Paramount going ahead with ST4 according to Engage

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by timtonruben359, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. timtonruben359

    timtonruben359 Commander Red Shirt

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    On the latest episode of the official Star Trek Podcast Engage, movie critic Scott Mantz stated that while attending a Paramount function last week, it was confirmed to him that Paramount is indeed moving forward with ST4 as planned.

    The episode is located here: http://www.clammr.com/app/clammr/245933?extendedInfoAutoplay=1
     
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  2. Pubert

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    There was never any doubt of that. I do suspect that this might be the last one. The actors are going to want to move onto other things also since the last one made the lowest box office of the 3 I also think that the budget will be cut. So this fourth movie will probably tie things up quite a bit.
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    They've been doing other things in between each of the movies, arguably moreso than the TOS actors did between their movies, or the TNG actors did between their movies. If anything, these actors might enjoy reuniting with their friends every few years, and they can continue to do so until these movies produce an actual financial dud.
     
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  4. Pubert

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    Possibly.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing how the Idiot Hater Brigade™ on Facebook deal with the revelation that they were proven to be, as with every single other time, full of shit.
     
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    I don't think the actors have been typecast or locked into a set of genres or roles. The other movies were all actors that had been involved in the TV shows for 3, 5, or 7 years before they moved into the films for another 20-odd years.

    None of these actors have been locked into these roles so they might not mind doing the movies longer.
     
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    whoopee.
     
  9. Romulan Loyalist

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    Mayhaps ST4 they realign the stars, Temporal Agents prevent Nero from his idiocy, and perhaps, even getting Spock to the rescue of Romulus in time..

    Then balance is restored.. they can still use the flashy new stuff and new actors... Maybe more Klingons (less piercings) and such..
     
  10. Khan 2.0

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    Maybe tie up the alternate timeline? (now Prime is back)
     
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  11. King Daniel Beyond

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    SPOILERS! They won't.
     
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  12. Romulan Loyalist

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    Probably not - there is more money in ignoring real Trek, and just skimming the edges with the shiny things associated with Trek. Can you imagine today's generation sitting through a Picard speech? They would be looking at their phone 2 minutes in and waiting for the next explosion.

    But hey - one can dream..
     
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  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    If we're going by older = truer, Kirk kicking ass in TOS is truer Trek than Picard's pretentious speeches ;)
     
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  14. Romulan Loyalist

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    Personally I think you cannot have one without the other... Picard, granted - was rigid (even in fights I thought he would never bend at any point - outstanding posture) however he did kick proverbial ass in many instances.. Perhaps in a recast TNG Picard will still have his speeches, but not be telephone pole straight.

    That being said - Kirk was the cowboy of ST... That is without question.
     
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    What's "real" Trek?
     
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    Real Trek in my opinion is the combination of philosophy, the usual 'geekery' and a fair mix of intrigue, diplomacy and violence. Not every episode had an enemy to fight - some were encountered anomalies or interpersonal storylines...

    New Trek is action interspersed with tidbits of storyline and humor.

    Maybe claiming no new Trek is real would be flawed in general -
     
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  17. Ovation

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    It's ALL "real" (or none of it is "real"--depends on one's point of view). Trek is like ice cream--comes in many flavours and individuals often prefer one or a few over the whole range. Nothing wrong with that. But just as pistachio ice cream (despite my utter loathing of it) remains "real ice cream", any and all officially produced Trek is "real Trek".

    Try expressing it in terms of flavours you enjoy more (or less) rather than "real Trek" vs. "whatever flavour I don't like so it isn't 'real'". Leads to much less angst and sniping.
     
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    Agreed.. good idea.. thanks! Makes sense.

    I'm just glad I watched all the Kelvin movies.. If I hadn't, and just read the synopsis and criticisms, I would be some sort of Trek-Curmudgeon.. the movies were enjoyable. But the deeper plot implications and holes irk me. Perhaps ST4 will solve the problems created by the first 3... However, as already posted..

     
  19. fireproof78

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    I'm excited by the news, and hope it comes sooner rather than later.

    I think that they can move on to a new adventure, with Kirk's development arc being neatly wrapped up in Beyond. I'm hoping that Spock and Uhura get a little more time, and explore something a little bit different.

    Please, no time travel!
     
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    Mantz speculates in the podcast that it could be the mirror universe. Personally, I'm expecting something really convoluted where George Kirk was beamed out at the last second and lived some horrible tortured life for 25 years before being found and rescued by Jim:lol: