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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old December 10 2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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The film's opening.

I was thinking about this today while out on the road. When Star Trek came out in 2009, one of my friend's complained that the film didn't open like an original series episode -- no Star Trek theme or narration by Chris Pine, not even the original theme (until the very end). I told him the reason for that was because it wasn't STAR TREK yet. The crew was not yet together, aboard the Enterprise.

That now brings us to this one. I do wonder if we'll see something like that near the start of the film. It could be a stretch, but I think it would be very cool to see some sort of tribute to the series opening credits at the start of the film.

Thoughts?
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Old December 10 2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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Yes. Your friend sounds irritating.
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Old December 10 2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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I was thinking about this today while out on the road. When Star Trek came out in 2009, one of my friend's complained that the film didn't open like an original series episode -- no Star Trek theme or narration by Chris Pine, not even the original theme (until the very end). I told him the reason for that was because it wasn't STAR TREK yet. The crew was not yet together, aboard the Enterprise.

That now brings us to this one. I do wonder if we'll see something like that near the start of the film. It could be a stretch, but I think it would be very cool to see some sort of tribute to the series opening credits at the start of the film.

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One which comes to mind is to ask: How many of the other movies opened like an original series episode?

Also: Why would it be important or desirable for a movie to do that, when it's distinctly not an episode of a television show?
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Old December 10 2012, 04:49 AM   #4
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That now brings us to this one. I do wonder if we'll see something like that near the start of the film. It could be a stretch, but I think it would be very cool to see some sort of tribute to the series opening credits at the start of the film.

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Haven't we heard all that stuff enough times by now? ST:XI ended with it. Hopefully that was symbolic.
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Old December 10 2012, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: The film's opening.

For those wondering, I've just moved all of the spoilery posts talking about the 9-minute preview over to the thread specifically about that. We'll let this one continue to be about Amasov's original question(s).
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Old December 10 2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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When Star Trek came out in 2009, one of my friend's complained that the film didn't open like an original series episode
The only ST movie deliberately scripted to follow the Teaser/Act 1/Act 2/Act 3/Tag format of a TOS episode was ST V.

But ST (2009) certainly opened with a gripping pre-title teaser.
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Old December 10 2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Opening teaser, then titlecard. Wasn't that TOS enough?
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Old December 10 2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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The only ST movie deliberately scripted to follow the Teaser/Act 1/Act 2/Act 3/Tag format of a TOS episode was ST V.
...And not only did it omit any opening credits speech, it made pretty enjoyable mockery of the "Captain's Log" format of act exposition by having the log break down before a single entry was made.

It's quite nice to have a series of movies experiment with formats, because none of the ones tried out so far seems to be working particularly splendidly. But odd pacing always trumps even pacing IMHO...

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Old December 10 2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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Re: The film's opening.

The film's opening should be like this
(excuse the choppines -- it's just a GIF):

Cue John Williams playing Michael Giacchino's "Star Trek Theme"...

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Old December 10 2012, 11:11 PM   #10
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i'd rather hear the enterprise/tng theme from the original movies with a mix of the newer themes

i know they did it at the end of the last one so i'm hoping for more of that
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