film had even finished running, and knowing all the guests' mobile phones and Blackberries had been cloaked by Opera House security.
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Old April 7 2009, 04:42 PM   #23
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The reviews on AICN say that the creation of the nuTrek universe from the oldTrek universe is "clever". Did the viewers here find it clever? Were you glad it was a reboot?
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Old April 7 2009, 05:13 PM   #24
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And I didn't want to drive to Austin. I'm going to have to avoid this place for like a month. Congrats to all who saw it. And I'm glad to hear it's good.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:22 PM   #25
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The reviews on AICN say that the creation of the nuTrek universe from the oldTrek universe is "clever". Did the viewers here find it clever? Were you glad it was a reboot?
I think that many people didn't quite understand how the new universe began. In dialog explanations were offered on at least two separate occasions. The explanations were explicit and good, but if you weren't paying attention, you might have missed it.

However, I like it better this way. Let's not belabor it too much, and I hate it when I feel as though characters are playing stupid so that something can be explained to the audience.

I did have to explain at the end to the person with whom I attended the movie that this wasn't the Back to the Future model of time travel.

I found the explanation clever and satisfactory. I'm glad they're doing this. There are now infinite possibilities in this new world.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:30 PM   #26
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Well, here's how the guy from filmschoolrejects winds up his review (no spoilers):

The overwhelming sentiment that I have about this film is that J.J. Abrams, with the help of a few incredibly talented people, has created a very accessible, fun Star Trek film that is perfect for a new generation of sci-fi fans. Sure, it plays to the fan base a little bit, but its real strength is in the fact that it is delivered with a ton of energy, it presents a story that is easily grasped by fans and newbies alike and is a big, kick-ass ride. My hope is not only that this sort of film will inspire young people to go out and check out some of the older Trek movies and series, but that it also helps usher in a new era of space science fiction filmmaking. With this piece of work, J.J. Abrams has really pushed the envelope with the visual effects and delivered a Star Trek tale that is fresh and vibrant, but he also remembered that it’s important to maintain a commitment to character and story, something that too many filmmakers forget these days. And for that reason alone, I think this film will not only find success, but it also just might find itself as one of the surprise winners of the year. Because when it all comes down to it, the average moviegoer in America just wants to see a movie that is a shitload of fun — and that’s exactly what you’ll get with Star Trek.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:32 PM   #27
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By the way. Repeated standing ovations. This movie was very well received.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:38 PM   #28
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My friend Neerav was on the red carpet, and saw the movie with a media pass. His pics slideshow:

http://bit.ly/zXMM
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Old April 7 2009, 05:40 PM   #29
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God I'm so happy... Feel like 18 at 50, for crying out loud.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:51 PM   #30
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urbandk wrote: View Post
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The reviews on AICN say that the creation of the nuTrek universe from the oldTrek universe is "clever". Did the viewers here find it clever? Were you glad it was a reboot?
I think that many people didn't quite understand how the new universe began. In dialog explanations were offered on at least two separate occasions. The explanations were explicit and good, but if you weren't paying attention, you might have missed it.
However, I like it better this way. Let's not belabor it too much, and I hate it when I feel as though characters are playing stupid so that something can be explained to the audience.
I did have to explain at the end to the person with whom I attended the movie that this wasn't the Back to the Future model of time travel.
I found the explanation clever and satisfactory. I'm glad they're doing this. There are now infinite possibilities in this new world.
That's what I hoped to hear...
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