Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Agent Richard07, Apr 30, 2009.
He said that his ex-wife took the entire planet in the divorce, all he had left was his bones.
Ok, maybe I'm going to look stupid for asking this, but "The entire Planet?"
A rueful joke on Bones' part, I think.
And unfortunately, I still don't get it.
A joke, a hyperbole to show that the wife had probably very good lawyers and took all the money and the house and the dog...
You know like when you are tired, really tired...and say something like "I feel like I'm a thousand years old"
It doesn't mean you are the immortal highlander.
It's just a hyperbole.
I've been on the TrekBBS for 7 and a half years, and I thought it was lame. So get your facts right
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up. Not sure if it adds anything to the discussion, but good to know anyway.
How amusingly ironic coming from a guy standing in front of a 'Back to the Future' poster...
Because it's a rubbish joke. He's exaggerating about how she took absolutely everything.
I too noticed this, and in fact am one of the "I'm not quite sure about this movie" people who is a spin-off fan (TNG). For me, it's purely that my favorite Trek now seems to have little chance of occurring in the new Trek universe they're creating. While the original has diverged somewhat from what it would have been from the initial branching point of this new universe, the changes will inevitably have a more drastic effect on the long-term future of that universe. In other words, as a spin-off fan, now I'm left with a Star Trek universe in which my beloved spin-off either won't happen or will be so different that I may wish it hadn't. So, silly as it sounds, I think that's the thing we spin-off people are having trouble reconciling: a new Star Trek universe that may well not include the things we love best about Trek (be it DS9, TNG, or what have you).
Hey, at least ENT people are safe! But seriously, yes, I know my beloved TNG will always be back in the original Trek universe, so I'm becoming okay with it. But I won't be able to feel the same way about this new alternate universe as I do about the original, for the reasons outlined above.
Oh yeah, let's get personal. How kind of you. What a nice chap you must be.
If you'd bothered reading my posts I'd said I didn't enjoy the film that much, but if other people did then good on them.
But oh no, that's not frigging good enough for the likes of you is it. Anyone who would dare dislike something you like is a massive twat and must be shown up.
And what does that even mean anyway, yeah because BTTF isn't a popular film 24 years later is it? Is it a crime now to like that film?
Grow up please, and an apology wouldn't go amiss
The joke comes more from the delivery than the actual line. There's nothing all that funny about the line "I'm a doctor, not a <blank>" either, but it's the delivery that sells it.
Yeah, thank god Enterprise is safe.
J.J. Abrams Raped Star Trek. Seriously, he took the series and had his way with it. I am disapointed that I spent 5 dollars on this movie. It was so bad.
If you haven't seen it. Here is the one spoiler that will make you hate JJ Abrams.
HE DESTROYED VULCAN.
That means all the Vulcans from Star Trek the Next Generation, DS9, and voyager are DEAD.
think about that for a minute...
^ Tuvok could always be born somewhere else.
Just for the record, Marty McFly's adventures are three of my favourite movies.
DANG, where did you watch it for only 5.00$?!!
I wonder how many of these shiny new cadets can be traced to the same IP address.
Your point is well taken. On the other hand, Roddenberry said he originally didn't want to give the characters military ranks at all but he needed something the audience would understand.
Starfleet has been interpreted a number of different ways. Harve Bennett and Nick Meyer went with a more militaristic interpretation, as did Ira Behr and Ron Moore. Roddenberry and Michael Piller seemed to favor a less militaristic interpretation.
I prefer Roddenberry and Piller but it's all a matter of opinion, I guess. The interpretations of this franchise by different showrunners over the years sometimes makes me think it's a mistake to try to find a consistent perspective at all. Better to take each show on its own terms. From that point of view this movie is hardly the first time Star Trek has been reinvented.
So what's the problem?
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