BringBackKirk video

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Anji, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Anji

    Anji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 7, 2003
    Assisting in the birth of baby Horta on Janus VI
    Have any of you seen this this video on YouTube from It's amazing. It starts off with the righting the great wrong of the killing of Kirk in Generations and...well, I don't want to spoil the rest.

    I'd like your opinion. This movie is a pretty tall order. Do you think CBS/Paramount would have the money/ability/talent/guts to pull something like this off??? I for one would shell out the $9 to go see it.
  2. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    If they wedge Shat into the next movie I may stay home.
  3. Nardpuncher

    Nardpuncher Rear Admiral

    Nov 17, 2003
  4. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    What can I say? Long on special effects, short on story and dialog. Some more exposition would be nice.
  5. thew40

    thew40 Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 7, 2003
    The Planet Akron in the Ohio Sector
    I remember when this first came out and thinking it was kinda neat. Now, watching it, I feel embarassed. I understand and appreciate the amount of work that was done for this -- but at the same time, it's monumentally dorky.
  6. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    Who do I talk to to get my 9 minutes and 15 seconds back?
  7. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Aww, not this again.
  8. CDR6

    CDR6 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 4, 2008
    As much as I like the original cast, some are old, and some are gone. I think the new cast will age into their roles well if the new Trek lasts. So "Hail and farewell Star Trek!"
  9. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    This ship has sailed.
  10. Char Aznable

    Char Aznable Lieutenant Commander

    Nov 28, 2009
    I've seen that vid many times now and it is STILL one of the worst things I've ever seen. Anyone who legitimately thinks this would be a good movie, especially now, deserves to get punched in the face.
  11. knine

    knine Captain Captain

    Mar 17, 2005
    Not this crap again.

    CBS won't do it, but I dunno, maybe if NBC gets desperate enough.....
  12. USS KG5

    USS KG5 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 1, 2004
    England's green and pleasant land.
    This is actually quite entertaining as a trailer - its pretty dumb though.

    "Wouldn't it be kewl if they had all the crews in one action packed film" seems to be the premise - and its pretty silly, seeing it would probably be a terrible mess.
  13. USS KG5

    USS KG5 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 1, 2004
    England's green and pleasant land.
    Another point: Why are fans of a franchise where the future is meant to be peaceful so hung up on killing thousands of people? When Trek actually did a war in DS9 it built it up, showed the consequences and crucially did it to open doors for their characters. No great story has ever been told with the premise "lets blow loads of ships up cos its kewl".
  14. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    Time to leave this whole thing alone.
  15. THE_FETT

    THE_FETT Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 8, 2008
    Yeah it left me wondering; why is it called "Bring Back Kirk" it seems like it should be called "Bring Back Everyone"

    And so, if the trailer is an indication of the proposed story, then the movie would basically be, take all the plots of various episodes and mash them all together?

    And eveyrone is old. And Scotty is dead. Wtf? What are these people smoking?
  16. Kibbin

    Kibbin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 10, 2009
    I wasn't a fan of them putting Spock into the new movie (I think they should have just rebooted, but I won't go into that) and would hate to see him back for the next movie the Shat, well that may put me off all together. Yeah I didn't like Kirks death either but going and bringing him back would most likely just make the situation worse. What's done is done, now lets all just move on.
  17. RobertScorpio

    RobertScorpio Pariah

    Jan 25, 2008
    San Diego
    Agreed, and I'm a long time Shatner fan. They need to move on, and let go (shatner too..and I think he has).

  18. Jonas Grumby

    Jonas Grumby Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 24, 2002
    Somewhere in the South Pacific
    Looks like an attempt to take the original crew and immerse them in some of the worst aspects of the spinoffs. Not a good idea, IMHO.
  19. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    Well, actually they did "Bring Back Kirk". Pine was awesome playing him.

    As for Shatner, he's good where he is today (and make no mistake, he is good). But it's time to move on.
  20. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

    May 16, 2001
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    You have to remember when this was made. Generations left a bad taste in many fans' mouths because Kirk, who beat up genetic supermen for breakfast, died because he was too heavy on a teetering bridge. I could almost accept the first "death" of Kirk, what with him saving the Enterprise and all.

    I don't recall there being many fan films then, either. And to us Kirk fans, it was a shot in the arm after putting up with the character's stupid, senseless death. Of course, the situation has changed since then. In Shatner's novels, he brought Kirk back for adventures in the Next Gen era, and now a new actor is playing the role.

    This is a perfect example of Paramount wasting their resources. I would have liked to see an annual Trek film with the original cast before any of the actors beamed up to the big Enterprise in the sky, but the company didn't know how to handle the lightning in a bottle Star Trek was ... and is.