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Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

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

  1. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Oh my god I shouldn't be laughing as hard as I am at that comment
     
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    Not much new material here, but worth posting:

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    is it just me or does this movie actually look amazing!
     
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    Yes. Yes, it does.
     
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    What I would love to see.... Wesley Crusher is back. Pissed off from being scolded by Picard for his flying horseplay in TNG, he comes back in time to destroy the entire federation.
     
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    Having learned that time and space and thought are all different aspects of the same thing, he thinks a gigantic wormhole into existence, gradually pulling in and consuming all matter, light and energy in the universe, until at long last the only thing remaining in the universe is Picard's forehead, which finally winks out of existence in a strange flash of dark energy.
     
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    Will be badass, but question is, how would it stack up to the Youtube jandrew TNG edits, which set the Star Trek bar several years ago?
     
  8. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is anyone reading the Countdown to Darkness prequel comics from IDW? Have heard they have yet to reveal anything about the villain from the film, but are making some interesting changes to a few TOS characters. I enjoy the feel of this rebooted universe, but can see it pissing off classic fans.
     
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    It shouldn't, story forked, get over it.

    If course my TOS fanatic fiance may discount my opinions since I prefer TNG (sacrilege?!)
     
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    Yes, sacrilege, and it's ok that the story forked but they've turned a progressive science fiction TV series into a sequence of increasingly dumb action movies. Even in a "forked" universe the Enterprise's mission was not to shoot first and ask questions later.
     
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    This has been increasingly weighing on my mind in analyzing Trek's direction over the last few installments. Great to know I'm not going insane.

    Not to say that one of my favorite scenes ever isn't at the beginning of First Contact as the Defiant is taking heavy fire, Worf calls for ramming speed, and then the 1701-E swoops in like a complete bad-a and dishes out some swift justice to the Borg. :slayer:
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What worked well in serial tv form, doesn't when translated to film. They did what they needed to do to connect to new audiences and revive an all but dead franchise.

    Of all the movies, Star Trek The Motion Picture was closest in feel and form to the show. Remember how that turned out? Lets be glad they didn't pick a similar direction in the reboot.
     
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    Well there's a long history with the Borg. It's clear they can't be reasoned with. If they remade the original trek movie they just would have sent the whole fleet to attack V'ger because it was in their territory.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think if you rewatch the reboot you would realize most of the fighting was defensive in nature. The Kalvin didn't shoot first and when the Enterprise finally encountered Nero's ship he had destroyed most of the fleet already present. What were you expecting Kirk and his crew to do? Hail the ship and request peace talks?
     
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    It's just a very war-like stance. They fired phasers all of like 6 times in the original series. Frankly the best stories and episodes they barely fired a shot at all. The movie was a big dumb action movie. It has little in common with the original series, or even the next generation.
     
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    Different times and a different medium.
     
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    So we're bigger and dumber and more into explosions nowadays?


    Yeah, I suppose you're right.
     
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    You need to look at it like this. No one is taking away those classic episodes. They will always be there to enjoy. Yet the fact is the franchise was on life support. The newer shows were not working well and they had to take it into some new directions if they wanted to revive it and broaden the audience. I'll admit that the reboot is not the Star Trek we grew up with, but that doesn't mean it's not exacty what it needed to be.
     
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    Well I hope you enjoy it because I do not. If I want dumb explosions I'll watch transformers.

    To be clear, I don't want dumb explosions.
     
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    I've seen Transformers and they are not comparable.

    Sorry you didn't like the reboot. I'm obviously not going to change your mind. Hopefully the sequel lives up to my expectations and somehow connects with you in ways that the first did not.
     
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