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Old March 7 2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Early UK Release For Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek fans in the U.K. will get the see Star Trek into Darkness earlier than fans in the U.S., as the release date there has just been changed. “In summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness,” said an announcement regarding the event. The [...]

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Old March 7 2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old March 7 2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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I guess the place where Star Trek started doesn't count for much any more.
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Old March 7 2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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I guess the place where Star Trek started doesn't count for much any more.
Eh, we Americans are getting slapped all over the place. Brits are taking all our Super Hero Roles (They cornered the market on meaty Villain Roles long ago, 'cause nothing says Villain like a British Accent ), our movies are opening there first...

I looked up the release date of Ironman 3, concerned about the openings being too close together and possibly hurting the UK earnings for STID and the UK Premiere for Ironman 3 also is earlier, premiering April 26, heck New Zealand is getting IM3 on April 18th
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Old March 7 2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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I guess we've become the poster child for how NOT to worship a Franchise.
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Old March 7 2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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What's with that strange UK focus?
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Old March 7 2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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We're probably less likely to have it up on the internet seconds after release*







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Old March 8 2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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What's with that strange UK focus?
Yeah don't they know the US is the centre of the universe?
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Old March 8 2013, 12:32 AM   #9
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seems fair. JJ is blowing the shit out of London so giving us the film first is the least he can do to say sorry
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Old March 8 2013, 12:36 AM   #10
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We're probably less likely to have it up on the internet seconds after release*





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Having invented the World Wide Web, the U.K. has pushed itself to the forefront of the technology. There are now nearly seven people in the U.K. with internet connections, and many of them have computers too...
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Old March 8 2013, 12:38 AM   #11
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It's probably because Star Trek 2009 didn't do as well as expected, in foreign markets like the UK and Europe, where TNG had (still has) a huge following. One that even kept Nemesis reasonably afloat, in those markets, while it sank without trace in the US. Particularly Germany for some reason. Must've been all that expressionist architecture on Romulus and those Nosferatu bad guys.

Benedict Cumberbatch (even in the Hollywood "Hans Gruber" model of a Brit playing the Eurotrash villain) and a role for London, seems like a redressing of the balance - where there was (give or take 1 or 2 non-US actors in supporting roles) a largely American-centric feel throughout the Noughties with Enterprise and the last film.

Now I don't think that's a bad thing. Representation doesn't for one moment cross my mind while watching something. I grew up in the 80s and early 90s watching a mix of British and American shows, with rarely any kind of crossover. Whenever there was, usually each culture depicting a very stereotyped or tourist's view of the other. But somewhere along the line it became a bit more international, with Law and Order having a spin-off set in London and Torchwood upping sticks from Cardiff to the States. Star Trek TNG maybe started that trend by casting a wider net when it really didn't have to, not even coming back home to Earth all that often.

Of course, it's only the addition of a couple of scenes set in London and John Harrison probably isn't remotely British at all. He just has a naturally good speaking voice...
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Old March 8 2013, 12:41 AM   #12
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We're probably less likely to have it up on the internet seconds after release*





*Absolutely no evidence whatsoever to back this up
Having invented the internet, the U.K. has pushed itself to the foreftont of the technology. There are now nearly seven people in the U.K. with internet connections, and many of them have computers too...
We invented both internets. The one we all use, and the one owned by Her Maj The Queen. She's got all the best shit on there. LOLcorgis and junk and stuff.
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We're probably less likely to have it up on the internet seconds after release*





*Absolutely no evidence whatsoever to back this up
Having invented the internet, the U.K. has pushed itself to the foreftont of the technology. There are now nearly seven people in the U.K. with internet connections, and many of them have computers too...
We invented both internets. The one we all use, and the one owned by Her Maj The Queen. She's got all the best shit on there. LOLcorgis and junk and stuff.
You'll find Her Maj actually owns both. She just lets us use one of them.

I actually got the wrong one last week. The Corgis were cool !

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Old March 8 2013, 02:25 AM   #14
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It's probably because Star Trek 2009 didn't do as well as expected, in foreign markets like the UK and Europe, where TNG had (still has) a huge following. One that even kept Nemesis reasonably afloat, in those markets, while it sank without trace in the US. Particularly Germany for some reason. Must've been all that expressionist architecture on Romulus and those Nosferatu bad guys.
"Didn't do as well as expected" by whom, I'd have to ask? And what were the numbers* for the UK / Germany / Europe, versus numbers for the previous Trek films in those same markets?

Every time this issue is raised, it seems as if Star Trek (2009) is being compared to the sort of action movies which typically do double or triple overseas what they do domestically, while the typical pattern for Star Trek films has the domestic take at roughly double the international.


* i.e., % of Int'l. box office and/or % of worldwide totals?
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