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Old September 8 2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Rename The Motion Picture

I've always thought Star Trek: The Motion Picture was an incredibly redundant and crappy name. And with all of today's Star Trek Into Darkness naming hype, I'm sure we can do a better job renaming Trek's first big-screen adventure.

So lets come up with better names for TMP!

Star Trek (1979)
Star Trek: The Vejur Encounter
Star Trek: In Thy Image (the name of the Phase II pilot that became TMP)

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Old September 8 2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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Old September 8 2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Old September 8 2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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I've always thought of it as In Thy Image. Heck, I independently had the idea that it should be called something like In Your Image even before I discovered that Foster's original script was actually called almost exactly the same thing!
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Old September 8 2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Old September 8 2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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Of course, for years it's been known to fans as Star Trek: Where Nomad Has Gone Before.
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Old September 8 2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Old September 8 2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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Star Trek: The Return

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Star Trek: Pajamas Party
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Old September 8 2012, 11:28 PM   #9
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Old September 8 2012, 11:32 PM   #10
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Star Trek: The Human Adventure.
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Old September 8 2012, 11:58 PM   #11
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Star Trek: The Human Adventure.
I had that idea earlier but shied away from posting. I saved it though, in case I got my courage up. *pastes from clipboard*

Star Trek: The Human Adventure

(banner at end of film states: The Human Adventures are Just Beginning)
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Old September 9 2012, 12:16 AM   #12
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KingDaniel wrote: View Post
I've always thought Star Trek: The Motion Picture was an incredibly redundant and crappy name.
I liked it. It's prosaic, but also pretty much what the movie is.

Star Trek: In Thy Image
First thing that came to mind. I'm sure I still have the Reeves-Stevens book on Phase II around here somewhere, that was quite interesting to read (especially the scripts, such as "In Thy Image", that came with it).

Beyond that (and The Human Adventures) uh...

Beyond the Unknown? The Visitor?
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Old September 9 2012, 01:02 AM   #13
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Star Trek: The Human Adventure
Star Trek: In Thy Image
Star Trek: Vejur
Star Trek: Infestation
Star Trek: Beyond the Universe
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Star Trek at the Roller Disco
Eight-Trek
Star Trek: The Light Show
Star Trek: Ain't No L7
Star Trek: The Commodores
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Cloud of Glass
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Old September 9 2012, 01:24 AM   #14
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It would have just been STAR TREK except they worried that people wouldn't realize it was a movie and not just the TV show. The title was the right one for the time. The proposed subtitles aren't improving it, even if some are amusing.
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Old September 9 2012, 01:24 AM   #15
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