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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old May 4 2014, 07:46 PM   #46
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Re: Which movie would you use to introduce someone with Star Trek?

Star Trek: The Voyage Home
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Old May 5 2014, 08:30 PM   #47
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Old May 6 2014, 12:09 AM   #48
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Introduced my nieces with Star Trek IV. Khan was too scary!
That's the right answer...until 2009, it was the first movie non-trekkies could love.
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Old May 6 2014, 02:29 PM   #49
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Introduced my nieces with Star Trek IV. Khan was too scary!
That's the right answer...until 2009, it was the first movie non-trekkies could love.
And it's a safe bet for a three-year-old and a six-year-old.
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Old May 7 2014, 07:55 PM   #50
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Introduced my nieces with Star Trek IV. Khan was too scary!
That's the right answer...until 2009, it was the first movie non-trekkies could love.
And it's a safe bet for a three-year-old and a six-year-old.
Except perhaps the footage of them actually slicing up whales....
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Old May 8 2014, 09:46 PM   #51
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It didn't register with my girls. Then again... they've gone fishing...
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Old May 9 2014, 11:54 AM   #52
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If they're coming to Trek from the new movies, the II-IV trilogy would be the best place to start.
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Old May 9 2014, 05:50 PM   #53
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ST:I is epic, classic Trek. I guess you had to see it when it came out at the drive in. Seeing the Enterprise for the first time on screen so long after the original series.
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Old May 13 2014, 09:10 PM   #54
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If they've only seen the JJ movies, I think TWOK is the best choice. Yes, it's dark and slow as people have pointed out, but both '09 and Into Darkness borrowed quite a bit from TWOK, so it would be more recognizable and easier for the person to digest.

Depending on the person's age, The Voyage Home might not the slam dunk it seems. I think it's a wonderful movie and one of my favorites, but it's also very dated. I'm 29, and I have friends that got interested in Trek through the JJ movies, but couldn't get through TVH just because it felt 'old'. I guess it depends on the age and/or temperament of the person.

If the person has Netflix or Hulu, I wouldn't rule out watching some episodes instead of the movies. Or at least start with some of the episodes.
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Old May 13 2014, 11:30 PM   #55
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The Voyage Home might not the slam dunk it seems. I think it's a wonderful movie and one of my favorites, but it's also very dated. I'm 29, and I have friends that got interested in Trek through the JJ movies, but couldn't get through TVH just because it felt 'old'. I guess it depends on the age and/or temperament of the person.
Dated how? Perhaps you mean the latest, most modern computer of 1986 (a first-generation Macintosh) and its use in a comedy scene - which might feel dated in much the same way that a stand-up comedy routine about, for example, Dan Quayle might feel dated. But perhaps your friends meant something else by the movie feeling "old" and I wonder what that would consist of. I don't think it's the scenes of present-day San Francisco per se - although one could argue that the present-day San Francisco of Time After Time feels fresher even though it's 7 years older.
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Old May 14 2014, 12:38 AM   #56
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It's so hard trying to gauge my boyfriend, a non-Trekkie. After we watched the Abrams films, he asked me (to my surprise) if we could watch a couple of the first 10 movies and asked for my recommendations. Like most others here, I suggested TWOK and FC. He was utterly bored by them, claiming FC was too much like the show, and that TWOK moved too slow.

Then, out of curiosity, I put on TMP and, to my surprise, he paid attention to all that. To all that! The movie ran long and it was getting close to bed time, so I stopped the movie halfway. The next night, he (HE) asked if we could continue the movie. Obviously I was shocked with a tinge of disagreement, but who am I to tell a burgeoning Trekkie what he can and can't like?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. I'd really like to show him TUC, but I'm worried that he might treat it like TWOK. But
Well I suppose by today's standards TWOK might seem a tad slow in parts, but films don't have to have a fast tempo. Though perhaps his view of TWOK was coloured by STID.
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Old May 16 2014, 04:24 AM   #57
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The Voyage Home might not the slam dunk it seems. I think it's a wonderful movie and one of my favorites, but it's also very dated. I'm 29, and I have friends that got interested in Trek through the JJ movies, but couldn't get through TVH just because it felt 'old'. I guess it depends on the age and/or temperament of the person.
Dated how? Perhaps you mean the latest, most modern computer of 1986 (a first-generation Macintosh) and its use in a comedy scene - which might feel dated in much the same way that a stand-up comedy routine about, for example, Dan Quayle might feel dated. But perhaps your friends meant something else by the movie feeling "old" and I wonder what that would consist of. I don't think it's the scenes of present-day San Francisco per se - although one could argue that the present-day San Francisco of Time After Time feels fresher even though it's 7 years older.
I think it actually was the San Francisco scenes to be honest. It's possible my friends are idiots, though. Like I wrote before, I personally love the film.
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Old May 19 2014, 08:05 PM   #58
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Introduced my nieces with Star Trek IV. Khan was too scary!
How old are they, may I ask?
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Old May 21 2014, 04:22 AM   #59
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Introduced my nieces with Star Trek IV. Khan was too scary!
How old are they, may I ask?
At the time, not quite four and six years old.
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Old May 30 2014, 12:35 AM   #60
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ST II (TWOK), clearly. It was actually the first one I watched as a kid, and I think it's probably the most accessible to anyone who isn't a fan or who is new. It's really just a great story with a good balance of action and drama. The pacing is also nearly perfect.
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