Teaser a Slight to Kirk?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Franklin, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Keeper

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    I don't think it is a slight to Kirk but a nod to Spock.

    Kirk is in it but it's (apparently) about Spock and his role in early Starfleet history.

    I don't see at all why you think Pine should have done the voiceover.
     
  2. archeryguy1701

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    At least for me, hearing Nimoy (and not a recycled Nimoy line from TWoK) say it was really incredibly, and as others have said, it had a haunting quality to it. Very nice.
     
  3. Squiggy

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    Nobody was expecting you!
     
  4. Cyrus

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    They should have used Archer instead of Spock. He was Kirk's (and maybe Spock's) childhood hero.
     
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

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    FTW! :thumbsup:

    (And hoping others find that acronym as annoying as I do. It's up there with "just threw up in my mouth a little" in the annals of stupid slang that had a very, very short shelf-life).
     
  6. Mele Kalikimaka

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    Guess I need to find some new slang, huh? :o
     
  7. JoeZhang

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    "Hey it's that Quantum Leap guy - is he in this film?"
     
  8. Ah Forgive!

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    Fictional characters can't feel slighted.
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I dunno - my girlfriend who lives in Canada has been complaining that I didn't call much over the holidays.
     
  10. Dale

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    In the spirit of the '60s space program clips, and as a blessing on their ongoing work to revive Trek, they should've included the Shepard's Prayer. Alan Shepard's prayer:

    "Please, dear God, don't let me fuck up."
     
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  12. Coloratura

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    J.J. Abrams is such a Kirk tease. :D


    J.
     
  13. seigezunt

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    nah, we'll get plenty in the movie, I'm sure. They wanted a recognizable voice, and Nimoy is actually in the movie.

    I can't wait. The teaser really makes it look like it's going to be big, and that it's about actually going into space, not the tiny TNG+ universe of klingon soap opera and the funny browridge of the week.
     
  14. Phaser666

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    I agree. I think it has more to do with the fact Nimoy is in the movie and the Ego is not.
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

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    Don't fret. Nimoy's in the movie, and metaphorically his job is to hand the torch to the new gang. That's why Nimoy is likely to be featured in the marketing between now and Xmas. Him and the Enterprise are the "bridge elements" from old Trek to new.
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Kirk-blocked!
     
  17. Franklin

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    The effect on the otherwise disinterested could actually be, "Was that Leonard Nimoy? Dr. Spock? He's still alive? Damn, he sounded old. Hey, didn't the guy on 'Boston Legal' used to say that?" ;)

    All the quotes in the teaser, including, "Space...." are iconic phrases from and about space from the 1960s. So, having Nimoy say it (and maybe thinking of him saying it as NIMOY, not as SPOCK) actually grounds the spirit of XI back in that time period. Which does make sense for what they wanted to do.

    I was just trying to get a debate going about the merits of having had Pine deliver the line. What kind of statement would that have made? Would it have been bolder to do that?

    And I mean honestly, among fans, who can't wait to hear him as Kirk?
     
  18. Holytomato

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    Nimoy is the Anti Christ tm!!!! :mad: :scream: :censored: :brickwall:

    oh wait...

    :turning tin foil mode off:

    So the person who made the fake trailer was correct. Nimoy did say, "Space the final frontier."

    oh wait...

    J.J. Abrams is the Anti Christ tm!!!! :mad: :scream: :censored: :brickwall:
     
  19. StarMan

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    What would have been amusing is if Shatner had delivered the line. Can you imagine the turmoil and confusion here? :D
     
  20. Woulfe

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    ^ You bet ! ^

    Wadeing though See he's in it & No he's not posts, not a good thing, i'm glad he didn't do the voice over....