Which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by EnsignJulka, Nov 12, 2008.

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Which version of the USS Enterpise NCC 1701 do you prefer?

Poll closed Nov 19, 2008.
  1. Original Enterprise

    40 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. Refit Enterprise

    85 vote(s)
    56.3%
  3. New Rebooted Enterprise

    26 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If the original NCC-1701 were completely decanonized from the TREK canon and lore and had the past two years' worth of Remastered TOS episodes not shown a simply more three-dimensional, detailed and dynamic version of the original Jefferies design I'd say the new movie ship fits extremely well into the starship lineages. But since the TOS Enterprise is still considered official and a pop culture icon there are problems.
     
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    There have always been problems of that sort. Trek fans have been doing mental gymnastics for years attempting to make them all fit. This merely presents a new thought exercise, does it not?
     
  3. AvBaur

    AvBaur Captain Captain

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    I'm pretty sure it's not. ILM don't even have a model department anymore.
     
  4. Qonos

    Qonos Captain Captain

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    The 79 episodes of TOS are actually the works of a 23 century holovid company who didn't have permission to use an old decommisioned Connie so they made a set with what little budget he had. The chronicle the life of the most famous Starfleet captain ever James T. Kirk and have been used at Starfleet academy for years as a docudrama on the mans life with some historical inaccuracies because certain information has been kept top secret. The new movie ship is what the Enterprise really looked like..

    How's that.... Nah that's kinda lame.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Yeah, needs some work, I think. :lol:
     
  6. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
    Picard changed the timeline when he went back in time in "First Contact"!

    That's both the easiest and the least imaginative. Can't believe I haven't heard it fifty times already. :lol:
     
  7. Qonos

    Qonos Captain Captain

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    Ya know what it's so simple it JUST MIGHT WORK....


    *Starts dancing around like curly*
     
  8. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
    Let's call it the Cogley theory. It will give me a good excuse to kill myself...
     
  9. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Admiral

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    Actually, if we just remaster the last scene of Newhart, we can show Bob Newhart and Suzanne Pleshette watching Star Trek in bed, and the whole thing would've been in their reality! :) Maybe have Bob (who, thankfully, is still alive :)), shoot a new angle, saying something like, "William Shatner? T.J. Hooker in space? R-r-right ... "
     
  10. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    ILM's old model shop guys (kerner optical) do tons of work for ILM, and they have been mentioned as doing work for STAR TREK in addition to most other ILM shows.
     
  11. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    What, it is so much better to be quiet about stuff you don't like? Maybe you'd've stood by and let them pass an amendment so Bush the Second could have pretended to be prez for ANOTHER 8 years!
     
  12. Qonos

    Qonos Captain Captain

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    You do know Dubya still has time to envoke MARTIAL LAW!!!
     
  13. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    Sadly, not an HOUR goes by that this doesn't cross my mind ... though it is more pleasant than last month, where I kept imagining that Palin woman doing the Martin Sheen bit from DEAD ZONE (put your finger on that button or I'll cut it off and put it there myself!)
     
  14. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    More like the straw that broke the camel's back.

    Kirk's middle initial can be worked around. His convoluted service record can be tweaked and fiddled with to something reasonable.

    The frat boy humor passing for history and a horribly misshapen ship with an Apple iStore for a bridge? No, there's no way to reconcile that with the established record. We're either looking at a major reset button ending or total reboot, either one of which is an insult to my intelligence and a complete waste of my time.

    AND ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING TIME TRAVEL!! THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE STAR TREK, NOT DOCTOR WHO!!
     
  15. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Except Doctor Who is good, something Trek hasn't been in ages.
     
  16. EnsignJulka

    EnsignJulka Captain Captain

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    Yeah I've never been convinced by CGI, models all the way for me!
     
  17. Jackson Roykirk

    Jackson Roykirk Ensign Newbie

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    I'll have to go with the Refit, for now. I'm really liking the new design, but I just haven't seen enough of it yet to say it's my favorite.
     
  18. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Oh, I just noticed that I wrote something that is incorrect: I did not mirror the McCoy image. I merely removed Sulu and Scotty from the background and inserted different pieces of the viewscreen (and Uhura's Starfleet delta). Who can guess where the image of Bruce Greenwood's head is from?

    Thank you, guys. :)
     
  19. ST-One

    ST-One Vice Admiral

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    No, Star Trek uses CG-models (since ILM went all digital some time ago).
     
  20. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    See above, ILM continues to employee Kerner Optical, their former modelshop guys, on most projects (including ST.)