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Old January 22 2008, 04:09 AM   #16
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Another YES and anther thanks.
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Old January 22 2008, 04:10 AM   #17
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

i have no idea why i put "ST X" up there.... see how much i really care about canon?
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Old January 22 2008, 04:13 AM   #18
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Well, given that USA Today's audience are the same people who probably read People Magazine regularly, I'm not too concerned.
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Old January 22 2008, 04:40 AM   #19
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

The poll's attached to an article about Shatner. Which means if you're reading it and you're part of the general audience, you probably give more than a passing shit about Shatner for whatever reason. Sample bias.
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Old January 22 2008, 05:41 AM   #20
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

And then of course, there's the inevitable ballot-stuffing by the BBK crowd. Just like Serenity manages to come up first or second in every IMDB poll it's mentioned in, of course "everyone" wants Shatman back as Kirk.
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Old January 22 2008, 05:43 AM   #21
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

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And then of course, there's the inevitable ballot-stuffing by the BBK crowd. Just like Serenity manages to come up first or second in every IMDB poll it's mentioned in, of course "everyone" wants Shatman back as Kirk.
2/3 is certainly not "everyone."

Shatner. Such a polarizer...
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Old January 22 2008, 05:46 AM   #22
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

"Shatner hated the scene. "The mistake I made was thinking I could make it a spectacular death with what they had written," says the actor, who then dreamed up a story line to bring Kirk back: Spock snatched Kirk's DNA. His idea became the novel The Return, and he says it could work in the new film.

Abrams responds, "You and I could come up with dozens of ways, but every way that we came up with felt like it was transparently fan boys trying to get Shatner in the movie."


I could care less whether Shatner is in this or not, but still - Abrams' last sentence sums it up both as clear and as brief as you can get.
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Old January 22 2008, 09:30 PM   #23
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Too old, too fat, too late, no Shat.
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Old January 22 2008, 09:34 PM   #24
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Like any Internet poll, it's meaningless. The decision's been made.

Never give people what they want - as any number of creative people, including the much-ballyhooed Nicholas Meyer, have observed the job of the artist is to do what he/she thinks is right and hope that people like it.
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Old January 22 2008, 09:36 PM   #25
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Why are the BBKers so ardent about getting Shatner in the film?

They have brought back Kirk, after all. And as he's played by that twentysyomething youngster Chris Pine, there's the potential for more Kirk for decades to come.

This is win-win for them, right? I mean, it's not the film they described in their trailer, but such an excessive display of fan service was both highly unlikely and I can't see it turning out than anything other than a bloated assortment of 'gee whiz, cool!' fanboyish ideas.

As for my stance on Shatner coming back - eh, I think the film could work with him and it could work without him. I'm Swiss on Shat.
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Old January 22 2008, 09:41 PM   #26
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"Indeed. I fart in the general direction of this poll."

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Let's see USA Today, the shill for the Nazis, the Christian Taliban, The bigots who pretend they are Liberals, and the Uncle Toms who pretend they are Liberals.
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Old January 22 2008, 10:03 PM   #27
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

zenophite said:
i have no idea why i put "ST X" up there.... see how much i really care about canon?
Hey might as well erase the last movie and replace it. Works for me! :thumbsup:

I want Shat to get a cameo as a fat old lecherous Orion slave trader. Chris Pine as Kirk pulls ut a phaser and vaporizes him. THAT is the way Shat should go out - melodramatic and looney to the last.

Even better if Shat the Orion were the first guy Kirk kills on the job.

And if there's some question of Trek XI altering the timeline even a little bit, there would be the possibility of Kirk's fate being something different. They could even replay Generations (Wentworth Miller would make a great Picard, but this time he should speak in a sexeee Franch ack-ZENT) and have Pine's Kirk kick Soran's butt (played by Alexander Siddig of course) and survive to a ripe old age.
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Old January 22 2008, 10:11 PM   #28
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Dale Hoppert said:
Too old, too fat, too late, no Shat.
I can see that, but actually he looks pretty good for his age (76).
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Old January 22 2008, 10:17 PM   #29
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I doesn't look as good as Chris Pine, tho.
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Old January 22 2008, 10:31 PM   #30
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Well if Trek 11 is a hit maybe the draw for a Trek 12 would be a Shatner as Kirk appearance in someway.

As the saying goes, "Don't shoot your wad all at once"
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