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Old April 10 2009, 05:44 PM   #661
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Re: World Premiere/Advance screening discussions [SPOILERS GUARANTEED]

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There may have been 10,000 successful evacuations from Vulcan during the crisis, but you have to figure that there are already millions or billions living off-world.
Yeah, I am not sure why everyone is concerned about the survival of the race... I am sure there are a ton of vulcans on Earth alone...
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Old April 10 2009, 06:14 PM   #662
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Changing topics - what's the Kelvin mission patch/ship logo look like? It's not the Enterprise arrowhead, is it?
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Old April 10 2009, 06:16 PM   #663
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This is one of the most time-wasting aspects of fanon - some people become so attached to their expectations and assumptions that rather than being pleased when some aspect of a story surprises them or goes in an unexpected direction, they become protective of the assumption and in some cases invent some fairly closely-worked out rationalizations for why the writers were wrong to do what they did. I watched idiots do this with the later seasons of "Buffy," which was particularly sad because that series was so energetically off-kilter and counter-intuitive all along and would have been a lesser show without that quality.
This happened most recently with the BSG finale. Much of the negative reactions I saw were not due to the quality of the show, but that the writers didn't use the fans' assumptions to write the script. There was even one BSG blogger who complained because the SFX dept didn't use actual star maps as backdrops, because they should have known fans would be examining the star patterns to discern where the fleet was... oy

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Enjoy your mediocrity, Dennis.
Ahh Trekkie superiority complex. Glad to know some things never change...
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Old April 10 2009, 06:28 PM   #664
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Ahh Trekkie superiority complex. Glad to know some things never change...
Ahh the Trekkie defensiveness complex. Glad to know.. yada yada.
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Old April 10 2009, 07:39 PM   #665
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I'm 22 and I've heard the term "sawbones". Did you study the Civil War in history class?
I'm in Canada. We learned about more interesting stuff like Canada gaining it's independence in 1867 .

I'm not saying I necessarily support the new backstory behind the name. But what I am saying is that I can definitly understand why the producers decided to change it. Outside the U.S. it may not be as popular a term.
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Old April 10 2009, 08:10 PM   #666
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Bottom line is that the remaining hard-core trek fandom can support IDW and Pocket Books. Our support cannot even begin to justify what the studio must spend to produce a movie that can compete commercially in today's entertainment industry.
That's not necessarily true. Sure the route that has been taken is one way to do things, but TWOK was still "classic TOS" and it did well at the box office and ciritcally. A Star Trek movie could be made that fit into TOS that would do well at the box office and critically. It's possible. It just didn't happen and never will.
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Old April 10 2009, 08:14 PM   #667
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Your moms basement called, it's ready for you to move in.
Really? Then you've moved out? Who would have believed that would ever happen.
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Old April 10 2009, 08:45 PM   #668
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Bottom line is that the remaining hard-core trek fandom can support IDW and Pocket Books. Our support cannot even begin to justify what the studio must spend to produce a movie that can compete commercially in today's entertainment industry.
That's not necessarily true. Sure the route that has been taken is one way to do things, but TWOK was still "classic TOS" and it did well at the box office and ciritcally. A Star Trek movie could be made that fit into TOS that would do well at the box office and critically. It's possible. It just didn't happen and never will.
I'd argue that TWOK did well *because* it wasn't in the classic TOS mold. It was big, flashy, sci-fantasy with lots of explosions. Many of the deviations from the TOS style ultimately found their way into TNG where they made it, IMHO, an inferior product.
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Old April 10 2009, 09:04 PM   #669
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They're still Kirk and Spock and McCoy.
They're KINO, SINO and MINIO.
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Old April 10 2009, 09:10 PM   #670
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To those of you who have seen the film. Could the writers have found a creative way to get William Shatner into the film as Kirk?
Of course they could have. Any writer could have.
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Old April 10 2009, 09:16 PM   #671
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34 pages an no detailed spoiler filled recap of the movie? Come on people, we need a review of the movie with all the details!
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Old April 10 2009, 09:30 PM   #672
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I'm 22 and I've heard the term "sawbones". Did you study the Civil War in history class?
I'm in Canada. We learned about more interesting stuff like Canada gaining it's independence in 1867 .

I'm not saying I necessarily support the new backstory behind the name. But what I am saying is that I can definitly understand why the producers decided to change it. Outside the U.S. it may not be as popular a term.
That's possible. I didn't realize you were Canadian, sorry. I've read in several places that in Germany Bones is called Pill because there's no German translation for the nickname.
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Old April 10 2009, 09:42 PM   #673
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I've read in several places that in Germany Bones is called 'Pill' because there's no German translation for the nickname.
Leonard McCoy is indeed called 'Pille' (English 'Pill') in 'Raumschiff Enterprise', the German version of TOS. The translators could have called him 'Knochen' (English 'Bones') just as well, but, for no apparent reasons whatsoever, they didn't. Now, having seen the new Star Trek XI clip, I would really like to know how they try to worm themselves out of this decades-old mistranslation/misinterpretation...
Well, I'll find out soon enough...
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Old April 10 2009, 09:56 PM   #674
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Re: World Premiere/Advance screening discussions [SPOILERS GUARANTEED]

Any chance of someone posting some actual spoilers again?

Such as - Is Cadet Kirk merely an older undergradute held back from graduation due to the kobiashi maru or did he graduate the 4 year program, serve a few years on the Republic or Farrugut and now goes back for the "5th" command year when the events of the movie unfold.....
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Old April 10 2009, 11:28 PM   #675
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Bottom line is that the remaining hard-core trek fandom can support IDW and Pocket Books. Our support cannot even begin to justify what the studio must spend to produce a movie that can compete commercially in today's entertainment industry.
That's not necessarily true. Sure the route that has been taken is one way to do things, but TWOK was still "classic TOS" and it did well at the box office and ciritcally.
What does a low-budget film released in 1982 have to do with "competing commercially in today's entertainment industry"? That was 27 years ago and yeah, everything has changed.

You make a movie like TWOK today, and you can go one of two ways with it: straight to DVD or suffer the fate of "Serenity."

Unless, maybe, you cast Seth Rogen as Khan.

Certainly low-balling Trek and producing direct-to-DVD stuff, ala Stargate, is a direction that the studio could reasonably have chosen and they might have made some money with a DS9 DVD movie or an Enterprise DVD movie or a "TNG" DVD movie starring Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn (with special appearance by Walter Koenig). Evidently someone there believes that Trek is still more valuable than that.
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