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Old March 18 2013, 06:35 PM   #346
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Re: Levar Burton aka Geordi La Forge criticizes Star Trek 2009

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The characters in Abrams Trek are very broad but that's just his approach. Everything is louder, including the characterisation.

I have a dream that one day Star Trek in film will be a science-fiction series about exploring the unknown or the human condition. Catering to the lowest common denominator with a vengeful villain in a fucking black trenchcoat going on a rampage is less my kinda thing. It's treating the audience like they're stupid. Which the target audience is, but I'd like Trek to aim higher.

The opening of the film sounds more like Star Trek than anything in the rest of the movie.
So you're hoping that someone will produce a Star Trek movie that will not make any money.
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Old March 18 2013, 06:37 PM   #347
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That's a lot of dissertations!
I got an A for mine .

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So you're hoping that someone will produce a Star Trek movie that will not make any money.
I really like The Motion Picture and Wrath of Khan, those made a lot of money. First Contact was the last Star Trek movie to be a good film (Though I enjoy Insurrection!) and that was also a financial hit. I also really liked Prometheus last year and that was a blockbuster success. There's still an audience for ideas driven sci-fi it seems, as Looper and Inception also did very well.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:00 PM   #348
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Who gives a shit who's got a whatsitz degree? The convenience stores where I live are staffed by English majors, anthropology students and film school graduates.

Credentials do not impress. Experience does.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:07 PM   #349
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Man, everyone's real prickly about it. I only mentioned it to counter the idea that disliking ST09 was some kind of 'film school graduate' thing.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:13 PM   #350
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Man, everyone's real prickly about it. I only mentioned it to counter the idea that disliking ST09 was some kind of 'film school graduate' thing.
Don't take it personal. You seem not to take this too seriously, which is how it should be.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:16 PM   #351
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Man, everyone's real prickly about it. I only mentioned it to counter the idea that disliking ST09 was some kind of 'film school graduate' thing.
Yeah, I have no idea where that came from.
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Old March 18 2013, 10:47 PM   #352
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Three people have self-identified as film school grads in this forum. Two have been very critical of the film. One has not. That one has fewer posts expressing an opinion on the film. Ergo…
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Old March 18 2013, 11:41 PM   #353
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Don't take it personal. You seem not to take this too seriously, which is how it should be.
Oh, absolutely. I mean you've no idea the contempt I would feel for someone who was impressed by the phrase 'film school graduate'.

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That one has fewer posts expressing an opinion on the film. Ergo…
Well I did only get here last month. Give me a few years and I'll be right up there (pro-Abrams, too).
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Old March 19 2013, 12:12 AM   #354
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Re: Levar Burton aka Geordi La Forge criticizes Star Trek 2009

I like "The Three Stooges". They make me laugh. Yes, I know it's a spamish post, but I just felt it needed to be said in the moment.
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Old March 19 2013, 12:38 AM   #355
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My dissertation was on how the Stooges represent the Id, Ego and Super Ego. I got an A.
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Old March 19 2013, 02:54 AM   #356
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You mean subjectively speaking. I have yet to see objective criteria for evaluating a movie or any other kind of art, popular or otherwise.
Pffft. I came up with such a criteria while in the bath this morning.
That is to say, YOUR criteria. Hence, it is subjective
Nobody came up with "a criteria", in the bath or anywhere else. You either came up with a criterion, or you came up with several criteria.
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Old March 19 2013, 07:37 AM   #357
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Pffft. I came up with such a criteria while in the bath this morning.
That is to say, YOUR criteria. Hence, it is subjective
Nobody came up with "a criteria", in the bath or anywhere else. You either came up with a criterion, or you came up with several criteria.
Have you seen a pet ant? I seem to have lost a pet ant around here. Do you know of any pet ants that are in this thread?

Oh well, it may be in another thread somewhere. I'll keep looking. If you see any pet ants around, just let me know, so I can take them back to their pet ant tree.
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Old March 19 2013, 09:39 AM   #358
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I think we can all agree that a lot of people are a little hostile to ST 09 even Will Shatner and perhaps Levar Burton. They just have a subtle way of saying it.

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Old March 19 2013, 10:14 AM   #359
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Re: William Shatner - Not really, no.
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Old March 19 2013, 02:32 PM   #360
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I think we can all agree that a lot of people are a little hostile to ST 09 even Will Shatner and perhaps Levar Burton. They just have a subtle way of saying it.
A lot?
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