Amph JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ulkesh2, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    And most Indians don't have Mexican accents.


    I also want to emphasize that I don't necessarily have a problem with Khan's actor not being Indian or from South Asia. I do have a problem with the apparent assumption (if this is indeed Khan they're casting) that he's supposed to be Hispanic.
  2. wannasee Force Ghost

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    Maybe in Khan's universe they did.
  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  4. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    I wonder what role Peter Weller will play? His agent said he's going to be a CEO, but since corporations don't seems to really exist in the future of Star Trek, I think he was just being clueless.

    Maybe, in a tie with his Enterprise role, he'll play Colonel Green?
  5. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    I bought the first one on DVD but haven't even watched it yet.

    I thought SW fans were supposed to hate Star Trek, LOL. :p
  6. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    I really hope they don't do Kahn. Trek has been trying to redo the success of Trek2 by copying the formula, but it has never worked. Partly because they were so blatantly copying, but also because they almost never have the guts to KILL a main character who isn't a villain.
  7. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh please, nobody here is a Star Wars fan. :rolleyes:
  8. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Even the Star Trek 'fans' posting in here hate StarTrek. Just read their posts. Everyone is disappointed by everything. Fandom is a willful life of abject misery.
  9. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I hate JCers, yet I can't stop posting. It's a viscous cycle.
  10. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I don't hate Star Trek, I just think it has a lot of room for improvement
  11. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    It's good but highly overrated IMO as everyone was just so happy to see the franchise get back on track.
  12. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    IT'S SOOOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING. There's one shot of the Enterprise from the outside as they approach it for the first time that I swear is half an hour long.
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The problem with killing a main character in a movie is that it will still always been compared to Khan like Data's death was to Spock's. Tasha Yar's is more of an exception, and that was done on TV at that.

    On the upside, if they do use Khan, it won't be just a retread of TWOK, but rather, it would have to be an alternate version of Space Seed instead, which would at least be different and have the benefit of being based on an episode 90% of the people who saw TWOK never actually watched.

    Unless they try to merge SS & TWOK somehow, which would make it more of a retread.
  14. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, on the plus side, they managed to fit a Beastie Boys song in 200 years in the future.
  15. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    I think its more accurate to call TMP very cerebral, but in a way, it reduces Star Trek to its essence. The crew of the Enterprise explores the universe, but in the process they also explore what it means to be human.
  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I like the original Star Trek trilogy, but the prequels lost me.
  17. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Someone, maybe here, made the point that Kirk driving in that car and blasting Beastie Boys is the equivalent of a kid nowadays tearing through town in a horse and buggy and blasting Beethoven. He seems so much less badass when you think of it that way. :p

    bo-ring
  18. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    But he rigged the Kobyashi Maru test and slept with a cadet to do it. That by itself pretty badass....
  19. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Yeah, that's a sticky situation...
  20. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    That's why I downgraded my phone. I like my phone like I like my women... never correcting me and illiterate.
  22. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    That TMP was mostly boring? Undoubtedly. I think they could've easily trimmed half and hour of that movie (mainly the insanely long transit through V-Ger) and still carry its point across.

    Yet, it was a reintroduction to Trek after the hiatus of TOS (IIRC, TMP was pretty much just a reformatted pilot for the new TV series) and in a way they wanted to reintroduce the crew and settings to an existing and new audience. I guess in a way that could also explain the movie's pacing.

    As for the long scene with Kirk being shown the "new" Enterprise by Scotty...what pray tell is wrong with it? It's a beautiful scene, as Kirk - and mainly US - admite the new curves of a familiar ship to the tune of the majestic Alexander Courage theme. A scene that in all likelihood JJ Abrams tried to ape on a more reduced scale as he introduced us to his Enterprise.
  23. duende Force Ghost

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    another question: who will play caan (king of the klingons)? i'm hoping it will be julio iglesias.
  24. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Poor Star Trek. Unpleasable fan base, combined with alt-universe fictional physics, combined with internet armchair reviews. It can't win
  25. dp4m Chosen One

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    ST:TMP -- if you eliminate about 30-50m of exterior shots -- would be, for my money, one of the very best Trek stories ever told (not sure it would beat Khan; would likely beat The Undiscovered Country).

    The story about V'ger and the reveal and Spock coming to terms with his humanity, Decker, etc. is simply amazingly awesome. Even without all that crap in the books about the Borg being the ones to find V'ger and send it home. >.<