RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,940
Posts: 5,479,018
Members: 25,057
Currently online: 482
Newest member: JeremiahJT

TrekToday headlines

Trek Shirt And Hoodie
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

New Star Trek Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

QMx Mini Phaser Ornament
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Stewart as Neo-Nazi Skinhead
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Klingon Bloodwine To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25

Trek Actors In War Of The Worlds Fundraiser
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25

Star Trek: The Next Generation Gag Reel Tease
By: T'Bonz on Nov 24

Shatner In Haven
By: T'Bonz on Nov 24


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies XI+

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

View Poll Results: Favorite Opening Sequence
Kirk Sr. saving the Kelvin crew. 33 78.57%
JT Kirk saving the Nibiru. 9 21.43%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 13 2013, 09:45 PM   #1
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

So which opening sequence from the two Abramsverse films is your favorite?

We have the opening from Star Trek 2009, where Captain Robau and Lieutenant George Kirk sacrifice themselves so the majority of U.S.S. Kelvin crew can escape. Including the infant James T. Kirk. It is a very emotion-packed opening to the Abramsverse.

In Star Trek Into Darkness, we have a more traditional teaser set-up on the planet Nibiru. Where Kirk and Spock are trying to save the natives from a super volcano that will cause the species to go extinct. Kirk lures the natives away by stealing a scroll with Spock sets off a giant ice-cube meant to calm the volcano. This one is obviously a wink-nod to the original Star Trek.

So which one is the better opening?
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 09:53 PM   #2
The Stig
Rear Admiral
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Location: Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

I'd say that Trek '09's opening was better crafted. It was shocking, emotional and gave the film a ton of credit right off the bat. It is, however, a downer. Kirk Sr. dies and the Kelvin is destroyed.

STID, on the other hand, is a rousing success. Kirk and co save the Nibirians from extinction and Spock from a toasty demise in a thrilling rescue sequence. Not as well crafted and shocking as the Trek '09 opening, but way more satisfying.
__________________
Some say that his helmet is bigger on the inside and that his favourite food group is nomex.

All we know is, he's called The Stig.
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 09:55 PM   #3
SeerSGB
Admiral
 
SeerSGB's Avatar
 
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

'09. More emotional impact, and sets up a cause behind the behavior we see from Jim later in the movie.
__________________
- SeerSGB -
SeerSGB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 10:40 PM   #4
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

I picked the Nibiru opening. Those scenes tickled my TOS bone in a way that it hasn't been tickled in years.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 10:41 PM   #5
OpenMaw
Commander
 
OpenMaw's Avatar
 
Location: Everett, Washington
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

Trek 2009, absolutely. I loved the heroic nature of STID's opener, but 09's left a great impression and was probably the highlight of the film for me.
__________________
"Paradise protests too much." SFDebris
OpenMaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 10:42 PM   #6
Galileo7
Fleet Captain
 
Galileo7's Avatar
 
Location: U.S.A.
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

BillJ wrote: View Post
I picked the Nibiru opening. Those scenes tickled my TOS bone in a way that it hasn't been tickled in years.
Agree.
Galileo7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 11:38 PM   #7
J. Allen
[Snuggling Intensifies]
 
J. Allen's Avatar
 
Location: The Countryside
Send a message via ICQ to J. Allen Send a message via AIM to J. Allen Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to J. Allen Send a message via Yahoo to J. Allen
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

Ooh, this is a tough one. I love the '09 opening for it's very powerful emotional heft, but I love the STiD opening for it's action/comedy nailbiter sequence. If I had to pick, I'd pick STiD's opening, but only by a very narrow margin. They're both top notch movie intros, either way.
__________________
-----------------------
💗 Visit Brony Kingdom 💗
-----------------------
J. Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2013, 11:47 PM   #8
Enterprise is Great
Rear Admiral
 
Enterprise is Great's Avatar
 
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

I love the opening for STiD but the opening for '09 was so powerful emotionally that even though I've seen it about 8 times it still affects me. Though to be fair at this point I've only seen STiD once. I may feel differently after a few more viewings. Both openings are just fantastic and set the table for the rest of the movie.
__________________
JJverse Star Trek...ROCKED on May 17, 2013 and beyond!
Enterprise is Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 12:02 AM   #9
Franklin
Rear Admiral
 
Location: In the bleachers
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

That's hard. They both are so good at what they're trying to establish. For its pure emotional impact and changing everything in less than ten minutes, I'd go with the opening to ST09. The plaintive notes of the opening theme at the end of the scene were perfect. Damned near made me cry. You'd hardly think those notes would be played triumphantly later in the movie.

Still, the opening of STID was well done and served its purpose just as well. In less than ten minutes we discovered that James T. Kirk was a reckless fool. McCoy yells, "I hate this!" Kirk's reply, "I know," does more than imply this isn't the first time they've been in a fix like that. And the seamless meshing of the Nibiruian drawing into the Enterprise about to go into warp in space was fantastic.
__________________
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 12:09 AM   #10
Pondwater
Commodore
 
Pondwater's Avatar
 
Location: Your next door neighbor.
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

2009's opening with the George Kirk sacrifice and the birth of Nu James T. Kirk.
Pondwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 11:30 AM   #11
Smellmet
Captain
 
Smellmet's Avatar
 
Location: Goole
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

I think they're both superb, and give these new films a recognisable opening 'signature' like the 3D text at the beginning of all the Star Wars films. If the new director drops it for the third movie I will be extremely pissed.
Smellmet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 01:48 PM   #12
austen_pierce
Captain
 
austen_pierce's Avatar
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

Sooooooo.... I think there should have been a THIRD option. The second sequence for STiD.
As a dad myself, this struck a special chord for me. No, I don't think it would have come in first, and maybe not even second, but it was nonetheless very powerful.
austen_pierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 01:56 PM   #13
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

Well, I was just wanting to compare the two pre-title card sequences. If we start pulling post title-card sequences then we'd have to throw everything into a pot, which is just too much work.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 02:07 PM   #14
austen_pierce
Captain
 
austen_pierce's Avatar
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

BillJ wrote: View Post
Well, I was just wanting to compare the two pre-title card sequences. If we start pulling post title-card sequences then we'd have to throw everything into a pot, which is just too much work.

Hmmmmm..... I guess you're right. We would have to then consider much of the micro bits from ST09... boy Kirk driving, boy Spock learning, etc. Fair enough.
austen_pierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14 2013, 02:08 PM   #15
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

You're more than welcome to start a separate poll.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.