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Old August 23 2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Star Trek Into Darkness is very very blue, as opposed to Star Trek 2009 which thanks mostly to Vulcan was very Red and a warm colour palette.

Has JJ Abrams stated why he made it so blue?

My theory is that it is something to do with the 3D? Maybe blue is the best colour for that?
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Old August 23 2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Blue is also my favorite color. So there's that.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Hmm. So what's the sequel's color palette going to be I wonder? Green? And would that be Borg Green or Romulan Green?
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Old August 23 2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Chartreuse.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:01 PM   #5
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Blue is also my favorite color. So there's that.
You want movies with a blue palette? Check out the Underworld series.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Re: I'm blue, da ba de, da ba die

Jaws has a lot of blue in it.

Some red too...
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Old August 24 2013, 12:12 PM   #8
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Re: I'm blue, da ba de, da ba die

Flake wrote: View Post
Star Trek Into Darkness is very very blue, as opposed to Star Trek 2009 which thanks mostly to Vulcan was very Red and a warm colour palette.

Has JJ Abrams stated why he made it so blue?

My theory is that it is something to do with the 3D? Maybe blue is the best colour for that?
This is the most likely explanation:

http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/20...ease-stop.html

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...geBlueContrast
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Old August 24 2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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Wow, very insightful articles there. I did not realise this was all over Hollywood now but I did almost certainly notice that STID took this orange and teal look to the extreme.

I prefer the warmer tone of ST09 to the cold and sterile colours of STID and I hope the next movie has more colour in it than STID did and this is perhaps a possibility with a new director taking the helm but at the end of the day it is a minor nitpick
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Old August 24 2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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I always felt Trek 09 was on the Blue tones of colors too.
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Old August 24 2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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I rather like the blue tones.
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