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Old January 23 2013, 08:39 PM   #61
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The difference being that I saw lots of non-Trekkies reacting emotionally in the theater to the pre-credit sequence of Abrams's first Trek movie. The only strong reaction I'd seen to oldTrek movies by non fans was laughter.
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Old January 23 2013, 08:49 PM   #62
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I got misty eyed at The Inner Light and The Visitor. None of the films really come close to that level of emotion.
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Old January 23 2013, 08:50 PM   #63
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The only strong reaction I'd seen to oldTrek movies by non fans was laughter.
Yeah, Star Trek IV worked really well.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:04 PM   #64
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Yeah, I get the impression we're in for a cliffhanger ending.
I had that feeling too, back in September.

Someone (I think it was Pine) said a while ago in an interview that had no idea how Star Trek was supposed to continue after the end of STID, or at least it was something to that effect. But he said he was sure that the writers would think of something.

I can't find that snippet anymore, it was over on Trekweb months ago ... does anyone remember?
I think it was the infamous interview which spawned the 'last ST movie for Quinto?' rumor. It is below but the full transcript is absent on that page, video only.

http://trekmovie.com/2012/09/07/chri...er-and-bolder/

Notice the URL for that page has "chris-pine-says-star-trek-sequel-is-" blah blah blah within it but it is Quinto speaking.

I believe the lines we're thinking of is; Quinto: "I'm really excited to see what they do with it but, you know...."


On topic, Thanks for the warning JJ. I'll be sure to bring plenty of tissues with me.
No, what I meant was this article on Trekweb:

http://trekweb.com/stories.php?aid=504335ac19a1f

It seems that I have misremembered what he said. Reading it now, there seems to be no hint of a cliffhanger:

Pine also hinted that there will be a third movie saying: ''Knowing these guys, there's always a way to make some more instalments. I'm sure they've built-in something, I'm just not smart enough to have seen it! But I'm sure there's a way.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:26 PM   #65
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There's already a lot of crying and the movie isn't even out yet!
Crying, Abrams said. Not whining.

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They got old, fat, and dull. Stuffy and boring. …
They're not "running around," "doing fine," or being at all interesting. These new guys are a lot more fun now.
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The difference being that I saw lots of non-Trekkies reacting emotionally in the theater to the pre-credit sequence of Abrams's first Trek movie. The only strong reaction I'd seen to oldTrek movies by non fans was laughter.
So, I guess we can consider you one of those non-fans at this point? I mean, for someone who apparently watched a ton of Trek, knows a lot, and works on fan films, you sure bash the crap out of it.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:33 PM   #66
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I don't want to cry. I want to be inspired.
Sometimes both happen simultaneously.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:36 PM   #67
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It looks fun and exciting. If it's emotionally moving without being depressing, I forsee a good time at the movies. Bring it on.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:39 PM   #68
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...Now we get to see how they became those characters only they aren't those characters, they're alternate universe versions...
Exactly my point.

I think the fact that I see AbramsTrek as mostly a reboot makes me able to feel connections with ST2009's characters that are totally separate with the connections I feel for the TOS characters.

I cared about what happened to Shatner's Kirk and Nimoy's Spock...AND I care what happens to Pine's Kirk and Quinto's Spock. However, I don't relate Pine's Kirk to Shatner's Kirk (nor do I the two Spocks). Of course I realize that Pine is "Kirk", just like Shatner was "Kirk", and I know what the idea of "Kirk" is supposed to be in the overall mythology known as "Star Trek", but I can still keep separate the specificities of the two versions.

...That is to say, I can have a memory of everything TOS Kirk went through as the character grew and developed over the years and still care about how Abrams' re-imagined version of Kirk may also grow and develop.

I still don't understand why caring about TOS Kirk means I can't care about the different things that may happen to this different AbramsTrek Kirk. This may sound like a paradox, but I can separate the two specific interpretations of the character while still knowing they are generally the same character.

I mean, these characters are works of fiction that are virtually in the public domain (although I mean figuratively, not legally). Different interpretations of the same character can enhance the overall mythology/establishment known as "Star Trek". The character of Kirk has a certain catalogue of personality traits, and the character is hanging out there for future story writers to use. I don't care about the specific history of the character, as long as the character continues to have those traits.
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Old January 23 2013, 10:39 PM   #69
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Yeah, but we know that Kirk and Spock etc are running around doing just fine in the Prime Universe...
No, they're not.

