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January 27th, 2013, 01:38
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Guillermo del Toro just look at his newest scfi movie.

Link-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZcqwvQbas
Gundam meet Godzilla!
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January 27th, 2013, 01:45
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Gundam meet Godzilla!
Exactly there finally going to make a Robotech movie to. Finally chosen a director. I'm showing my geek side but don't really care. I love scfi movies.

They don't have to be something new just have to be good entertaining films.

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January 27th, 2013, 02:43
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The recent Star Trek movie was a major deviation from what Roddenberry had always pushed in ST: a philosophical and hopeful outlook on the future, layered in sci-fi.
his utopian talky future removed conflict and was a complete yawner. its the reason he got fired from TNG and control was given to Rick Berman. ICYDK, though Shatner get's the writing credit for the 5th movie, he stole it. It was Rodenberry's original plot for for a ST Movie - he (or at least his ghost writer) admits this in ST Movie Memories. DG Fontana was the real brains behind TOS.

Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
You guys are crazy. Star Trek was DOA for ages. The movies were marginal to decent except for the first two. Wrath of Khan in terms of pacing, tone and action content screamed JJ Abrams. For Meyers it was the best film of his career.
this.

although the 4th one was great because it was a real fish out of water story, a major deviation from the usual direction, a chance for the actors to show their individual talents without Shatner trying to steal their thunder, and could be related to by non-ST fans. It was also the start of Nimoy's very successful directing career.

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a Kirk that drove a "stick vehicle" almost to his death over a cliff for no reason except as a typical Hollywood introductionary scene,
character establishment - remember the speech Pike gave Kirk that they lost something when Senior Officers jump first and ask questions later.

More importantly, they are basing Kirk more on the real life personality of Shatner himself who has done stunts like this. Shatner did a lot of his own stunts until he nearly lost his hearing during on an set explosion. He rode his motorcycle everywhere back then and is still into riding his horses.

a Spock that has an affair with Uhura, a Spock that meets Kirk by "accident" on the very planet Kirk is left on (by a super emotional Spock, if you can believe it),
Uhura's affection for Spock in TOS is obvious and as the token woman she seems to be the only that sees there's more to Spock than just logic.

and it has the most ridiculous and crappy version of Scotty known to man.
Simon Pegg was great!

Oh, and that Scotty is on the EXACT same planet where Kirk accidentally meets Spock. Talk about your Abrams coincidences.
I agree - I thought that was odd. You can't get away with that in modern stories.

Stuff like that.

But, yeah, it was really just like Wrath of Khan beyond those little details and a dozen others.

Next time you watch it, try not turning off your brain - if you dare
Speaking of Wrath of Khan, you didn't think the cloud battle was a visual nod to the movie? Or the scene where we see the Enterprise flew upside down like the the ship was originally supposed to look, or the red matter globes looking a lot like the blood in Undiscovered Country, or any of the other dozen tributes to TOS like Pike in wheelchair?

I'll have to shut my brain off too on the next one so I don't notice these things either.

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January 27th, 2013, 09:18
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his utopian talky future removed conflict and was a complete yawner. its the reason he got fired from TNG and control was given to Rick Berman. ICYDK, though Shatner get's the writing credit for the 5th movie, he stole it. It was Rodenberry's original plot for for a ST Movie - he (or at least his ghost writer) admits this in ST Movie Memories. DG Fontana was the real brains behind TOS.
Roddenberry didn't get fired, what are you talking about? He was the one who picked Berman because he understood his vision better than most.

He had to abandon control because of his failing health - and he died years before TNG was finished.

I think Roddenberry's vision was fantastic for its time.

TNG kept true to that after his death, and that's why it's the best Trek series.

character establishment - remember the speech Pike gave Kirk that they lost something when Senior Officers jump first and ask questions later.
You mean the Hollywood version of character establishment. Where if you're to show a rebellious nature - you don't show it through human behavior - but through something absolutely extreme so even the most dense person in the audience will pick it up, and everyone will have something AWESOMELY EPIC to look at.

You know, like a small child driving a car over a cliff and very nearly falling to his death - with lots of slow motion and lens flares, and overwrought music.

That's so exciting…. If you're ten years old

But it has nothing to do with plausible behavior.

More importantly, they are basing Kirk more on the real life personality of Shatner himself who has done stunts like this. Shatner did a lot of his own stunts until he nearly lost his hearing during on an set explosion. He rode his motorcycle everywhere back then and is still into riding his horses.
Oh, come on. Shatner drove his car over a cliff once? What have Hollywood been feeding you.

So, there was a technical accident on the set of TOS and he likes to ride horses - and that's why we're getting a super standard Hollywood introduction? It's directly from the school of Michael Bay - who pretty much created modern Hollywood.

As for Kirk - he's not Shatner. Shatner is the actor portraying him, so his real personality should steer clear.

Uhura's affection for Spock in TOS is obvious and as the token woman she seems to be the only that sees there's more to Spock than just logic.
The problem is not Uhura, it's Spock. The entire core of his personality is a deliberate shutdown of emotions. It's literally the most vital aspect of his character, and he would NEVER enter into any kind of relationship with a female during his training or years as a science officer. The only way something like that could happen is if he was affected by something external, like the few times the campy TOS show felt he had to have interaction with females.

Also, he would NEVER be goated by Kirk - and he would NEVER abandon a fellow officer on a remote planet. It's Prometheus-level writing, right there.

