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Old May 18 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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The title card scene! (spoilers)

Top down shot of the natives drawing the Enterprise, camera fading to an identical and gorgeous beauty shot of the ship at full impulse, then sweeping behind the ship, its giant nacelles shaking and then zooming to warp with the gorgeous trails effect; that spectacular NuTrek theme music booming as the title appears triumphantly.

Holy ****. Perfectly put together

One of my favourite scenes of Star Trek full stop, it gave me goosebumps. After so long the franchise has been almost embarrassed to have the Trek name, to see it splashed across the screen in such a bold and show-offy way was breath-taking.

Anyone else??
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Old May 18 2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: The title card scene!

Hell yes! That was a beautifully-realized sequence. The shot of the Enterprise reminded me of the original series, and it was a classic beauty shot that seemed almost lacking in the last film.
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Old May 18 2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Count me in. I was afraid they could not capture the same lightning twice but they did.
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Old May 18 2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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Re: The title card scene!

I agree completely. Fantastic opening sequence.
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Old May 18 2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Re: The title card scene!

It was a nice transition and beauty shot.

But . . .
I thought it didn't make sense that the natives would draw the Enterprise like that. Why would they draw a top-down picture of something that they had only seen from below? You would think the drawing would have been an attempt to recreate what they had just seen, and that was not the Enterprise from that angle.
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Old May 18 2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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It was a nice transition and beauty shot.

But . . .
I thought it didn't make sense that the natives would draw the Enterprise like that. Why would they draw a top-down picture of something that they had only seen from below? You would think the drawing would have been an attempt to recreate what they had just seen, and that was not the Enterprise from that angle.
Maybe it was from below. It is a 2D drawing.
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Old May 18 2013, 11:29 PM   #7
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Re: The title card scene!

I thought it was the best intro to any trek movie to date. Brilliantly done.

Music faded in perfectly.

I just loved it so much. The fade from sand drawing to ship from above and BAM! Warp out.

However, was I the only person expecting their drawing to resemble a vague TOS esque drawing? Too obvious a call back but would've been neat to see it as their representation.

And I loved the new warp contrails.
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Old May 19 2013, 12:13 AM   #8
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Re: The title card scene!

datalogan wrote: View Post
It was a nice transition and beauty shot.

But . . .
I thought it didn't make sense that the natives would draw the Enterprise like that. Why would they draw a top-down picture of something that they had only seen from below? You would think the drawing would have been an attempt to recreate what they had just seen, and that was not the Enterprise from that angle.
Over-analysing much???

And anyway, anyone with eyes could deduce the basic shape, which is all it was.
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Old May 19 2013, 12:19 AM   #9
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It was a nice transition and beauty shot.

But . . .
I thought it didn't make sense that the natives would draw the Enterprise like that. Why would they draw a top-down picture of something that they had only seen from below? You would think the drawing would have been an attempt to recreate what they had just seen, and that was not the Enterprise from that angle.
Over-analysing much???

And anyway, anyone with eyes could deduce the basic shape, which is all it was.
It also follows that old trope about eyewitnesses seeing UFOs. They get the saucer outline, but everything else is a blur.
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Old May 19 2013, 12:19 AM   #10
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Phenomenal opening title! It was the 3rd time I got goosebumps in the first 10 minutes, the others being Kirk and McCoy swimming down to the Enterprise and it rising out of the ocean. I'm a sucker for those moments
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Old May 19 2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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Phenomenal opening title! It was the 3rd time I got goosebumps in the first 10 minutes, the others being Kirk and McCoy swimming down to the Enterprise and it rising out of the ocean. I'm a sucker for those moments
You and me both!

Yes, that opening sequence right up to the title card was brilliantly done! From the Enterprise rising out of the ocean, to seeing it whoosh by over the sky, and then seeing the drawing transition into a shot of the ship in space preparing to go to warp... Beautiful!
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Old May 19 2013, 03:57 AM   #12
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Let's give credit where it's due, I think that sequence is elevated extremely high because of the score. I think Michael Giacchino's main theme for this film and the first one is phenomenal. One of the best themes in any Trek film, possibly tied with Goldsmith's theme from TMP/TFF.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:13 AM   #13
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Re: The title card scene!

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It was a nice transition and beauty shot.

But . . .
I thought it didn't make sense that the natives would draw the Enterprise like that. Why would they draw a top-down picture of something that they had only seen from below? You would think the drawing would have been an attempt to recreate what they had just seen, and that was not the Enterprise from that angle.
Maybe it was from below. It is a 2D drawing.
It looked to me like it was from below. I specifically remember the lines of the engineering section extending over the saucer.
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Old May 19 2013, 01:04 PM   #14
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Let's give credit where it's due, I think that sequence is elevated extremely high because of the score. I think Michael Giacchino's main theme for this film and the first one is phenomenal. One of the best themes in any Trek film, possibly tied with Goldsmith's theme from TMP/TFF.
Completely agree, Giacchino's NuTrek theme plays a big part in making the sequence so great.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:39 PM   #15
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I expected Kirk to shout, "Start the engines! Start the engines!"

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