They got old, fat, and dull. Stuffy and boring. Kirk fell off a rickety bridge before delivering one of his bizarre line readings ("It was...fun") and croaking. Spock was last seen shuffling through a kind of aimless story about Romulus with a bunch of old guys and Denise Crosby wearing bumpy foam rubber heads. McCoy was wearing a garotte-like ascot for vanity's sake to hide his wattle, Scotty and Uhura were fumbling around with various unappealing menepausal sexual hijinks, Chekov had evolved from Bad Accent/Haircut to Bad Accent/Toupee and Sulu...who gives a fuck about Sulu?

They're not "running around," "doing fine," or being at all interesting. These new guys are a lot more fun now.
Just change the names, and that sounded like my 30th high school reunion.
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Old January 23 2013, 11:00 PM   #70
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Yeah, but we know that Kirk and Spock etc are running around doing just fine in the Prime Universe, so I give as much of a shit about these new guys as I do that Riker who got blown up in that Borg war universe in Parallels

In stark contrast to all the youngins who don't give a shit about anything that may or may not have happened in the prime universe.

I guess it all comes down to which demographic is preferable to CBS/Paramount.
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Old January 24 2013, 12:04 AM   #71
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Yeah, but we know that Kirk and Spock etc are running around doing just fine in the Prime Universe, so I give as much of a shit about these new guys as I do that Riker who got blown up in that Borg war universe in Parallels

In stark contrast to all the youngins who don't give a shit about anything that may or may not have happened in the prime universe.

I guess it all comes down to which demographic is preferable to CBS/Paramount.
That doesn't work in my case, barbecue I've been watching Star Trek since 1972 or 1973 -- I can't quite remember, but it was around that time. The first time I saw an episode of Star Trek (it was Space Seed) was the first time I had even HEARD of Star Trek; I just happened upon it by accident, not knowing what it was...

...I was turning the channels on my parents TV one day and saw them materializing after being transported to the Botany Bay. That caught my attention at first, but what really got me wanting to see more was the first time I saw Spock.

My brothers and I used to play Star Trek at home in the mid-1970s. We would move the recliner chair (comfy-chair) into the middle of the living room as the captain's chair, and we would face the painting on the wall above the sofa a treat it like the view screen. I would often play Scotty, and go into the garage with my walkie-talkie, talking to my brother, who was Kirk, on his walkie talkie. My other brother would be Spock. When I wasn't Scotty, I would be Chekov, and sit at the coffee table (which was between the recliner/captains chair and the sofa painting/view screen). The Coffee table would be the helm and Nav console.


So I am an old-time TOS fan, and I still can separate Pines Kirk from Shatner's Kirk -- while still considering BOTH of them as being Kirk. Two versions, but the same character traits.

I care about the prime universe, but only from a "basic character trait" perspective, and not from a "specific events that transpired" perspective. Abrams' Kirk can still be a valid Kirk, with Kirk-like character traits, even if the events that happened to prime universe Kirk never happen to him.
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Old January 24 2013, 12:24 AM   #72
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Is it really going to be that bad?
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Old January 24 2013, 01:03 AM   #73
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So, I guess we can consider you one of those non-fans at this point? I mean, for someone who apparently watched a ton of Trek, knows a lot, and works on fan films, you sure bash the crap out of it.

I love Star Trek.

Star Trek fandom, I can take or leave.

Fandom seems so often to involve pretending Trek's something it's not.
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Old January 24 2013, 03:26 AM   #74
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That doesn't work in my case, barbecue I've been watching Star Trek since 1972 or 1973
Gotta love autocorrect...
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Old January 24 2013, 03:35 AM   #75
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So, I guess we can consider you one of those non-fans at this point? I mean, for someone who apparently watched a ton of Trek, knows a lot, and works on fan films, you sure bash the crap out of it.

I love Star Trek.

Star Trek fandom, I can take or leave.

Fandom seems so often to involve pretending Trek's something it's not.
Why they would never do such a thing!

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