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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old October 29 2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

Star Trek XI will be released in 2009. Let's take a look at other Trek movies released in years that ended in 9. Star Trek The Motion Picture, released in 1979. Though a financial success, it was a critical failure and remains to this day one of the more unpopular Trek movies with very few supporters. Then there's Star Trek V The Final Frontier, released in 1989. A financial and critical failure with even less supporters than TMP. This is the Pattern of 9, any Trek movie released in a year ending with 9 is doomed to fail. Hell, years ending with 9 aren't good for any movie with the word Star in its title. 1999 didn't have a Trek movie. It did however, have a Star Wars movie, Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, which is quite possibly one of least popular Star Wars movies. And what do you know, Star Trek XI will be released in 2009. A year ending with 9. Therefore the Pattern of 9 is establised that Star Trek XI will fail. It has to fail. There's no other way of looking at it.

Also, let's take a moment to abbreviate these years to their last two digits. TMP in 79, TFF in 89, SWTPM in 99, and Trek XI in 09. How fitting that this movie be released in a year that abbreviated begins with a zero, given the love affair with the number zero that Abrams and his cohorts seem to have. I'm looking at the direction of the USS Kelvin's registry.
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Old October 29 2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

Logical validity of this analysis: 0.
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Old October 29 2008, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

Inane rambling factor: 10

I tend to feel sorry for those nameless persons whose frail grip on reality is loosening based upon one solitary movie.

GO STAR TREK 2009!!
Long live Star Trek!!
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Old October 29 2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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Inane rambling factor: 10

I tend to feel sorry for those nameless persons whose frail grip on reality is loosening based upon one solitary movie.
Oh, come on. I kinda liked it.

And let's not get into frail grips on reality, shall we? Not even those of nameless persons -- it's just unnecessary.
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Old October 29 2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Star Trek XI will be released in 2009. Let's take a look at other Trek movies released in years that ended in 9. Star Trek The Motion Picture, released in 1979. Though a financial success, it was a critical failure and remains to this day one of the more unpopular Trek movies with very few supporters. Then there's Star Trek V The Final Frontier, released in 1989. A financial and critical failure with even less supporters than TMP. This is the Pattern of 9, any Trek movie released in a year ending with 9 is doomed to fail. Hell, years ending with 9 aren't good for any movie with the word Star in its title. 1999 didn't have a Trek movie. It did however, have a Star Wars movie, Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, which is quite possibly one of least popular Star Wars movies. And what do you know, Star Trek XI will be released in 2009. A year ending with 9. Therefore the Pattern of 9 is establised that Star Trek XI will fail. It has to fail. There's no other way of looking at it.

Also, let's take a moment to abbreviate these years to their last two digits. TMP in 79, TFF in 89, SWTPM in 99, and Trek XI in 09. How fitting that this movie be released in a year that abbreviated begins with a zero, given the love affair with the number zero that Abrams and his cohorts seem to have. I'm looking at the direction of the USS Kelvin's registry.
Yeah I came to this conclusion too after reading some pig entrails.

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Old October 29 2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

Well that was a real waste of time.
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Old October 29 2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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You forgot the bit about TOS being cancelled in 1969 and the snoozefest that was Space: 1999...
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Old October 29 2008, 09:23 PM   #8
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You forgot the bit about TOS being cancelled in 1969 and the snoozefest that was Space: 1999...
Holy shit! You're right! More proof backing up the Pattern of 9!
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Old October 29 2008, 09:35 PM   #9
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Epic Fail !

More zeros for the gentleman please...I hear he likes them
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Old October 29 2008, 09:36 PM   #10
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

Since past performance is apparently a solid indicator of future performance, I've decided to crunch some numbers.

Star Trek (2009) will be the fourth Trek film released during the summer. I took the combined domestic gross of the previous three releases (TWOK, TSFS, and TFF) and divided them by their combined production budget. I calculated the average rate of return on a summer Trek movie to be 3.72. With an estimated production budget of $150 million, the summer ROR pattern indicates the new movie will gross over $550 million in the US.
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Old October 29 2008, 10:04 PM   #11
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

And what about 7 of 9?
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Old October 29 2008, 10:05 PM   #12
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Re: The Pattern Of 9 Says Trek XI Will Fail

More like the pattern of NEIN!

But thanks for playing. We'll send you a copy of the board game and a year's supply of Sombrero-Roni.
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Old October 29 2008, 10:24 PM   #13
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And what about 7 of 9?
Or DS9: Harshly criticized by Trekkies when it came out, then later embraced by those same fans as the Best. Trek. Evah.
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Old October 29 2008, 10:29 PM   #14
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You know, now that I think about it....Could this be The Pattern that Abrams talks about in Fringe ?

Could there be a connection between Fringe and Trek XI ?
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Old October 29 2008, 10:45 PM   #15
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1999 didn't have a Trek movie. It did however, have a Star Wars movie, Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, which is quite possibly one of least popular Star Wars movies.
If I liked it, does that mean I will like the new Trek movie? (Hey, all kidding aside, I thought I read that Phantom Menace put up really good box office. Did it really not fare as well as the others??)
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