New writers speak

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by King Daniel Beyond, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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  2. Devon

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    They seem like genuinely nice guys. However, I literally know nothing about their work though outside of their time in the 80s pop group "The Proclaimers."
     
  3. BigJake

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    I like them. :techman:
     
  4. SPCTRE

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    The TNG episode names he rattled off from the top of his head certainly made a good impression, I like all of them quite a bit :techman:
     
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    You know what Kirk needs to really grow up? Discovering The Inner Light probe.
     
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    ***barrage of tomatoes***
     
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    Well, TNG is Orci's favorite Trek, so maybe don't freak out?
     
  9. Dennis

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    I enjoyed them referring to Star Wars and Indiana Jones as "all those chestnuts from the period." :lol:

    I don't see anything there to suggest that the plan for Star Trek 3 is to go villainless.
     
  10. mos6507

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    They are pretty clear that they aren't ruling that option out, which is something I wouldn't expect from JJ Trek.
     
  11. Dennis

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    Which means absolutely nothing because ultimately they don't rule things in and out. Everything that they do on this movie, at every point in development, will be guided and have to be approved by producers and more importantly by the studio that's going to fund it. "You know what was cool on TNG" from the new writers doesn't actually provide a clue to what Paramount wants and will greenlight - but a look at their other successful recent summer blockbusters does.
     
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    Especially since it may well take two additional decades to determine what, if anything, was cool on TNG.:borg:
     
  13. M'Sharak

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    You may recall that the writers weren't ruling it out in interviews following the 2009 movie, either:


    At this early stage, everything is still up in the air.
     
  14. Dennis

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    Exactly so.
     
  15. Franklin

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    McKay wasn't a teenager when TNG first aired? YOU KIDS GET OFF OF MY TREK!

    Actually, I am very pleased, again.

    When I hear those involved talk about how they like the character relationships (like in TSFS and TVH), I believe there's a high probability that they "get it" when it comes to Trek.

    After the next movie, we might be saying, "J.J. who?" :D
     
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    I'd like to think so too... Hopefully they'll take their time a little bit and tell a good story. Since the TNG films we've been getting cliche action movies with Star Trek themes and characters. Picard, Kirk or Spock have to beam to a planet or ship and punch a cartoonish villain at the end. The new movies weren't bad mostly because they were well cast and a had great production design and special effects...but Star Trek can be so much more than that. There is a whole universe that can be explored.

    I'm holding out for a new TV series. With the movie industry dominated by big budget formulaic CGI fests that have to play it safe to make back their enormous budgets, TV has become the superior medium for story telling.
     
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    Just a pity that naming good episodes is not an indicator of the ability to write a good script. ;)
     
  18. StarMan

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    From a marketing standpoint, I think Paramount will insist on an adversary of some sort.
     
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    It certainly is an indicator for my ability to instantly like these guys. :lol: As for everything else, I'd look at their earlier work, as Dennis said.
     
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    I really don't get the severity of the TNG backlash. :shrug: