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Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought it was pretty good.
     
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    I have been on an original series and movie kick lately and The Motion Picture is actually quite good. The special effects are still pretty impressive with the use of models instead of all CGI. Is it a little slow? Yes, but the soundtrack is great, and the plot is fairly intelligent.

    Also, when adjusted for inflation it is the highest grossing Star Trek movie.
     
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    When my daughter was 3, she went on a kick where The Motion Picture was her favorite movie for almost 6 months. Watched it so much.

    The soundtrack is really good though.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you people are nuts. 2 is the best of the films by far, and the arc of 2-4 is quite good overall.
     
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    4 is just embarrassing. I do rather like 3 once you get past the lameness of resurrecting Spock. Klingons, Kirk's son killed, gratuitous Christopher Lloyd, boot fu, it's pretty good overall.
     
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    You can't appreciate how goofy Star Trek IV is until you understand just how looney the "scientific concensus" on whales was back in the '80s. An animal too stupid to swim away from ships that are hunting it is supposed to be smarter than us?

    Carl Sagan really got caught up in it:

     
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    Oh I remember. For some event back in those oldern days I bought one of my first girlfriends a gift which was an adopt-a-whale program. If I recall the whale was named Patches. She got a picture a month and a letter from the whale.
     
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    I do believe it was this one:

    http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/adopt-whale-and-adopt-dolphin

    "Adopt a Whale

    E-Adoption Package - with $25 donation

    Downloadable Adoption Certificate personalized with your name
    Story of your individual whale
    Maps of sightings of your whale
    Please enclose $10 additional to receive your materials by standard mail.

    Deluxe Adoption Package - with $75 donation

    Adoption Certificate, whale history and map (described above)
    Ultra-soft, plush humpback whale
    Canvas tote bag"

    Lolz. I think it was the second as I do remember an ultra-soft plush humpback whale.
     
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    Holy fucking shit I love the Internet.



    You can find anything. Star Trek slash fanfic, directions to make napalm, or YouTube videos of whales you adopted 25 years ago.
     
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    Wait, the whale was writing her letters? How?
     
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    It was some volunteer writing her a letter from the POV of the whale thanking her for being so kind. You only got one letter back then.
     
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    Oh, I see. At first I thought it was like a translation of what the whale was actually saying (like via clicks or moans or whatever it is that whales do to communicate).

    Still pretty cool to receive that letter.
     
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    It definitely got the 12 year old girls all hot and bothered back in the day.

    What? I was 12 too.
     
  15. Neo_Version 7

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    In middle adulthood, whale dates you.
     
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    Fuck, have you seen a humpback whale penis? Makes Mr. Hands look like a toy you'd get from Kracker Jacks.
     
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    the whale supremacy business is cheesy and very 80s but the movie is fun in a campy sort of way. Plus I love all the bay area location shooting.
     
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    The kickstarted Star Trek Continues net-series is so good and so true to the original I don't see why anyone should care about this reboot series anymore.

    Vic Mignogna ended up grabbing the torch from Shatner while Chris Pine wasn't looking.
     
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    What is this now? I am unfamiliar.
     
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    x2. Deets, plz.
     

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