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

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Old July 12 2014, 03:54 AM   #91
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Sorry everyone. Despite my personal love for the movies of old, I would use ST2009 to introduce someone to Trek.

If they liked the movie I would show them STID, then work to TWOK, attempting to explain that the older movies have more heart but less heat.
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Old July 14 2014, 03:56 AM   #92
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

If they like the JJ films then Wrath of Khan, Undiscovered Country and First Contact are where I'd go. They're all good Star Trek films with enough action in them so as today's audience wouldn't be put off by the techno babbling that tends to drag down the series.
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Old July 27 2014, 08:03 AM   #93
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Old July 27 2014, 09:27 AM   #94
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Galaxy Quest indeed....especially if you want to introduce them to the "behind the scenes" allegories. LOL!
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Old July 27 2014, 02:03 PM   #95
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

We've beat this up pretty well.... does anyone actually have an example of introducing a nuTrek fan to the older material. What approach was actually taken? What was the reception? How deep into Trek's past did the person actually get?

Obviously we're on the honor system here. But I am curious to hear real examples.
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Old July 28 2014, 12:59 AM   #96
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Well, my roomie is not exactly a Star Trek fan...although he had been introduced to Trek by a former band mate of his, several years ago. (I believe he said it was "The Wrath of Khan".) He never really followed through though.

But, after I went and saw Trek 2009 in the theaters, and told him and his (then) girlfriend about it, they sat and watched it with me on a second viewing. They both were hooked. After that, they did ask me about older Trek episodes...and I was able to get them to watch a few with me. My roomie still watches some Trek with me sometimes if I happen to have it on Netflix. As I mentioned in another thread, I recently introduced him to Star Trek TAS, with the best episode it has: "Yesteryear." He reallly liked it, especially when he caught all the things that would influence the dialogue in Star Trek 2009.
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Old July 30 2014, 05:15 PM   #97
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Good question, this…

My instinct is The Voyage Home given it's a nice, light, character-piece but really that feels more like a film for them to discover once they've met Kirk & co. I would probably go with Wrath of Khan, simply because it's my favourite Trek & if they don't care for that, well… maybe they're dabbling in the wrong franchise.
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Old July 30 2014, 06:38 PM   #98
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Galaxy Quest
How did it take until the ninety-third post for someone to say this, the correct answer?!
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Old August 10 2014, 07:36 PM   #99
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

I'd go with TUC & then go with 2, 3, & 4 in order, mainly because TUC is a great stand alone story. Great for warming someone up

I can see the reason behind using NuTrek though too, if they're young and brand new to it
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