Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Agent Richard07, Apr 18, 2013.


Grade the movie...

  1. A+

  2. A

  3. A-

  4. B+

  5. B

  6. B-

  7. C+

  8. C

  9. C-

  10. D+

  11. D

  12. D-

  13. F

  1. All-Seeing I

    All-Seeing I Commander Red Shirt

    May 26, 2001
    Renfrewshire, Scotland
    Casting Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Singh made about as much sense as casting Jessica Alba as a blue-eyed blonde in the Fantastic Four movies - couldn't Cumberbatch simply have played another genetically-engineered superman from Khan's crew? If they wanted to give a nod to Space Seed/Wrath of Khan, then when they were putting all the cryo-pods into storage, why not show one of them being wheeled past, giving a quick glimpse of Ricardo Montalban's face superimposed in the viewing window?
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    I liked Alba in Fantastic Four, and have yet to see a rationalization for why her casting was a mistake that wasn't essentially racist.

    At least objections to Daniel Craig as Bond were only shortsighted and moronic.

    Seeing this in IMAX 3D on Wednesday night, and then again Friday.
  3. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

    Oct 14, 2004
    correct me if I'm wrong (yeah, I know that phrase is totally unnecessary on this subforum whether I'm posting facts or observations, but it is part of this sentence, so deal with it), but there are places that get advance screenings. I remember reading that Texas was supposed to get one, but I don't know if it took place or not.

    Honestly now: Do ANY of you folks actually KNOW these other posters' locations to be as advertised, or for that matter that they have absolutely not had opportunity to see the film, either in theaters or via bootleg? I'd figure the burden of proof would be the other way round at this point, unless certain posters here have access to trekbbs member info that isn't generally available (that couldn't be, though - ethically, it would be a 'violation,' as Troi might say.)

    Then again, if the posters in question are sufficiently dicklike to cast an official negative vote in a poll based on having seen the film without themselves having seen it, they deserve your wrath (note I am making a distinction between that and just bitching about something based on clips and a synopsis and similar input ... in other words, you won't see my vote/ranking here till I've seen the movie, or at least 60% of it -- and if it is the latter, I'll qualify my remarks by making that clear up front.)
  4. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

    Oct 14, 2004
    Rimshots only work if the sound is turned on.

    Otherwise they are just visual noise, like a badly processed digital image that amounts to being little more than false data.
  5. beamMe

    beamMe Commodore

    Mar 17, 2011
    No. If anything, it's much closer to the shuttle-flight through the moon-dock before the reveal of the Rodger Young in Starship Troopers.

    But then, there are far worse scenes you could steel from than the trench-run from Star Wars.
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I'll call it an educated guess based on what I've seen here and in other forums and leave it at that.
  7. Chu'lak

    Chu'lak Lieutenant

    Apr 24, 2013

    I’m starting this on Monday the 13th and I wanted to document my thoughts how I think the movie will turn out. I know the grand surprise, revealing the villains true identity 2\3rds of the way through the film. Looks to me like it’s another Joker, Loki, Silva let the villain get captured then turn on you plot.

    And that’s another thing, John Harrison as Khan. For good or ill Khan is the Joker of the Trek universe and we all knew he’d be here, but the writers are idiots to try and fake us out for two years. In the directors commentary for Trek2009 they said originally there was going to be one of those Marvel after credits scenes that just showed the Botany Bay floating in space. So they’ve known since 2008 that Khan was going to the villain in this movie.

    So before going in here’s what I’ve learned that I love. I really like the Nimoy cameo as written, with him stating they beat Khan at “Great Cost.” WE’ll see how it plays in the future. I wonder if he’s written down things like V’ger and the Whale Probe? I wonder if Sybok died in Nero’s attack.

    Sounds like Admiral Robo Cop is in league with Section 31. I can’t believe DS9 got the love here.

    Savage, bat’leth wielding Klingons seem awesome, but I think they are going to be merely window dressing.

    Here’s what I am not liking from what I read. The transwarp beaming from the last movie. Beaming to Qu’onos sounds ridiculous and it sounds like the distance from Earth to there might be terribly close, but in the pilot of Enterprise they made it there in four days at warp five, so we will see.

    Ok, I can handle the Kirk death and resurrection. Every great Trek character has died and comeback, Kirk himself in Generations. In Space Seed McCoy actually said the line: “There’s something inside this man that refuses to accept death.” I’ll give them a bit of leeway with the magic Cheerleader blood.

    But Spock yelling KHAAAAAN and going nuts plays terrible on paper, I hope Quinto can pull it off. I know that he’ll be dealing with the loss of Amanda and Vulcan and be much more emotionally compromised but I can’t help but think I’ll just roll my eyes and laught at this. I just can’t believe theyre’ going to recreareate the reversal of Trek’s greatest death scene, only to reverse it a few minutes later.

    So that’s where I can on Monday. I’ll finish this on Thursday.
  8. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 1, 2012
    Or a Hispanic who speaks with a Hispanic accent but is supposedly Indian.
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Game, set and match. ;)
  10. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    Less baiting and less hotlinking of pics from other people's blogs, please.

    Once again, let's stick to talking about the movie, and not about other posters. Remember where we're posting, 'K?

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Yep! :techman:
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
  13. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
  14. ConRefit79

    ConRefit79 Captain Captain

    Nov 18, 2008
    Any familiar Aliens? Andorians, Xindi, Orions and Tellarites?
  15. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Possibly a female Deltan on the Enterprise. All the new alien cremembers from the last film are back too.
  16. thumbtack

    thumbtack Commodore Commodore

    Dec 27, 2002

    It may have been the alcohol.
  17. Capt_Pickirk

    Capt_Pickirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 6, 2010
    Sunny ol' Blighty
    Saw it today with my sister. It was silly, but a lot of fun. The 3D was nothing to write home about.
    I was a little disappointed that Kirk didn't say 'Second Star to the right, and straight on til morning' or something like that at the end of the film, what with all the other references that were in there. Nevermind.

    Cumberbatch didn't really need to be Khan. He was a good baddie, sure, but he could've been Joachim (or Joaquin, however it's pronounced.) That might've actually been better.
    I liked it quite a lot, despite a lot of the stupid stuff. I'll definitely go see it again. :D
  18. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bristol, England
  19. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 25, 2013
    so i got the soundtrack. the end of Kirk Enterprises is just amazing.
  20. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

    Jul 26, 2001
    United Kingdom
    Me too, the track listing has no spoilers and the music is even better than I remember. That's the music that plays at the final scene where they embark on their 5 year mission.

    If you listen to San Fran shuffle (Spock/Khan fight and chase) at around 1:55-2:05 minutes there is what sounds like the Amok Time battle music haha
    Last edited: May 14, 2013