Pine modeled his Kirk after Han Solo?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Rat Boy, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Rat Boy

    Rat Boy Vice Admiral Admiral

    From IGN

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
     
  2. M

    M Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Kirk shot first.
     
  3. SiddFinch1

    SiddFinch1 Captain Captain

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    I can see it a little. Roguish charm with a twinkle in the eye and a quip.
     
  4. sttngfan1701d

    sttngfan1701d Commodore Commodore

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    First reaction is "WTF?" but I guess that's his answer to "young and brash starship captain."

    It could be fine, but one wonders why he just didn't model it on the first-season TOS Kirk.
     
  5. Rat Boy

    Rat Boy Vice Admiral Admiral

    You know, I suppose it could explain a couple stills that were leaked to me earlier in the day:

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    Zachery Quinto as Spock lectures a group of cadets on how to bulls-eye a womprat in a T-16.

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    Leonard Nimoy as Spock uses a modified T-65 X-Wing to travel back to the 23rd Century.
     
  6. Sharr Khan

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    Before this thread goes into the "Oh no its Star Wars" path it will eventually I would like to highlight the important bit that places the alarming thread title in a bit more context.

    Actors take their inspiration where they can, the method for producing what comes across on screen or stage isn't some simple straightforward thing and must be discovered over and over again in each performance. Actors have different ways of finding their characters.

    I can see a certain danger in only looking at Shatner as the model lest the result turns to parody filled with "Shatnerisms" rather then Kirk.

    Sharr
     
  7. P0sitr0nic

    P0sitr0nic Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Could be a lot worse, he could have channeled Luke Skywalker... or Anakin...
     
  8. ancient

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    So who was Han Solo modeled after? Kirk?
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Bogart, very badly.

    Sure, I can live with Kirk Solo. No problem.
     
  10. ancient

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    Well, the only real difference is that Solo also flew the ship and had 70's hair. So he's like Kirk and Checkov put together.
     
  11. number6

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    I don't see a problem with this.
     
  12. Kelso

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    Kick the little fucker's ass.
     
  13. Tralah

    Tralah Wasting Time Until May 2009 Fleet Captain

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    Here's my preemptive eye roll for anyone who overreacts to this: :rolleyes:

    Loved the photoshops!
     
  14. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
    Jonathan Archer was Han Solo's boyhood hero.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Only because of that thing with the airlock.
     
  16. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
    I always assumed that Harrison Ford based his brief stint in Carbonite on Archer's stiff delivery.
     
  17. steveman

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    I had the requisite cringe when I read this, but as one Starfleet captain once said, "I can live with it."

    One thing: Not so sure that I agree with Pine when he speaks of bringing an "accidental hero" quality to Kirk. If anything, I think Kirk wanted to be a hero. That was simply who he was. If anybody had an "accidental hero" mentality, I should think it would be Christoper Pike instead of James T. Kirk.

    Of course... this may not even come through in Pine's performance. So, no worries.

    He starts running around with a Wookie sidekick, however? Then I'll be worried. :p
     
  18. indranee

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    that'd be me :p

    don't like it ONE bit. no sir. fine, I'm hardcore, but I don't think Kirk was a RELUCTANT hero. I hope this doesn't turn out to be a humongous mistake. I've heard that he's a good actor, so my fingers are crossed...
     
  19. Kokomo

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    It's gonna be fine. As long as he doesn't show up on the Enterprise carrying a whip complaining about snakes, I'll be fine. Pine is gonna be Kirk. That's it.
     
  20. Kokomo

    Kokomo Commander Red Shirt

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    You have just won the award for my favorite post ever on the BBS boards!:guffaw: