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Old November 1 2013, 01:01 PM   #16
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

I think McCoy deserves a little more screen time, and Chapel is a pretty logical character for him to interact in, as a collegue, friend and possible love interest. Even a two hour movie, especially in it's third installment, should have time for more characters to shine than just Kirk and Spock (And Uhura).
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Old November 1 2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

He clearly had the hots for Marcus in STID.
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Old November 1 2013, 01:26 PM   #18
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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What's the point? They already don't have enough screen time for the minor characters they do have.

So, no.
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Yes sure. why not. The same goes for Rand but the thing is that the films already suffers from too much characters with less time to give all of them some type of development especially when Kirk and Spock are still the two main leading characters and much focus is put on their friendship.


We only have like 2 hours to focus on 11-13 characters not to mention the fact that Abram's films are so fast paced and action packed. There is just not enough time to deal with all the characters in a 2 hours film or have them interact with each other for a long time which is what Trek has always been about.

Perhaps this is the main reason why Trek needs to return to TV.
basically.
You see it in the comics. With the addiction of Carol they're basically shoehorning her everywhere as if they feel the need to and sometimes it's rather forced especially when you think that there are other existing secondary characters (Chekov, Sulu.. ) that are completely forgotten.
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Old November 1 2013, 01:41 PM   #19
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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What's the point? They already don't have enough screen time for the minor characters they do have.

So, no.
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Yes sure. why not. The same goes for Rand but the thing is that the films already suffers from too much characters with less time to give all of them some type of development especially when Kirk and Spock are still the two main leading characters and much focus is put on their friendship.


We only have like 2 hours to focus on 11-13 characters not to mention the fact that Abram's films are so fast paced and action packed. There is just not enough time to deal with all the characters in a 2 hours film or have them interact with each other for a long time which is what Trek has always been about.

Perhaps this is the main reason why Trek needs to return to TV.
basically.
You see it in the comics. With the addiction of Carol they're basically shoehorning her everywhere as if they feel the need to and sometimes it's rather forced especially when you think that there are other existing secondary characters (Chekov, Sulu.. ) that are completely forgotten.

Perhaps you feel threatened because Carol might steal Uhura's thunder as the queen of the enterprise.

I read the comics and I think it is nice to have carol there. she and Kirk are going to get together at some point. it is way too obvious.

What better way to have them get together than to let her function as his other science officer.


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Old November 1 2013, 03:34 PM   #20
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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Never a fan of Chapel (or Rand). So I can't say I'd miss her.
I am with you on this one. Neither is essential to a movie.
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Old November 1 2013, 03:43 PM   #21
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

Chapel's happy on the frontier. That she's one of Kirk's conquests in this timeline (where Spock is of course unavailable) is one of the most interestingly bizarre things they've done, IMO.
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Old November 1 2013, 06:31 PM   #22
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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Never a fan of Chapel (or Rand). So I can't say I'd miss her.
Same here. If they never appear in AbramsTrek I won't miss them at all.
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Old November 1 2013, 07:28 PM   #23
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He clearly had the hots for Marcus in STID.
Yeah, if we're going to "ship" characters it's more interesting to pair McCoy and Marcus as the alternate universe take - they can even name David after McCoy's father.
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Old November 1 2013, 07:54 PM   #24
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

There are some secondary characters in the comics that are interesting e.g., the girl that basically saved Kirk's neck in the last one (who might be that girl with short blonde hair we saw in stid) and the Orion's red shirt (the writer of the comics said he's Gaila's brother). They even introduced Sulu's little sister.

Yeah, if we're going to "ship" characters it's more interesting to pair McCoy and Marcus as the alternate universe take - they can even name David after McCoy's father.
Kirk/Carol is too much a given, a bit like Kirk/Uhura was in the first movie..(and in fact they actually paired her with Spock instead.. )


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Perhaps you feel threatened because Carol might steal Uhura's thunder as the queen of the enterprise.
or perhaps that's actually just your wishful thinking manifesting here, Freud.
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Old November 1 2013, 09:35 PM   #25
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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There are some secondary characters in the comics that are interesting e.g., the girl that basically saved Kirk's neck in the last one (who might be that girl with short blonde hair we saw in stid) and the Orion's red shirt (the writer of the comics said he's Gaila's brother). They even introduced Sulu's little sister.

