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Old October 9 2013, 10:51 PM   #16
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Re: "300"-style Klingon Mythology Epic Movie?

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...box office stars would be unrecognizable under the heavy makeup.
I think an audience can be interested in a movie that doesn't have humans in it (Disney made millions off stories like that). An epic story about an epic species.

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Old October 9 2013, 11:53 PM   #17
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A couple of potential problems if this is meant as a major motion picture--

Would enough of the general public be willing to go to such a film to justify the cost? Fans might go see it, but what about Joe Blow from Kokomo?

Your box office stars would be unrecognizable under the heavy makeup. Planet of the Apes pulled it off, but a human character was the focal point.
I say yes. What's important is the execution, not the details. Big names are not important, recognizablity of the actors is not important. Otherwise original films with unknown actors would never be successful, and there are many many successful examples. Big Boo already mentioned Disney films, where there are no humans to see. And they are successful as well. Lord of the Rings, Apocalypto and Inglorious Basterds have shown that you can do huge chunks of the film in foreign language with subtitles.


Seriously, don't buy into that "general audience is stupid" sillyness. It's absolutely wrong. When a film fails, it's because of the overall impression, not because of "oh, there were no known actors" or "oh, I couldn't see his face" or "oh, I don't know Klingons" or "oh, I don't know the language".
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Old October 9 2013, 11:59 PM   #18
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Re: "300"-style Klingon Mythology Epic Movie?

How much backstory do you need to know that the Klingons are a one dimensional race where everything revolves around fighting?
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Old October 10 2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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^And a sense of honor.
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Old October 10 2013, 05:38 PM   #20
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Re: "300"-style Klingon Mythology Epic Movie?

They talk about having one, but really don't most of the time.
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Old October 12 2013, 10:31 AM   #21
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Re: "300"-style Klingon Mythology Epic Movie?

^ Depends on the specific Klingons you're talking about, but, yes, their societal elite is notoriously dishonourable. More concerned with keeping their positions than earning them.
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Old October 12 2013, 12:43 PM   #22
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Narrated by James Earl Jones.
You mean narrated by Michael Dorn!
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Old October 12 2013, 02:15 PM   #23
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Nah, Michael Dorn returns to play one of Worf's ancestors.
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Old October 12 2013, 06:00 PM   #24
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Re: "300"-style Klingon Mythology Epic Movie?

"Kahless", by Michael J. Friedman, is at least on my top ten favorite Trek books, at least the part based in the past, Klingons are by far my favorite enemies in Trek, and my second favorite movie is Undiscovered Country, because it's so Klingon-heavy.

So I would definitely watch a Klingon epic.

However, the Klingons were kind of exhausted in the TOS movies, so the chances of a Klingon epic making it big would be slim.

And if they were going to make another Trek movie, I would prefer it to be about J.J.-verse, to make it a trilogy. Klingons just aren't popular enough, and Trek hasn't become mainstream enough for a full-out Trek-nerd movie to work...
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