Star Trek was completely shut out at the MTV Movie Awards!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Dusty Ayres, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Dusty Ayres

    Dusty Ayres Commodore

    Jan 29, 2004
    ANS Yamato, Sector 5, Sol System
    ....Not one single solitary fracking award whatsoever, Not one.

    Oh well, I now know that it's our fault as Trekkers for not voting en masse like we should've.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 7, 2001
    only one:

    MTV - the 'M' stands for moron.
  3. FarStrider

    FarStrider Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 26, 2010
    I've said it before, Star Trek fans are generally not in MTV's target demographic. . . and really. . . I'm sort of glad ST09 won't be lumped in with the Twilights of the world. . .

  4. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Oxford, PA
    No one is asking the big question: which is how did Angelina Jolie get nominated for a movie ("Salt") that hasn't even opened yet?

    Holy temporal paradox!

    (I suspect red matter was involved.)
  5. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

    May 22, 2000
    MTV is to awards as...well...MTV is to music.
  6. Dusty Ayres

    Dusty Ayres Commodore

    Jan 29, 2004
    ANS Yamato, Sector 5, Sol System
    Music, yeah; movies, it's still good. I'm just disappointed that it didn't get any awards, that's all.
  7. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 22, 2001
    Trek '09 was only good when you compare it to Voyager, or Enterprise, or Nemesis.

    On it's own, it wasn't that great.
  8. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, MO, USA
    Can't really start hating on the MTV Movie Awards now...

    Sure, Star Trek XI can be looked at as the movie that revitalized Star Trek as a franchise and was one of the biggest films of 2009, but I think its overall popularity is somewhat overrated by Star Trek fans. All award shows are nothing more than popularity contests, IMO, and the voters simply voted for who they liked the most. Can't really blame them for not being all Star Trek fans. It really was an achievement in itself for Star Trek to be nominated for anything by MTV, because it generally isn't the case...
  9. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia, Kelvin timeline
    Also remember that MTV gave a fair amount of publicity to the movie both pre-release (one of the first good looks we got at the bridge was via MTV, wasn't it?) and at last year's MTV Awards. It all evens out.
  10. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    Hmmm.... I'm willing to bet that the movie is still good.

    I'll watch it again and post detailed thoughts about it.
  11. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 5, 2005
    Nope, I like it and I'm not even comparing it. How about them apples?

  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Right, that's why it outperformed every other version by a hundred miles. ;)

    In fact, it was as good or better than most Trek since the original series.

    The general public - not, notably, a group that's less smart or lacks the fine taste of Trekkies - has already voted on this movie. How many tickets and/or DVD purchases is the studio required to refund because of not winning this award? :lol:
  13. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    Yup, it's still good.

    So... who wants to start a petition... or maybe go straight to a demonstration? I'll clear my schedule for the next however long it takes. We are going to win this one. The good fight! Rise up against the oppression of MTV! They have used us for the last time.
  14. BriGuy

    BriGuy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 29, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    I guess Trek isn't hip anymore. At least not hip enough for the MTV crowd.

    Didn't last long, did it?

    I wonder if the geeks will have y'all back ;)
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Who's asking?
  16. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 28, 2002
    New Orleans
    Shunned by the prestigious MTV awards... what a pity.

    It's no loss to a flick that was hardly cinematic genius.
  17. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    (checking Magic 8 ball)

  18. Keeper

    Keeper Commodore Commodore

    Nov 16, 2007
    Land of Illusion
  19. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

    Jan 10, 2007
    Pennsylvania, USA
    They may have been shut out of awards this year, but wasn't there a Star Trek skit done during the 2009 awards -- and (IIRC) didn't Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto perticipate as presenters?
  20. Ryan8bit

    Ryan8bit Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2004
    St. Paul, MN
    Why does comparison even matter in terms of how many people saw it? If people make decisions on quality based on how popular something is, then said people need to take a lesson in thinking for themselves. Otherwise they should just accept that Twilight: New Moon is a better movie than Star Trek just because it performed better... :lol: