Stoopid Smart Reviews "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Rookie Trekkie, May 5, 2014.

  1. Rookie Trekkie

    Rookie Trekkie Ensign Newbie

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to the Star Trek fandom and I've been writing a bit about my impressions of the original series and the original movies. As of now, I've only seen the first film front to back. My review is posted here:

    http://stoopidsmartreviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/star-treking-motion-picture.html

    I'd appreciate any feedback! I'm new to the blogging world as well, but I hope to become a professional writer some day. My review of the Original Series can be viewed here:

    http://stoopidsmartreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/star-treking-original-series-1966-1969.html

    Hope you enjoy!
     
  2. Pauln6

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    Fairly in tune with my opinion. Visually there is a lot to love in the movie but the supporting cast should have been given more interaction with each other. Maybe a proper landing party with some action to follow up Spock's space walk.
     
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nice reviews. Fairly succinct.

    BTW, you have a "could" instead of "cloud" in your TMP review.

    You also cite only genre scores when talking about Goldsmith's work, which I think diminishes his impact as a composer (e.g. where's L.A. Confidential, Patton, etc.?).
     
  4. Rookie Trekkie

    Rookie Trekkie Ensign Newbie

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    I've actually never seen Patton! I definitely goofed by not listing L.A. Confidential though.
     
  5. Maurice

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    Patton only has 25 minutes of music in it, but the music that's there is great.
     
  6. gottacook

    gottacook Commander Red Shirt

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    The echoing trumpets (triplets in parallel fifths), the first music heard in Patton, which foreshadow the triplets in the melody itself when it gets going - damn, Goldsmith was brilliant - are recalled at a key moment in Horner's TWoK score: just as Khan finishes saying "On Earth, two hundred years ago..." there's a similar echoing pattern in fifths. So Horner is momentarily recalling Patton at the exact moment when Khan recollects his own past glories as a conqueror: "On Earth, two hundred years ago...I was a prince. With power over millions."
     
  7. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Most relevant would probably be Goldsmith's previous collaboration with Robert Wise, the wonderful score of The Sand Pebbles.