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Old November 15 2008, 01:58 AM   #16
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Re: Abrams Introduces 'Star Trek XI'

Regardless of the continuity or whatever, this movie just sounds like it's stupid.
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Old November 15 2008, 02:54 AM   #17
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Let's see:

-BMW Bike, Corvette. Tom Paris anyone? Or the dune buggy of "Nemesis?"

-Sending future technology back to be used by Scotty? "ST:The Voyage Home?"

*sigh*

It appears that "Star Trek," like most of Hollywood's offerings anymore, will be a warmed over rehash.
Agree, particularly your last line. Have been bitching about this with people for the last week. Everyone seems to be coming into line that the movie is looking bad, and that the original teaser they showed is looking more and more like a bait and switch ('get the fans all riled up, but make the actual movie for the summer crowd).

Then again, I never had high hopes (nor did I ever understand why fans did) for a guy whose greatest accomplishments are producing cult tv series (alias, lost) and Blair Witch meets Godzillla. It could have been worse (M. Bay) but it could have been a lot better. In fantasy land, imagine what we could have gotten if someone else had helmed the project. E.g. Danny Boyle (Slumdog, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting) or Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men - excellent piece of near-future sci fi / post apoc) or Terry Gilliam or ... if we're going to have a real fantasy, Ridley Scott [imagine a Star Trek movie made by Ridley Scott].

Whatever. I'll check out the trailer and hope for the best. But things are not sounding good at all.
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Old November 19 2008, 03:19 PM   #18
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“I've[sic] was never really a huge fan of Star Trek,” he admits.
That about sums it up. Didn't Abrams previously claim to be a Star Trek fan? I think he did.
Can we now believe anything he says?

As Han Solo would say: "I've got a bad feeling about this."
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Old November 19 2008, 04:44 PM   #19
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Re: Abrams Introduces 'Star Trek XI'

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"So, Kirk pisses off Spock
I had quoted this paragraph in a previous post had kind of glossed over this particular quote. Pissing off Spock? Again I say, Oh dear Lord. I know it's about "changing what we know" but just how much can you change a very basic concept of the Star Trek mythology and it still be Star Trek?

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As Han Solo would say: "I've got a bad feeling about this."
Damn, I must be getting old because I've been wracking my brain trying to remember who said that. Because that's exactly how I'm starting to feel about this movie. Although I'm not a big fan of remakes/reboots/recastings/whatever, I haven't been one of those adamantly opposed to this film. In fact, I was kind of looking forward to it. But man several things in this article are really starting to worry me.
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Old November 19 2008, 09:11 PM   #20
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"So, Kirk pisses off Spock
I had quoted this paragraph in a previous post had kind of glossed over this particular quote. Pissing off Spock? Again I say, Oh dear Lord. I know it's about "changing what we know" but just how much can you change a very basic concept of the Star Trek mythology and it still be Star Trek?

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As Han Solo would say: "I've got a bad feeling about this."
Damn, I must be getting old because I've been wracking my brain trying to remember who said that. Because that's exactly how I'm starting to feel about this movie. Although I'm not a big fan of remakes/reboots/recastings/whatever, I haven't been one of those adamantly opposed to this film. In fact, I was kind of looking forward to it. But man several things in this article are really starting to worry me.
Kirk pissing off spock... yes this is horrid... I mean, there is nothing in canon to support this... such as the fate of the enterprise resting on kirk, you know, getting spock pissed and in a fight to, you know, counter the effect of the neural parisites...
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Old November 19 2008, 09:49 PM   #21
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Re: Abrams Introduces 'Star Trek XI'

Well we don't know the context in which that scene happens. But without that context, just that phrase, sounds wrong.

But hey what do I care? As I posted in another thread, I've had my 40+ years of Star Trek. I guess it's time to pass the torch onto a new generation of fans who won't care if Spock can be pissed off. Hopefully they'll have as much fun with whatever this new version of Star Trek ends up being as I did with the original.
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Old November 19 2008, 10:24 PM   #22
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Abrams began by saying "I've seen all the parodies, but the key to doing this and making it feel real was a great cast. The cast is amazing."
Sounds to me like he should've seen Star Trek instead of its parodies. Reminds me of the 'archeological approach' of one of the characters in Asimov's Foundation (and somewhat echoed in an episode of TNG) who fancied himself an "expert" because he'd read everyone else's research, weighed them against one another, chosen which of the contradictory conclusions he was most comfortable with, and then called the results "facts" - he couldn't conceive why anyone would want to get their hands dirty actually digging at a site.

Hey, let's make a movie about Moses by watching Evan Almighty and then eliminating what parts of it we think are just too silly to be real ...
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