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Old January 22 2013, 10:37 PM   #16
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Bye Uhura.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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I cry at every movie I see. Mainly just to annoy the people sitting next to me.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:47 PM   #18
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I'd ready to cry over the ridiculous delay. It should have been out last summer.

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Despite what they say about the "message" of Roddenberry's optimism being in this film, I don't get the vibe the story ends well.
Yeah, I get the impression we're in for a cliffhanger ending.
Exactly. Let's hope these bumbling fools can get their shit together for a conclusion before the decade is out. I'm not in favor of a god damned 4 year wait between these films.
Why in such a hurry to see the product of "bumbling fools"? In any case, I'd rather they take the time to do something well rather than rush things to satisfy impatient fans.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:48 PM   #19
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Bye Uhura.
Or maybe bye McCoy.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:48 PM   #20
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I cry at every movie I see. Mainly just to annoy the people sitting next to me.
So that was you sitting next to me and my kids at Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakual
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Old January 22 2013, 10:51 PM   #21
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Bye Uhura.
I think Abrams just wants us all to think someone may die. It's a red herring.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:56 PM   #22
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I think Abrams just wants us all to think someone may die. It's red herring.
Don't you mean, "redshirt herring"?
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Old January 22 2013, 11:01 PM   #23
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..."Spock is a logical man of cold reason who is run by laws, regulations and prescriptions. Kirk is a guttural, by-the-heart, instinctive and impulsive guy. Those two ways of looking at the world are central to these characters and their journey.”
What about the moral side (i.e., McCoy)?
I don't really think the concept of the Big Three in TOS exists in these movies. To me it seems more like it's now just a Big Two with Kirk and Spock, and then there's everyone else.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:10 PM   #24
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..."Spock is a logical man of cold reason who is run by laws, regulations and prescriptions. Kirk is a guttural, by-the-heart, instinctive and impulsive guy. Those two ways of looking at the world are central to these characters and their journey.”
What about the moral side (i.e., McCoy)?
I don't really think the concept of the Big Three in TOS exists in these movies. To me it seems more like it's now just a Big Two with Kirk and Spock, and then there's everyone else.
...which is a shame.

I generally liked ST2009, but I always found that triumvirate to be a great part of TOS...
...rather than having ONE main character go through the mental exercise of considering all sides of a situation -- which would require either (1) having the audience hear that character's thoughts so we can be privy to his thought process, or (2) having that character to talk to himself and voice his thoughts. Both of those options are clunky and trite story-telling devices.

The genius solution is to have three main characters all discuss/argue a situation from the three sides (action/intellect/moral), each generally taking one of the three sides.
It worked very well for TOS, I thought. I missed that in ST2009, and was sort of expecting it.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:13 PM   #25
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I have no doubt it will be a tearjerker.... the only question is will these tears be tragedy or farce?
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Old January 22 2013, 11:29 PM   #26
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I don't know about anybody else, but I was stirred by the 'signing off' at the end of The Undiscovered Country.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:45 PM   #27
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Bye Uhura.
And in the next movie, Chapel gets Spock on the rebound.

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I don't know about anybody else, but I was stirred by the 'signing off' at the end of The Undiscovered Country.
I'm on the record several times on this board saying I teared up at the end of TUC. It was on SyFy this week, and I came across the last 20 minutes while channel surfing. I watched it, and I STILL teared up twenty years later. It usually starts when Spock says Kirk should tell Starfleet Command to go to hell.
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Old January 23 2013, 04:51 AM   #28
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There's already a lot of crying and the movie isn't even out yet!
Especially about Starships underwater.
Indeed. The Enterprise isn't underwater on an alien planet. It's really just bathing in the tears of the butthurt.
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Old January 23 2013, 04:52 AM   #29
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The Big Three are Kirk, Spock and Uhura.

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Old January 23 2013, 06:08 AM   #30
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I don't know about anybody else, but I was stirred by the 'signing off' at the end of The Undiscovered Country.
I'm a big boohooer, but originally on seeing TWOK, I held on until Kirk got that hitch in his throat...then it was all over.
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