How Much Does JJ Abrams Know About Star Trek

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by trekker670, May 6, 2013.

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    IIRC, Nick Meyer knew next to nothing about Star Trek and was not a fan of the show before getting the job to direct TWOK.
     
  2. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    In the instance of TWOK, the 'territory' is not TREK specifically, but rather Meyer's ability to embellish and invigorate existing characters created by others (a la Holmes in 7%) and to successfully reestablish the Hornblower-in-Space notion that had occasionally floundered and more recently been lost at sea.
     
  3. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    There's enough blame to go around to encompass Baird, Berman and Logan. I think Berman was wrong in his creative calls maybe three-quarters of the time for 15 years or more, but on NEM, the lion's share belongs to Logan's actor-pandering shitwork and Baird still not acknowledging he has never had any business being on a set directing live-action.
     
  4. Pauln6

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    I think that his stamp is very clear and distinctive and I would not say that the results are bad - they have proved very popular - but I just wish he had injected the same amount of energy without watering down the naval tradition so much and without upgrading the tech (as opposed to the look of the tech) to such a degree. I also wish that he could have taken the bull by the horns and built on the improvements in equality that came out of DS9 and Voyager but he slotted right back into the sexism of the sixties - not in the way the established women are portrayed - they're very good - but in the way that Starfleet is incredibly male-dominated and incredibly human dominated for that matter.
     
  5. Kruezerman

    Kruezerman Commodore Commodore

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    It's not sexist.
     
  6. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    TOS? Yeah no way!

    I mean what with Uhura and all.

    Oh and the rule about women not being captains, the numerous female guests that existed solely to wear hot clothes and be swept of their feet by Kirk, and Harry Mudd's wife being a stereotypical nag and so on.
     
  7. G2309

    G2309 Captain Captain

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    I tink he knows the TOS characters well and understands a lot of wat made te origial series appealing. He's certainly brought a lot of te fun back to Star Trek whilst still giving te caacters some good drama.
     
  8. Kruezerman

    Kruezerman Commodore Commodore

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    I meant the movie. :p

    EDIT: It's not OVERTLY sexist.
     
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  9. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh my bad. Apologies.

    *facepalm*
     
  10. Star Wolf

    Star Wolf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why? I am middle aged and have only been here since TAS and the syndicated era. We are outside of the target demographic and no longer stand in line and brave the crowds for the all important first weekend box office figures.
     
  11. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    Well, I've been a fan since 1973 and I've already got my ticket for tonight. So obviously it appeals to some of us.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've been a fan since 1966 - I was in junior high school, then - and paid extra to see this one last night. :p
     
  13. Ovation

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    Was it worth it? ;) (I mean, with the date and all :lol:).

    I've got about 8 hours or so to go before I see it. Thankfully it's in a decent theatre--until it opened, I usually watched stuff at home because my gear is better than what was available in the neighbourhood (especially for sound).