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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 144 19.20%
A 161 21.47%
A- 101 13.47%
B+ 83 11.07%
B 59 7.87%
B- 27 3.60%
C+ 40 5.33%
C 38 5.07%
C- 25 3.33%
D+ 11 1.47%
D 13 1.73%
D- 10 1.33%
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Old May 20 2013, 02:10 PM   #3241
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Everybody is so quick to Dismiss Star Trek V, but I would go back and watch that before watching into Darkness. At Least in Trek V they got the Trio of Kirk, Spock and Mccoy Right. The Feeling of Family was right on in that film.
See, that's the point at which I felt like they had turned ALL the characters into caricatures. Since STIV, we were no longer invited to laugh with the characters, we were now being encouraged to laugh at the characters. It was if they had discovered THIS is how to make Star Trek relevant to the general public -- make a joke of it. By this time, Kirk had just turned into TJ Hooker in space with his climbing and space jumping and horse riding, McCoy's jokes had fallen flat, Uhura was doing naked fan dances and Scotty was cracking his forehead on his own ship. And since Spock's lobotomy in STIII, he just never got his personality back.

Anyway, to each his own.

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Old May 20 2013, 02:15 PM   #3242
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Saw it the first time, loved it.
Saw it the second time, loved it.
Saw it the third time, loved it.

Gave it an 'A-' after seeing it the first time. But this film is easily an 'A'. If not for a couple of head scratching moments it would be an 'A+'.

Just an awesome movie. I just don't understand how anyone can say this isn't Star Trek.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:41 PM   #3243
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It was interesting that Spock couldn't drop Khan with a neck pinch. Didn't Spock drop one of Khan's stooges with one in Space Seed when he was rescuing Kirk??? I don't recall.



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Old May 20 2013, 02:48 PM   #3244
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Everybody is so quick to Dismiss Star Trek V, but I would go back and watch that before watching into Darkness. At Least in Trek V they got the Trio of Kirk, Spock and Mccoy Right.
One of the only things that Shatner got right.

There was still too much insistance on Humor and especially Scotty suffered in the film by using his as Comic Relief
Scotty bumping his head was absolutely hilarious in the ST V trailer, but less so in the context of the whole movie. We got to see the trailer for the first time at a marathon cinema screening of ST: TMP/ST II/ST III/ST IV. We laughed like drains.

In retrospect, though, with ST IV, we had laughed with the characters. In ST V, we laughed at them. (I well remember squirming in my seat on opening night of ST V.)

fans bitched about that then and now are alright that Simon Pegg's Scotty is suffering the same fate.
There is a difference. Simon Pegg is an amazing comedy actor. I think I first got to know his work in "Paul". James Doohan was great in his own way, but ST V? Bleh.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:48 PM   #3245
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Has anyone watched the history channel special Trek Secrets of the Universe. It has an extended version of the Kirk standing at the view screen / window scene when the Enterprise is stopped in Klingon space. The camera starts a lot further out and the Enterprise appears upside down as the camera moves in and spins.

http://www.history.com/shows/star-tr...iverse/videos#


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Old May 20 2013, 02:49 PM   #3246
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Star Trek 5 is like a season 3 episode. It has some good character moments in it, and some bad ones too. It felt more like the series though.


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Old May 20 2013, 03:00 PM   #3247
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Scotty bumping his head was absolutely hilarious in the ST V trailer, but less so in the context of the whole movie.
What I find so interesting is that this scene kind of typifies the TOS movies jumping the shark, and yet when you send Simon Pegg through the brewery tubes in 2009 Trek as if it's a scene from Willy Wonka, that's considered brilliant moviemaking. I guess that's the difference with using a younger actor and a whole different generation of audience for you. But certainly the slapstick tone is exactly the same.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:09 PM   #3248
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when you send Simon Pegg through the brewery tubes in 2009 Trek as if it's a scene from Willy Wonka, that's considered brilliant moviemaking.
Who was saying that?
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Old May 20 2013, 03:12 PM   #3249
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The second time for me was better, trying to wrap my head around it after the first viewing made me realize that 90% of the story occurs off screen.

