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

View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
Excellent 704 63.08%
Above Average 210 18.82%
Average 83 7.44%
Below Average 43 3.85%
Poor 76 6.81%
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Old July 15 2010, 06:31 PM   #2641
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Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]

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One of the things I love about the movie is that it restores the idea that starships are truly massive, powerful vessels, and commanding one is a grave undertaking with great responsibility. As much as I enjoyed the previous Trek movies, only a handful of them came close to this idea. In STXI, the Kelvin, the Enterprise, huge, state of the art, complex starships that felt real, that had mass and weight, they conveyed a sense of awe and technical wonder, that these truly were the best ships of the line. I can almost believe that they really did (or will) exist.
Agreed 100%. Although it had less Enterprise than any prior film, they made starships special, in I way I haven't felt since I read Diane Carey's old novels Final Frontier and Dreadnought.

For the first time I "believed" we were seeing people on giant starships and not plywood sets. I thought the huge breweries and power plants looked fantastic as starship guts.
That was one of my favorite points as well, the real feel of the insides of a starship, the less pretty but far more practical aspects that gave it the heft it had. One of my particularly enjoyable moments was when the Enterprise emerges from warp as they arrive at Vulcan, and it's almost like you can feel the strain of the ship and it's incredibly powerful engines. For the first time, I felt like the crew were sitting on top of this barely containable power plant that propelled them at unthinkable speeds through space. I never felt that way about any of the previous movies, even the TOS crew movies. With those it all felt seamless, like the ship just glided through space, coming to a stop expertly and instantly, where with STXI, the ship felt palpable, like a real object in space. Loved it.
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Old July 17 2010, 06:05 PM   #2642
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My full review of the film

My god. That is not a review at all. That is a profoundly disturbing and deeply psychotic hissy fit. They did not rape your mother and throw the corpse in a ditch. All they did was reboot.
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Old July 24 2010, 12:59 AM   #2643
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I think what finally made me walk out of the room was when Spock started preaching against careful study and hard work in favor of “faith”.
Well, that explains it.

You were watching a different film.
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Old August 18 2010, 11:08 AM   #2644
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Just a quick -- I thought the movie was Fabulous -- and now I gotta go to work!
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Old August 26 2010, 12:47 AM   #2645
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All they did was reboot.
And not even that.
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Old August 26 2010, 07:54 PM   #2646
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On a scale from one to ten, minus infinity. It is the worst piece of utmost retarded bovine excrement that I ever had to endure.
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Old August 28 2010, 07:47 PM   #2647
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Either you're exaggerating or you don't watch a whole lot of films.
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Old August 29 2010, 08:55 AM   #2648
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On a scale from one to ten, minus infinity. It is the worst piece of utmost retarded bovine excrement that I ever had to endure.
Aren't you the guy who thinks TOS shouldn't be canon?
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Old September 10 2010, 02:18 AM   #2649
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Watched it again the other night. Haven't seen it since the theater. Still great. Makes me want more. Talked to someone the other day turned off from Trek since First Contact, and they loved it. "They" being a busload of cheerleading coeds. NOT! (Can I still say that?) Seriously, it was a normal person.

I enjoy Gorn-wrestling, Kung-Fu fortune cookie wisdom and a sprinkling of Twilight Zone and that's what I got with STar Trek. Minus the Gorn wrestling.

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Old September 23 2010, 11:43 PM   #2650
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On a scale from one to ten, minus infinity. It is the worst piece of utmost retarded bovine excrement that I ever had to endure.
What adult uses the words "minus infinity"? What is this? The school playground?
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Old September 25 2010, 12:18 AM   #2651
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On a scale from one to ten, minus infinity. It is the worst piece of utmost retarded bovine excrement that I ever had to endure.
What adult uses the words "minus infinity"? What is this? The school playground?
Oh I agree. "Minus a billion" would have given his comment more credibility. No point in exaggerating!
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Old September 26 2010, 04:18 PM   #2652
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On a scale from one to ten, minus infinity. It is the worst piece of utmost retarded bovine excrement that I ever had to endure.
What adult uses the words "minus infinity"? What is this? The school playground?
Oh I agree. "Minus a billion" would have given his comment more credibility. No point in exaggerating!
I don't care if someone doesn't like the film, that's their prerogative, but the discussion could at least exist on some kind of adult level without descending into childish pedantry.
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Old September 26 2010, 08:34 PM   #2653
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I'll admit that I didn't really pay that much attention to "minus infinity"; when you've got the elegantly tortured adjective clause "worst piece of utmost retarded" sitting just a few short words over, everything else seems to pale into insignificance.
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Old September 27 2010, 06:05 AM   #2654
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I'll admit that I didn't really pay that much attention to "minus infinity"; when you've got the elegantly tortured adjective clause "worst piece of utmost retarded" sitting just a few short words over, everything else seems to pale into insignificance.
True, but I'm figuring the previous litany of mangled words acted as potholes on the road of discussion, and then "minus infinity" was the flashing road sign that made me swerve off the road, so as I was blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce another runner in the night...wait, I was going somewhere with this.
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Old September 27 2010, 08:19 AM   #2655
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