Abrams' Star Trek Up for Ray Bradbury Award!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Ordover, May 3, 2010.

  1. Ordover

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    The nominees for The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation for the year 2009, selection to be given out on May 15th, 2010, are:
    • Star Trek, JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Paramount, May09)
    • District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug09)
    • Avatar, James Cameron (Fox, Dec 09)
    • Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony, Jun09)
    • Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar, May09)
    • Coraline, Henry Selick (Laika/Focus Feb09)
    For those in the New York City Area who cannot attend the May 15th, 2010 presentation of The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to be given out during the Nebula Awards Ceremony, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has arranged for a large-screen Simulcast of the Florida-based ceremony – along with a full-scale reception and dinner including an Open Wine Bar, Rib-Eye Steak and Paella -- to be held at The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art at 138 Sullivan St. in New York, NY. Catering will be provided by Sagaponack of Chelsea. To attend the Bradbury Award Presentation at the gallerysimply register for NYC NEBULA NIGHT at www.tinyurl.com/nycnebs.
     
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  2. RAMA

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    Neat! A good lineup too.
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Sounds fun. Wish I could make it!
     
  4. 3D Master

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    Well, this award is a laughing stock.

    Star Trek and Avatar?

    Come on.

    A plothole-ridden abomination, and a weak, cliche-ridden, visually manipulative, 1-dimensional characters, SFX-fest.

    They shouldn't even be in the top ten.
     
  5. Devon

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    I wasn't aware "The Motion Picture" was in the list.
     
  6. Captain Robert April

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    So, "Moon" should be a shoe-in, right?
     
  7. M'Sharak

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  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    With that list I don't think ST even makes the top three, sorry. I personally like it better than most of them other than Avatar, but the genre crowd is very fond of a couple of the other movies included.
     
  9. Captain Robert April

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    The genre crowd is not so easily won over with loud noises and flashy lights.

    Note that the harsher reviews for ST09 came from reviewers with an affinity for genre movies, while the one praising it to gills were the clueless mainstream critics who wouldn't know a hyperdrive from a hyena. And even they acknowledged it was dumber than a bag of hammers.
     
  10. Devon

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    Enter the copy and paste comment.

    Incorrect again.
     
  11. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

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    It's a race between Avatar, Trek XI, Moon, and District 9, then. I don't particularly see Up or Coraline as being sci fi.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yeah, a few insular snots complained and people with lives by and large did not. Did you have a point?

    Of course, one had to go looking pretty hard for "harsher reviews" at all, since the movie was so massively popular with all kinds of people. :techman:

    Anyone who thinks that knowing or caring what a "hyperdrive" is ought to be taken seriously as a qualification for or criterion of evaluating a movie or any other fiction should definitely stay out of that line of work.
     
  13. startrekrcks

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    People are really harsh but was it meant for just Trek fans at least they made a Trek film to cater to a wider audience and isn't that a good thing?
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It's a great thing, since it resurrected a basically dead property while satisfying 90% of the Trek fan base. :techman:
     
  15. thumbtack

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    Where is "Year One"?
    Where is "Land of the Lost"?

    Robbery!


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  16. TheBrew

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    Proving that unlike popular myth, 90% of Trekkies have been "satisfied" during their lives.

    :bolian:
     
  17. Captain Robert April

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    Roger Ebert is an insular snot?
     
  18. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Ebert's review was hardly what I'd call harsh. Overall, it was a favorable review, if not exactly a rave.
     
  19. Char Aznable

    Char Aznable Lieutenant Commander

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    I hope it wins just to piss every single detractor off if nothing else.
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    :lol:

    Ebert liked this movie better than he has a number of recent Trek outings, but he's no longer fond of the Trek Franchise as a whole (his review of Nemesis had a great deal to say about Trek in general, going well beyond criticism of that particular film's flaws - in short, he was done with Trek).

    His review was reasonable, and didn't trash the film. Yeah, the "genre-oriented reviewers" who disliked the film are mostly insular snots.

    I understand that the relatively few detractors of this movie would like it to be a failure in some important respect...the problem there is, that it just isn't. It's been hugely successful, popular and has gone a long way toward making the careers of several folks who worked on it.

    And in 2012 we get the next installment of this, the current and only version of Star Trek that's going to exist for quite a while. There's every reason to expect it to be as popular and successful as this one, and probably more so. :techman:
     
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