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Old July 18 2008, 07:44 PM   #31
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Re: 'Star Trek XI' Romulan Speaks

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The "cheese" has been gone from Star Trek for many decades now.
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Old July 18 2008, 07:51 PM   #32
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Sounds like the TOS series is the only Trek Collins has watched, so he's clueless about the movies or the other series. Of course, that won't stop some of the eternally negative doomsday naysayers from touting their self-fulfilling prophecy about this movie and using Collins' quote as proof.
Oh well, I'm sure that many a guest actor in various "favorite" episodes of all the series hated or knew nothing about star trek. Hell, some of the cast members, even.
Bender: Uh, can people who hate Star Trek leave?
Walter Koenig: Good question!
Ha ha, yeah, but I don't think he really hates Star Trek. He seems to have come to terms with the typecasting issue.
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Old July 18 2008, 07:55 PM   #33
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People didn't start thinking things were "cheesy" until the early '90s when everybody got all cynical and jaded. Now everything's cheesy if it's more than six months old. OMG I RMEMBRE ThaT ShOw FROm BAcK IN The day LOL!!!!!!!OMG 2003 LOL thatZ so OLD sKOOL!!!!!! ROFLCOPTER!!!!
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Old July 18 2008, 08:01 PM   #34
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Chris Pine is sexy. And I can see where the actor is coming from saying Star Trek was cheesy. That said, I'll still watch it.
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Old July 18 2008, 08:37 PM   #35
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Really though, it seems like anything that's not dark, cynical or ironic in some way is considered cheesy. People are outta control with what they're calling cheesy these days.
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Old July 18 2008, 11:07 PM   #36
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Really though, it seems like anything that's not dark, cynical or ironic in some way is considered cheesy. People are outta control with what they're calling cheesy these days.
I've been noticing this trend too. It seems like you can have funny things, and serious things, but you can't mix the two unless it's some kind of dramatic sitcom or some shitty indie flick. The use of color is the same way, now. Serious Business stuff is devoid of color; I think in some instances that's appropriate but now it's getting really tired. That's starting to happen even in video games; I saw the new Halo Wars trailer and the vibrant world of Halo has become a dreary brown and grey washed out wasteland in the cutscenes. That's why I was surprised to see the use of the command colours in the posters for the movie.

I also want to punch anyone who says things like "we be raisin' it, yo" in a non-ironic fashion.
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Old July 18 2008, 11:20 PM   #37
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Now everything's cheesy if it's more than six months old. OMG I RMEMBRE ThaT ShOw FROm BAcK IN The day LOL!!!!!!!OMG 2003 LOL thatZ so OLD sKOOL!!!!!! ROFLCOPTER!!!!

I LOL'd at that. It's true. I just got into listening to old 70's and 80's TV themes recently. One of them is the theme from Greatest American Hero.
I was walking to work listening to it on my ipod and thinking...to me...this is so cool, but it would never fly today (no pun intended).
It wasn't considered cheesy then...GAH was awesome. Especially the song.

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Old July 19 2008, 01:11 AM   #38
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All of that is very interesting, but TOS is cheesy anyway.
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Old July 19 2008, 01:14 AM   #39
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Wow, that poster looks awesome. We are being given little snippets of the movie without any details.

I'm keeping my mind open.
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Old July 19 2008, 01:23 AM   #40
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I thought TOS was cheesy before I knew what the word cheesy was. And that was way back in the mid 70's.
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Old July 19 2008, 07:42 AM   #41
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The entire time I was a kid i thought TOS was as cheesy as Buck Rogers or Lost in Space. Then my brother cajoled me into watching an episode end to end. It was that one where two guys painted half-black and half white are fighting each other, I thought what garbage. Then came that moment where Kirk asks why they're trying to kill each other, they seem to be of the same planet, and one guy says something like- "well can't you tell, he's black on the left-I'm black on the right, he's totally inferior to my race!" The sheer stupidity of that made me laugh, then as a 16 yr old kid, it suddenly opened my mind to what the show was really saying- that racism was stupid and absurd. I mean, I was an idealistic liberal and I knew racism was wrong, but never did I realize how simply and viscerally that idea could be crystallized. Suddenly I loved Trek. Give me that in the new movie and I'll be happy.
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Old July 19 2008, 03:23 PM   #42
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Nothing "emo" looking about it - a criticism which is, itself, pretty much over. Might as well shout "goth!" at the Bana image.


Doesn't look Emo one little bit!!
I was wondering when someone would come up with this.

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Holy crap! It quotes the images too!
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Old July 20 2008, 02:21 PM   #43
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Frankly, Collins sounds like a bit of a pretentious jackass here.
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Old July 20 2008, 05:09 PM   #44
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I don't expect everyone to be a fan or even like it, but if you "couldn't watch it", I mean actually be unable to sit down for 45 minutes and watch a whole episode, I can only presume a tiny bit of snobbishness. Then again this is Eric Bana, a wooden actor who probably doesn't know what the fuck he's on about anyway.
Bana wasn't quoted in the article.
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Old July 20 2008, 08:12 PM   #45
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Reading comprehension = good

I wonder which episode he was trying to watch? Spock's Brain?

I'm reminded of Fry's description in Futurama: (paraphrasing from memeory here)

FRY: "You know, Star Trek. 79 episodes...about 30 good ones."
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