When was the last time you saw Star Trek The Motion Picture?

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  1. Jedi_Master

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    About 3-4 years ago. I fell asleep halfway through.
     
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  2. oldtrekkie

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    You must have watched the ultra-long version. I think they've cut some of the very slow scenes in the theatrical version.
     
  3. KlingonCereal

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    TMP is one of my favorites. Even though I’ve seen plenty of fancier “CGI” over the years - the atmosphere of TMP is still incredibly inspirational.
     
  4. shivkala

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    I love the away mission outfit! I wasn't a fan of TMP uniforms, but I did appreciate the away outfit (can it be considered a jacket? I doesn't seem to be a jacket, but that sounds more natural). I like the idea of specialized outfits for away missions, even if it is just additions to the regular uniform. Seems wise due to things like climate, the need for storage space, etc.

    I do, too. In fact, I try to re-watch the movies every year starting in November/December. The funny thing is I usually whiz through the TOS movies. I really enjoy TMP and TWoK as a follow up can't be beat. It's the TNG movies that bog me down (though TFF slowed me down last year). In fact, despite starting in December with TMP, I just watched Nemesis tonight.
     
  5. Therin of Andor

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    "Field jacket", yep. And yes, the pockets are useful at a convention.

    Based on the field jackets featured in "The Cage".

    The person would normally key in their requirements before entering the shower recess. Similar to entering a holodeck.
     
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    I saw it in 2019, Fathom Events had a limited run of it in theatres, so I took myself and 3 friends. :D
     
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    ^That's how I saw it on the big screen for the first time!
     
  8. DonIago

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    I guess we could assume there's a similar panel on the inside if one decides to change the parameters. I'm not sure whether the view we have of the shower precludes that?
     
  9. Therin of Andor

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    Sure. But I'm not jumping to that conclusion. This is something we would probably have seen in "Phase II".

    In the Pocket novel, either "The Prometheus Design" or "Triangle"(?), someone tries to assassinate Spock by altering his sonic shower - and he almost drowns in liquid clothing.
     
  10. DonIago

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    It would be kind of silly if the settings couldn't be altered from the inside though. Certainly when I'm in the shower I may want to make it hotter or colder, and while I'm not sure how that applies to a sonic shower, I would imagine the same considerations apply.

    I'd be pretty upset if I had to jump out of the shower, or even stick my dripping-wet hand outside the shower, just to nudge the dial a little more in one direction or the other. :)
     
  11. shivkala

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    Convention, alien planet, it's all the same!



    I don't think I've ever made that connection, but it was there the whole time. The WoK jackets/coats are my all-time favorite. Practical for an away team, but obviously not practical for a TV budget.

    Either way, the connection to "The Cage" is another thing that will add to my list of reasons why I love watching TMP.
     
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    “Prometheus Design.” I’m trying to read it right now. It’s not going well. :rommie:
     
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    You have a gifted child who understands lofty concepts. My parents hated Star Trek.

    I think The Cage had similar field jackets?
     
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    Well, it had “a” field jacket. Wouldn’t call it similar.
     
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    Sorry, I was thinking about the TWOK ones
     
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    Yep. And a tiny bit of extra business for Billy Van Zandt's Rhaandarite ensign, after standing around watching filming for three months. (Billy kept saying, "Let me get killed by the Probe.")
     
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    When I upgraded my TV and got a Bluray player a few years ago. I'd only seen the Director's Edition for years on DVD, and it was a breath of fresh air to have the IMHO superior version back. I just wish they'd kept Spock's line in about everyone making God in their own image, which is the movie's ultimate wham line.
     
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    At the Fathom Events screening of 2019. Could only make it Sunday due to my job. But it was absolutely f-ing gorgeous. In theater I think only the 2009 movie compared to it in size. (Though it also matched my level of enthusiasm for catching The Undiscovered Country on its way out of theaters in high school, a movie I almost missed entirely because no one else in my family had wanted to see it over holidays.)

    I made sure to catch TMP at the one theater in town that devoted a proper 2.35 screen to it, even though it was a bloody renovated luxury theater. I was so overwhelmed by the cinematic experience that I canceled my ticket for the Return of the King special edition at another theater and went right back in for the 7pm showing.

    I'd already seen The Wrath of Khan nine times between the 2016 Cinemark Classic Movies release, the 2017 Fathom release and the 2018 Flashback Cinema (same series that ran the 2019 LOTR marathon around the time of TMP) release. And the TWOK experience is far more elusive by comparison, perhaps from seeing it too many times. Six of my nine screenings were letterboxed onto standard 1.85 screens, and four of those theaters booked it on the smallest screen available. Movie looked exceptionally good; I guarantee it was no 1080i cheat like some of Fathom's earlier events -- however only the Kobayashi Maru sequence, plus some of the TMP-recycled shots (however stripped of their original spatial continuity) stand out in my mind as seeming necessarily larger in scope compared to seeing it on a TV.
     
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