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Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by ElimParra, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    What backlash? There've been some critiques of the poster being influenced by or even a ripoff of the TDK poster but I'd hardly call the comments "backlash."

    Most people seem to like the new poster. That's not what I'd categorize as any sort of backlash.
     
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    As far as I can tell, what backlash* there is amounts to a few people on forums at startrek.com, the official forums, Trekweb and few others saying "I don't know - it's not what I would do." As backlash goes, it's pretty benign.

    On one of those forums, I just ran across a piece which, while acknowledging similarities to the poster(s) for The Dark Knight Rises, goes on to say that the Star Trek Into Darkness poster reminded them just as much of some artwork from quite a bit earlier:
    [bracketed bit and link added by me]

    See also mention of a similar pose struck by Cumberbatch during a Sherlock episode from early 2012. (I think this one may already have been brought up here in one thread or another.)

    And then there's this article, which addresses the topic of poster artwork similarity more generally.



    * Precisely how many backlash is too many? (Or should that properly be "how many backlash are... "; grammar weenies, what say you?) How does one quantify backlash, anyway?
     
  3. chardman

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    But what about to the backlash to the backlash?

    I like the poster even more because of the the backlash against it. The "backlash", while utterly insignificant, is nevertheless so very entertaining, as irrational nerd-rage almost always is.

    Here's hoping that the next poster is even more derivative of yet another popular movie poster.
     
  4. teacake

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    I want more backlash. I want the internet to detonate.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's easy. Spread the rumor that Cumberbatch is Future Guy from Enterprise.

    The Interwebs will go up like the Death Star and it'll be glorious. ;)
     
  6. teacake

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    No one but us knows anything about Enterprise.

    Though that is seriously the best ever idea. AND since ENT is the only series undetonated by JJ it works.
     
  7. Spock/Uhura Fan

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    This is nice. What I like about it is that it has more of an original feeling (as in not copying something that just was in theaters a few months ago and just came out on DVD now).

    This is nice too. :)

    Is that some kind of starship falling? It definitely adds to the feeling of destruction.

    This was a nice combination of photos. I like the darkened one the most. :)


    Lol. :lol: Well, now that you mention it, I can see where you get the LOST impression, but at least the ship is intact and no island (that we can see). It's a nice poster.

    That could have been a tagline for the last movie: "At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance." It would have fit nicely with Nero's story. :)

    I don't know if we can call it backlash, but it had mixed results in revving people up. Some people are more excited, and some people are less excited because the idea seems so derivative of something that just came out. It's still a nice poster, though.
     
  8. Kaziarl

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    How about this, Cumberbatch is Anikin Skywalker's father and is using the force to destroy the Federation. And at the end of the movie, he falls through a rift to a place long long ago, in a galaxy far far away where he sire's Anikin, who's descendants eventually evolve into the Q, one of which decides to pick on a balding old man on a spaceship?

    (don't mind me, just throwing random things together.)
     
  9. Icemizer

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    I thought Cumberbatch was playing Finnegan. Man was I off base.
     
  10. M'Sharak

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  11. Spock/Uhura Fan

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    ^Thanks. I never saw the third TOS movie.
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    Okay, so since we are being derivative, and Star Trek is doing Batman, and we're making fan posters here, I figured I'd add to the pot, lol.

    [​IMG]

    I was going to do more to it, but I got tired. This one is 600x800. Bigger version is that x2.
     
  12. teacake

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    You know don't you S/UF that my mind is way too dirty for that poster. And you DID put Uhura in the middle.
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    [Christopher Plummer] "For at the end of history lies...

    The Undecided Wet T-Shirt Contest."
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  14. teacake

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    Star Trek Into Dampness

    In a future where all will Rise..

    Prepare for.. Detonation!
     
  15. Spock/Uhura Fan

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    @eddie It would be hard to choose. I'm sure they all look nice in wet T-Shirts. :p

    No, I didn't even think about it until you said something. Once again, teacake, you take my mind places it wouldn't otherwise travel. :rofl:
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Star Trek: Flashdance

    What a Feeling.
     
  17. JonnyBoy

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    Well, I have been lurking around here a while and decided to contribute lol. I was bored this morning, so here we go...

    [​IMG]

    (click on image to view at full size)
     
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  18. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    ^ I've put the larger image behind a thumbnail, if that's okay with you. Just click on the image to view at full 1350 x 2000 dimensions.
     
  19. MadMan1701A

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    Ooh, I like that one. That addition ties it into Trek, and keeps the original feeling.

    -Ricky
     
  20. JonnyBoy

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    Thanks M'Sharak, forgot to do that lol.

    Thanks Ricky, I was hoping that would do it. Love your work, man. I remember when you were first building your version-1 JJ-Prise over on Scifi-Meshes. I love what you've done with her in that poster up above! And the Pixar ships lol!

    I also want to give a quick shout out to Icemizer. I missed your version earlier in the thread. I hope it doesn't look like I stole your idea :P My first version had the Enterprise just flying through space, but it needed something else, so I came up with the shooting-star idea.
     

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