Do you watch TNG movies?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by JesterFace, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 28, 2004

    I would say that action is a needed part of modern movies, and even back then the lack of action was only forgiven due to the audience understanding the limitations of technology back then.

    A story like 2001 done in exactly the same way could never become a hit nowadays.

    With that said however, action should be something that flows naturally from a well made story.

    Just look to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight for 2 excellent examples of this.

    Wow you think Generations was better than BOBW? :guffaw:
    I was watching BOBW for the first time on Blu-Ray, and my dad sat down to watch. He didn't know I had bought the S3 and S4 sets.

    He thought I was watching First Contact :lol: He was waiting for Picard to show up with the Tommy Gun.

    That's how good BOBW was.

    Time's Arrow was a kick ass two parter!!! What's wrong with you? slightly better than Time's Arrow? How about 10 levels worse? They should have just remade Time's Arrow with the budget they wasted on Generations.

    Yes, even First Contact feels like this. I can only take so much of someone hitting a jukebox and it staring to blast "Oh Ooby Dooby!!"

    For facks sakes!
  2. wulfio

    wulfio Captain Captain

    Jun 29, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I can`t say I agree for my own personal tastes. for me, some of the best sci-fi that has come out lately are Moon and Sunshine.
  3. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 12, 2006
    Your Mom
    Storywise, no, but it had much better production values.:bolian:

    Eh. it was alright.
  4. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 28, 2004

    I think Time's Arrow would have been an excellent episode on which to base a movie on.

    Those aliens seemed pretty powerful to me, and it seemed strange to me that, being caught with their pants down like that, they wouldn't seek some type of revenge.
  5. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Seen them once each. Never bothered again since and likely never will.

    I've seen the TOS films each a number of times over the years, but only the first two can still hold me. TVH is the worst of the six.
  6. TheAdmiralty

    TheAdmiralty Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 8, 2014
    I've seen First Contact so many times that I don't feel the need to watch it again for a while. It's been a while for Generations and Nemesis, but I'd be open to seeing them again if I didn't have anything else going on. Never mind about Insurrection. I have no interest in seeing it again.
  7. lewisniven

    lewisniven Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 3, 2011
    Northants - UK
    I go against the grain and actually quite like generations, yes it's a silly story but the cinematography is top drawer. I also don't have much of a problem with insurrection, just treat it mentally like a 2 part TNG episode and it stands up pretty well. FC is often on TV so I'll catch it when it's on.

    As far as I'm concerned Nemesis doesn't exist, to the point where I don't personally consider it canon.

    STVI:TUC is my favourite trek movie though. I agree with what people have said in that the first 6 movies feel more special, something about them just works well on the big screen.

    What annoys me about the TNG movies is that the characters are all different, notably Picard. He goes from this measured, diplomatic man, to action hero Picard (mostly at Stewarts own request as I understand it), and it just doesn't work. There's also the issue of having a lot of characters to service on screen, Everyone has to be given something to do and thats a lot of people to keep busy for a movie. The original movies stuck mostly either to the Kirk/Spock/McCoy triage or a small subset of characters, and that worked much better from a story POV.
  8. Anji

    Anji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 7, 2003
    Assisting in the birth of baby Horta on Janus VI
    I can't watch the TNG movies. They're terrible. As much as I loved the TV series, the movies are heartless and stiff. The acting is very artificial and there is no rhythm to the direction.
  9. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    I didn't mind that, but writers' character motivation for his becoming a physicist -- "for the money" -- left me scratching my head.
  10. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Full of hot air.

    That said. I think I might watch them. Haven't seem any of 'em in ages.

    And just because.
  11. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 1, 2013
    I wish I could...but I just don't see it happening.

    Moreso with the final two films, but I get the same feeling with those that I'd get from visiting an uncle or someone in a nursing home, watching them slowly die. :(

    Didn't anyone in production realize the tone of these movies?!

    Every unused clip form these movies that I've seen...EVERY SINGLE exactly the sort of material that should have stayed in. It's almost like it was intentional.
  12. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    I never watch the TNG films. Had "Star Trek" not been in the titles I never would have watched them in the first place.
  13. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    Only FC and NEM
  14. martok2112

    martok2112 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 8, 2013
    I will watch all TNG movies, but the one that gets the most repeated viewings from me is Nemesis, my favorite of the TNG films (despite its many flaws).
  15. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I'm about due to jab a rusty fork in my eye. Nemesis would likely give me the same result! :lol:
  16. Ryan8bit

    Ryan8bit Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2004
    St. Paul, MN
    Sometimes I feel that the movies were written for the Voyager cast, but substituted with TNG characters. Particularly Insurrection.
  17. martok2112

    martok2112 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 8, 2013
    Why fight it? :D

    (I keed. I keeeeeeeed. :D )
  18. VST

    VST Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 26, 2014
    Earth Spacedock
    I watch the TNG films much less than the rest, because they're just not as fun as the TOS ones for me, or as entertaining.

    NEM, despite being distinctly average, I sometimes have on as background noise. The one I prefer watching most is FC, as it's TNG's best movie effort before GEN.
  19. plynch

    plynch Commodore Commodore

    Apr 28, 2007
    Outer Graceland
    I don't really watch movies, so no. Thanks you for asking though. I remember liking Insurrection because it was like the show, and not just action heroes and dune buggies, and it had an ethical dilemma.
  20. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    For me it's not as cut and dry as "I watch TOS films but don't watch TNG films." There are films in each group that I get more excited about than others - in the TOS era, TNG era and the ongoing reboot era as well.