The 90's Golden Age.

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by WhateverMan, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. jaime

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    Yeah....I tried to like them. I really did. But STID relied too much on emotional ties people have to the original versions, and just wasted its last half. I was surprised how good it was, since I was annoyed by the waste of winona Ryder in the first one, (ok, mostly I was annoyed by the concept of falling out of a fricking transporter beam and other silly stuff) but then from the moment nimoy makes his Skype call it just falls apart. Badly.

    Primarily I should say I did say 'some people' because I do know many of the TOS era fans do love 'golden age' trek too, there just seems to be a vocal group. There also seem to be some very....angry supporters for STID in particular too.

    PS there's a ninety per cent chance that me typing this in bed on a kindle with near empty battery, has totally buggered up this post, throw in my unfamiliarity with... I believe it's called bb code...and I can only apologise for any mess, and hope it's readable.
     
  2. jaime

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    Yeah. It's smooshed. sorry. Hopefully people will realise who is saying what in that total mess from previous posts.
     
  3. BillJ

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    I'm not sure where these angry supporters are at and I've been a member here since 2001. There are some frustrated members who constantly are called ignorant for liking the Abrams films plus are constantly being told that the Abrams films aren't 'Star Trek'. After four years it begins too wear thin.

    You're fine. :techman:
     
  4. R. Star

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    Nevermind that the people inclined to go seek those polls out and vote in them are for the most part going to be people who liked it anyways. Hardly scientific.
     
  5. BillJ

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    Yet you never challenge "many Trekkies" whenever that's used as evidence that everyone hates the new movies.
     
  6. R. Star

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    Eh, I've stated before that everyone has the silent majority on their side in these arguments. But if you want to put words in my mouth, go right ahead.
     
  7. BillJ

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    Wouldn't that be lack of words? :p
     
  8. R. Star

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    Sure! News networks do this all the time to politicians, edit out a few words and they say something completely different! ;)
     
  9. Hober Mallow

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    I could have worded that better and meant no offense, Bill, to you or anyone else who likes Abrams' Trek. I do think, though, that an illiterate American culture in general has set the bar for entertainment very low for Hollywood action films. On top of that, the general audience has come to expect very little substance from SF films. We take entirely for granted that an intelligent SF plot couldn't possibly work for "the general audience."

    Incidentally, Bill, I think I recall you once posting that you used to hate Abrams' Trek films (or at least 09). I'm curious what it was you initially objected to.
    I could not disagree more.

    So you're saying you're a Star Trek fan who doesn't like Star Trek?
     
  10. R. Star

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    Forbid the concept of Star Trek is limited to Kirk and company, even though TNG, DS9 and Voyager all had more screen time.
     
  11. BillJ

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    You're right.

    I was a foaming at the mouth hater when I first saw the 2009 film. Then I went back and started re-watching the various series and realized I was holding Star Trek 2009 to a standard that I never held them too. I was holding it to an impossibly high-standard.

    It doesn't mean that there aren't head scratching creative choices that bother me to this day. Like sending enough Red Matter to rearrange the universe when you only need a very small amount to collapse a star.

    Then there are some choices that I thought were bad on first glance but after I thought them through they really weren't. Like building the Enterprise on the ground. Did I really think that a society that can manipulate matter and gravity would have any issue putting something that size into orbit? No. In universe, it is entirely likely such a culture would chose to build something like that on the ground.

    After reviewing various elements of the franchise I began to realize I had an unhealthy relationship with it. I had forgotten how much fun it could be and was drowning in minutiae. So I had to decide if Star Trek was something I was still watching because I enjoyed it or because I simply had always watched it?

    Once I quit having fun with Trek, I'm walking away. I'm not going to waste time years after the fact complaining about something I no longer enjoy. It simply makes no sense, in my opinion.
     
  12. BillJ

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    No it's not just Kirk and Spock. But those two characters are the face of the franchise.
     
  13. Use of Time

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    The 90's were easily my golden age of Star Trek. I grew up getting two a day reruns of TNG with a fresh DS9 and VOY on Wednesday and Thursday. The novels were being published at a crazy rate and there was a movie every couple of years. I liked Star Trek and there was a shitload of it between 1990-1999. Kind of a no brainer.
     
  14. Hober Mallow

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    Bill, I have a feeling when it comes to Trek you and I agree on much more than we disagree. :)
     
  15. BillJ

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    I love the Abrams films. They are just so much damn fun to watch. But if they switched gears tomorrow and the next movie was something more like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I'd be there as well. As long as they remember to make it fun and engaging.
     
  16. Use of Time

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    The Abrams movies were ok. I'm happy they have had success and the associated sequels that it they will no doubt generate. I don't really get the need for all the gnashing of teeth or the subsequent defenses that set Star Trek fans against each other when it comes to the JJ verse. If you don't like them then just treat them as the stand alone films they are and disregard their impact on whatever "universe" you hold dear. But fandom is fandom I guess.
     
  17. Nerys Myk

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    It's happened with every new iteration of Trek.
     
  18. Use of Time

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    Oh no doubt. It's just that considering that these movies are a reboot and the main crying points are usually about how these movies deviate so strongly to the "real Star Trek." Seeing as how they are a reboot and actually contribute nothing to the original timeline, it shouldn't be that big of a deal to just watch the movies and disregard their impact on the Star Trek universe if you don't like them.

    The original ten movies had a lasting impact on the timeline of Star Trek that couldn't really be ignored. You weren't able to just disregard them because they were steering the massive story of 4 TV franchises in a certain direction. Obviously those events would polarize the corps of the Star Trek fanbase.

    It shouldn't be that hard to just watch JJ Trek in a vacuum and enjoy the ride.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    TMP, TWOK and TNG were reboots (after a fashion) and polarizing as well. And there are/were fans who would love to disregard any and all of the various films. The TOS films pretty much did their own thing and ignored what was happening on TV. "Unification" and TUC sorta "crossed over". And the TNG films crossed with DS9 out of necessity (Worf). Though,all the 24th Century films and series were interconnected because of Berman.
     
  20. Commishsleer

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    Did you see actually see TNG Seasons 1 and 2?
    Great storylines and mature writing. Are you kidding me? Yes it got better.
    How about "SubRosa", "Threshold", "A Fistful of Datas", the boxing Chakotay episode.

    I think you're admiring the writing because it has a sort of sameness - consistency to it. You know whats going to happen next. Which can be a strength and a handicap.

    I suppose TOS only had a bunch of hack science fiction writers for its stories. :rolleyes: