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New Star Trek film

Postby Mal » Thu May 07, 2009 3:44 am

So, are you looking forward to it? Willing to forgive if it's bad? Perhaps you refuse to see it for fear of it infringing on the continuity. I know more than a few people who already beleive it's the devils work. Let's talk about it :D

Personally, I'm looking forward to it. Can't be too terribly bad, I mean, J.J. Abrams must some some idea that screwing it up will cause geeks to form a lynch mob :P
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Joe Falco » Thu May 07, 2009 9:52 pm

I'm no Trekkie. I never had that much interest in Star Trek or any of its incarnations. That being said, I might go out to see it if I have the time.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby zeekgenateer » Thu May 07, 2009 11:22 pm

I'm going to see it with a Trekkie on Friday, so it'll be interesting. Heard they won't be speaking any Klingon in the movie, can't say I'm complaining about that.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Biomekanic » Sun May 10, 2009 12:40 pm

Having seen the movie, the best response I've seen so far is this: This is an original Star Wars trilogy movie set in the Star Trek universe.

Yes, there are plot holes and bad science you could fly the Death Star ( let alone the Enterprise ) through, but it's a lot of fun.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Pentegarn » Mon May 11, 2009 5:57 pm

I enjoyed it, and was pleasantly surprised by the casting (Spock, Scotty, and McCoy in particular). I enjoyed the little nods to the original series as well that were scattered here and there.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby konmanrocks » Mon May 11, 2009 9:44 pm

it was a little different from what i was expecting, but seeing it, i can say it was great. a definite must see for any treke or lover of scifi
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Mikalyaran » Tue May 12, 2009 3:42 am

Im heading out to see it tonight. I've heard only good things about it. I am pleased.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby ReccaSquirrel » Tue May 12, 2009 1:12 pm

Did anyone else notice the Tribble that Scotty had for a pet?
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby konmanrocks » Wed May 13, 2009 6:27 pm

ReccaSquirrel wrote:Did anyone else notice the Tribble that Scotty had for a pet?

so thats what that thing was called.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby zeekgenateer » Wed May 13, 2009 9:15 pm

I liked it. I don't know much of the old cannon, but one of my friends liked it. He thought it dumped the old crap rather gracefully. The trekkie didn't like it though, mostly because
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Bobby Archer » Sat May 16, 2009 2:20 pm

I've seen a fair bit of the various Trek incarnations - not nearly enough to qualify me as a Trekkie, but I've got a base knowledge - and I really loved the movie. Abrams definitely showed some stones with some of the choices, but everyone I went with had no problem with those (to the point that the two biggest Trekkies got in line to watch the second showing).

And, as for the bad science, I never cease to be impressed with Star Trek's ability to give bad, often ridiculous science and make me go...yeah, okay, why not?
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Mal » Sat May 16, 2009 6:14 pm

I've still yet to see it. Likely won't till next week, but I am so overjoyed to hear such good things about it :)
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby JohnnyEgregious » Sun May 24, 2009 3:52 am

Was I the only one who yelled "Picard is better!" when the trailer came on? When it started I was hoping for it, but alas.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Ludicrity » Sun May 24, 2009 2:40 pm

I really really liked it. Pretty much the only role I didn't like was Nero. Thought that was a bit of over-acting. But other than that, I was really impressed! I thought going in that it might be terrible, but it was a great action movie. I kinda miss Ricardo Montalban, though :| . Actually, on that point, that's the one thing that bothered me. It was a bit TOO good. I mean, part of the magic of Star Trek is that it's really really cheesy, and the old movies kinda poked fun at themselves. These guys take it seriously though, and I kinda miss all that old cheesy stuff.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Vince_LomPARTAY » Tue May 26, 2009 3:54 am

It's obvious paramount wants to make a parallell series of *new* Star Trek films to cash in on old characters without having to stick to such troublesome things as "canon" and "being creative for a change".

I almost feel stupid saying Star Trek has "sold out" at this point.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Bobby Archer » Tue May 26, 2009 3:27 pm

If I was going to be making a new Star Trek series of movies, I'd do everything I could to circumvent Trekkies screaming "Canon!" too. The fix for that wound up being simple, direct, and explained in under a minute; I can get behind that. It also eliminates the "Well, he/she/it has to survive because they're around for XYZ later" factor of prequels.

Also, someone's going to have to explain the concept of "selling out" to me sometime. I mean, Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics to the Star Trek theme music just so he could collect a royalty on the theme in addition to what he was getting for the show.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Sintar07 » Sat May 30, 2009 3:36 am

I've watched the movie 4 times so far. Great stuff :D :D
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby jioan » Sat May 30, 2009 1:28 pm

Considering I've only seen 1 episode of Star Trek the movie plot was well put together and drew me into the universe. I might actually go buy the boxed set eventually if I get the time this summer.
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Allandaros » Sun May 31, 2009 3:16 am

The movie was a good, solid movie (unlike the last few ones we've had - OHGAA!). I strongly disagree with the idea that the new film was done to avoid "being creative for a change" - it lets the filmmakers create a new universe, which the viewers are being exposed to for the first time, without having the 30-some years of canon impede the story. There's a sense of raw discovery with the film, and part of that is essential for good Trek, I think.

(That said - who the HELL designed the Romulan ship? Random walkways over gratuitous open space without any guardrails? The hell?)
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Re: New Star Trek film

Postby Lord of Extinction » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:38 pm

I liked it. I wasn't expecting much because the previews made it look kind of like it was going to be a little bubble head to me.


But then I saw it awhile ago and it was better than I had expected. I kept chuckling to myself almost through the whole movie with Sylar jokes in my head.
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