RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,545
Posts: 5,513,305
Members: 25,143
Currently online: 368
Newest member: JackieM

TrekToday headlines

Two New Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Dec 26

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18


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 19.20%
A 161 21.47%
A- 101 13.47%
B+ 83 11.07%
B 59 7.87%
B- 27 3.60%
C+ 40 5.33%
C 38 5.07%
C- 25 3.33%
D+ 11 1.47%
D 13 1.73%
D- 10 1.33%
F 38 5.07%
Voters: 750. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 19 2013, 07:09 AM   #3076
Amasov
Rear Admiral
 
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

mattman8907 wrote: View Post
was it my imagination or during Urban's speech on the planetoid, I could've sword i heard DeForest Kelley's voice emulating through Karl Urban? it was during "his little pregnant gorn" spiel.
Nope, wasn't just you. I heard it too. Urban channels Kelley so well, it's frightening.
Amasov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:09 AM   #3077
flemm
Fleet Captain
 
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

J. Allen wrote: View Post
You are a satisfied, happy parent. You may not be all gung-ho about some things, like that the baby's features do not match your own in any way, and that there's a man outside waving to the baby and your wife is waving back, but you are just glad to see it healthy.

Wow, voting C- really sucks lol, I never would have known
flemm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:09 AM   #3078
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

teacake wrote: View Post
Well I was going to catch this film..
Why, was it running away?

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
J. Allen wrote: View Post
HaventGotALife wrote: View Post

Um...I voted C. So what does that make me?
You are a satisfied, happy parent. You may not be all gung-ho about some things, like that the baby's features do not match your own in any way, and that there's a man outside waving to the baby and your wife is waving back, but you are just glad to see it healthy.
Sincere LOL.


flemm wrote: View Post
J. Allen wrote: View Post
You are a satisfied, happy parent. You may not be all gung-ho about some things, like that the baby's features do not match your own in any way, and that there's a man outside waving to the baby and your wife is waving back, but you are just glad to see it healthy.

Wow, voting C- really sucks lol, I never would have known
It's okay to feel disappointed. You can overcome these hurdles with your newborn baby. All it takes is time and good will.
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:13 AM   #3079
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

J. Allen wrote: View Post
flemm wrote: View Post
J. Allen wrote: View Post

I see it more as screaming at a newborn baby because it ended up being a boy and not the girl you (general you) wanted.
Well, that's one way to look at it.

I wonder if we could come up with an equally extreme metaphor for each voting block?

Are B- voters being callously indifferent to that same newborn child?
If I spend a few minutes, I could do that. Unfortunately, I'm lazy, so I'll just say grades "A+" to "C+" are satisfied, happy parents. The "C-" to "D-" are parents who are disappointed, but want to love their new baby, though there are many hurdles for them. The "F" parents have been screaming into the birth canal since inception.
Inception was stupid (lazy, character-less Fight Club).

Now many C- to D- parents would say that they grade hard because they only want the best from their baby and they want to give their baby something to strive for (improvement). They will tell you that handing out easy accolades based on sentiment rather than merit is foolish and will result in a generation of babies who think the world revolves around them.

I feel sorry for their babies. I am grabbing Into Darkness and running away with it, they do not deserve it!!

:: cuddles Into Darkness ::
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:17 AM   #3080
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

teacake wrote: View Post
Inception was stupid (lazy, character-less Fight Club).
Wow, what a difference a few letters make, eh? Maybe I should type more carefully going forward.

Now many C- to D- parents would say that they grade hard because they only want the best from their baby and they want to give their baby something to strive for (improvement). They will tell you that handing out easy accolades based on sentiment rather than merit is foolish and will result in a generation of babies who think the world revolves around them.

I feel sorry for their babies. I am grabbing Into Darkness and running away with it, they do not deserve it!!

:: cuddles Into Darkness ::
I think we need to open an orphanage for the C- to D- Into Darkness babies. I don't think we can get to the "F" babies. There's barbed wire, and guard towers, around the compound.
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:19 AM   #3081
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If we want to get to the F babies we might need to unthaw a certain person to help us.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:43 AM   #3082
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

teacake wrote: View Post
If we want to get to the F babies we might need to unthaw a certain person to help us.
That sounds like a good idea!
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:47 AM   #3083
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Famous, and probably your last, words.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:49 AM   #3084
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

teacake wrote: View Post
Famous, and probably your last, words.
No, my last words will be something along the lines of: "Why don't you put down that chainsaw and we'll just snuggle?"
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:50 AM   #3085
throwback
Captain
 
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

JJ Abrams has tapped into the zeitgeist of our times. He identified that the audience wanted films that were faster paced, like Star Wars, and that films like the older Star Trek ones might be viewed as slow. So, the last film and this new are an admixture of Star Wars and Star Trek. They have found a winning formula.
throwback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:53 AM   #3086
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

J. Allen wrote: View Post
teacake wrote: View Post
Famous, and probably your last, words.
No, my last words will be something along the lines of: "Why don't you put down that chainsaw and we'll just snuggle?"
Once you've watched Sherlock you'll want to do more than snuggle him.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 07:54 AM   #3087
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

throwback wrote: View Post
JJ Abrams has tapped into the zeitgeist of our times. He identified that the audience wanted films that were faster paced, like Star Wars, and that films like the older Star Trek ones might be viewed as slow. So, the last film and this new are an admixture of Star Wars and Star Trek. They have found a winning formula.
A dose of fantasy mixed with a lot of swashbuckling adventure and a little introspection on the side, just to keep things neat? Yeah, that sounds about right.
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:10 AM   #3088
gornsky
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Amasov wrote: View Post
Was that Praxis or are people just assuming it was? I saw the film a second time and heard no mention of it.
The novelisation mentions Praxis, but not as the destroyed moon. It just seems to refer to those as a lesser bunch of "moonlets".
gornsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:12 AM   #3089
Santa Claus
Believe
 
Santa Claus's Avatar
 
Location: J. Allen's Rooftop
Send a message via ICQ to Santa Claus Send a message via AIM to Santa Claus Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Santa Claus Send a message via Yahoo to Santa Claus
Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

teacake wrote: View Post
J. Allen wrote: View Post
teacake wrote: View Post
Famous, and probably your last, words.
No, my last words will be something along the lines of: "Why don't you put down that chainsaw and we'll just snuggle?"
Once you've watched Sherlock you'll want to do more than snuggle him.
I want to do that now!

Still, I meant to start watching Sherlock last night, but became very busy with family stuff. It will definitely have to be tonight, though. I'm getting antsy to see how good this show is.
__________________
---------
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe." - Susan Walker
---------
❄ A Joyful Holiday Season to You All! ❄

Santa Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:15 AM   #3090
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]

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
I like to have that layer to Star Trek, and I was surprised after '09 that JJ-Trek tried that. I thought he thought it was "too high-brow."
No, he said, IIRC, that he got taken to the 1979 world premiere of ST:TMP at the Smithsonian Institute as a kid, and wondered why "Star Trek" had to be so boring, and why it wasn't as much fun as the first "Star Wars" had been.
__________________
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 12:12 PM.

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