All we see on screen is; mission at the beginning, loss of command, attack on hq, warp to Kronos and get Khan, race home without dying. When you think about it alot of the story has already occured off screen. Marcus has a plan to start a war Cheney style and it has a little to do with Vulcan's fate, Khan de-rails that plan a bit, but Marcus is able to make it work to his benefit.

Then the movie starts, and Kirk and Co mess up Marcus's plan even more. Its really not that much and alot of what I thought were plot holes after the first time, were explained in an offline at the beginning or end of a scene.

I think Spock yelling Khan was not silly after thinking about what old Spock would've said to young Spock concerning how they defeated him. Of course old Spock told them that one of them had to sacrifice themselves to survive. NuSpock yelled Khan because in just acting to save the ship there was no way around it here either, one of them had to sacrifice themselves...and at that point Khan still wasn't defeated. The first time I saw it, it seemed cheesy but on the second time it did not.

My wife made a comment, I know its not applicable but I thought it was cute. Shes not fully up on the alternate reality thing, she still in some ways thinks its a reboot and with some of the stuff we see shes right. But when the tribble came back to life she stated, "Ahh, so that's how they multiple so quickly...Khan's blood's regenerating powers!" I just said yeah probably, but I though it was cool.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:19 PM   #3250
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And please bring back the optimism of old trek, Fans all of a sudden say that notion is quaint, I say that notion is what kept Trek Going for 50 years, and it is needed as much today, if not more, than it was needed 50 years ago.
I would say it's needed more. The world has been so dark and ugly since 2001. Sometimes its difficult to imagine how we'll ever get to the world of Star Trek. And now some Hollywood thinks its best to bring the people of the Star Trek universe down to our level.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:26 PM   #3251
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the effect were stilted by a non -existant budget, the story was also gimped by the budget, There was still too much insistance on Humor and especially Scotty suffered in the film by using his as Comic Relief, fans bitched about that then and now are alright that Simon Pegg's Scotty is suffering the same fate.
The budget was small, but the effects problem is due to the hard date set by the Studio and the fact that ILM was booked and could not do the effects.

The studio is also to blame for the bad shoe horned humor. The story was initially darker. But the studio wanted laughs cause it worked in the ST:TVH and drew more non Trek fans.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:27 PM   #3252
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Scotty bumping his head was absolutely hilarious in the ST V trailer, but less so in the context of the whole movie.
What I find so interesting is that this scene kind of typifies the TOS movies jumping the shark, and yet when you send Simon Pegg through the brewery tubes in 2009 Trek as if it's a scene from Willy Wonka, that's considered brilliant moviemaking.
Yeah, who says that? Even the people I know who LOVE ST09, to a man, think that's a stupid scene.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:28 PM   #3253
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And please bring back the optimism of old trek, Fans all of a sudden say that notion is quaint, I say that notion is what kept Trek Going for 50 years, and it is needed as much today, if not more, than it was needed 50 years ago.
I would say it's needed more. The world has been so dark and ugly since 2001. Sometimes its difficult to imagine how we'll ever get to the world of Star Trek. And now some Hollywood thinks its best to bring the people of the Star Trek universe down to our level.
How exactly have they been brought down to our level? I didn't see people concerned with Kirk stooping to our level in episodes like Arena, Devil in the Dark, The Conscious of the King and Obsession. We watched him struggle with his darker impulses and come out better for it, just like we're watching this version of the character due the same.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:29 PM   #3254
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That's funny, because walking out of this movie was the most optimistic I have felt about Trek since Wrath of Khan.
Yeah but for 2 hours you see man at his worse. When they tried to spotlight our problems on TV, the Aliens they encountered portrayed them most of the time. And there wasn't always a need for all out space battle.
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How exactly have they been brought down to our level? I didn't see people concerned with Kirk stooping to our level in episodes like Arena, Devil in the Dark, The Conscious of the King and Obsession. We watched him struggle with his darker impulses and come out better for it, just like we're watching this version of the character due the same.
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