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Old May 27 2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

For whatever reason, I just can't get into this "re-imagined" or "re-imaged" business, so I simply ignore all of the hype surrounding the new Star Trek movies... in fact, I ignore the new movies period. I can't make myself believe that any actor besides Shatner could ever be Kirk, etc...

I felt the same way about the updated Battlestar Galactica when it aired, even though I love Ron Moore.

Am I the only one who feels this way? Am I just too closed minded?
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Old May 27 2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

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Am I the only one who feels this way? Am I just too closed minded?
To answer the thread question: Yes
To answer your question: No

I thought Chris Pine and the actor who plays the new Spock were excellent choices, but I felt this 2009 flick / screenplay to be vastly incompatible with the spirit of TOS which is not about endless action, circus stunts, vengeance and goofy moments.

This flick was something between "Star Trek Troopers" and "Star Trek Academy" ("Police Academy" is on my mind), but nowhere could I find a heart and soul that tells me "Star Trek" other than what's written on the posters and opening credits.

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Old May 27 2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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CrazyMatt wrote: View Post

Am I the only one who feels this way?
Just as an aside - I've always thought that this question (which we see a lot on message boards) is the most whiny passive aggressive one in existence - unless your actual point was "I thought Hitler was great and maybe we should build some more gas chambers" when is the answer every going to be "Yes you are the only one".
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Old May 27 2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Excellent Godwin, sir.
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Old May 27 2013, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?
No.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
No.
Am I just too closed minded?
Probably.

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the spirit of TOS which is not about endless action, circus stunts, vengeance and goofy moments.
Lulz. Have you ever seen Star Trek?
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Old May 27 2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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yes

and i ignore the old star trek too. LOL
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Old May 27 2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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ALL of Star Trek is my friend.
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Old May 27 2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

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Am I the only one who feels this way? Am I just too closed minded?
I'm lukewarm on Star Trek 2009 and love Star Trek Into Darkness. But different things work for different people.

So no, I don't ignore it.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

CrazyMatt wrote: View Post
For whatever reason, I just can't get into this "re-imagined" or "re-imaged" business, so I simply ignore all of the hype surrounding the new Star Trek movies... in fact, I ignore the new movies period. I can't make myself believe that any actor besides Shatner could ever be Kirk, etc...

I felt the same way about the updated Battlestar Galactica when it aired, even though I love Ron Moore.

Am I the only one who feels this way? Am I just too closed minded?
I love the new Star Trek, as I love the original. Similarly, I'm was fan of the old Superman movies growing up, I enjoyed Smallville, and now I'm looking forward to Man of Steel. I'm a fan of Sherlock, Elementry and the new Sherlock Holmes movies, when I was never a fan of the old incarnations.

IMO there's some special charm in seeing stories re-imagined and seeing new incarnations of beloved characters.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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Am I just too closed minded?
Regarding this bit...

I can't make myself believe that any actor besides Shatner could ever be Kirk, etc...
...amost definitely.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:10 PM   #11
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

I don't "ignore" it, I just put it in another category.

To me, "Star Trek" is "The Cage" through to "Nemesis" all episodes and films.

The JJ Trek is cool, I enjoy it but it's not the same series. Not to me at least.

I have the same take on Nu-BSG and Old-BSG, I like both but they are not the same (and in that case i count nu-bsg as the "prime" version as i prefer that one)
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Old May 27 2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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Nope. Bring on the new versions. And, with all due respect to Shatner, no actor is irreplaceable.

As I've mentioned before, I've lived through umpteen James Bonds, Supermans, Batmans, Draculas, and Sherlock Holmes in my lifetime. What's one more Kirk or Spock?

Heck, if we can have multiple portrayals of Hamlet, for Pete's sake, I think Kirk should be open to new interpretations as well.

And the new Battlestar Galactica was soooo much better than the original, making it practically the poster child for revamping old series and characters. (Along, perhaps, with Hammer Films, who revitalized Dracula And Frankenstein back in the sixties.)
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Old May 27 2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

I really like the first new movie. It is fun, Spock is Spockish. Bones is a good Bones. And the movie is entertaining.

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Old May 27 2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

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I think Kirk should be open to new interpretations as well.
Well you had 25 years on and off of the same actor as Kirk, he was allowed to age.

I simply don't need another actor as Kirk. Nor do I need Kirk as the lead in a Star Trek story.

Truth is though I was weaned off Star Trek by Enterprise - it soured the milk to such a point its no longer so important to me.

I've seen Star Trek XI, but I don't own a copy. I've never spent a penny on it.

Its very rare for a remake to outshine the original. Battlestar did do that.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:46 PM   #15
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Re: Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

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For whatever reason, I just can't get into this "re-imagined" or "re-imaged" business, so I simply ignore all of the hype surrounding the new Star Trek movies... in fact, I ignore the new movies period.
If you truly "ignored" it as you claim, you wouldn't be starting a thread about it....not to mention putting it in the wrong forum!
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