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Old January 9 2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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UK commercial parodies JJ-Trek

I saw this on TV yesterday. Lens flares ahoy!

The longer "director's cut"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcWeLmpA8_8&hl=en&fs=1&">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcWeLmpA8_8&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">
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Old January 9 2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Pretty good.
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Old January 9 2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Old January 9 2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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That was pretty clever...
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Old January 9 2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Hilarious. This is the second UK spoof of JJ's Trek complete with the apple store look and lens flare. The first being the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special A Christmas Carol.

Its funny because we here in the States rag on JJ's film fashion choice of lens flares but you don't see many parodies about by US media.
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Old January 9 2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
Its funny because we here in the States rag on JJ's film fashion choice of lens flares but you don't see many parodies about by US media.
Based on how many "the lens flares are barely noticeable" comments I see posted around here, my guess is that US media are oblivious to the lens flares or how silly they look.
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Old January 9 2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
Hilarious. This is the second UK spoof of JJ's Trek complete with the apple store look and lens flare. The first being the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special A Christmas Carol.

Its funny because we here in the States rag on JJ's film fashion choice of lens flares but you don't see many parodies about by US media.
You've not made it to the mainstream until you've been parioded.

And for an even better parody you get the actors to parody themselves, such as Shatner and Doohan did in another UK ad.
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Old January 9 2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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Another theory: Maybe the British are just better at parodies than the Americans?
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Old January 9 2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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um....not the funniest
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Old January 9 2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Perfection
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Old January 9 2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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That was funny, thanks.
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Old January 9 2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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I'd follow him into battle.
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Old January 10 2013, 02:50 PM   #13
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Yeh this advert has been out for months, at least summer time last year.

Did you really just call Doctor Who a parody or spoof in terms of using lens flares?

Wonder how many years we are going to be repeatedly hear about the lens flares, no one really cares and besides as JJ & Co say it makes it look more real and less wooden like the TV shows did.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:04 PM   #14
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Did you really just call Doctor Who a parody or spoof in terms of using lens flares?

Wonder how many years we are going to be repeatedly hear about the lens flares, no one really cares and besides as JJ & Co say it makes it look more real and less wooden like the TV shows did.
No I said the Doctor Who episode A Christmas Carol did a parody spoof of JJ's Trek. I couldn't find the clip of the scene on Youtube so I tried uploading it. BBC WorldWide blocked it however.

**EDIT: Success. I uploaded it to Dailymotion
See video below and judge for yourself.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwnc3d_jj-who_fun

Tropes of the Trek

JJ's Trek
Bridge style similar to JJ's
Lens Flares on steroids
Wide pans of characters talking
Shakey cam

Classic Trek
White uniforms like ones from TMP
The passenger ship is called a galaxy class ship like the ENT-D
The galaxy class ship looks like a Vulcan ship seen on Enterprise
Bridge parts made on explodium


Please reread my post thoroughly to avoid the presumption that I was comparing Doctor Who to Star Trek just over use of lens flares.

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Old January 10 2013, 09:54 PM   #15
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Did you really just call Doctor Who a parody or spoof in terms of using lens flares?
The use of lens flares in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special has been confirmed to be Trek XI inspired. And really, that's pretty obvious when you watch the episode.

Wonder how many years we are going to be repeatedly hear about the lens flares, no one really cares and besides as JJ & Co say it makes it look more real and less wooden like the TV shows did.
The lens flares of Trek XI were too numerous and very silly, not to mention distracting. The sad thing is, I never noticed lens flares before I saw Trek XI. Now whenever I see one I'm pulled out of whatever I'm watching because I'm reminded of Trek XI.

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White uniforms like ones from TMP
The passenger ship is called a galaxy class ship like the ENT-D
The uniforms are in fact based on costumes worn by the characters in the 1947 Doctor Who story The Ark in Space, and Doctor Who has been naming starships Galaxy class since 1973.
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