World Premiere/Advance screening discussions [SPOILERS GUARANTEED]

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by M'Sharak, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Right, because a pretentiously adolescent military drama that claims to be sci fi yet aggressively eschews imaginative elements in favor of anachronistic mainstream props and fashions, and introduces such novel and interesting innovations as shoddy camera work, doctors blowing smoke in the faces of pregnant women and starship commanders puking all over themselves is far superior to your daddy's Trek. :rommie:

    Somebody whose talents lie in the areas of writing rather than used-car salesmanship could easily find interesting stories to tell in the Trek Universe. ;)

    But that's another Topic for another Thread....
     
  2. the quickening

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    You said "probably", so at least you are honest enough not to make the claim that going with the alternate universe mumbo-jumbo was the only direction they could have gone--which I just don't buy at all. There were plenty of stories to tell in the prime universe. All it took was to finally make a full commitment--putting the necessary money up and hiring talented people--something they hadn't done in quite a while. Problem is, they hired TREK geeks--who apparently have come up with yet another TNG-like time, plot contrivance. Sorry, don't mean to be cruel, I just don't like alternate reality stories. All stories, no matter the medium, are already in an alternate reality, hence, to me, alternate reality stories are contrived stories times two. This was the same reason TREK hologram stories bugged me as well. Just a personal reaction. As of now, I'll just wait for my Redbox rental or maybe the dollar show.
     
  3. darkwing_duck1

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    Dennis, is there any source online that I could read up on this from? (Honestly curious)
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I said "probably" because I know better (sometimes) than to speak with certainty about things which have not occurred. I will say that I read most of the posts here on the topic of this movie and I have yet to see anyone here or elsewhere propose an alternate approach or a "better way" that doesn't read to me like real loser of an idea commercially.
     
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I couldn't say - I watched Moore's BSG, not your truculent and incompetently constructed attempt to summarize it.
     
  6. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Or one that only pandered to fanish expectations, resulting in a product that would be "more of the same."
     
  7. RJDiogenes

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    Then perhaps you live in an alternate universe already, since everything I mentioned comes directly from the show. ;)
     
  8. THE CHEBB

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    Back to the spoilers....does Chekov die?
     
  9. GMDreia

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    How will the timeline being changed, affect the rest of the franchise (the novels, etc.)?
     
  10. number6

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    More importantly...does he scream??
     
  11. NiteTrek

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    Ok...I'll ask again...maybe one question at a time would be better...

    Are the waitress stations/barcode scanners explained? If so, what is the explanation?
     
  12. Timo47

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    1) Yes.
    2) Don't recall a number being given.
    3) None are mentioned and unless they were in the background somewhere I saw only the Enterprise.
    4) Yes, there's a scene where you can clearly look into the shuttlebay. Looked quite good.
    5) No explanation is given for anything on the bridge. The only "prop" on the bridge you see in action is Sulu's accelerator/throttle.
     
  13. EJA

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    Is this Delta Vega planet in the movie supposed to be the same as the one in Where No Man Has Gone Before? Cos in that episode it was located near the galaxy's edge; any indication of its location here?
     
  14. Timo47

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    I'm curious why the planet in this movie was called Delta Vega. It doesn't resemble the one in Where No Man Has Gone Before and it's location is nowhere near the galaxy's edge. In fact, it's located near another very familiar planet. I'll put the rest in spoiler code.

    Nero drops Prime Spock on Delta Vega so that he can witness Vulcan's destruction.
     
  15. Timo47

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    Pine does not play Kirk as Shatner did, Zoe plays Uhura more as a 'tough girl', and Scotty is much more comic relief then he ever was. Still, I had no problems with any of these performances, they were all close enough to the characters we have known for so long. Except for Chekov. Everytime he opened his mouth, it grated on my nerves. The Russian accent used for Chekov belongs in a parody such as Galaxy Quest. It's unfortunate really, because other than the accent, Anton Yelchin was good choice for the role.
     
  16. Kelso

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    I hope he was given a pair of binoculars, at least! :lol:


    Is the planet called Delta Vega onscreen?


    Also, someone asked but I didn't see an answer... does Chekov die?
     
  17. AaronMorse

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    So Dr McCoy mentions Andorian Shingles in the online clips, but do you know if they actually "show" an Andorian in the new movie?
     
  18. Timo47

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    The number of aliens is fairly limited in this movie. I didn't spot any Andorians.

    No, Chekov does not die.
     
  19. Kokomo

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    What happens to Spock Prime at the end of the movie? Does he die?
     
  20. THE CHEBB

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    The future is saved. Thankyou!