Star Trek The Motion Picture: If You Could Remake It

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by CuttingEdge100, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. CuttingEdge100

    CuttingEdge100 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    What would you do differently?
     
  2. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
    Make Planet of the Titans instead
     
    Ryan Thomas Riddle likes this.
  3. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Location:
    London
    Change the uniforms
     
  4. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    T'Girl
    After escaping the worm hole effect, have Ilia stop bouncing up and down in her chair.
     
    RColtrane and In_Correct like this.
  5. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    I'd take Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and rename it Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

    Philip Kaufman's Planet of the Titans could have been cool too, though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  6. Marsden

    Marsden Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Location:
    Marsden is very sad.
    I'd not change too much.

    Keep the Klingon scene and the station monitoring, have them call the recently refitted Enterprise out on duty with Kirk commanding and Spock as first officer and Bones CMO and they intercept because they are the closest Starship.

    Even though there some nice character moments in the reuniting scenes, I don't think they are worth the detours and lack plot progress. Yes, even Spock's Kohlinar doesn't really forward the plot to me, he can still understand and feel exactly the same way as the Mr. Spock we knew from TOS and TAS. Bones being gone and drafted is really cute but totally unnecessary. Kirk's whole trying to get his command back is my second least favorite part of any of the movies, not just this one. And my alteration would totally get rid of that ridiculous transporter accident scene, which is my vote for worst scene in any of the movies. WTF were they thinking having that in a G movie? And since when do you need one transporter to transport someone, never is the answer, before or since. It's pointless and gratuitous.

    Keep Decker as second officer, even keep Kirk's not total knowledge of the refit with Decker interceding, even keep what happens to Ilia and Decker at the end. I would have like just a bit of interaction from the new life form with Kirk and the crew before it just disappeared, as it was it seemed like it was destroyed
     
  7. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Not sure it needs a remake, just judicious editing.

    The problem, as always, is cutting the spectacular music.
     
    Campe and In_Correct like this.
  8. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Location:
    usa
    Agree. J.J. Abrams ST 2009 and STID proved TOS uniforms can still work.
     
    Ryan Thomas Riddle likes this.
  9. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    I could see just tweaking the uniforms particularly in terms of colour and ditching the one-piece versions.

    The writing could have used a touch of editing. In particular I'm thinking of rewriting a. line of Kirk's to establish they had had another 5-year mission after what we had seen in TOS. That would have helped address the obvious age discrepency of the characters between TOS and TMP.

    But the biggest thing would be to inject more character drama and cut back on some of the extended visuals, particular the Vger fly-through scenes.
     
  10. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    The MPAA ratings system was different in the '70s. That was back when the G rating was still actually aimed toward "general audiences" (including grown-ups) and not automatically at children like today.

    The original "Andromeda Strain" was also rated G, and there's some intense stuff in that movie, too, such as dead bodies, powdered blood pouring out of a wound, partial nudity, profanity, animals going into convulsions and dying... nothing that would ever, ever appear in a G-rated movie nowadays.

    Kor
     
  11. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
    Also SW trilogy was G and had decapitations, limbs being chopped off, burnt bodies tc
     
  12. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
    TOSesque style or TWOK?
     
  13. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    The Star Wars trilogy movies were rated PG by the MPAA, not G.

    Kor
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
    CorporalCaptain likes this.
  14. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
    Oh. They were U in uk (U=G)
     
  15. yorkshiretea

    yorkshiretea Cadet Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    This is a tricky one as I've always loved this film. More shots of the foxy refit big E would do me nicely :)
     
  16. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Location:
    London
    Sure but I would change those as well, I know its a homage to TOS but it stretches credibility in the 21st century.
     
  17. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    I'd have Ilia returned as an android/human lifeform. I'd probably keep Decker around too.

    Apart from that I'd not change a damned thing - it's fantastic !
     
    Galileo7 likes this.
  18. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Location:
    London
    TWOK, I hate the TOS uniforms they look like pjs on the men and bunny girl outfits on the women. Nothing professional about em.
     
  19. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    I'm the other way. I detest TWOK uniforms.
     
    Joel_Kirk, Galileo7 and Kor like this.
  20. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    TMP uniforms are great.

    Mind you, I'm glad I don't have to wear one...