Pine channels the Shat

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Bobatiel, May 17, 2009.

  1. Bobatiel

    Bobatiel Commodore Commodore

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    Did anyone else notice how well Chris Pine channeled Shatner at the end of the movie when he enters the bridge as Captain Kirk in his gold tunic?

    And it wasn't just the crossing of the legs in the chair, but it was also the Shatner mannerisms in his walk, posture and smirk.

    I was so impressed at Pine's Kirk through out the movie, but that last scene just screamed Shatner to me. I was blown away. I loved it for its subtlety.
     
  2. Borgminister

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    Long as he doesn't go completely overboard, can't wait for him to expand on that in the sequel. (Assuming there is one)
     
  3. Phily B

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    When he entered and said "Bones!" it was very Shatneresque.
     
  4. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I was going to open a thread on this. It's true, but he really doesn't channel the Shat until later in the film (example: when he says "Spock" while talking on the Jellyfish) This is entirely appropriate, considering that history nis a bit different, and he is not quite the same guy early in the film, as he is a fatherless drifter, so it was appropriate that he is not the shatner-like Kirk we all know until he starts to take a commanding role in what happens on the ship. I want to take my hat off to Pine for being able to pull this off.
     
  5. Penhall99

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    Yeah, his subtle mannerisms were awesome. I actually saw them a bit peppered throughout the film, and then really there at the end.

    He did a great job of channeling Shatner, and yet not turning it into a parody.

    I really hope he continues to give us the subtle "Shatner-isms" for the next film and beyond....
     
  6. Tachyon

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    I saw it too and I think he did a great job. Before seeing the movie I was so certain I wouldn't like his character, but he was/is brilliant. And for the first time ever I quite like Kirk.
     
  7. spoonunseptium

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    Pine channels Shatner in such a way that Kirk is now sexy again while still being Kirk.

    yay!
     
  8. JoeyDeacon

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    When he 'expands' - will he wear a girdle too?
     
  9. blaXXer

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    And a toupet.:bolian:
     
  10. JoeyDeacon

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    I wonder if all that is in Pine's 'master plan'?

    Somewhere in a recording studio under the Yorkshire Dales, Pine is locked down recording his version of 'Lucy in the Sky'.

    FACT.
    He's been watching this video 24/7 for the last 12 months, Pine is the Shat more than Shat was the Shat.

    FACT.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7258896287489458266

    Can someone get Pines face on that vid? That would be funny.
     
  11. Classic Fan

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    Throughout the movie Pine gave glances and mannerisms that were The Shat.

    Especially talking to Spock when they beam over to the Narada, the banter between the two really shows how they both worked on their portrayals.

    The end however is the perfect Shat moment. Crossed legs, lounging in a dignified way in the chair and glancing ahead. He did it very well.


    Heres hoping he doesnt over do it in the next one.
     
  12. Dac

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    Didnt anyone else think that during the Kobayashi Maru, his outright arrogance WAS Shatner? That bit above all else he was doing an immitation of the shat, and because it was him being a dick, i think he pulled it off :p
     
  13. Sabataage

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    There's also Shatner's signature dramtaic pause when he adds "Captain" to the end of Uhura's speech. I think I doubled on that one.
     
  14. xman

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    Are you saying Pine shat on screen?
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yeah, he even runs through one line very rapid-fire before slowing down -
    "Beginrescueofthestrandedcrew...SO...we've managed to eliminate all enemy ships..."

    It's cute because he's playing this as theatrical "I'm making believe I'm Captain, look at me." :lol:

    The apple, ala TWOK's "I don't like to lose" scene is nice too.

    I noticed last evening that apart from Uhura and Bones - okay, maybe including Uhura in a kind of rueful way - the rest of the cadets whose reactions we see look delighted to have beat the test. Bet they try to sign on to serve aboard the Enterprise under Kirk. ;)
     
  16. Trekker4747

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    Yeah, he walks onto the bridge with the full-on Kirkian swagger.

    I'm just glad he didn't delve into doing pausnia.

    Now, in the next movie he needs to get his shirt ripped open. ;)
     
  17. indranee

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    because Bones knows what's coming and Uhura... well, Uhura's pulling for her man. :p

    PS. I loved, loved, loved that whole sequence. just how I'd envisaged it over the years :D
     
  18. indranee

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    we also need him to learn the two-fisted chop.
     
  19. starbuck

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    I agree i thought pine nailed it he is a has the talent to be a better kirk and i like bill as kirk ,but noticed all the small detial pine put in and it was worth it in my eyes
     
  20. Qonos

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    Yeah he just won't win a fist fight till he learns the two fisted chop.