USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by VOODOOXI, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. VOODOOXI

    VOODOOXI Commander Red Shirt

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    Did anyone check out today's poll in USA Today?

    The poll (from a general audience) shows strong support for William Shatner's return as Kirk in ST XI.

    So much for giving the people what they want.
     
  2. Opus

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    I'm sure it was very scientifically done and the BBKers had nothing to do with influencing the results...
     
  3. zenophite

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    I find the results unsurprising. while fans may squabble depending on their preference I think most casual viewers identify Shatner as captain kirk as much as Nimoy being Spock. The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him, but if it really doesn't fit the story being developed then so be it. I just think it would've been nice to at least give the character a decent sendoff rather than the uterly stupid one he got in Generations.
     
  4. archeryguy1701

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    This is why democracy doesn't work! The masses always make the wrong choice! ;) :p
     
  5. Plum

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    USA Today poll... whatever! :lol:
     
  6. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's down to 67% now. Let's neutralize the BBK effect! Team effort! :D

    PS, if there had been a Who Gives a Fuck? option, I think I know which option would be winning...
     
  7. Superman

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    I still think Shatner's in this.

    The week the trailer premieres, we have an "exchange" between Shat and Abrams about why Kirk can't appear in the film.

    Something's up, despite what some folks are saying.

    \S/
     
  8. StarMan

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    Kirk died *again*? Well come on, how many chances does this guy get?
     
  9. The Stig

    The Stig Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No, it really isn't.

    He's not in the movie.
     
  10. Temis the Vorta

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    Tralah Wasting Time Until May 2009 Fleet Captain

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    So all script decisions should be decided based on how people vote in USA Today polls? I'm not sure if I'd want to see that movie...
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Who does he think he is, anyway, Daniel Jackson? :p

    We'd get Kirk back all right - played by Lindsay Lohan.
     
  13. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    A poll of a general audience? Gimme a break.
     
  14. StarMan

    StarMan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^Indeed. I fart in the general direction of this poll.
     
  15. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
  16. Brutal Strudel

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    Another YES and anther thanks.
     
  17. zenophite

    zenophite Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    i have no idea why i put "ST X" up there.... see how much i really care about canon? :lol:
     
  18. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

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    Well, given that USA Today's audience are the same people who probably read People Magazine regularly, I'm not too concerned.
     
  19. DeafPoet

    DeafPoet Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The poll's attached to an article about Shatner. Which means if you're reading it and you're part of the general audience, you probably give more than a passing shit about Shatner for whatever reason. Sample bias.
     
  20. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    And then of course, there's the inevitable ballot-stuffing by the BBK crowd. Just like Serenity manages to come up first or second in every IMDB poll it's mentioned in, of course "everyone" wants Shatman back as Kirk.