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Amph JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness

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

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  1. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Trust me 2nd, I've been in this business long enough to know the reaction I was going to get. If there was any surprise it was that he actually replied. I messaged orci too, but I doubt I'd get a reply. Well unless it was about the new world order or the World Trade Center bombing, that is.
     
  2. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    This was one of the pre-show title-cards at the Rifftrax Live! showing of "Starship Troopers" this past Thursday:

    SPOILER ALERT: The guy in the new Star Trek movie is Khan.
    ADDITIONAL SPOILER: Hollywood has run out of ideas.
     
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  3. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    One does not simply enjoy Star Trek and Star Wars.
     
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I do.
    But only the good ones.
     
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  5. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I feel like they were holding back. Dial was set to Fairly Honest rather than Brutally Honest this time.
     
  7. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ... One must needs enjoy the Middle-Earth universe in addition to those two above.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
     
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  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    A Elbereth Gilthoniel!
     
  9. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Indeed. We don't have to take the chaff with the wheat. And calling STID "chaff" is an insult to chaff. I started to watch it last night because I figure I would've done so out of cheer curiosity anyways, even after reading the "spoilers" and stupid things that happen throughout. But I guess seeing is believing, and the sheer idiocy that goes on in the first 10 or so minutes of this movie is simply perplexing, to put it mildly. I don't know if I could sit through the whole thing without throwing something at my TV.
     
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  10. Skywalker8921

    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    They can. I enjoy both Trek and Wars on their own merits.
     
  11. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    I think the point was that people who have only seen the new 2009 trek and like it do so because it's like Star Wars.
     
  12. Skywalker8921

    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Riiiight. I certainly don't see ST09 or STID as like Star Wars.
     
  13. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    That's because it is Star Wars. :p
     
  14. Skywalker8921

    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    *snorts* No, its not. Just because it shares some similarities doesn't make it Star Wars.
     
  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I liked STID very much by why the hell was it called Star Trek Into Darkness? The title still makes absolutely no grammatical sense and the acronym is unintentionally hilarious.
     
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  16. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I'll have to disagree. Parts of Star Wars - even parts of godsforsaken PT - are passable, even entertaining. I can't say the same of NuTrek. Star Wars is fantasy wrapped around SF trappings. NuTrek doesn't even attempt at being competent SF.
     
  17. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    PT is demonstrably worse than NuTrek. STID is better than any of the PT.
     
  18. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    NuTrek>Star Wars prequels. By a wide margin.
     
  19. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I said parts of the PT because, on the whole, ultimately they are wretched abominations. However, you'll forgive me if I don't sit through STID to confirm that; what little I've seen requires turning off higher brain functions in order to enjoy the rest of it. :p
     
  20. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Except STID is watchable and even enjoyable, whereas the PT is not.
     
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  21. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    No it wasn't. The only part of that movie I liked is the one I later found out was a dream from when I had fallen asleep in the theater.
     
  22. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Wocky are you really going to side with the movie that has a wager that analysts all around the world still can't figure out?
     
  23. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    What wager is that?
     
  24. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    The Qui-Gon/Watto bet. To this day, I have no understanding of what was supposed to have happened there. Nor have I met anyone who does, including several with terminal degrees.
     
  25. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It's always sad when people get the news they have terminal degrees. :(
     
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