Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by bbjeg, Sep 6, 2013.

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Do fans want the prime timeline back?

  1. I'm a fan and I want the Prime timeline back.

    56.0%
  2. I'm a fan and I don't want the Prime timeline back.

    16.4%
  3. I'm a fan and wouldn't mind if it came back.

    11.1%
  4. I don't care, just give me Trek!

    14.6%
  5. I don't know.

    1.9%
  1. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

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    Well, I gotta agree about "Living Witness" for sure, don't know how that slipped my mind.

    But the future shown in "Shockwave" parts 1 & 2 is one in which the Federation never existed, right?
     
  2. Shaka Zulu

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    News flash to the supposedly wise: Nolan's films weren't widely loved by every Bat-fan out there, so if you think that a Nolanverse Star Trek would be universally loved, you're dead wrong. Secondly, even with a guy like Nolan (or whoever you and all the other haters of the new Star Trek movies think is better than Abrams, Orci & Kurtzman) directing the third movie and future ones after it, a future Star Trek will probably still have the action you hate so much, because Star Trek is an action franchise/space opera, as was conceived by Roddenberry back in 1966.

    I guess if I have to do it again. I'll do it, so here goes (again) this definition of what the Star Trek movies have been like (and this also applies to TOS,TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT:

    I'll add to this by saying that Star Trek was a sci-fi action adventure franchise from the second pilot.
     
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  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    There was a fair abount of action adventure in the Cage.

    Pike gets kidnapped
    Pike goes to hell
    Sexy Animal woman dances
    Pike fights the kaylar while Princess Vina gasps in fear.
    Big old laser pew pews a mountain side
    The Women!!!!
    Captain Pike has to choke an alien and threatens to blow it's head off.
     
  4. CaptainMurdock

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    Not to mention nearly every episode of TOS used Phasers in some way.
     
  5. T'Girl

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    Episodes like Sacrifice of Angels are interesting, but I wouldn't want the majority of a series episodes to have that much FX porn in them, similarly I wouldn't want the majority of any one movie to be FX porn. TWOK had two combat sequence, the first relatively brief, neither consumed the majority of the movie.

    The only weapons fire in TVH was when Kirk phasered a door lock.

    It isn't that there's action, it when there's too much.

    :)
     
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  6. suarezguy

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    That there was some action doesn't mean it was the point of, a major part of or dominated the stories.
     
  7. BillJ

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    Nor do I believe the action has dominated either of the Abrams films.
     
  8. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    ^ But many of the detractors of the Abrams films seen to think so, hence my saying what I said (and quoting something somebody else about this as well.)
     
  9. bbjeg

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    I'm not implying that I didn't enjoy it but STID was totally dominated by action. It started with Kirk and Bones being chased by bushmen and Spock narrowly escaping death by volcano (thanks to the low orbit flyby from the Enterprise which was parked underwater nearby), to a Starfleet council massacre, to the Enterprise's warp failure during the retaliation, to a high speed shuttle chase with Klingons, to a fight with said Klingons, to a backstab from Marcus who crippled the Enterprise, to a double backstab from Khan (after jetpacking through space with Kirk who he saved at the last second), to a crash landing of Marcus' ship, to a chase of Khan (which included a fight on top of a flying shuttle). Are you saying the majority of that movie wasn't dominated by action?
     
  10. BillJ

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    Yes. There was a lot more to the film than just those scenes. Do the Abrams films have more action than the average episode of Trek? Yes. But they aren't dominated by the action.
     
  11. 2takesfrakes

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    I don't really see what the value of "The Prime Timeline" is, when the "Prime" TOS crew has been dying off for a while, now. Without them, The Original Series vibe is gone with it. Yes, the new actors do pretty well trying to recapture the myth, but in the end, the reboot is their own thing. To me, it's almost a sign of respect to The Original Series to NOT bring back Prime Time.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    Well some whales had a harpoon shot at them. And that beam from the probe wasn't exactly harmless.
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    Also, Chekov tried to stun a government agent, so it's not like phasers as weapons weren't story elements elsewhere.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    The soldiers chasing him weren't holding walkie-talkies, either. ;)
     
  15. CorporalCaptain

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    Maybe someday.... :shifty:
     
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    :bolian:
     
  17. Herkimer Jitty

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    Precisely.

    There's moments of quiet, introspection, and conflict other than shooty zap-zap. Compare to Desolation of Smaug, which is a tedious series of interconnected action scenes from the title card to the end credits - a movie so low in its self-esteem that it thinks you'll fall asleep if it doesn't pull a shakey-cam swordfight out of its ass every 5 minutes. But that's getting off-topic. The Abrams Trek movies have something a lot of VFX-heavy blockbuster films do not: self-respect.
     
  18. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    :bolian:

    THIS.
     
  19. Hypaspist

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    Holy cow that is so true. I don't look at the new Trek films as being anything like a lot of the lame action movies that come out every year. I may have a few problems with the plot of Into Darkness, but never is the plot ancillary to all of the action...and the action is well done and exciting.
     
  20. Mudang Harada

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    The next movie will be exploration focused, right?