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

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Old May 16 2009, 04:58 AM   #1816
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I'm going to see it for the second time tomorrow. It's been a week, so I'm going to eat it up like Scotty on a ham sandwich!


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Did you mean Scotty with a ham sandwich, or did you mean me to picture Simon Pegg stretched out on a buttered slice of bread...
I'm saying Scotty with a ham sandwich, you pictured him with your dirty, dirty thoughts in some other way. I'm innocent. I'm not the one on trial, you are!



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Um... hold the mayo?
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Old May 16 2009, 04:59 AM   #1817
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My wife and I saw the movie for the 2nd time tonight, and we loved it again!! Nero was not as good as a villain as some other Star Trek villains, but lets give him a bit of a break, shall we? After all, Nero did not get a whole lot of face time in the movie. Overall, despite a couple of minor problems my wife and I have with Star Trek XI, we both thought it is an excellent movie. We both would have preferred for the revitalization and resurrection of the Star Trek franchise would have been a great movie set at least a couple of generations in the future after the events in Star Trek X: Nemises. However, that did not happen. Nevertheless, we are both excited that the Star Trek franchise has been revitalized with more excitement than we can remember seeing in Star Trek in over a decade. Eagerly we both await to see what the sequel to this movie shall be, while hoping that we will get to see BRAND NEW adventures and stories for Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew in this alternate timeline.
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Old May 16 2009, 05:25 AM   #1818
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Did you mean Scotty with a ham sandwich, or did you mean me to picture Simon Pegg stretched out on a buttered slice of bread...
I'm saying Scotty with a ham sandwich, you pictured him with your dirty, dirty thoughts in some other way. I'm innocent. I'm not the one on trial, you are!



J.
Um... hold the mayo?
...<mumble mumble>... holding something... <mumble mumble>...


J.
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Old May 16 2009, 05:27 AM   #1819
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I'm saying Scotty with a ham sandwich, you pictured him with your dirty, dirty thoughts in some other way. I'm innocent. I'm not the one on trial, you are!



J.
Um... hold the mayo?
...<mumble mumble>... holding something... <mumble mumble>...


J.
Just joking, sorry J.

Can you tell the two fights I had in high school were because of my lack of self-control?

Seriously, I meant nothing by that, honest.
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Old May 16 2009, 05:32 AM   #1820
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Um... hold the mayo?
...<mumble mumble>... holding something... <mumble mumble>...


J.
Just joking, sorry J.

Can you tell the two fights I had in high school were because of my lack of self-control?

Seriously, I meant nothing by that, honest.
You apparently didn't notice my own bit of laborious humor in response.

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Old May 16 2009, 07:16 AM   #1821
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USS Fardell's brief review

I saw the movie last Saturday (and it has taken this long to get through the amount of the thread that was posted prior to last Saturday) and I found it FANTASTIC!

The Kelvin sequence
I enjoyed this, it provides an excellent introduction to the film.


Product placement with young Kirk
What product placement? It did not break my suspension of disbelief to see a Nokia communications system in that antique car.

(As for Alternate Universes: I would think that the universe that the Nerada and Nimoy-Spock came from and where Romulus was destroyed may not be the Original-canon Trekverse; and thus there may not be a WWIII in the past of this universe; thus the existance of Nokia is not contradictory.)


The Kobayashi Maru Test
This is done well, I enjoyed the way that Kirk behaved in it.


jumping ahead...

The Destruction of Vulcan
This introduces a major change to this version of Star Trek compared to the previous one. I would like to know where they go with this.


The rest of the Movie

Overall it was really well done. I give it a 9/10.

There may be a fuller review after I have watched it a second time.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:26 AM   #1822
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...<mumble mumble>... holding something... <mumble mumble>...


J.
Just joking, sorry J.

Can you tell the two fights I had in high school were because of my lack of self-control?

Seriously, I meant nothing by that, honest.
You apparently didn't notice my own bit of laborious humor in response.

J.
Okay good...
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Old May 16 2009, 09:39 AM   #1823
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Just joking, sorry J.

