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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 8 2009, 03:23 PM   #616
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Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]

It's interesting that as the actual rankings are coming in the percentages are breaking down a lot the way most of our previous polls have - combining everything less than "C" or average gives less than but close to ten percent.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:23 PM   #617
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This I can understand. I think the "knee jerk defense" reaction has come from months of "It violates canon!" and "They've wiped out everything we ever loved!" posts. Clearly neither of these are true (and your post reflects that), but since we've been so saturated with that, it's easy to just suddenly react without really carefully reading the posts. Not defending, just observing.

It is not just the previous months, many are still saying the same thing "It violates canon!, they have killed old star trek!" even in this thread. Most of the criticism I have seen in this thread is talking about canon/its ties to star trek universe
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Old May 8 2009, 03:25 PM   #618
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I can see that with one or two exceptions, this forum is full of muppets and traitors
muppets and traitors...I think this is the only time that the two has been used together


so I see no reason to bother posting here anymore.
You will be back.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:25 PM   #619
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I haven't read the first 500 pages of this thread, but even in the last 100, I have read more comments along the lines of, "If you're a real Trekkie, you'll only watch this once, if at all" or, "Real Star Trek fans should hate this!" or ,"If you're a fan of this, you're a traitor!" than I ever really want to. These comments are just as bad and rediculous as the Canon Nazi comments that come from the other side. Makers of both comments need to get over themselves.

I am a Trekkie. I have watched and loved Star Trek for literally as long as I can remember. And I enjoyed this movie. Deal with it.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:26 PM   #620
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As a kid, I grew up watching TOS first run, and have been a fan, a hard core fan, for these nearly 43 years and...I liked this movie, it was exciting...sorry, but what was also exciting was that my 13 year old who had NEVER been a trek fan at all went with me and enjoyed it and the fact that he was asking questions afterward shows that this Trek will resonate with those outside the franchise while in my opinion it remains true to the essential core of the characters and themes us old timers love, woven into a new canvas that is accessible to all in 2009.

One thing that struck me as I was sitting in the theater looking at all the iPods and iPhones, was just how hard it must have been to update the look of this and still keep the spirit of the old alive, argue all you want, and I love the old designs as much as anyone, but this HAD to be visually relevant for todays audience, it HAD to look like our future, not 1966's...
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Old May 8 2009, 03:33 PM   #621
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archeryguy1701 wrote: View Post
I haven't read the first 500 pages of this thread, but even in the last 100, I have read more comments along the lines of, "If you're a real Trekkie, you'll only watch this once, if at all" or, "Real Star Trek fans should hate this!" or ,"If you're a fan of this, you're a traitor!" than I ever really want to. These comments are just as bad and rediculous as the Canon Nazi comments that come from the other side. Makers of both comments need to get over themselves.

I am a Trekkie. I have watched and loved Star Trek for literally as long as I can remember. And I enjoyed this movie. Deal with it.
My love for the film isn't exactly subtle... but I'll second this.

My dads seeing the movie tonight and I'm looking forward to his reaction. As a bonus someone bought tickets for me this weekend so we could watch it together - this is someone who had no interest in Star Trek and since she saw the 'Two steps from hell' ad she's watched all the best of my TOS, DS9, movies and TNG.

Good film + new interest = Awesome. For me at least.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:36 PM   #622
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Did anyone see James Cawley?

I looked but didn't see him. He wasn't credited either.

Heard Greg Grunberg's voice though.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:37 PM   #623
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Hey I just saw the movie last night and absolutely loved it....


My one big concern however was the fact that they literally went from being cadets to officers especially with Kirk being a cadet to become captain instantly...its a little hard to believe and I dont know if anyone knows why they would do that. Besides that I would easily give it a 9/10 maybe a 10

However Kirk was already a 3rd year cadet. He was also Pike's "golden boy". So he had some heavy weight sponsorship in Starfleet, plus his dad was a Starfleet hero.


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Old May 8 2009, 03:38 PM   #624
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I voted Excellent. I loved it.

I only have 2 very tiny nits to pick. The car stealing scene was cheesy and the ice monster chase was pointless and fake looking.

THAT'S IT.

The fucking movie is amazing. I consider myself a hardcore trekker. It is a good movie. Period.

My two non trekkie pals loved it. One is 25, the other 32.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:38 PM   #625
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Did anyone see James Cawley?
As far as I know his and Jeff Quinn's scenes were cut.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:39 PM   #626
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I just realized that every officer in Starfleet has the arrowhead on their uniform. In TOS, every ship had their own crest and the arrowhead was only used on the Enterprise.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:40 PM   #627
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Hey I just saw the movie last night and absolutely loved it....


My one big concern however was the fact that they literally went from being cadets to officers especially with Kirk being a cadet to become captain instantly...its a little hard to believe and I dont know if anyone knows why they would do that. Besides that I would easily give it a 9/10 maybe a 10

However Kirk was already a 3rd year cadet. He was also Pike's "golden boy". So he had some heavy weight sponsorship in Starfleet, plus his dad was a Starfleet hero.


-Chris
Plus, you know, they all saved the planet Earth. Heh.

Also, it is implied that the natural order of Destiny is to have him be the captain and spock the XO, by old Spock.

Finally - it's a movie.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:40 PM   #628
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Heard Greg Grunberg's voice though.
I was just looking at the IMDb and noticed that he played the stepdad.
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Old May 8 2009, 03:41 PM   #629
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The Enterprise design and Bridge design didn't bother me like it had been when I first saw them in the trailer. I thought it all worked. If you looked closely the layout on the consoles was very in line with the old TOS consoles, the buttons were laid out in the same half circles.

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Old May 8 2009, 03:43 PM   #630
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Hey I just saw the movie last night and absolutely loved it....


My one big concern however was the fact that they literally went from being cadets to officers especially with Kirk being a cadet to become captain instantly...its a little hard to believe and I dont know if anyone knows why they would do that. Besides that I would easily give it a 9/10 maybe a 10

However Kirk was already a 3rd year cadet. He was also Pike's "golden boy". So he had some heavy weight sponsorship in Starfleet, plus his dad was a Starfleet hero.


-Chris
Plus, you know, they all saved the planet Earth. Heh.

Also, it is implied that the natural order of Destiny is to have him be the captain and spock the XO, by old Spock.

Finally - it's a movie.

Yep. It all worked IMO. When old Spock was looking in on the promotion ceremony, and he says "full thrusters", and we cut to the Enterprise, I thought that was a nice touch at the end.

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