Just watched Star Trek V - pros and cons

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Aslan ch'Shran, May 23, 2010.

  1. A beaker full of death

    A beaker full of death Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Excellent movie. The one that really feels like the series. I was surprised at how well Shatner knew these characters.
     
  2. A beaker full of death

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    Balls. She still had great legs, and it was entirely in keeping with ALL the TOS characters to use their sexuality as a weapon.
    Plus we finally get a movie where Uhura sings again!
     
  3. Chrisisall

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    We are a small voice here, my friend. The hate runs deep.
    And that leads to the Douche Side.:guffaw:
     
  4. RAMA

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    Well Nemesis is light years better....STV is just awful...nothing redeeming about it.

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  5. Chrisisall

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    My phaser is set to kill...
     
  6. RookieBatman

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    I don't recall Scotty ever using his sexuality as a weapon. ;)

    (I'm not trying to nitpick, but I like to be careful about absolutes.)

    Why do people like this even come on these threads? At least when I state my dislike for *certain movies,* I at least try to add something constructive to the conversation. This kind of statement is just pointless.
     
  7. A beaker full of death

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    Well there was this upkilt shot once ...
     
  8. RandyS

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    Yeah, and the best Enterprise bridge that was ever built.
     
  9. Chrisisall

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    I miss his old seat...
     
  10. Myasishchev

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    Now, I do like TOS a lot, but the films in general are just better for me. TOS is static. The films, even the more flawed ones, move the characters. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy changed more in twelve hours of movies than seventy-nine hours of television.

    But that might just be a personal preference.
     
  11. Chrisisall

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    Character evolution can be... fascinating.
    But enduring iconic peeps can be... infecting.

    But it's all good!:techman:
     
  12. A beaker full of death

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    Most episodes of the series were not about those characters. That's the nature of an episodic series.
     
  13. Chrisisall

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    Story over characters?

    Or, story over character development?

    :shifty:
     
  14. RandyS

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    So do I.

    The 21 year old one from Star Trek V.;):bolian:
     
  15. Chrisisall

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    Yeah, it was really good, I was just riffing off Kirk's line from the movie. :techman:
     
  16. RandyS

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    I know. I got it.:bolian:
     
  17. Chrisisall

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  18. A beaker full of death

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    No.
    Drama is about a dramatic hero. There is no story without character. The thing is, you can't destroy your hero's life every week. Consequently, most of the episodes were about the guest characters. The regulars were our entre into a world were anything was possible. It has the same principle as an anthology series.
    We got to know the characters of Star Trek because we saw them in action. We got to experience things WITH them, not about them.
     
  19. JarodRussell

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    THIS.
     
  20. plynch

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    Good point -- that seems to be the '60s drama show mode. But character development is certainly possible in an anthology series w/o destroying anybody's life. Little moments or realizations or "B" plots. Witness TNG or DS9, which I bet we could agree had way more character development than TOS. They had 4 more years, of course, but still there was a different way of doing stories by the time the later series aired.