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Old December 14 2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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Want to feel old??

The Motion Picture was Shatner's first Trek film. It was released in 1979.

15 years later, Shatner made his last Trek film appearance, in 1994's Generations.

Star Trek is slated for May 2009, another 15 years later.



It's hard to believe that as many years have past between TMP and Generations as have passed between Generations and Trek XI.

Anyone agree?
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Old December 14 2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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As long as its not another 15 years between Trek XI and Trek XII
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Old December 14 2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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The Motion Picture was Shatner's first Trek film. It was released in 1979.

15 years later, Shatner made his last Trek film appearance, in 1994's Generations.

Star Trek is slated for May 2009, another 15 years later.



It's hard to believe that as many years have past between TMP and Generations as have passed between Generations and Trek XI.

Anyone agree?
Agree entirely. Under normal circumstances I'd trot out the old line about how time flies when you're having fun, but since I've had a pretty crappy year along with most of the world, I'll keep quiet. Actually, time flies when you're an adult which probably explains it.

Thanks for reminding me about Generations. I always used to watch it at Christmas for some reason, but have lapsed in recent years. I find certain parts of it very warm and comforting, which is something I need at the moment.
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Old December 14 2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Good lord, it's fifteen years since Generations?
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Old December 14 2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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Yeah, those two time periods don't really seem congruent, if that's the right word. It obviously looks like alonger time between TMP and Generations.

Sometimes when I look at TMP and I think of how it was only 10 years after TOS。
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Old December 15 2008, 12:23 AM   #6
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You want old? It's been about 41 years since I saw Star Trek for the first time. The TMP premiere was my 18th birthday.
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Old December 15 2008, 05:15 AM   #7
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Good lord, it's fifteen years since Generations?
Star Trek - Generations is 14 years ago
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Old December 15 2008, 06:11 AM   #8
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To me it really actually feels like it's been 14 years since Generations.

But, anyway, does this mean we'll see another film cast take over in 2024?
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Old December 15 2008, 06:51 AM   #9
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When young I was told by an old man that time goes faster as you age. I now understand and I think it is because a span of given time is a lower percentage of the overall life lived so far. A year back when 10yrs old was LONG.......now it feels quick......
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Old December 15 2008, 06:07 PM   #10
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Good lord, it's fifteen years since Generations?
And 30 since TMP.

Time flies.
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Old December 15 2008, 06:36 PM   #11
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St. Nicked wrote: View Post
Good lord, it's fifteen years since Generations?
And 30 since TMP.

Time flies.
Well TMP is BC (before cultcross) so it doesn't seem strange for it to be old now, but Generations I saw at the cinema and is a perfectly clear memory as if it happened last year. That it was 15 years ago is fairly scary.
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Old December 15 2008, 06:41 PM   #12
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When young I was told by an old man that time goes faster as you age. I now understand and I think it is because a span of given time is a lower percentage of the overall life lived so far. A year back when 10yrs old was LONG.......now it feels quick......
My theory too! And My mother (78) also agrees.
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Old December 15 2008, 09:18 PM   #13
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Jeez, Generations was the first Trek movie I saw in theatres, and that was 14 years ago? Sweet fuck.
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Old December 16 2008, 12:23 AM   #14
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In the past year or two I've often thought about how as much time has passed between now and the launch of TNG as between TOS and TNG. Pretty crazy.
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Old December 16 2008, 12:51 AM   #15
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Darn I am old.

I am just starting to feel that being an idealist utopian is starting to turn into someone I did not want to be.

Star Trek, is for the young.
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