Simon Pegg was great!
Sure, if you like pathetic attemps at humor suited for 12-year olds

Anyway, you may like his humor and that's fine. But it had nothing to do with Scotty.

It's just yet another turd in the face of fans.

I agree - I thought that was odd. You can't get away with that in modern stories.
You had a moment of clarity? Beware of having those next time you see an Abrams film.

Speaking of Wrath of Khan, you didn't think the cloud battle was a visual nod to the movie? Or the scene where we see the Enterprise flew upside down like the the ship was originally supposed to look, or the red matter globes looking a lot like the blood in Undiscovered Country, or any of the other dozen tributes to TOS like Pike in wheelchair?
I'm not sure what your point is here. I don't remember saying they didn't try to ape something from the past, so they could point at not completely dismissing everything.

Problem is that the good stuff from the past was only good because you cared about what happened to the characters.

Anyone with money can hire a CGI team and tell them to copy a scene and call it an homage, but I'm afraid it takes more to make it genuine.

I'll have to shut my brain off too on the next one so I don't notice these things either.
If you want to enjoy an Abrams film, that's definitely the thing to do.

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You like Star Trek - and I hated it. I have many, many good reasons for hating it. The most important reason being what it does to the characters, some of which I'm extremely fond of - and how it has ruined the future of Trek for many years to come. They had a chance at bringing it back to a decent level - and they chose instead to shit all over it and laugh all the way to the bank.

Anyway, I don't think I can be clearer than this. Let's not bog down the thread further. I accept that a LOT of people love the new Trek - and there's nothing I can do about it.

That's sad.
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January 27th, 2013, 23:53
That's not sad - hat's the wheel of time !

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January 28th, 2013, 17:57
I liked the JJ Abrams star trek personally, but then I never was much of a star trek fan. Sounds like good news to me, not only the news of the remake but also the sense from skimming this thread that I'm really not that geeky in the grand scheme of things.
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January 28th, 2013, 18:04
I think he'll do a good job. It might not be another ESB, but it will be well done.

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January 28th, 2013, 18:36
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I think he'll do a good job. It might not be another ESB, but it will be well done.
What is ESB?
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January 28th, 2013, 20:47
Yeah, I'm not going to convince Joxer there's anything good about it or if it even makes sense. Shatner's RL adrenaline junkie personality doesn't seem to mean squat.

I also notice he conveniently doesn't mention Karl Urban's version of "Bones". Where I can admit the meeting of the characters didn't make sense he can't admit to what an amazing performance Urban did and how more to the vision of the original character it was because DeForest Kelley was deliberately trying to play down his real life age.


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That's not sad - hat's the wheel of time !
Which got me thinking after - its not just a coincidal, Lost like "connections" event - Old Spock from the other dimension must have knew Kirk would be there. It was just logical.

we should rename this thread the Star Wars/Star Trek thread. Surprised we didn't have one earlier.

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January 28th, 2013, 22:31
There is another rumor concerning an upcoming Star Wars film that will not be a direct sequel, but rather a one-off film loosely based on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

The director, Zack Snyder.

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/zack-…wars-film.html

If this turns out to be true, it sounds like a really fun project.

In my view, Abrams is perhaps the best possible producer/director to oversee a new vision for the Star Wars franchise. Not a fan of the Rick Berman movies, but I was pleased to see how Star Trek turned out (abuse of lens flares notwithstanding) and Fringe and Lost are among my favorite television series.
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January 29th, 2013, 02:07
Here's a thought on the final outcome.

I can see it already just use a warp quantum time paradox to cross both series.

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January 29th, 2013, 05:18
I've always wanted to see that - and had a few script ideas in my head how they would use Moonbase Alpha run by Captain Adama as a base but thwarted in their voyage home by Dr Smith . TheEmperor would team with Ming the Merciless to acquire a ship much smaller than a star destroyer that had the power of a death star. An argument ensues between tweeky and C3PO with hilarious results. Meanwhile, stranded on Arrakis…

oh wow, someone uploaded the trailer for the JJ Abrams Star Wars already

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January 29th, 2013, 09:40
Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
There is another rumor concerning an upcoming Star Wars film that will not be a direct sequel, but rather a one-off film loosely based on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

The director, Zack Snyder.

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/zack-…wars-film.html

If this turns out to be true, it sounds like a really fun project.
Now that sounds like a fun idea.

I'd love to see bunch of jedis / mercenaries defending some remote outpost in the outer rim. After all new republic is still struggling against remnants of the empire

Anyhow I truly hope that this project is more than a simple money grab. Star wars universa has so much untapped potential, but quality is the rarest thing. Like most sw video games being quite medicore and only few titles reaching to excellence (kotor 1&2, jedi knight series).

Although I'd not say no to sequel either. The script would just have to be really good. And its a chance to see mark hamill once again!
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January 29th, 2013, 17:23
I wonder if he will cast some of the actors from his previous projects.

I think John Noble would make a great Sith Emperor.
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January 29th, 2013, 18:08
I'm pretty sure dart will visit Vegas in a couple of weeks. Not only him, but we'll all die if we miss traveling to:
http://www.dicesummit.org/

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February 14th, 2013, 19:32
Hey, get this, Shatner doesn't it either

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/new…ing-a-pig.html

but not for the reason's you'd think

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