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

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Excellent 706 62.70%
Above Average 213 18.92%
Average 84 7.46%
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Poor 77 6.84%
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Old May 8 2009, 05:48 AM   #466
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Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]

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  • I saw the Tribble and heard its purring - awesomeness.
WHAT?!

WHERE?!
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Old May 8 2009, 05:56 AM   #467
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Best movie I've seen in a while. Astonishingly well done.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:00 AM   #468
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I was entertained, but the plot kept me from fully enjoying it.

Most of the cast is acceptable, if not quite exceptional. With a better script I expect they could do a great sequel.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:01 AM   #469
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Re: Star Trek XI :Did anyone dislike this movie other than me?

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Uhura ,that in my opinion
was made to appear slutty.
Why the hell do you think that? Because she was one
character having a solid relationship in the movie?
You know, not like that Kirk dude who constantly
whistles at every female throughout the whole movie.
i wonder if the whole uhura spock thing was inspired by this song from tos..


Oh, on the starship Enterprise There's someone who's in Satan's
guise Whose devil ears and devil eyes Could rip your heart from you.
At first, his look could hypnotise And then his touch would barbarise
His alien love could victimise And rip your heart from you.
And that's why female astronauts, Oh, very female astronauts
Wait terrified and overwrought To find what he will do
. Oh, girls in space, be wary, be wary, be wary,
Girls in space, be wary. We know not what he'll do.


over all i really liked the movie though i wish the grading
had some thing in between excellent and above average.

the characters are what made the movie for me.
about how the actors were able to capture the essence
of the original while putting a touch of their own in there.

i do wish they worked stuff into the movie like kirk
wasnt just a cadet but was already an instructor
at the academy into the movie but the over all the
imperfections just fall away compared to the shear level
of enjoyment the movie brings.

and the movie does bring about the feeling things
can be overcome in the midst of cooperation .
that the federation will pick itself up and carry on despite
the loss of one of its founding planets.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:10 AM   #470
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No Nurse Chapel, Yeoman Rand or Number One. I know they want to get back to basics, but Chapel and Rand at least were big players in the original series and deserved some screentime. I really hope they appear in Star Trek XII.
The writers made the right decision to leave out Nurse Chapel and Yeoman Rand since there is so much that a new viewer of Trek can take in this film. However, I do agree that they should appear in STXII. If not, I will be severely disappointed.
Why do I have this dread that secondary roles like these will end up being celebrity-cameo bit parts (a la Tyler Perry in this film)? You know, if Miley Cyrus would just lose the highlights from her Hannah Montana wig, and you squinted every time she appeared in a scene, she would make a kinda-sorta passable Yeoman Rand.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:11 AM   #471
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The science was completely absurd, to the point of being annoying, but I resigned myself to accept this movie as a big dumb action piece with character moments, and on those terms, it was a great success. Tons of fun. But...what the hell is "red matter," anyway?
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Old May 8 2009, 06:12 AM   #472
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Well, I just got back from the theater and just...wow! I avoided pretty much every spoiler leading up to the release and was NOT disappointed!

Random thoughts in no particular order:

First, the opening prologue was fantastic! I love how when the guy was sucked out into space amid the chaos the camera followed him out and everything went silent. Pretty chilling stuff.

Pine was great. I'd heard some rumors his acting was "bland" and "flat" but I couldn't find that to be further from the truth.

Quinto was a great contrast to Nimony's old Spock. We see the same man and how far he's come understanding his emotions and logic.

Probably the best character was Bones, but they needed more of him.

Everyone else was great.

Loved the warp effect. it was made for a big theater sound system!

I could not believe they destroyed Vulcan, and to be honest, I'm still not ready to totally accept that this is the accepted timeline now. I mean I know it is, but it's an adjustment for sure. After so many years of time travel stories, everything always worked itself out and the "original" Trek timeline was restored. Not this time.
Almost just as shocking was that Romulus was destroyed in the original timeline. Crazy!

The look of the ship inside and out was modern and appropriate for today's audience. The lens flare was a bit overdone but not too bad.

Some scenes felt like Cloverfield.

I missed the tribble. Where was it!?

I also stupidly didn't stay till the very end of the credits. What did I miss?

That's all I have for now. I'll definitely be seeing it again!

Excellent!
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Old May 8 2009, 06:13 AM   #473
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The science was completely absurd, to the point of being annoying, but I resigned myself to accept this movie as a big dumb action piece with character moments, and on those terms, it was a great success. Tons of fun. But...what the hell is "red matter," anyway?
Matter that is red
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Old May 8 2009, 06:13 AM   #474
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Well it is matter, that is red. . . and makes stuff go 'moob'.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:15 AM   #475
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Some scenes felt like Cloverfield.
Did you catch the Slusho reference (in the bar scene just before the fight)?
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Old May 8 2009, 06:15 AM   #476
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the tribble is supposed to be in the bar scene but i missed it.

pike was one of the best part of the film.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:15 AM   #477
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A solid, above average, Trek outing but I wish the story would have been a bit tighter and there would have been just a few less action scenes (what was the water turbine thing doing on a starship anyway?)
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Old May 8 2009, 06:18 AM   #478
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Excellent.

I suspect, if the box office is right, that the new Star Trek's Dark Knight will come next. This set the table--and at the end of the movie, I was ready for the adventure to begin.
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Old May 8 2009, 06:18 AM   #479
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Well it is matter, that is red. . . and makes stuff go 'moob'.
Damn Communists and their Red Matter!
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Old May 8 2009, 06:19 AM   #480
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The science was completely absurd, to the point of being annoying, but I resigned myself to accept this movie as a big dumb action piece with character moments, and on those terms, it was a great success. Tons of fun. But...what the hell is "red matter," anyway?
What is dilithium? Trititanium? Accept and move on. ST is not a science project.

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