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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old June 12 2014, 08:52 PM   #61
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Even though it's not my favorite Trek film, I think TWOK would work best for introducing the Trek newcomer.
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Old June 12 2014, 09:28 PM   #62
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Don't start with TMP or they will wonder why they began that way but chose to follow it up with a dozen childrens cartoon stories.
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Old June 13 2014, 02:26 PM   #63
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Generations is the movie that kicked it off for me. I had seen some of the TOS movies, but none of the television series. Never having seen TNG, including the holodeck, I thought the crew was actually on a sea ship in the opening. So the reveal had quite an impact. Following that film, I ate up all the Star Trek that I could.
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Old June 13 2014, 02:54 PM   #64
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I first saw bits of THE MOTION PICTURE and THE FINAL FRONTIER airing back to back on USA Network in 1993 (why they chose to air two of the weakest TOS entries, I'll never know). The first time I watched a Trek film from start to finish was THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK. Liked it enough that I wanted to see the others. I was six years old and had just watched the STAR WARS TRILOGY, so I was going to eat anything that was sci-fi, especially if it was in space.

Introducing Trek to a friend? I'd really just start with the TV series, with the best of the lot. As far as films go, I'd definitely say THE WRATH OF KHAN. It's not only a good Trek film, it's a damn good film in general.
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Old June 13 2014, 08:30 PM   #65
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

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Don't start with TMP or they will wonder why they began that way but chose to follow it up with a dozen childrens cartoon stories.
That's if they're still your friend afterwards.
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Old June 22 2014, 03:22 PM   #66
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I would start off simply with

STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) original theatrical presented in DOLBY STEREO / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.

Fantastic Jerry Goldsmith score to the film in THX.




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Old June 22 2014, 03:27 PM   #67
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Next up on Laserdisc and without the missing single sound effect as this is what one would hear if heard in 70mm Dolby THX!?

STAR TREK II THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) original theatrical presented in DOLBY STEREO / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.

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Old June 22 2014, 03:43 PM   #68
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STAR TREK III THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984) original theatrical presented in DOLBY STEREO / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.

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Old June 22 2014, 03:47 PM   #69
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country presented in DOLBY STEREO / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.

Got get STAR TREK V THE FINAL FRONTIER on letterbox laserdisc as I only have the panned and scanned pressing.

Also have them DVD and the son of SE DVD and so called originals botched up on DVD and the dreadful bluray. I'm glad I was a projectionist as I know what to look for, listen and feel for.

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Old June 22 2014, 03:56 PM   #70
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STAR TREK GENERATIONS (1994) presented in SIX-TRACK DOLBY STEREO DIGITAL AC-3 / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.





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Old June 22 2014, 04:31 PM   #71
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Id start with Forbidden Planet actually, to familiarize the virgin viewer with basic concepts.
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Old June 22 2014, 05:26 PM   #72
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

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STAR TREK GENERATIONS (1994) presented in SIX-TRACK DOLBY STEREO DIGITAL AC-3 / Lucasfilm Ltd THX Sound System / JBL 49 speakers with expansion surround overhead below surround only here in this THX cinema.





Wouldn't having to stop the film every 60 minutes to change discs diminish the "cinematic experience" despite the nice audio mix?

At least with 8-track, you don't have to switch sides.
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Old June 25 2014, 03:41 AM   #73
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Always start with the beginning

What's FC? First Contact? The Borg queen is the same actress in Voyager (never knew this previously) except for 'Endgame' i believe another actress portrayed her in the previous cliffhangers.
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Old June 25 2014, 03:51 AM   #74
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

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Always start with the beginning

What's FC? First Contact? The Borg queen is the same actress in Voyager (never knew this previously) except for 'Endgame' i believe another actress portrayed her in the previous cliffhangers.
I think Alice Krige played the Borg Queen in "Endgame" and Susanna Thompson played her in the other Voyager episodes. Though I may have that reversed...
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Old June 25 2014, 03:53 AM   #75
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Always start with the beginning

What's FC? First Contact? The Borg queen is the same actress in Voyager (never knew this previously) except for 'Endgame' i believe another actress portrayed her in the previous cliffhangers.
Yep, FC is First Contact.

Another actress (Susanna Thomson) played the Borg Queen in all of the queen's Voyager appearances except for "Endgame". The producers got Alice Kridge to come back to play the role she originated in First Contact for "Endgame."
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