ST-TMP: your first time...

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Warped9, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. TenLubak

    TenLubak Commander Red Shirt

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    First time I was about 12 or 13 early 90s and I got the special longer version from the library on vhs.I sat down to watch it on a Saturday afternoon w family, and just as the opening credits rolled my Dad said turn it off, I'm not in the mood for this. I cried as he yelled at me for watching too much trek. Then like an hour later he told me I could turn it back on.

    I watched the film alone by myself as day turned to night, and the Enterprise plodded along thru the cloud after taking forever to get there. I paused it for dinner just as they were entering the cloud. I was wowed by the effects and music, this is a beautiful film. It really gave me chills and an undescribale feeling as that night watching a film no one else had patience for.
    I loved the film on first viewing. It was the last Original Series film I saw and it was and still is one of my favorite.
     
  2. Melakon

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    I don't remember the events of the very first time I saw it, but it was in December 1979 when I was 28. It was playing at one of the old ornate and fancy theaters downtown, which had been built back during the 30s or 40s or earlier.

    I saw the picture 5 times, paying full price each time, because I wanted the picture to make money. It wasn't exactly what I was hoping for in a Star Trek film, but it was still an impressive film on a giant screen. I know they were selling posters and special programs for it, as had happened with Star Wars. The one-sheet poster I used to have had an early tagline on it, "There is no comparison." Wish I still had that and the program book just for the keepsake value, but I don't have any of that stuff anymore.
     
  3. Pauln6

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    Somebody posted a still of a massive promotional poster of the Rec Deck scene that I'd never seen before. I would LOVE a copy of that on my wall. A lot of the big promo posters were of Kirk, Spock, Decker, and Ilia in bath robe but I love the promo shots including all the supporting cast as well.
     
  4. SpHeRe31459

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    Where was that posted? I'd love to see it.
     
  5. LMFAOschwarz

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  6. Brutal Strudel

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    Blaster Beam ftw!
     
  7. Pauln6

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    It was on a thread on here... i think it was possibly a thread about concept art. I can't remember!
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    I had one of those program books, too, with all funky new aliens we never heard of again. Have no idea what became of it.
     
  9. publiusr

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    I'm sure Trumbull might have kept a few... I wish I had bought the Bandai NX-01 just to get the unused art book inside it.
     
  10. Pauln6

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    Possibly concept art relating to the Starfleet command scene or Vulcan temple...?
     
  11. dswynne1

    dswynne1 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I saw this film for my birthday (12/29) at the Parkway in Oakland, California, along with 'The Jerk' with a group of friends. It was awesome. Today, I still consider TMP to be my favorite because of its grand scale (which is why I am a fan of the sci-fi film '2001'). And as far as I am concerned, TMP is THE successor to TOS (as far as GR's philosophy is concerned).
     
  12. Warped9

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  13. Elder Knight

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    I wasn't much of a fan 'way back. I skipped the theatrical showings, and ignored the network broadcasts.

    I remember first watching it through on Home Box or Cinemax. Must have been 1982, as I had my baby son in my lap at the time. He slept through it, though I enjoyed it.

    (The kid is a benchmark. When TWOK came out, he was old enough to stay with his aunt while we went to the theater to see it. He was in the car at the drive-in when we saw TSFS, and was old enough to sit through the ensuing films with us in regular theaters.)