Yeah, if we're going to "ship" characters it's more interesting to pair McCoy and Marcus as the alternate universe take - they can even name David after McCoy's father.
Kirk/Carol is too much a given, a bit like Kirk/Uhura was in the first movie..(and in fact they actually paired her with Spock instead.. )


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Perhaps you feel threatened because Carol might steal Uhura's thunder as the queen of the enterprise.
or perhaps that's actually just your wishful thinking manifesting here, Freud.

No its not my wishful thinking. I just know all the codes names that girls use to hate on other girls because the other girl threatens their throne.

You are obviously an Uhura fan and you are complaining about another girl getting too much screen time. I think your motives are pretty obvious.

You don't want carol to steal uhura's thunder. Face it before Carol the only girl they ever showed in the comics was Uhura, now they are giving Carol more panel in the comics and you are getting mad.

The only way carol would steal uhura's thunder is if Spock dumbs Uhura for her and I don't think that will happen so you don have to worry and get all hostile to Carol.

Carol has the potential to be a great female character.
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Old November 1 2013, 09:58 PM   #26
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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Never a fan of Chapel (or Rand). So I can't say I'd miss her.
Same here. If they never appear in AbramsTrek I won't miss them at all.
Me three.

And as BillJ said, eight's enough. Honestly, compared to expanding the cast any more, I actually wouldn't mind paring things back and going back to the old line-counting days when Kirk and Spock dominated most of the stories and McCoy and sometimes Scotty were mostly the main supporting characters.
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Old November 1 2013, 10:28 PM   #27
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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basically.
You see it in the comics. With the addiction of Carol they're basically shoehorning her everywhere as if they feel the need to and sometimes it's rather forced especially when you think that there are other existing secondary characters (Chekov, Sulu.. ) that are completely forgotten.
Perhaps you feel threatened because Carol might steal Uhura's thunder as the queen of the enterprise.
I let this comment go before, because I wasn't sure whether it was supposed to be a joke, given the .

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Perhaps you feel threatened because Carol might steal Uhura's thunder as the queen of the enterprise.
or perhaps that's actually just your wishful thinking manifesting here, Freud.

No its not my wishful thinking. I just know all the codes names that girls use to hate on other girls because the other girl threatens their throne.

You are obviously an Uhura fan and you are complaining about another girl getting too much screen time. I think your motives are pretty obvious.

You don't want carol to steal uhura's thunder. Face it before Carol the only girl they ever showed in the comics was Uhura, now they are giving Carol more panel in the comics and you are getting mad.

The only way carol would steal uhura's thunder is if Spock dumbs Uhura for her and I don't think that will happen so you don have to worry and get all hostile to Carol.

Carol has the potential to be a great female character.
This makes it look less like a joke, and more like a dig at another poster. Please don't do that.

Be as critical of the content of another person's post as you see fit, but you'll want to be careful not to extend the criticism to the poster, nor to attribute to them things which they did not say, nor "codes names" and "motives" which they have not themselves expressed.
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Old November 2 2013, 01:43 AM   #28
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

I have nothing against the character of Chapel, but there are other loose ends that deserve more attention. Such as, "Mudd."
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Old November 2 2013, 03:16 AM   #29
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

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I have nothing against the character of Chapel, but there are other loose ends that deserve more attention. Such as, "Mudd."
I have something against Chapel from TOS.
She was lame lame lame (mostly)
If she returns with a different personality it will be Ok
It's OK IMHO to have a crush on Spock - who didnt But you don't go around throwing yourself at him all the time. It's just not acceptable nowadays except if you're that pathetic girl at high school
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Old November 2 2013, 10:30 AM   #30
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Re: Would you like for Chapel to appear in a new movie?

We had Rand mooning over Kirk and Chapel groveling to serve Spock.

But JJ gives us a blonde who kicks ass!
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