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

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Old December 6 2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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You know what I just realized...

After another fight about the viability creatively of Star Trek, and re-watching Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I hate these movies. I guess you would have to understand me to know how out-of-character that is. I may not like a movie. I have walked out on several in the last 5 years, but I just walked out and forgot about them. "Not worth my money," Apathy.

I hate these films. I hate the "nods" to the fans, I hate the trauma (losing Vulcan, Section 31 staging a war with the Klingons, the terrorist attacks on earth from Khan). I want these filmmakers away from Star Trek. Nothing personal, but I enjoy this universe. It's not comic books. It's not James Bond. It's one big tale that was weaved together. See, I'm starting to pontificate about the old Trek. I hate my complaints. They seem so tired and it's because these movies are tired. Have fun editing that sentence if you must, but it's true.

I don't want 150 million dollar budget graphics and the same stale relationships that are from the Original Series. I want something new, if anything is to be done. I want different stories, open up the type of storytelling they do. I want morality plays again--you are free to consider that heavy-handed.

Just tired of a fight. Tired of seeing something that is tired making money. It's joyless. I wish Star Trek was still dead.
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Old December 6 2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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Re: You know what I just realized...

That's the problem with budget. Too much and there's huge pressure to make a movie that will make huge profit on that investment, so they cram what sells (sex! war! kewl xploshins non stop!)

Too little, and you end up with a story that is weak (because the characters can't do anything, since there's no budget to show anything interesting, think Insurrection).

I would love to see someone make a movie that had a great story with action in the right places, and good drama/characterization when needed. Only movie I can think of that even got close to that was Batman Begins.
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Old December 6 2013, 06:38 AM   #3
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Re: You know what I just realized...

That's nice.
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Old December 6 2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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Re: You know what I just realized...

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
I wish Star Trek was still dead.
Well, it's not, at least for now.

Also, your post is pretty much a self-contained blog entry, rather than a thread-starter; there's not really a topic for discussion here, so I'll just close this now.
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