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Old December 14 2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

Movie Bytes has some interesting observations as to why we have had to wait until 2013 to get a new Trek film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI8bzOTjMMQ

If all this is true, Paramount should take Trek away from Abrams and give it to a producer and writers who will make it his top priority.

I nominate Many Coto and the Reeves-Stevenses. They know Trek. They love Trek, And they would give Trek the primacy and respect it deserves as a property.
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Old December 14 2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

No.
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Old December 14 2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
If all this is true, Paramount should take Trek away from Abrams and give it to a producer and writers who will make it his top priority.

I nominate Many Coto and the Reeves-Stevenses. They know Trek. They love Trek, And they would give Trek the primacy and respect it deserves as a property.
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Old December 14 2012, 03:30 PM   #4
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

I think it's worked out pretty well so far. No complaints from me.
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Old December 14 2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

No.

It's only four years. That's just one year more than, say, the gap between TMP and THE WRATH OF KHAN. Or STAR WARS and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Or BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT. No big deal.

There's no rule that says you have to forsake all other projects if you work on STAR TREK. Indeed, churning out one movie after another on a rapid-fire schedule sounds like a sure-fire recipe for burn-out to me.

Better to let them take some time off, recharge their batteries by working on other projects, and come back refreshed when it's time to do TREK again . . . .
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Old December 14 2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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No. Next?
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Old December 14 2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

And again, no.

If Paramount weren't very, very happy with what Abrams is doing then he wouldn't be making a second movie - and it's virtually certain that he'll make a third on a schedule mutually agreeable to him and to the studio.

Put the Franchise back in the hands of producers who worked on oldTrek? Again, not going to happen any time soon.

I'm much happier having a really entertaining Trek released occasionally than accepting stuff like ST 5 and Insurrection ground out on the studio's schedule. Obviously, so is Paramount - and the vast majority of ticket-buyers.
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Old December 14 2012, 03:49 PM   #8
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

The gap isn't appreciably bigger than between the other Trek movies. And if it is, it's because we're getting a higher quality product for it

Since the last movie was the second highest grossing film of the series, the quality is obviously good enough for both the audience and the studio, why change that?
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Old December 14 2012, 04:02 PM   #9
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It's a well known fact sunny-jim that a gap of over 3 years kills a franchise. Look at Dark Knight Rises or Skyfall.
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Old December 14 2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Old December 14 2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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I'd love them to hand over the reins to another creative team but not for length of time between movies reasons.

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Old December 14 2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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No. If anything, keeping some space between movies builds excitement in my opinion. Crapping out poor to mediocre product on a more regular basis is what drove Trek into the ground in the first place.
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Old December 14 2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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Considering the cheeziness of the last 4 Trek movies before the reboot, I'd rather wait longer for a better Trek movie.
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Old December 14 2012, 04:52 PM   #14
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

Plus there may be another 3 years before the third Trek movie, so that it will be out for Trek's 50th Anniversary.

Right now, Abrams and Co. have been able to successfully update Trek with known characters and make it a fresher and more vibrant property to Paramount than what it was after the final episode of Enterprise.

Test case: my daughter, now 11, seems bored with watching some episodes of Enterprise and can't sit through Nemesis, despite her wanting to see what they were like. However, she loves watching Trek '09 and can't wait for STID.

If that's a microcosm of the movie going crowd, then Abrams and Co. have done their job, and Paramount will want to keep it that way.
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Old December 14 2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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Re: What Took So Long...why we're only getting a new movie now...

My concern was always that they would lose all the momentum they picked up from the mainstream audiences who won't come back for the new one because they've moved on to other things.
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