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Old July 30 2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Lindelof 'Star Trek XI' Update

"Cheesy" doesn't mean that the original series wasn't unworthy, according to Damon Lindelof.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, although J.J. Abrams and other cast members are referring to Star Trek XI as "real" and "not cheesy", that doesn't mean that the original series was bad or has no value. "I think when we use a word like 'cheesy,' the original Trek series was bound by certain budgetary limitations, so it looked silly at times. The sets were unrealistic, the costumes, there is a fine line between a well-executed episode of Trek and one that is cheesy on a production level. But "Trouble With Tribbles," which should be cheesy, just given what they look like, is actually a Trek classic."

Star Trek XI may be a serious movie, but it will also have some humor in it. "Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof. "But the stakes are real. The fact of the matter is that these guys are in a version of the military, so they take their jobs very seriously. So you to find the humor as organically as you can."

Production on Star Trek XI continues. "We are still cutting the movie, getting effects from ILM, and we are going to show the movie to the brass at Paramount, probably by the end of August," said Lindelof. "We are really, really, really excited about what we got. I think the movie really works. Then I think we are just going to be putting effects shots in. It is one of those things where we have stayed on the schedule to get the movie ready for Christmas, so we are going to be sitting on it for a while."

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Old July 30 2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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man they can show the movie in 30 days...and we have to wait 9 months....
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Old July 30 2008, 09:47 PM   #3
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They can show what they have. This will just be a rough cut screening so they can get feedback on how the film's progressing so far.
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Old July 30 2008, 10:01 PM   #4
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What? They're taking Trek seriously?!

HAVE THEY NO RESPECT FOR THE FANS?!



I will boycott unless the aliens dress in shiney metalic fabric and clear plastic miniskirts. If there are any energy beings, they must appear as a man wearing a trash-bag covered in glitter. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES.
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Old July 30 2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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"Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof.
This worries me. Scotty was not a prankster, nor should his love of the Enterprise be played for laughs. From the quote, it sounds like that's exactly what they're doing.

I'm willing to wait and see but like I said, it worries me.
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Old July 30 2008, 11:30 PM   #6
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Hmm, perhaps Groundskeeper Willy is the next Scotty.

Bonjourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, ye cheese-eatin surrrrrrrrrenderrrrr monkies!
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Old July 31 2008, 08:15 AM   #7
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I will boycott unless the aliens dress in shiney metalic fabric and clear plastic miniskirts. If there are any energy beings, they must appear as a man wearing a trash-bag covered in glitter. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES.
You forgot dresses made of place mats. YOU ARE NOT A TRUE FAN!
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Old July 31 2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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Duncan MacLeod wrote: View Post
"Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof.
This worries me. Scotty was not a prankster, nor should his love of the Enterprise be played for laughs. From the quote, it sounds like that's exactly what they're doing.

I'm willing to wait and see but like I said, it worries me.
I thought the same thing when I heard Simon Pegg was playing Scotty.
Bad choice in my opinion.
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Old July 31 2008, 03:12 PM   #9
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Hmm, perhaps Groundskeeper Willy is the next Scotty.

Bonjourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, ye cheese-eatin surrrrrrrrrenderrrrr monkies!
So one of Picard's ancestors will cameo then?
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Old July 31 2008, 11:09 PM   #10
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Looks like some of you are starting to crack from the strain.
No me, though, nope, not me.


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Old July 31 2008, 11:48 PM   #11
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Duncan MacLeod wrote: View Post
"Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof.
This worries me. Scotty was not a prankster, nor should his love of the Enterprise be played for laughs. From the quote, it sounds like that's exactly what they're doing.

I'm willing to wait and see but like I said, it worries me.
I thought the same thing when I heard Simon Pegg was playing Scotty.
Bad choice in my opinion.
If they only manage to mess up one character and need to re-cast, we should feel lucky.

So far, Scotty's the only one looking iffy.
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Old August 1 2008, 12:46 AM   #12
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Re: Lindelof 'Star Trek XI' Update

Duncan MacLeod wrote: View Post
"Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof.
This worries me. Scotty was not a prankster, nor should his love of the Enterprise be played for laughs. From the quote, it sounds like that's exactly what they're doing.

I'm willing to wait and see but like I said, it worries me.


Yeah, I'm a tad bit worried as well. I've only seen Pegg in a brief clip, and I wasn't impressed.

Again, I wish that Paul McGillion had gotten the role.
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