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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
Excellent 706 62.70%
Above Average 213 18.92%
Average 84 7.46%
Below Average 46 4.09%
Poor 77 6.84%
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Old May 6 2009, 05:56 AM   #61
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What I'd like to see is some veteran Trek writers taking advantage of all this hype and putting together a pitch for a new series that stays within the established continuity, maybe even a Captain April series (hey, I'm biased; sue me). After all, there's a five year period that's begging to be told, and if it's still going strong, and Ray Liotta is up for it, sign him up as Pike and keep rolling for a while (I don't know if it'd be workable to do a retelling of "The Cage" or just skip around it, from the fight on Rigel VII to their finally getting to the Vega colony, and maybe just deal with the fallout from Talos and Starfleet's enacting of General Order VII).
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Old May 6 2009, 06:02 AM   #62
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What I'd like to see is some veteran Trek writers taking advantage of all this hype and putting together a pitch for a new series that stays within the established continuity, maybe even a Captain April series (hey, I'm biased; sue me). After all, there's a five year period that's begging to be told, and if it's still going strong, and Ray Liotta is up for it, sign him up as Pike and keep rolling for a while (I don't know if it'd be workable to do a retelling of "The Cage" or just skip around it, from the fight on Rigel VII to their finally getting to the Vega colony, and maybe just deal with the fallout from Talos and Starfleet's enacting of General Order VII).
I think that would be cool, but ray Liotta looks like shit now
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Old May 6 2009, 06:03 AM   #63
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Nothing a few weeks in Maui can't cure.
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Old May 6 2009, 08:26 AM   #64
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If you liked The Voyage Home, you're going to love this.....
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Old May 6 2009, 10:25 AM   #65
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Heading off to see it tonight at 7:30. I am really psyched for this.


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Old May 6 2009, 11:44 AM   #66
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Saw it last night. It's everything I hoped it would be and more.

The prologue is possibly the first time I have ever physically been at the edge of my seat. The final scenes before the opening titles are *beautiful* - chaotically, tragically, gut-wrenchingly beautiful. If this sequence does not convince you that this movie is right than nothing will.

The movie proper than kicks off, and if I can level any criticism against it it's that Abrams gets the character pieces so spot-on that it's almost a disappointment when he cuts back to the action. Not that there's anything wrong with the action scenes themselves; there isn't a single action sequence in this movie that I would have left out. It's just that the universe is shown to be so rich and vibrant and alive you almost feel cheated when the villain tries to interrupt it.

I loved the imagery used in this film. There are scenes here I'd easily put on par with the TMP fly-by or the Enterprise rising out of the Mutara nebula in terms of sheer visceral impact, and I can't wait for the DVD to get some nice wallpapers for my desktop. Space has never looked this good.

What really bowled me over was what happened after the movie - people don't applaud, usually. I have never heared people applaud in a Belgian cinema in over fifteen years. People didn't applaud for the early screening of The Phantom Menace.

But when the credits started to roll, one person started clapping and the rest just followed. This movie really is something special. I don't care how much you dislike the concept or how much you dread a reboot, this movie is so Star Trek it hurts, and it's the best thing to happen to the franchise since... at least since TWoK, possibly since the day the first episode aired.

Kirk also goes to the Academy about eight years earlier in the original timeline and is an experience, seasoned officer by the time he's assigned command of the Enterprise, whereas in this case, we're talking the "Top Gun" school of "rising through the ranks on the merits of being smokin' hot!"
...no. Just no. If you had seen the film, you would have known nothing could be farther from the truth.

The problem involved time travel. Logic dictates that time travel be used to resolve it.
While it is not explicitly addressed, the movie makes it *abundantly* clear why Spock didn't take this route, and his actions in the movie follow a logical chain of events.

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Old May 6 2009, 12:33 PM   #67
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I have to wait until tomorrow night to see it, but can anyone comment on the music? I know about the bit in the end credits, but how was the rest of the score? The opening theme? Any fanfare when they show the Enterprise?
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Old May 6 2009, 12:44 PM   #68
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One thing I really loved about the movie was the opening titles: you see huge bold letters (and the arrowhead), as if Star Trek was carved into stone. Meaning Star Trek is back, baby!
And the quotes! Oh so many quotes! "I have been and always shall be... your friend!"; the Sherlock Holmes quote too...
God, I have to return to the cinema tonight!
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Old May 6 2009, 01:04 PM   #69
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I have to wait until tomorrow night to see it, but can anyone comment on the music? I know about the bit in the end credits, but how was the rest of the score? The opening theme? Any fanfare when they show the Enterprise?
The score was good. There's a new main theme that runs through the movie and is very catchy (I caught myself whistling it!). There is no opening theme as such; the movie has a "teaser segment" with its own music and then a title card with a music cue.

The reveal of the Enterprise is incorporated into the score of the scene that immediately precedes it - it's an organic outgrowth, you'll understand it when you see it. It is perhaps not as... obvious as cue as in TMP, but the music fits the scene perfectly.
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Old May 6 2009, 01:13 PM   #70
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10 hrs 40 minutes till I'm in the theater quivering with excitement.

Honestly, it feels like Xmas Eve when I was 8.
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Old May 6 2009, 02:58 PM   #71
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Just got back and the movie was wonderful. Like Batman and James Bond before it...Trek has been revived and done right. I should say I've been a Trek fan for 24 years)

Captain Robert April, I hope you will see the movie, as it is entertaining in itself, not even taking into account that it's Star Trek...and I was nowhere near a gusher before it came out (I found the people that defended the movie's every little thing,like the bridge being too white,kind of childish) and that you'll come back here and tell us honestly what you felt.
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Old May 6 2009, 03:00 PM   #72
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10 hrs 40 minutes till I'm in the theater quivering with excitement.

Honestly, it feels like Xmas Eve when I was 8.
I must tell you to cherish these last few hours, as I just returned from the movie and envy those who haven't seen it yet. This only happened to me with Saving Private Ryan and Back to the Future. Odd I know, but that's just how I feel!
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Old May 6 2009, 03:58 PM   #73
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I'd like to hear the comments of the people who voted "average" or "poor." I wonder what their response was too the film. Was it too faithful to the source material? Not faithful enough? etc...
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Old May 6 2009, 04:12 PM   #74
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Wow, 21 people already around here have seen it. I suppose, it's premiering in a bunch of territories today, isn't it?
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Old May 6 2009, 04:16 PM   #75
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Wow, 21 people already around here have seen it. I suppose, it's premiering in a bunch of territories today, isn't it?
Some countries have their premieres on Wednesdays, and it looks like there have been a bunch of open preview screenings.
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