Do you ignore the "new" Star Trek?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by CrazyMatt, May 27, 2013.

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  1. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2012
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Clearly Abrams and company jumped the gun not having Spock parachute into the volcano...
  2. Kirk1980

    Kirk1980 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 16, 2006
    Ignore it? Yeah, pretty much. People enjoy the new Trek stuff. I don't like it and think it's pretty much compost. But it doesn't bother me that people like it these days. If the people who like it end up watching more of TOS as a result then... well, bravo:)
  3. newtontomato539

    newtontomato539 Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 22, 2010
    To the creator of this thread:

    Thank you.

    Thank you for not saying racist and sexist things about nuUhura.

    Thank you for not calling me a "moron".

    Thank you for not calling me "not a true fan".

    Thank you for not saying I've "never watched Star Trek".

    Thank you for not complaining that physical models should be used instead of cgi models.

    Thank you for not making stuff up.

    Thank you. :techman:

    I want a parachuting Spock. :drool:
  4. DCR

    DCR Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 15, 2013
    Wentworth Hall, Tellus of Sol
    You may have a very good point there (I haven't seen Into Darkness yet, so I can't comment on it). However, whether it's the script or the performance that's the underlying cause, and I'm perfectly willing to believe it's the script, I still have to say that I did not enjoy the interpretation of Scotty I saw in the 2009 film.

    I think we all want a parachuting Spock.

    And you're absolutely right, there are more than enough real things to like or dislike about the 2009 reboot that no one should have to resort to making stuff up.

    I guess it's a side-effect of the idea that everything has to be justified. I don't get it, why can't people either like or dislike things just because they don't appeal to them? There's nothing wrong with saying that you don't care for something without making any judgments of its quality.
  5. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    Wow! Thanks for the memories, KingDaniel... I had one of these!!

    To answer the OP:

    No, you are not alone.
    Yes, I believe the new Star Trek movies ARE Star Trek.
    Yes, I grew up on TOS. I was introduced to Trek through The Animated Series, then reruns of TOS.
    Yes, I enjoyed all the other series, except DS9 [Because of a personal reason, I was never willing to give it a chance... and because I prefer episodic television over long story arcs.]
  6. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011

    Hey kids be sure to tell your parents to buy you Sugar Smacks cereal.
  7. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Oh, come on, you've got to elaborate that. :)
  8. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I wonder: has anyone ever gotten hooked on Trek as an adult, or did we all catch the bug when we were kids?

    I was probably seven when I first caught "Mantrap" on NBC. Been a Trekkie ever since . . ..
  9. CaptJimboJones

    CaptJimboJones Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 15, 2002

    I did watch the show as a kid, but completely ignored it in my teens and 20s - I returned and started watching again when I was in my early 30s or so. Not sure if that counts ...
  10. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Well, I don't want to make you feel old (even though I'm an old man now....) but the answer to your question in my case is "yes". I was born a little less than four years after that first airing of "The Man Trap", and the original NBC run of TOS is the only part of of Star Trek that I was not there for when it was new.
  11. Athena28

    Athena28 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 24, 2004
    Long Island, New York, USA
    I don't ignore it, but don't feel about it the way I do the older stuff. I watch it but not as the Star Trek I know & love.
  12. ralfy

    ralfy Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 2, 2013
    The fact that you have a "few fans talking about the FX" proves my argument.

    I did not argue that I dislike Wrath, and I think it's a lot better than the new ST. Reasons are given in various reviews, but I think the one that stands out does not involve plot holes but heavy reliance on spectacular reliance on action scenes. The same problems appear in various sci-fi and even superhero movies today.
  13. JimZipCode

    JimZipCode Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 13, 2010

    Don't get me wrong: I've seen them. #2 had some good stuff in them.

    But it certainly isn't Star Trek. On the AV Club comment threads, when Zach Handlen was reviewing TOS, we called #1 "Star Trek 90210". That's how I think of them.
  14. Last Redshirt

    Last Redshirt Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 21, 2014
    On the Starship Enterprise
    I've seen the Lensflare Universe movies but I just can't get into them like I can with the Prime Universe stuff. It's hard to explain, but, I just feel like it's a bastardization of Star Trek. It gets the concepts of the characters, it has a ship called the Enterprise, but, it just doesn't feel like Trek.
  15. Cyke101

    Cyke101 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 11, 2007
    Which still seems awfully silly to me, frankly. Who had the romantic drama? Two consenting adults, not high school teenagers. And it was only two of them. And in a nice twist to convention, Kirk was the third wheel. There was no competition whatsoever, and Kirk and Spock never dueled for anyone's affections.
  16. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    This thread was dead for almost 13 months, ralfy. The moderators prefer us to start new threads instead of bringing back the dead. :)
  17. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Of course we did.

    Anyone facing the prospect of the Vietnam era draft appreciated and understood that episode better than much older viewers.

    Are you kidding? That character couldn't have been any more perfect a "fantasy figure" for pubescent males if he'd been designed by demographic research.

    In other words - nope, nope, and nope.
  18. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    There's been new Star Trek??? When??

    The only new Star Trek I know of is online. And I think they're done by devoted fans.
  19. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Hollywood, CA

    If you can ignore these things existing and not use every opportunity to bitch and complain about every little thing for years on end (lens flares, anyone?) then no, you are not.

    If you use any chance you can to rail against anything new or different, then yes. You are.
  20. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
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