RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,167
Posts: 5,435,056
Members: 24,937
Currently online: 490
Newest member: bryanb2014

TrekToday headlines

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Saldana In The Book of Life
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17


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 XI+

Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.23%
A 161 21.50%
A- 101 13.48%
B+ 83 11.08%
B 59 7.88%
B- 27 3.60%
C+ 40 5.34%
C 38 5.07%
C- 25 3.34%
D+ 11 1.47%
D 13 1.74%
D- 10 1.34%
F 37 4.94%
Voters: 749. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 29 2013, 02:56 AM   #691
Admiral Buzzkill
Fleet Admiral
 
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Perhaps it's intended to be akin to a one-eyed trouser snake?
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 02:57 AM   #692
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Perhaps it's intended to be akin to a one-eyed trouser snake?
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:01 AM   #693
thumbtack
Commodore
 
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Nerds can fuss over whatever they like; it's not going to affect the public acceptance of the movie or its success one whit.
I've been watching the nerdrage being flung at Iron Man 3 on two other sites, as the film stands at 93 on RT. Bizarre.

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Well, I certainly never suspected that he'd turn out to be Khan.
I think the Khan people have done a wonderful job of not gloating. Imagine what this thread would be like had Cumberbatch turned out to not be a canon violation.
__________________
"What went wrong!? All my sockpuppets loved this movie!" - Kevin Smith
thumbtack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:10 AM   #694
M'Sharak
Definitely Herbert. Maybe.
 
M'Sharak's Avatar
 
Location: Terra Inlandia
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BillJ wrote: View Post
Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post

'I wont dignify this with a response' before going on to give a response.
Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan".
Footy slang, apparently, and not especially accurate here, but in effect he's saying that you're heavily biased in favor of Abrams and Abrams Trek*. A "one-eyed fan" would be the guy who demands the visiting team be penalized for any and all offenses while at the same time overlooking any offenses committed by the home team. Or something like that.


* Yes, that's funny, isn't it?
__________________
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but
that the lightning ain't distributed right.
— Mark Twain
M'Sharak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:30 AM   #695
Ancient Mariner
Rear Admiral
 
Ancient Mariner's Avatar
 
Location: Great Pumpkin, is that you?
View Ancient Mariner's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Or is it a reference to the old proverb (adage? saying? fallacy?) that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed fan is Khan?
__________________
Ancient Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:37 AM   #696
Kruezerman
Fleet Captain
 
Kruezerman's Avatar
 
Location: Transexxual...Transylvania
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BillJ wrote: View Post
Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post

'I wont dignify this with a response' before going on to give a response.
Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan". Am I a "one-eyed fan" because I'm blind in one-eye in real life?
Are you really?
__________________
Here's proof that I can write something without using the word f**k.
Kruezerman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:39 AM   #697
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Kruezerman wrote: View Post
BillJ wrote: View Post
Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post

'I wont dignify this with a response' before going on to give a response.
Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan". Am I a "one-eyed fan" because I'm blind in one-eye in real life?
Are you really?
Yup. Blind in the left eye since birth.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:40 AM   #698
Ancient Mariner
Rear Admiral
 
Ancient Mariner's Avatar
 
Location: Great Pumpkin, is that you?
View Ancient Mariner's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Kruezerman wrote: View Post
BillJ wrote: View Post
Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post

'I wont dignify this with a response' before going on to give a response.
Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan". Am I a "one-eyed fan" because I'm blind in one-eye in real life?
Are you really?
Chekov's gun, man. It's been loaded. It needs to be fired.
__________________
Ancient Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:42 AM   #699
Kruezerman
Fleet Captain
 
Kruezerman's Avatar
 
Location: Transexxual...Transylvania
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BillJ wrote: View Post
Kruezerman wrote: View Post
BillJ wrote: View Post

Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan". Am I a "one-eyed fan" because I'm blind in one-eye in real life?
Are you really?
Yup. Blind in the left eye since birth.
Huh, you learn something new everyday.
__________________
Here's proof that I can write something without using the word f**k.
Kruezerman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:47 AM   #700
Deck 1 - Bridge
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Location: Torbay
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BillJ wrote: View Post
Kruezerman wrote: View Post
BillJ wrote: View Post

Damn. I was really hoping to get a definition of "one-eyed fan". Am I a "one-eyed fan" because I'm blind in one-eye in real life?
Are you really?
Yup. Blind in the left eye since birth.
IF that's the case, and my comment about being a one eyed fan offended, then I apologise. It was offered in the context that some fans fail to see a bigger picture, a wider picture.

That said, BillJ, I think youre pretty lame to come back with the old 'I'm a disabled, black, one legged lesbian' defence to avoid discussing things properly.

One presumes you'll be giving the 3D showing a miss then.
Deck 1 - Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:52 AM   #701
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post

IF that's the case, and my comment about being a one eyed fan offended, then I apologise. It was offered in the context that some fans fail to see a bigger picture, a wider picture.

One presumes you'll be giving the 3D showing a miss then.
No offense, just a friendly jab. Hard to take offense at anything said here. And yes, I won't be going until a 2D showing on Thursday night.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 04:10 AM   #702
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Deck 1 - Bridge wrote: View Post
BillJ wrote: View Post
Kruezerman wrote: View Post
Are you really?
Yup. Blind in the left eye since birth.
IF that's the case, and my comment about being a one eyed fan offended, then I apologise. It was offered in the context that some fans fail to see a bigger picture, a wider picture.

That said, BillJ, I think youre pretty lame to come back with the old 'I'm a disabled, black, one legged lesbian' defence to avoid discussing things properly.

One presumes you'll be giving the 3D showing a miss then.
I have three eyes...makes it more interesting.
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 04:32 AM   #703
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I have 3 eyes, but the Third Eye Blind.
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 04:54 AM   #704
gornsky
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

throwback wrote: View Post
Well, anyway, I took the purity test, and I voted 0. I noticed that 66.67% of respondents voted the same way. 33.33% of respondents voted for six of the items being present in the next film .
Not very spoilerish...

I can't find the Purity Test. The link appears to have been removed. I was lucky enough to have seen the film and I think it has much more "Trek purity" than the 2009 version.

While I follow all the Treks, TOS was my favourite, so authentic characterisation is my benchmark. I enjoyed the first film a lot, but apart from McCoy, took a while and a little bit of mental gymnastics to accept that nuKirk, nuSpock, nUhura etc. were forerunners of the characters I loved, albeit with different backgrounds and circumstances.

After all the prepublicity for this film seemed to point to a mass-produced sellout with guns, explosions and random underwear scenes, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of it revolved specifically around the character journeys (particularly of Kirk and Spock), how intense a lot of the exchanges were, and (some obvious missteps notwithstanding) how ultimately satisfying I found this movie as a TOS fan. It seems to me that if ST2009 scores a 5/10 on the Trek purity meter, I'd probably bump this movie up to an 8. By the end, the characters are a lot more likeable than in the first movie, and the building blocks for who they become are much more firmly established. Essentially it just "felt" a lot more classic Trek to me.

Along with the amazing visual effects, rollicking pace which never lets up and a gobsmacking performance from BC, it's definitely worth the price of admission for even for the most jaded of fans.
gornsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 07:20 AM   #705
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

sojourner wrote: View Post
I have 3 eyes, but the Third Eye Blind.
Do you also have a Final Front Ear?
__________________
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
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
benedict cumberbatch, grading & discussion, jj abrams

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 03:21 AM.

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