WI: Original Star Trek updated with JJ Abrams verse?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Civ001, May 31, 2013.

  1. Civ001

    Civ001 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Suppose that in 1969 before the original Star Trek tv series was relesed, all the sets, CGI, and the costumes are all upgraded to those of the Star Trek 2009 movie. The plot and the cast is still the same. But 1966 audiances get to see what the future will be told like from a 2009 perspective. How do you think the people will react to the technology?
     
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  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    They'd be awed. Holographic glass, animated control consoles, touch-screen interfaces. The magic glass in the brig. The gigantic engneering section, shuttlebay and warp core. The scale and scope are far in advance of anything around in 1966 (the show was cancelled in '69), especially on television.
     
  3. dodge

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    They wouldn't be able to see the bridge, it would appear to be just a field of white on the old black and white TVs. :D
     
  4. MANT!

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    /\ The USA had color TV since the 50s... So I'd have seen it on our RCA Vista vision
     
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It'd be awesome.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Stanley Kubrick would call his set designer and tell him to dump the white.
     
  7. Warped9

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    A whole lotta pukin' goin' on.
     
  8. BillJ

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    Please. Those type of sets and production values in the late-60's would've blown people's minds.

    Are the sets practical? Likely not. Do they look cool? Absolutely.
     
  9. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    Please. It's a matter of opinion.
     
  10. BillJ

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    It really isn't.

    Is one design better than another? Debatable. But, construction values and production technology has advanced a whole lot in nearly fifty-years.

    There is no doubt that audiences would've been wowed by the current sets in the late-60's.

    If you can't admit that, then your biases are overruling your common-sense.
     
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  11. Warped9

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    Yes, it really is.
     
  12. BillJ

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    So your telling me people of the sixties wouldn't have been wowed by the sets of The Motion Picture or the Alien films?

    I know bubbling wallpaper say 23rd century far better than touch screen interfaces and holographic viewscreens.
     
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  13. Nerys Myk

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    Even the sets for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) would blow the minds of the 1960s TV audience.
     
  14. BillJ

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    And sixties folks being wowed by Abrams sets doesn't take anything away from the work Jefferies and his designers did on TOS. They blazed the trail that Abrams is following. But Abrams has the advantage of better technology and more money.
     
  15. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Definitely. Jefferies didn't have the budget or technology that the folks working on 2001 had, much less the folks doing the new Trek films. What he and other did was good for a 60s TV budget, but anyone denying that the sets and sfx of the new films would blow the minds of the 1960s TV audience is suffering from a deliberate cognitive dissonance.
     
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    Too much like a glossy hair salon/spa in space.
     
  17. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    Clearly they would be in awe. I mean you are giving them visual effects and set design that is a half century ahead from anything they have ever seen before.

    Its akin to showing someone from the 60's an iPod and showing them how you have 500 albums that you can carry around with you in your pocket.