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Old October 11 2013, 11:17 PM   #16
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Re: Large scale battles in future Trek

I would prefer the films to take a serious break from large scale battles, especially villains hellbent on revenge (we've had nothing but those villains for a long 15 years!). The most fun in STID was in the opening sequence. No battles, minimal phaser use, a sense of camaraderie and stakes that were more personal than galactic. It's the only part of the film that really felt like Star Trek, despite the stupid underwater Enterprise stuff.
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Old October 12 2013, 12:05 AM   #17
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What good are huge armies when you have starships that can obliterate them (or even stun them) from orbit? Nah, I'm for a pass on this idea. Too much Star Wars meet LOTR meets 300 meets etc....

Trek has never been about armies. It's about what three guys can do on their own, assisted by the backing of a starship.
maybe, but the earth for instance has a planetary defense system. thus, i dont think obliteration from orbit would be plausible. but beaming down? i am not sure how many people can be beamed at a time, though. perhaps some new technobabble can be applied. like i said, just fun speculation and imagination. thanks for your thoughts everyone!
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Old October 12 2013, 01:20 AM   #18
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I cannot think of a single movie in history which makes me feel I want to revisit such a scenario in Star Trek.
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Old October 12 2013, 02:12 AM   #19
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That was still only seven Federation ships, compared to the hundreds seen in DS9. Although we were told of a "primary fleet" which was busy elsewhere, hence Starfleet crewing ships with cadets.
That's still the second biggest fleet battle in a Star Trek film.

The unseen battle at the Klingon prison planet was bigger, 47 Klingon warbirds were destroyed.
Okay, third biggest.
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Old October 13 2013, 06:03 AM   #20
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Wasn't Star Trek about exploring strange new worlds ??? I'm a great believer on big action scenes but lets not forget about Star Trek isn't about WAR !!!
Frankly, I wouldn't mind a major battle involving countless ships, but the Enterprise is caught in the middle. Not part of any side, vastly outgunned, and desperately trying to fly her way out of it. And because the Enterprise is a third faction, she could be the most important ship there, the one that could hopefully negotiate a peace between the two sides -- if she survives.

Of course, a Federation ship stumbling upon two civilizations doing battle while exploring the great unknown, then inadvertently getting involved in their politics, is dangerously close to a Voyager episode.
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Old October 16 2013, 06:35 PM   #21
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A large scale land battle would be fresh and interesting to see. I remembering reading TOS Invasion Book 1 that had a land battle with Kirk and his crew on the ground against the Klingons. Would be cool to see onscreen. Big space battles, hell yeah. Why not? These films have the budget to do that now. We might as well. Again it something not done in Trek movies before besides a brief battle in FC. People say it's more of a Star Wars thing but these nu Trek movies are more star warsy than any before.
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Old October 16 2013, 10:59 PM   #22
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Re: Large scale battles in future Trek

It would be nice to see a Star Trek film put its movie budget to good use. I love interstellar politics being debated over a long table as much as the next guy, but let's leave that for the TV shows. Bring on the Lord of the Rings battles.
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Old October 16 2013, 11:04 PM   #23
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Star Trek... on land? It doesn't sound right.
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Old October 16 2013, 11:14 PM   #24
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Star Trek... on land? It doesn't sound right.
Star is another word for planet. Planet Trek. What do planets have lots of? Land. Land Trek. What is another word for Trek? Footslog. The definition of which is "to march over a long distance". Land Footslog.

The definition of Star Trek is "Land to march over a long distance". How could that sound any less right?
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Old October 17 2013, 01:56 AM   #25
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It would be cool to see one of the many empires in Trek actually expand their empire by conquering another race's planet and civilization. It seems that's what an interstellar empire would do -- physically conquer worlds and peoples by force to expand their imperial outreach.

The Klingons launching a large-scale planetary invasion of some outmatched civilization would be sweet.

It could come early in the film, provide them with some badassery, and show the Klings in glorious expansionist victory on-screen. That would help build up the anticipation for the later showdown with Our Heroes.

It wouldn't even have to be that long, but it could be big.
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