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Old July 31 2014, 03:37 PM   #76
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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there are some who say that ID ripped off TWOK completely and is actually just a poor attempt. In my opinion, that is incorrect but the fact that they used that scene from TWOK makes the comparison unavoidable.
Agreed. I don't think it was a total rip-off at all. And I really loved the first half of the film. I was beaming from ear to ear.

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For me, ID is enjoyable because of Kirk. The characters make this film for me. I am in that scene with Kirk dying because it fits the character so well that I buy it.
I think for me, the scenes I'm referring to came off as cheezy to the max. That's why it didn't work for me at all. Quite the opposite. I face-palmed through most of the remainder of the movie. It was totally ruined, which doesn't happen for me very often. I've heard people accuse others on the board of making it up (face-palming), that they didn't actually do it. But I'm glad for boards like this, because at least I know there are people who felt the same way I did, and on the flip side there are also fans through-and-through who absolutely loved it. And they can all explain why. So it gives me hope that perhaps if I watch it again I might have a different experience the second time around. I had mixed feelings about 2009 when I watched it the first time, but I enjoyed it the second time.

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed. I'd be very interested in hearing how Mr. Singh works the other way around...


Hardly the only possibility, as I (and many others) were anything but annoyed (and I've seen both of those Khan stories dozens of times).
^ See, this exchange perfectly illustrates what I was trying to say earlier in the thread.
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Old July 31 2014, 07:56 PM   #77
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed.


God knows I've seen TWOK numerous times, and I was pleased with STID in just about every way.
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Old July 31 2014, 08:31 PM   #78
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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed.


God knows I've seen TWOK numerous times, and I was pleased with STID in just about every way.
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Old August 1 2014, 01:20 AM   #79
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed. I'd be very interested in hearing how Mr. Singh works the other way around...
Patently incorrect, as I was not annoyed by STItD at all, and I've seen Space Seed dozens of times over the last 45 years or so, and Wrath of Khan at least a half-dozen times.

I enjoyed the hell out of both Abrams films.
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Old August 1 2014, 01:24 AM   #80
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed. I'd be very interested in hearing how Mr. Singh works the other way around...
Patently incorrect, as I was not annoyed by STItD at all, and I've seen Space Seed dozens of times over the last 45 years or so, and Wrath of Khan at least a half-dozen times.

I enjoyed the hell out of both Abrams films.
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Old August 1 2014, 09:06 PM   #81
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed. I'd be very interested in hearing how Mr. Singh works the other way around...
Patently incorrect, as I was not annoyed by STItD at all, and I've seen Space Seed dozens of times over the last 45 years or so, and Wrath of Khan at least a half-dozen times.

I enjoyed the hell out of both Abrams films.
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Old August 2 2014, 05:20 AM   #82
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Re: Do I need to watch all of Trek before watching the 2 new films?

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If you see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or "Space Seed" before Into Darkness, you'll only end up being annoyed. I'd be very interested in hearing how Mr. Singh works the other way around...
Patently incorrect, as I was not annoyed by STItD at all, and I've seen Space Seed dozens of times over the last 45 years or so, and Wrath of Khan at least a half-dozen times.

I enjoyed the hell out of both Abrams films.
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Clearly, this is a problem that must be stopped. People are enjoying films...
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Old August 5 2014, 12:19 AM   #83
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Reminds me of a certain song...
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Old August 5 2014, 06:09 AM   #84
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Reminds me of a certain song...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZC_v6BRWPM
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