Can you tell the two fights I had in high school were because of my lack of self-control?

Seriously, I meant nothing by that, honest.
You apparently didn't notice my own bit of laborious humor in response.

J.
Okay good...
Certain people and specific threads aside, it is very, very, very difficult for me to become offended or angry, particularly when someone is making a joke. You have nothing to worry about.

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Old May 16 2009, 12:05 PM   #1824
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Just caught it last night and I'm not about to wade through 92 odd posts first before making mine, so forgive me if this has all been said before.

The film cuts to the chase, to what makes Star Trek, when it's good, so enjoyable. It's nothing more complicated than honest to goodness fun. It's that simple and I had a hoot when I was watching. Pine, Quinto, Urban et al help no end by being entirely likeable and well suited to their roles.

There are one or two forgettable bits, the plot holes, coincidences and slightly jerky camera work which is forgivable on the small screen (nuBSG for example) but less so on the big screen.

But I pay that no mind, the scope and scale of the film make up for it all. I know, Kirk going from belligerent young adult to captain in three years is a bit much for some viewers, but for me it worked just fine. Yeah, this is Trek lite, for a new (the next?) generation. But the actors played their roles well and what might have annoyed me if I was in the mood to pause, rewind and watch again just didn't get a chance to.

As an aside, I like the back references to TOS and its movies, Pike in a wheelchair again, wearing what seems to be a TMP uniform, Kirk crunching down on an apple during the Kobayashi Maru and more.

Another aside, how ironic that this time around Winona Ryder is playing someone much older than she actually is.
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Old May 16 2009, 04:43 PM   #1825
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Was just watching CMT (Country Music Television), and it would seem Paramount is pulling out all the stops to get this movie advertised. CMT just had 2 in-show promotions for the movie... not even commercials, they had the top-20 show host pushing the movie. Kinda neat to see.
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Old May 16 2009, 05:20 PM   #1826
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You apparently didn't notice my own bit of laborious humor in response.

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Okay good...
Certain people and specific threads aside, it is very, very, very difficult for me to become offended or angry, particularly when someone is making a joke. You have nothing to worry about.

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hmm... I think I saw you get angry a couple of times in TNZ during election season last year. besides, you're kinda sexy when you're angry, John.
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Old May 16 2009, 06:31 PM   #1827
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Okay good...
Certain people and specific threads aside, it is very, very, very difficult for me to become offended or angry, particularly when someone is making a joke. You have nothing to worry about.

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hmm... I think I saw you get angry a couple of times in TNZ during election season last year. besides, you're kinda sexy when you're angry, John.

*note to self, get more angry*

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Old May 16 2009, 07:13 PM   #1828
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First the story; to break it down it is essentially a revenge story about a man who intends to carry out the destruction of worlds belonging to people (particularly Spock) who he blames for destroying his own world.
No, not at all. At least not for me.

This, first and foremost, was a story of Kirk and Spock finding their own way, and in the process finding each other.

The whole whole revenge thing is just a plot device that is secondary to help further along the main story.

This was a Kirk-Spock story and that is why the movie succeeded so well as "Star Trek".
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Old May 16 2009, 07:18 PM   #1829
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This, first and foremost, was a story of Kirk and Spock finding their own way, and in the process finding each other.
But only in the most shallow superficial way. I would argue the McCoy/Kirk friendship was many magnitudes better in its execution. How many scenes did we actually get between Kirk and Spock?

I'm really beginning to think modern entertainment simply isn't for me. Maybe I should just stick to stuff pre-dating the '00s.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:26 PM   #1830
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I actually tried to read all 92 pages...honest. I have to say I thought the movie was excellent. The cast was outstanding. I was worried about them taking on these iconic rolls, but they pulled it off wonderfully.

I loved the space battles with the pulse phase canons(I'm taking a wild guess at what they are called) the ones shooting the torpedoes. That scene with the Enterprise coming out of warp all guns blazing was just amazing.

The best thing I can say for any movie is that I was entertained and that I had fun and this movie was both.
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