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Old May 10 2008, 01:45 PM   #16
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Re: Wheaton On 'Reinventing Star Trek'

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Abrams is trying to buck this trend and create a from scratch story that makes Trek "better" than it's been previously and more accepting to mainstream fans and general audiences.

Sorry, but I simply don't see it working.
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I tend to agree. But don't get me wrong, I want this new movie to succeed, I really do. It's just that I have my doubts. So we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old May 10 2008, 09:07 PM   #17
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Especially "Star Trek IV: The One Even Your Mom Liked"
That is funny, because 4 is my mom's favorite star trek movie...
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Old May 10 2008, 10:06 PM   #18
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Well, I threw in my two slips' worth over on his blog.

It's gonna be my mantra for the next year, "SHOW ME THE DAMN SHIP!!"
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Old May 11 2008, 04:40 AM   #19
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Especially "Star Trek IV: The One Even Your Mom Liked"
That is funny, because 4 is my mom's favorite star trek movie...
My mom liked all of the "originals."

But then, she liked TOS.

She liked TNG a little, but not so much the movies.

Last I heard, she had little desire to see this movie either.
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Old May 11 2008, 04:53 AM   #20
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I tend to agree. But don't get me wrong, I want this new movie to succeed, I really do. It's just that I have my doubts. So we'll just have to wait and see.
My not wanting to see this movie and my belief that it will flop are in no way connected.

My initial decision to not go see the movie was because I decided long before this movie was ever announced that I will no longer patronize recasts and re-imagined movies. The fact that it's "Star Trek" isn't enough to change that.

But then, I've not seen anything come out about this film that makes me want to change my mind, either.

My belief that it will flop is simply that I think they're spending way too much money on a cast of unknown actors in a declining franchise that's a niche sell at best. Not to mention having way too much competition.
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Old May 12 2008, 04:52 AM   #21
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I would think IV and VIII were the most accessable Trek films. Although considering the literary decline, II and VIII might confuse a lot of the newer generation of viewers with all those Moby Dick references.
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Old May 12 2008, 08:11 PM   #22
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I tend to agree. But don't get me wrong, I want this new movie to succeed, I really do. It's just that I have my doubts. So we'll just have to wait and see.
My not wanting to see this movie and my belief that it will flop are in no way connected.

My initial decision to not go see the movie was because I decided long before this movie was ever announced that I will no longer patronize recasts and re-imagined movies. The fact that it's "Star Trek" isn't enough to change that.

But then, I've not seen anything come out about this film that makes me want to change my mind, either.

My belief that it will flop is simply that I think they're spending way too much money on a cast of unknown actors in a declining franchise that's a niche sell at best. Not to mention having way too much competition.
Could not have said it better myself.

I too will be taking a pass on this one and I personally think it will be a bigger flop than Nemesis.

And after watching Cloverfield this past weekend I have absolutely no confidence in J.J. Abrams.
What a big P.O.S that movie was.
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Old May 12 2008, 09:14 PM   #23
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Cloverfield. Abrams. Direct. Not.
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Old May 12 2008, 09:20 PM   #24
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Cloverfield. Abrams. Direct. Not.
Not to mention at anyrate it was a hit...

ancient its almost worthless to bother clarifying this fact, since all this is just about "My vision of Trek isn't getting made... so I'll complain about the version that is."

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