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Old April 26 2010, 03:26 AM   #31
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

How do we know if Arex has a brain in his head? Spock's heart is supposed to be near his armpit.
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Old April 26 2010, 09:03 AM   #32
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

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Spock's heart is supposed to be near his armpit.
"Heart where his liver should be", IIRC.
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Old April 26 2010, 11:06 PM   #33
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

If you don't keep Arex a triped, you don't have a leg to stand on...

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Old April 27 2010, 12:12 AM   #34
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Ah! Just read on James' Facebook page that the new Arex has lost his tripodal features. (I guess the CGI would have cost an arm and a leg.)

Haw haw haw!
In this instance, it certainly cost Arex an arm and a leg.

As for his cranial capacity, intelligence does not necessarily require bulk.
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Old April 27 2010, 12:55 AM   #35
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

>>In this instance, it certainly cost Arex an arm and a leg.<<

LOL! I've been waiting for someone to think of that!
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Old April 27 2010, 05:09 AM   #36
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

Not sure I see the point of adding Arex if you aren't going to do him the way he was originally presented.

Is it really Spock without the pointed ears?
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Old April 27 2010, 11:52 AM   #37
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

Arex with two arms and two legs isn't Arex. It's the alien from the Kelvin without the hunchback.

In the one pic we've seen it looks a lot like a guy who's been CG'd over the top. How hard can it be to have a dummy third arm attached to the front of his uniform? And do the odd close-up shot of it being puppeted from beneath Chekov's desk?

I really, really hope we don't end up with a bastardized version of Arex.
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Old April 27 2010, 01:43 PM   #38
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LOL! I've been waiting for someone to think of that!
I did.
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Old April 27 2010, 02:42 PM   #39
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Arex with two arms and two legs isn't Arex. It's the alien from the Kelvin without the hunchback.
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Old April 27 2010, 05:10 PM   #40
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

I'm thrilled at the Phase II's decision to go beyond the CGI of TOS not only in quality but in type. I can't imagine CBS/Paramount taking their lead from this in reality, but I continue to dream it might happen.

CBS's current use of Trek is primarily as a prop for The Big Bang Theory, which makes fun of smart people, and JJA Trek, which makes smart people sick to their stomachs. In contrast, watching TOS or Phase II makes smart people happy to be alive.
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Old April 27 2010, 05:41 PM   #41
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CBS's current use of Trek is primarily as a prop for The Big Bang Theory, which makes fun of smart people...
Or at least of people whose self-concepts are overly involved with how smart they think they are, which is rather the point of the joke on several of the characters...


JJA Trek, which makes smart people sick to their stomachs.
I like JJTrek a great deal. Would you like to elaborate?
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Old April 27 2010, 06:12 PM   #42
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CBS's current use of Trek is primarily as a prop for The Big Bang Theory, which makes fun of smart people...
Or at least of people whose self-concepts are overly involved with how smart they think they are, which is rather the point of the joke on several of the characters...


JJA Trek, which makes smart people sick to their stomachs.
I like JJTrek a great deal. Would you like to elaborate?
OK, it may not upset creative Englishy/writer/artistic smart people, but most of my in person 'smart people' friends are science types (as in The Big Bang Theory) and especially physics and math types, with a few doctors, anthropologists and genetic research scientists thrown in, and old Trek made a few adjustments to reality, (e.g., Warp speed, you hear the spaceship pass in the silence of space...) but then tried to stay within the laws of physics and science enough that they could tell a relevant story (e.g. emergence) that was of real interest. JJA Trek, with it's Red Matter, placement of a black hole inside a planet (why? Couldn't it suck it up just as efficiently from the surface?) and treatment of human physiology (e.g. Scotty) in a way that gave Roadrunner Cartoons a run for their money, ... I'm sorry, I'm glad you liked it. Really, I'm sure I can't spoil it for it, but I also ... well, I've already explained this in my review of the movie.

I shouldn't have put it that way. They now use Trek as an attack on science and science types. Obviously, there are smart people who are not science types, smart people who HATE science types. There are smart people to run the Southern Baptist Convention and object to evolution. I consider the kids who are producing Star Trek: New Homelands friends, and they object to evolution.

Anyway, I'm sorry. I was thinking of the aspects of Trek which appealed to the science community. The science community is so happy to have any exposure that even Lisa Randall has appeared on Big Bang Theory, which I think is a shame.

Anyway, you are entitled to think that science types are stupid, and only artists are smart.
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Old April 27 2010, 06:14 PM   #43
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

Err... and what's with the "No tea" thing?
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Old April 27 2010, 07:41 PM   #44
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Anti-"tea party."

The only accurate thing that can be said is simply that some people regardless of intellect, background or special knowledge dislike the Trek movie and some people regardless of intellect, background or special knowledge like the Trek movie. Which is a longer way of saying that it's entirely a matter of personal taste.
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Old April 27 2010, 08:10 PM   #45
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Re: Arex coming to Phase II!

Back to the original subject, I'm disappointed with the lack of a third arm on Arex. I personally wouldn't have bothered with CGI-ing a character that's only two-thirds of what he originally was.
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