RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,953
Posts: 5,390,975
Members: 24,722
Currently online: 526
Newest member: Jadakiss

TrekToday headlines

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Dorn To Voice Firefly Character
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

No ALS Ice Bucket For Saldana
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Free Star Trek Trexels Game
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

New Trek-themed Bobble Heads
By: T'Bonz on Aug 21

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies I-X

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 30 2012, 11:51 PM   #61
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

They actually showed Zeffirelli's R&J in one of my high-school English classes, 9th grade, I think. I had something of a crush on Olivia Hussey after that. I would've even if the nude scene hadn't been there, but I was awfully glad it was.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30 2012, 11:53 PM   #62
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Later that night, my French teacher took a group of us to see a French film, "Cousin, Cousine" (later remade with Ted Danson, IIRC), in the same cinema complex and that also turned out to be less than memorable.
Even with the nude body-painting scene?

Believe it or not, my high school French teacher took us to "Cousin, Cousine," too. Around the same time I saw "Logan's Run."

Apparently, some rites of passage were universal back in the mid-seventies . . . .

(Although I somehow missed that nude Juliet in my teens. Clearly, I took the wrong English class!)
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com

Last edited by Greg Cox; October 1 2012 at 01:18 AM.
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 12:06 AM   #63
Ryan Thomas Riddle
Rear Admiral
 
Ryan Thomas Riddle's Avatar
 
Location: The Bay Area
View Ryan Thomas Riddle's Twitter Profile
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
As for Zefferelli's "Romeo & Juiet". A "G" rated school excursion because we were studying the play... and yeah, one scene was very memorable for the boys in my class.
But(t) I'm left to wonder what scene that could've have been?
__________________
A mild-mannered reporter
Ryan Thomas Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 12:14 AM   #64
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Even with the nude body-painting scene?
Hahaha, well it might explain the course I took in bodypainting when I was in my 30s.
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 01:14 AM   #65
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Even with the nude body-painting scene?
Hahaha, well it might explain the course I took in bodypainting when I was in my 30s.
I remember that scene made an impression on me and my fellow classmates. God bless racy foreign films and open-minded French teachers. (Anybody else remember that dress in "The Tall Blond Man with Black Shoe"?)

Have to wonder if today's teachers could still get away with that kind of thing today . . . .
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 01:33 AM   #66
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Have to wonder if today's teachers could still get away with that kind of thing today...
In 1976, I had to study "Jeu de Massacre" for the Higher School Certificate exam in French, the first year they allowed film study to switch with the novel study option.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061841/

Not sure of its Australian rating and, at the time, we didn't realise it was such an "old" film.

We also went with the same teacher to see "L'Histoire d'Adèle H." (aka "The Story of Adele H."), which worried my Dad at first because it was released in the same movie season as the highly publicised, raunchy, "R"-rated, "The Story of O".
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:43 AM   #67
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

We read "L'Etranger" (aka "The Stranger" by Camus) in third-year French.

Alas, I can see some modern-day "family values"-type parent group getting upset about public schools exposing their kids to Existentialism . . . .
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:44 AM   #68
chardman
Vice Admiral
 
chardman's Avatar
 
Location: The home of GenCon
View chardman's Twitter Profile
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

As far as I'm concerned... The transporter malfunction in ST:TMP is good clean fun for kids of all ages when compared to the sound of Maximillian's rotating claws drilling into the chest of Tony Perkins, in "The Black Hole", which came out the same year, was also G-rated, and was a freakin' Disney film to boot!
__________________
If Ronald Reagan hadn't cut Mental Health funding to the bone, most of today's GOP & Tea Party candidates wouldn't be walking around loose.
chardman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:46 AM   #69
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

chardman wrote: View Post
As far as I'm concerned... The transporter malfunction in ST:TMP is good clean fun for kids of all ages when compared to the sound of Maximillian's rotating claws drilling into the chest of Tony Perkins, in "The Black Hole", which came out the same year, was also G-rated, and was a freakin' Disney film to boot!
Plus, you can never tell what will freak kids out at what age. My little sister sat through the original "Star Wars" without a peep, Darth Vader and all, but was so terrified by the scary lady in "The Rescuers" that we had to leave the theater . . . .
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:53 AM   #70
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

chardman wrote: View Post
As far as I'm concerned... The transporter malfunction in ST:TMP is good clean fun for kids of all ages when compared to the sound of Maximillian's rotating claws drilling into the chest of Tony Perkins, in "The Black Hole", which came out the same year, was also G-rated, and was a freakin' Disney film to boot!
Actually The Black Hole was the first PG-rated film produced by Disney -- the beginning of their attempt to diversify into more adult-oriented films, followed by others like The Devil and Max Devlin, Tron, Never Cry Wolf, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. I distinctly remember that when TBH came out, it was seen as kind of a big deal that Disney was doing a PG-rated film.

But preconceptions about the Disney name made it hard for them to market their PG-rated films effectively, so they created the Touchstone imprint to distribute those films under, beginning with Splash. And evidently they were wise to do so, because even to this day, the Disney name on The Black Hole leads to the perception that it was G-rated or directed at children.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:54 AM   #71
CorporalCaptain
Vice Admiral
 
CorporalCaptain's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

chardman wrote: View Post
As far as I'm concerned... The transporter malfunction in ST:TMP is good clean fun for kids of all ages when compared to the sound of Maximillian's rotating claws drilling into the chest of Tony Perkins, in "The Black Hole", which came out the same year, was also G-rated, and was a freakin' Disney film to boot!
The Black Hole was rated PG. It was Disney's first PG production (second released) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Hole#Production]. I remember that it was a big deal at the time.
__________________
John
CorporalCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 02:55 AM   #72
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Oh yeah, I remember people being scandalized because Disney made a PG-rated movie, which was clearly the end of civilization . . . .

People wrote angry letters to newspapers, etc.
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 03:01 AM   #73
CorporalCaptain
Vice Admiral
 
CorporalCaptain's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Well, chardman does have a point that they didn't just dip into the shallow end of PG, they went straight off the high dive into the 12-foot section of it.

Of course, Perkins had it coming, given what he did to Jamie Lee Curtis's mom.
__________________
John
CorporalCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 03:10 AM   #74
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Well, chardman does have a point that they didn't just dip into the shallow end of PG, they went straight off the high dive into the 12-foot section of it.

Of course, Perkins had it coming, given what he did to Jamie Lee Curtis's mom.
Before or after he was framed by Tuesday Weld?
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1 2012, 03:19 AM   #75
CorporalCaptain
Vice Admiral
 
CorporalCaptain's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Well, chardman does have a point that they didn't just dip into the shallow end of PG, they went straight off the high dive into the 12-foot section of it.

Of course, Perkins had it coming, given what he did to Jamie Lee Curtis's mom.
Before or after he was framed by Tuesday Weld?
I'm going to have to go with after.
__________________
John
CorporalCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.