Levar Burton aka Geordi La Forge criticizes Star Trek 2009

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by serenitytrek1, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. { Emilia }

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    You only say that because you didn't read it.
    I hope he'll write another for the next Trek movie. It was so amusing. :p
     
  2. Pingfah

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    I don't care that they erased the original timeline, as long as Sulu is still gay.
     
  3. yousirname

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    Didn't get past the second sentence:

    Is that about the standard? The actual line is "Our gravitational readings are going crazy - you should see this. It looks like a lightning storm." There's no indication that the person speaking believes that "it" looks like a lightning storm because of the readings. Rather, they think it looks like a lightning storm because it, y'know, looks like a lightning storm, and by the way, their gravitational readings are going cray-cray, WTF is this thing anyway?

    And yeah, lightning storms don't cause "crazy" gravitational readings. This thing does, though, and it looks like a lightning storm. Which is different from it being a lightning storm. And saying that it "looks like" a lightning storm is different from saying that it appears to be a lightning storm.

    Those two sentences are about all I need. Whoever wrote that crap collected their ticket, bought their popcorn and took their seat all with a sneer on their face, eagerly anticipating their own hatred of the film. And surprise, surprise - they got what they wanted. :rolleyes:
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    Generations, definitely yes. Insurrection, not so much. Though I give it props for not having any lens flares.
     
  5. CaptainMurdock

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    lol I had a good laugh over this.

    Generations was an abomination and a poor excuse to get both Kirk and Picard on screen together. The writers must have had it in for Gene when they decided to make a movie where Kirk dies. It was literal Character Assassination.

    I kinda liked Insurrection though, but I still think JJTrek is superior to both films. I'm a TOS trekkie, never really got into post TOS stuff.
     
  6. Amasov

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    Didn't Orci say the original timeline is still there?
     
  7. Riker's Libido

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    Just going to respond to the original post here. This is kind of silly. The TNG timeline and everything in the "prime universe" is still there. Nimoy's Spock came back a good few years after the end of Nemesis. The flick is an incredibly smart way to re-imagine it without negating everything that came before.
     
  8. Opus

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    This is just silly.

    If Paramount decided TNG was a viable aspect of the Star Trek franchise, they'd make a movie in a second and wouldn't blink an eye about alternate of alternate timeline space/time continuum rifts or whatnot.

    TNG was great. I love it, but it had its time.
     
  9. CaptainMurdock

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    TNG was perfect as a seasonal episodic show. But is "too smart" for movies. And it's main characters were all a bit too old to fit in with that crowed of characters.

    TOS is perfect as both. Plus on the Show and the Reboot it's characters are the perfect age for "action adventure" type stuff. I think of TOS well the movies for the most part to be Space Adventure Epic's where TNG is a Timly Space Journey Adventure.

    TOS has the best stuff to make a movie. TNG has the best stuff to make a TV Show.

    If that makes any sense.
     
  10. Set Harth

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    Instead of looking around for that like button image, I'm just going to type the word LIKE. :techman:

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    ...and of course the derp goes on and on. But my favorite bit out of all of it has always been the completely insane drive-by attack on "these are the voyages" right at the end:
    Burnt synapses, indeed.
     
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  11. yousirname

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    ^ Oh, wow. That borders on Poe's Law territory. I'm beginning to suspect that review is a piss-take.
     
  12. Set Harth

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    I love how Abrams haters always insist that in previous canon Kirk was born in Iowa, which is simply false.
     
  13. FreddyE

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    I think those people are missinterpreting / missremembering Kirks line in The Voyage Home. He says "I´m FROM Iowa, I only work in space"...not "I was born in Iowa".
     
  14. donners22

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    I agree, though the last film certainly had its moments. Hopefully now that the contrivances to set everything up are no longer necessary, the next film will be a lot better.
     
  15. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why can't we just have a smart movie? :(
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    ^^It won't pull in the kind of money that movies of Transformers' ilk do.
     
  17. CaptainMurdock

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    Sadly in today's cinematic empire nobody wants a smart movie. They just want remakes of good movies and a continual dump of bad comedies with the occasional Gem of a good movie. but let's face it. since the 90's movies have been going into a steady decline. :scream:
     
  18. DarthTom

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    Lincoln $180 million as of March 5th

    Argo hits $200 million

    That said, both films are very good as well as commercially successful.

    I believe JJ makes very good commercially successful films as well. That's why Disney hired him to do wars as well. :)
     
  19. BillJ

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    Facts have no place in threads bashing Abrams and modern films in general.
     
  20. CaptainMurdock

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    To elaborate, I meant that "most" movies not all. There is the occasional Gem.