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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old September 9 2012, 01:40 AM   #16
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Old September 9 2012, 02:36 AM   #17
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Old September 9 2012, 02:37 AM   #18
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Old September 9 2012, 02:52 AM   #19
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Old September 9 2012, 03:22 AM   #20
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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.
It's probably worth noting that the first Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie, which came out around the same time, went the same route: Superman: The Motion Picture.

It makes it sound like more of an event, than just a movie based on old tv show or comic book.
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Old September 9 2012, 03:44 AM   #21
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Old September 9 2012, 03:54 AM   #22
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It's probably worth noting that the first Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie, which came out around the same time, went the same route: Superman: The Motion Picture.
Almost -- it was Superman: The Movie.
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Old September 9 2012, 04:15 AM   #23
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It's probably worth noting that the first Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie, which came out around the same time, went the same route: Superman: The Motion Picture.
Almost -- it was Superman: The Movie.
Yeah, but the title as presented in the film was just plain Superman, with no subtitle. I'd be curious to know why it was marketed as Superman: The Movie. (Pending documented confirmation, the "event" idea certainly sounds right.)

On the other hand, in the case of Star Trek, the subtitle was and is included, when presented in the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (The colon was not typed, but the colon is common style for separating title and subtitle.)
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Old September 9 2012, 04:26 AM   #24
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Yeah, but the title as presented in the film was just plain Superman, with no subtitle. I'd be curious to know why it was marketed as Superman: The Movie.
Presumably the same reason as Twilight Zone: The Movie, Transformers: The Movie, GI Joe: The Movie, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. Plus The Muppet Movie, The Simpsons Movie, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, The Brady Bunch Movie, etc.

If something originated in another medium, it makes sense to call attention to the fact that this is a movie, something distinct. Not only because of the "event" factor, but because not all promotion and discussion of the film will be in movie posters or theater marquees. Some of it will be word of mouth, tie-in ads, etc. So it's worthwhile to point out that it's a movie and not a comic book or TV show or whatever.

It goes the other way too. RoboCop: The Series, War of the Worlds: The Series, Friday the 13th: The Series, Men in Black: The Series, Godzilla: The Series, Highlander: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Blade: The Series, etc.
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Old September 9 2012, 04:28 AM   #25
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Now, does it make Superman: The Movie classy just to be called Superman on screen? I sorta think so.
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Old September 9 2012, 04:33 AM   #26
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Though I enjoy TMP more than others, the title that came to mind was:
Star Trek: 15 minutes of Plot, 100 Minutes of Special Effects, and 30 Minutes of Actors Staring at Special Effects

But, that might be a mouthful.

Maybe:
Star Trek: Staring at Special Effects

Some others:
Star Trek: The Next One Will Be Better
Star Trek: Episode 80--A New Thing (you can adjust the episode number if you want to include the two pilots and/or the animated episodes)
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Old September 9 2012, 04:55 AM   #27
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Old September 9 2012, 05:29 AM   #28
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Old September 9 2012, 05:37 AM   #29
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Old September 9 2012, 07:52 AM   #30
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I kid, I kid... It's a very good movie though it gets a little drawn out in the middle. It ranks #6 out of 11 for me and I still pop in my ST:TMP DE DVD once a year or so.

BTW, I think Star Trek: In Thy Image would be a very good title.
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