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Old February 7 2013, 09:02 PM   #46
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Re: What were they thinking? AVENGERS style TREK

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I don't think they rank with the best sci-fi books of the last twenty years and I don't think they're even the best David Mack books.

A Time to Kill/A Time to Heal would work much better and connect with the audience in an emotional way.
The novels don't have to be the greatest for an adaptation to be a success. In fact, there have been adaptations in recent memory that are far better than the original material. Case in point, Batman: Under the Red Hood is considered one of the greatest animated Batman movies and also IMO is one of the best Batman movies period despite its source material commonly being viewed as mediocre.
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Old February 7 2013, 11:49 PM   #47
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The adaptations would have to be loose and have many things left out, you're right. However, the majority of the non-canon characters, if not all of the ones not created by David Mack, would probably have to be left out anyway because I doubt the studio would want to pay all the creators of those characters royalties. To remain true to the spirit of each novel, if I was producing these movies, I'd have David Mack either write or co-write the screenplay.
They wouldn't have to pay the novelists anything. Anything they write in the Trekverse is the property of CBS. Star Trek's George and Winona Kirk were borrowed from the novels and AFAIK Vonda McIntyre (Enterprise: The First Adventure) nor Diane Carey (Final Frontier, Best Destiny) were credited. And Carey's novels were namedropped in interviews as being their source for the characters back in 2008.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:01 AM   #48
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The adaptations would have to be loose and have many things left out, you're right. However, the majority of the non-canon characters, if not all of the ones not created by David Mack, would probably have to be left out anyway because I doubt the studio would want to pay all the creators of those characters royalties. To remain true to the spirit of each novel, if I was producing these movies, I'd have David Mack either write or co-write the screenplay.
They wouldn't have to pay the novelists anything. Anything they write in the Trekverse is the property of CBS. Star Trek's George and Winona Kirk were borrowed from the novels and AFAIK Vonda McIntyre (Enterprise: The First Adventure) nor Diane Carey (Final Frontier, Best Destiny) were credited. And Carey's novels were namedropped in interviews as being their source for the characters back in 2008.
Ok, thanks for correcting my misperception. I appreciate it.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:18 AM   #49
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Re: What were they thinking? AVENGERS style TREK

So, after reading the OP, I watched the trailer a couple of times to find the "outdated" part. No luck. Clearly I'm missing something.

Really, I was just looking for an excuse to watch the trailer again.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:45 AM   #50
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Star Trek Into Darkness taking on the style of the Avengers? Rubish.



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Old February 8 2013, 12:47 AM   #51
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Because no villain has ever been surrounded by armed guards in a film, ever.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:50 AM   #52
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Because no villain has ever been surrounded by armed guards in a film, ever.
Only the superior and manipulative englishmen.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:20 AM   #53
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Ok, thanks for correcting my misperception. I appreciate it.
It's an American thing. The laws in the UK are more complex, with the tie-in writers retaining ownership of their new characters - I've read about it resulting in all sorts of strange Doctor Who spin-offs.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:21 AM   #54
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Star Trek Into Darkness taking on the style of the Avengers? Rubish.
*Rubbish

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Old February 8 2013, 05:18 AM   #55
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Star Trek Into Darkness taking on the style of the Avengers? Rubish.




Aside from not understanding the use of the word "style" in this context, you appear not to have seen many movies.
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Old February 8 2013, 05:20 AM   #56
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Because no villain has ever been surrounded by armed guards in a film, ever.
Only the superior and manipulative englishmen.
Loki isn't English.
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Old February 8 2013, 05:34 AM   #57
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What if they did it like Super Friends?
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Old February 8 2013, 05:36 AM   #58
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Loki isn't English.
He totally is. Space England is a thing.
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Old February 8 2013, 05:42 AM   #59
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Because no villain has ever been surrounded by armed guards in a film, ever.
Only the superior and manipulative englishmen.


Do yourself a favor and quit while you're not even in the ballpark of making a valid point.
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He totally is. Space England is a thing.
Is that where Movie Germans come from?
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