New Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by TrekToday, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'd be interested to hear what films or Star Treks moved you, and which actors from it you consider talented. I somehow doubt we'll agree.
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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    Exactly. This whole group are so willing to point out what's wrong with Abrams Trek how it isn't real Star Trek, but none have yet to offer an alternative. They never suggest how they'd make it better or how action Trek film of old differs from nuTrek.

    My original question still stands: What is real Star Trek?
     
  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Silver. In the future,clothing is always silver.
     
  4. Flake

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    I can only assume that people making comparisons to transformers etc are referring to the action sequences and the bigger scope, better visual effects etc that have come as a consequence of the increased budget that allows for these better visual effects and new sets.

    Therefore I believe that the only way to appease these fans is to reduce the budget from $200 million to approximately $20 million and construct the sets using 1960s carpentry technology from plywood. In addition a return to 60s techniques for visual effects so that's no motion control etc to ensure continuity with the original show.
     
  5. marksound

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    I thought it was "in the future, no one can hear you scream."
     
  6. Bengoshi2000

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    Plenty of skin in Gamesters of Triskelion... and Kirk's boobs! I don't know what Trek that Kirk555555555555555 is talking about that is sans skin, but obviously he isn't referring to TOS.

    When Trek is at its best, IMO the sci-fi provides the backdrop for a compelling story. Think City on the Edge of Forever. It challenges your prejudices (Let that Be Your Last Battlefield). The same is true for TNG (The Best of Both Worlds, Chain of Command).

    But what I've always liked about Trek is it doesn't try to hit those high watermarks all the time. Sometimes it's just pure entertainment (The Trouble with Tribbles). Sometimes it's funny (We watched By Any Other Name last nite and my kids are still walking around the house, mimicking and laughing about Scotty being drunk). Sometimes it's action... and let's be honest, some episodes just don't work at all.

    Ok, that got wordy, so I'll sum up by saying that Trek is about creating a relationship with the audience that allows all of these formats to play out at different times.

    IMHO, JJ hit all of these elements in '09 and I don't expect that ID will disappoint.
     
  7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    So Alice Eve's screaming is why it's not True Trek.
     
  8. Arianna

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    I didn't see anyone denying it but just because it was like that in the 1960's doesn't mean it has to be like that today. Compare sexism with racism...none of the "minority races" got as much screen time or were major characters, does that mean modern Trek should be the same?
     
  9. CorporalClegg

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    That's still a false comparison. It's already been pointed out several times (Some of those times where by women, I might add.) that sexy and sexism are not the same thing.

    The point here is that Star Trek has always been sexy. It has not always been sexist.
     
  10. SeerSGB

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    Bingo. A woman can be naked and it wouldn't be sexist (same for a man). What makes it sexist or not is how 1) the character is written, 2) How the actress/actor portrays that character.
     
  11. Arianna

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    I don't think women need men to tell them what they should find sexy or sexist:lol:. Star Trek was much more PC with TNG.

    With Abrahms (ugh) Uhura stripped down to her granny-like undies in the first trailer for ST09...no plot purpose what so ever. While I haven't seen the entire film STID ... yet, it looks like it will be the same sexism. Nice to know the feminist movement has influenced cinema in 5 decades. Maybe I wouldn't be so annoyed if I didn't find Alice Eve so irritating.
     
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    So you're saying that a female character can't be taken seriously unless she's fully clothed? Or is that that there is never a plot/story purpose for a female character to be partially or totally unclothed? And how does that point of view apply to male characters? Or is it only sexist when women are the ones stripping down?
     
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    Too general aren't you?

    Let's face it in the context of the trailers and movie the stripping is gratuitous. As it is in most films. In fact I have never found it to be necessary. It will probably put some women off the film.
     
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  14. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Who's Abrahms?

    Kirk had less cloths on than Uhura or Galia in that scene. What in particular makes that scene sexist? You have a woman removing her clothing in her bedroom. While her roommate's boyfriend hides under the bed.
     
  15. Mage

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    Oh come on.... A woman walks in to her OWN room, and undresses to change her clothes. That's what women (and men) do in real life. Get over yourself already.
     
  16. Flake

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    Have the reboot haters ever watched Star Trek?

    I wonder what they think of the decon chamber scenes in Enterprise... Which heavily featured in the adverts before it aired.

    Then there are the constant stream of beautiful women cast in Trek in revealing outfits since the 60s thanks mostly to Roddenberry ?

    It's all been done before... Action/sex/adventure/women everything.
     
  17. marksound

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    Exactly. :lol:
     
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  19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Apparently there is a heavily edited version of Star Trek that has no sex or violence in it. Mostly it's the characters sitting and thinking or giving moralistic speeches. More room for commercials I guess.
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    I like breasts, I think they're fun and nice to look at, and the opinion according to which a movie would be tainted by the addition of breasts is one I find mind-boggling. Which really, is a moot point, considering that there are no breasts in Star Trek or in Star Trek Into Darkness.

    I like breasts more than I like explosions, but again, that's not really relevant, considering that explosions have been part of Star Trek from the beginning.