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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old January 18 2009, 06:08 AM   #16
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

A group of friends and I were collaborating on the new Starfleet uniforms and we all assigned elements of it. The only bit we had no photo reference for was exactly what supported the leather belt at the back. We assumed a wine-coloured rectangle or two of fabric.

We were invited to a Saturday morning sneak preview the week before the big gala premiere night and, as Spock was dying, we were guilty of excitedly discussing the trapezoidal shape of his belt loop!

But Kirk's cry of "Khaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!" was taken bone-chillingly seriously.
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Old January 18 2009, 06:09 AM   #17
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

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the only sound I heard during the actual film was some retard shrieking "Look bozz! De plen! De plen!" when the Enterprise first appears on the Reliant's viewscreen.
Dammit TGT, that was me!
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Old January 18 2009, 06:20 AM   #18
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Dammit TGT, that was me!
You are so going to get it the next time I swing through Penrith on my way to The Paragon in Katoomba!

TGT
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Old January 18 2009, 06:39 AM   #19
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You are so going to get it the next time I swing through Penrith on my way to The Paragon in Katoomba!
"Look bozz, De God Thing, De God Thing!"
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Old January 18 2009, 07:51 AM   #20
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

Didn't laugh; still don't.
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Old January 18 2009, 08:03 AM   #21
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I went to the first showing of the day and there weren’t that many people in the theater (about 20 or so) and I remember it being quite though out the whole movie. The woman in front of me even cried during the credits.

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Old January 18 2009, 08:36 AM   #22
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

The only audience reactions that I can vividly recall were a few muffled sniffles when Spock bought it. Even my grandmother got misty eyed at that point and I don't think she even knew too much about the show; It was just that powerful. I on the other hand didn't, I was only twelve at the time and was more disturbed by the Ceti eels. I also remember telling her on the drive home not to be sad and that Spock would be back since he did something to Bones before he died. I did however make up for my callousness that same year when I cried like a little wussy man when E.T. died, as was the custom back in the day. As to "Khaaaaan", it's probably just such a great and iconic line that it's simply taken on a life of it's own over the years.
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Old January 18 2009, 01:00 PM   #23
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

I remember people cheering when Kirk nailed the override code(and the Reliant), absolute quiet during "Khaaaaaaaaan!" and people crying during the funeral scene. It was what it was-years ago, a great set of moments and today-iconic moments.
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Old January 18 2009, 02:26 PM   #24
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Interesting replies! However, I'm pleased to learn that the majority of you witnessed silence and that your respective audiences were largely engaged in the movie. I was eleven when the movie came out, and was oblivious to anything but the TV spots beforehand. I wasn't a regular reader of Starlog or anything and so everything I saw was without any prior knowledge of what would happen.

As for those who laughed, joked, etc. I just chalk that up to teenagers always finding ways to "impress" their friends and always appear cool and unaffected by anything emotional. I've always hated teenagers.

I'm glad that the early eighties wasn't like the last fifteen years or so, with all of this era's self conscious, ironic, post-modern cynicism. It seems like everyone's looking to "deconstruct", put down, or otherwise dump on something. If you're not spouting off like one of those middle-aged teenagers on VH-1's I Love the Eighties, then you're not "hip." It's so tiresome. I like Kirk's screaming of Khan's name because it's over-the-top and powerful, not because it's supposed to be kitschy or campy.


And I'm off to watch that TWOK trailer...
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Old January 18 2009, 03:14 PM   #25
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I don't recall anyone laughing at Kirk's "Kahn!"
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Old January 18 2009, 03:32 PM   #26
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It was a very intense moment in the theatre. You could hear a pin drop when Spock dies, also.. some were weeking, even though Spock's death was one of TWOK's worst kept secrets.
Same when i saw it when it first came out. The crowd was ivery much into it. I had heard the spock died rumors and got suckered in my the initial "death" under "captain Saavik"
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Old January 18 2009, 04:07 PM   #27
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Century Theaters?
Century 23 on Winchester, a two-cinema theater in a big dome, right next to the Winchester Mystery House. I saw a later show opening night, and had the worst seats I've ever had for a first run movie, in the front left corner.
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Old January 18 2009, 04:11 PM   #28
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I don't remember anyone laughing in TWOK...except where it was intended.

I guess I didn't see it in a theater with a psychotic audience...
How about the chestburster in ALIEN? Geezus the theater I saw that at (century 22, the 3-screen cinema a couple hundred yards away from Century 23) friggin' near exploded with laughter when the thing came out of Hurt's chest. I didn't have that reaction myself, but I've thought of it often as an example of an audience not knowing how to react and just going nuts for a second in the wrong direction.
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Old January 18 2009, 04:51 PM   #29
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Nothing funny about it then or now. It's just that it's been parodied so many times since.
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Old January 18 2009, 05:23 PM   #30
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Re: For Those Who Saw TWOK in 1982

I reacted just the way I was supposed to, with a sinking feeling of dread. I still don't think it's funny, either, and I think most people who say Shatner's a bad actor* simply say it because everybody else does.

*He's had some bad moments but no where near as many as people like to pretend.
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