The new Jar Jar

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Grup, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Is it me or is Keenser going to end up as our (Trek fans) Jar Jar?

    I didn't care for him the first time out. Maybe they'll develop him more this time out. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
  2. Gojira

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    I was one that never found Jar Jar annoying. That's just me. I am glad to see Keenser back.
     
  3. Ovation

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    Unless he becomes a permanent member of the bridge crew, I don't see where he'll be on screen long enough to be seriously annoying (to anyone inclined to find him thus). Jar-Jar was a much more central character (sadly, in my opinion, but that's me) than Keenser is ever likely to be.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Keenser was never annoying (to anyone but Scotty :lol: ). I mean, what did he actually DO in the film that was so bad? Whack Scotty on the back of the head? Say "Me"? Climb up on the engineering console? None of that's even close to the Jar-Jar level of annoyance.

    I mean, Keenser actually had a job which he was good at. And he didn't say much. What's wrong with that?
     
  5. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    :bolian:

    Not a SW fan myself. But viewing Jar Jar out of context, I found him to be annoying. But then again, that's my opinion. :lol:

    Maybe Keenser will get developed more and this thread will be moot.
     
  6. Kelso

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    Keenser is fantastic.
     
  7. Xaios

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    That's a terrible comparison. Jar Jar was not only hideously annoying, but he was everywhere in The Phantom Menace. Seriously, he was inescapable. Keenser is just kinda there, doing his thing (whatever that is), and certainly not for long. Heck, he doesn't even have any real lines, so how on earth can you compare him to Jar Jar?
     
  8. Mach5

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    Jesus Christ, we've seen him for, what, three minutes?
     
  9. Grup

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    True. Screen time was minimal. I just found his presence not so much annoying as just unneeded. Again, just my opinion.
     
  10. Bishop76

    Bishop76 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Keenser is relatively inoffensive. He's just a comic relief character who is used exactly as much as he should be and his few moments in the movie are actually funny/silly/whatever. Jar Jar was shoved down our throats from the word GO in Phantom Menace and never EVER brought a smile to anyone over the age of or with an IQ over 5.
     
  11. Keeper

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    This character has always reminded me of a very strange last sentence uttered by Kirk at the ending of Plato's Stepchildren.

    He is bringing Alexander up to the Enterprise and he says to Scotty:

    "Little" reference aside, why would Scott be so surprised about this particular visitor?

    Could Scotty be heartbroken over the loss of a old friend who happened to be a short little alien and Kirk is hoping to cheer him up?

    That is the first thing I thought of when I saw Keenser and Scott together.
     
  12. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I like it.
     
  13. Melakon

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    Keenser is nowhere near approaching the Jar Jar Annoyance Factor. His presence in the first film seemed only to give Scott someone to talk to for the 6 months (or whatever) they were alone in the facility. We still hardly know anything about him, except that his species may form strong emotional bonds to other individuals, as evidenced by his sadness when Scott and Kirk left. For a small species, they seem adept at climbing objects. Hopefully these traits will be used if they ever give him some important plot-related actions.

    It was nice to see Deep Roy still working, I started noticing his name in the early 80s.
     
  14. Dukhat

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    I thought Scotty was more annoying than Keenser.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's you.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    Keenser's more like one of those background aliens in the cantina than Jar jar.
     
  17. Grup

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    lol
     
  18. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    Keenser was barely in the movie. Jar-Jar had much more screen time, and a much more prominent role (and, no coincidentally, was much more annoying).
     
  19. Pondslider

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    I can't wait for the the scene when a distraught Pegg carries Keenser's dying body up to the bridge after a battle with Cumberbatch.

    "He stayed up at his post when the trainees got down..."
     
  20. teacake

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    How can anyone make this comparison? Jar Jar never shuts up and Keenser hardly utters a word! Keenser seems short, solid, steady. Jar Jar is hyperactive and leaping everywhere.

    So far we haven't seen any hidden Keenser tongue secrets like with Jar Jar or Phlox. Let's hope it stays that way. Perhaps his anatomical surprise can be more like Londo Mollari's. Perhaps he can become the darling of slash in the Post Mayan Apocalypse age.