New Star Trek Movie

December 18, 2009 at 12:26:55
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It's a well known fact that all computer geeks are fans of Star Trek........or so I've been told............lol..........oh and just for the record, while I'm a big fan of Star Trek, I'm not a "Trekkie" who dresses up in costumes and attends conventions (never even wanted to go to even one).....I just really liked the original series, TNG, Voyager, and of course all the movies.

With that in mind, I thought I'd ask who's all watched the new Star Trek movie and what did you think of it?

I liked it so much I bought it the day after renting it!

I had thought it would be very hard to do this prequel and stick to the original story line and I rented, and watched it the first time with a lot of trepidation.

Within 10 minutes of starting the movie I was hooked and I was VERY happy with it at the ending.

I thought they picked the perfect cast and all of them performed their roles so well that I had no problem seeing them as younger versions of the people they replaced.

The plot was excellent and they did a bang up job of making the story not only believable, but of making it fit the original story line as well.

The effectives of course were awesome thanks to cgi and green screen technology and overall I feel this is the best Star Trek movie yet.

So what do the rest of you "trekkies" think?


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#1
December 18, 2009 at 13:15:45
I am a Trekkie in as much as I had/ have the costumes, only been to one convention though. I liked the movie except for the way it played out. With Vulcon being destroyed that kinda messed up major parts of the original series in my opinion. Had they been able to go back and keep that from happening then I would have felt all fell into place. And a working class Romulan being able to come up with the means to get his hands on that doomsday ship was a bit Hitleresk in my eyes.

All that being said I did love the movie. I went to see it in costume twice!!


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#2
December 18, 2009 at 16:00:13
@CurtR

Are you sure there isn't a pair of Spock ears somewhere in your attic?

I'm glad you started this thread...if you didn't, I would have. I like the classic Star Trek TV series and the new Star Trek movie.

The new Star Trek movie is a must-see. You don't have to be a sci-fi fan nor Trekkie to appreciate it. JJ Abrahams does good work in explaining the unexplainable and making you want to go along for the ride. If you're a fan of the TV series Lost, you know exactly what I mean. Yes, it's that old 'parallel universe' excuse again, only taken to the nth degree. Without spoiling anything, let's just say, he takes the term 'talking to oneself' quite literally.

Now, that whole series of The Next Generation stuff with the bald guy, the dude with the bad pair of sunglasses permanently melded to his head and the whole cast in maroon outfits never did grab me.

The Star Trek production saga is a bit like the Bond films. Sean Connery's series of films was great as were the original cast and crew of Star Trek with Nimoy and Shatner, then there was this lame bad period with Roger Moore that just got awful with all subsequent Bonds. I think Shatner was chasing bad guys as TJ Hooker during this bad period.

Then came Daniel Craig with Casino Royale that was quite good just like how director JJ Abrahams really made a good movie from an old series.

But then the second film with Daniel Craig, the Quantum of Solace, that was a bit ho-hum compared to the breakthrough modernization of the franchise with the prior film.

Hope that that doesn't happen with the new Star Trek with the younger cast and crew. If they do another movie, hopefully it'll be just as good as the first with this new crew.


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#3
December 18, 2009 at 16:41:40
...and oh yes, the casting of the new Star Trek movie was spot-on. Amazing how they were able to find shrinky-dinks for the iconic cast of the Starship Enterprise.

And thankfully, there was only one 'Live Long and Prosper' salute.

Wonder if Shatner felt he got the shrift when he wasn't called upon to act in the new movie and crawl out of a cave to intersect with the new crew. Perhaps he got eaten by that overgrown Alaskan king crab-like monster and didn't make it to the cave in time. More likely, he was chasing alien skirt when the casting call was made.


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#4
December 18, 2009 at 18:46:25
I don't really understand the trekkie motivation. I liked Debbie Does Dallas but I didn't move to Texas.

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#5
December 19, 2009 at 12:11:23
I liked debbie does dallas as well but didn't move to texas either however I did chase losse women with big..... well nevermind.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#6
December 21, 2009 at 09:55:55
I liked the movie except for the way it played out. With Vulcon being destroyed that kinda messed up major parts of the original series in my opinion. Had they been able to go back and keep that from happening then I would have felt all fell into place.

See, and for me, if they had done that (returned everything to the way it was), it would have ruined things. I can't think of any way they could have left the original story line intact and have it come out to be as good of a movie as it is.

Plus, the "changes" over the original story line leaves it open for more Star Trek movies with the new cast.

And a working class Romulan being able to come up with the means to get his hands on that doomsday ship was a bit Hitleresk in my eyes.

I have to admit, that messed me up a little. It was the only thing that struck me as hard to believe. A mining vessel able to capture that cool looking Vulcan craft so easily. It was the only thing that didn't strike me as believable.


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#7
December 21, 2009 at 12:01:42
Live long and prosper!!

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#8
December 22, 2009 at 05:53:12
LOL

I head the guy who played the young Spock couldn't do the Vulcan hand sign and they had to glue his fingers together for that scene at the end when he's talking to his older self........


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#9
December 22, 2009 at 10:54:15
Oh man what a dweeb. I've got arthritis in my hands bad and I can do all the hand gestures. Ofcourse in his defense I have been practicing since 1970.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#10
February 19, 2010 at 14:36:24
@ Curt R
"Plus, the "changes" over the original story line leaves it open for more Star Trek movies with the new cast."

Here, here...I was thinking the exact same thing when the movie ended...I'm hoping for a series with this new crew. After all, not sure I want to see the original cast hobbling around with canes and walkers. I like the young rebelious Captain Kirk...never really pictured him with a dark side though, which was an interesting twist.


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#11
June 21, 2010 at 13:19:33
I can't believe I missed this thread!

I'm going to step away from the crowd here and say that the movie was awful, horrible, despicable, and NOT Star Trek. The biggest gripe? The camera would never stay STILL! All the time the camera was moving around and vibrating, I had to get up and leave the theater twice so I wouldn't puke on the person next to me, it was that bad. Then the cast.... come on now, ! Kirk was NOT Kirk, Spock was meh, and Simon Pegg as scotty? 0_o. The reason why his name was Scotty, was because he was a SCOTT, not a brit! Why not rename the character "Britty"?

And what was the point of that whole kid-driving-a-priceless-car-over-a-cliff scene? No point to it!

Then the Turd looking Romulan star ship? Come on now... Even the original show wasn't THAT retarded, and it was pretty retarded... in a good funny sort of way.

All in all, 1 out of 10. A 5 out of 10 if it wouldn't have been called "Star Trek" and called something like Kids-Take-Over-a-Starship-and-Act-Stupid, cause it was NOT Star Trek!

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June 21, 2010 at 21:52:41
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#13
June 21, 2010 at 22:00:10
You know what the bad thing about beinga trekkie from way back is? I have a 21 yr. old daughter that doesn't have her license yet and she calls me a geek!!!!

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#14
June 22, 2010 at 12:10:55
... any of this bring back any memories?

... loved the old series!

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#15
June 22, 2010 at 15:46:21
Oh lord my sides are splitting.

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#16
June 22, 2010 at 18:08:06
Best episode I've seen...just the right length.

Funny stuff mavis

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