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Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 6:47pm

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I watched Quantum of Solace last night (I had never seen a James Bond movie. Ever. I saw both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace yesterday).

Not really knowing the true nature of these films I honestly wasn't that impressed by either of them; however...

I nearly shat my pants at the Star Trek trailer that preceded the movie.

Quick! Watch it before it's taken down!
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 6:52pm

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Never having watched any Star Trek movies of episodes all the way through- this has slightly peaked my interest.
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 7:01pm

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In my personal opinion it looks like crap. I'm sorry but Star Trek is not Star Trek with out having William Shatner as Kirk, and Lenord Nemoy as Spock. I realize that some of the original actors are suppose to be in it, but it still won't be the same. Plus that does not look at all like the enterprise, sorry but i think paramount by the looks of it has proballey destroyed Star Trek.
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 7:33pm

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I'm not a big Star Trek fan either, but anything is better than this. razz
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 7:49pm

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that actually doesn't look too geeky at all. I guess they're making it so normal people(not fans) can enjoy it too
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 8:01pm

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Fill wrote:

I'm not a big Star Trek fan either, but anything is better than this. razz
Not true. razz
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 8:26pm

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anything's better than this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1eFdUSnaQM
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 9:01pm

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Did they really need the kissing scenes in a trek film sad
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 9:29pm

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looks like a video game to me, tons of CGI, probably no real dialogue or drama. I'm sure 13-18 year olds will like it.
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2008, 10:02pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:

looks like a video game to me, tons of CGI, probably no real dialogue or drama. I'm sure 13-18 year olds will like it.
JJ Abrams said this:

"My goal was to make a movie about the emotional lives of these characters... We've seen a million ships fly by the camera, but nobody is going to care about the ship if they don't care about the people inside."
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2008, 12:10am

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I would understand why they'd have a lot of CGI, kissing scenes and bunch of action. They're just trying to make a movie that anyone can go see and have fun at. I don't know much about Star Trek, but this trailer don't look like I expected- it doesn't look like straight up geek fest.

Seriously, I don't know one person who'd wanna watch Star Trek. I'm not even lying. Star Trek just have a bad reputation when it comes to social life.

So making a "cooler" movie will deff bring them a bigger audience and more cash(the reason they make it in the first place)
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2008, 1:02am

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Looks to me like they probably put some of the most exciting parts in the trailer. Looks pretty decent overall, though. Except baby Kirk at the beginning was kind of annoying, hopefully that part doesn't last too long.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 7:24am

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Gotta admit - I'm not at all a Star Trek fan, but that looked pretty badass.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 8:29am

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Travis Kunze wrote:

Plus that does not look at all like the enterprise, sorry but i think paramount by the looks of it has proballey destroyed Star Trek.
Paramount destroyed Star Trek many, many years ago, with the triple-whammy of Voyager, Nemesis and Enterprise.

Although I'd have liked to see it go on a bit more of a hiatus, I'm actually quite excited about this simply because it's someone bringing something new to the franchise.

Did they really need the kissing scenes in a trek film
Have you never seen the original Trek series?
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 9:14am

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Never been big on Star Trek either. It's not that I hate it, I've just really never gotten into it.

But after seeing the trailer and the route that they are taking... I cannot wait to see this movie.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 9:48am

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I'm really not at all interested in Star Trek.

BUT.


J.J Abrams, Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman AND Michael Giacchino?


After seeing MI:3, I'm definitely seeing this, regardless of the amount of trekkies in the theater.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 9:49am

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I find the lack of geekiness in this topic...disturbing.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:10am

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Seriously, I don't know one person who'd wanna watch Star Trek. I'm not even lying. Star Trek just have a bad reputation when it comes to social life.
Now you know one.

I've been a huge Star Trek fan, as Star Trek is for me what Star Wars is for so many others. The epidome of what Sci Fi should be about.

Having said that, I've never been into the original trek series, but TNG is absolutely fantastic, DS9 has it's brilliant moments from about season 3 or 4 onward, "Voyager" is mostly boring, but does have a few interesting moments too and some of the Trek Films are amongst my favorite Sci Fi movies ("First Contact is brilliant, "undiscovered country" is fantastic).

Star Trek has lost some of it's appeal over time since they didn't come up with anything new or interesting for the last couple of years. "Enterprise" was totally terrible and while I didn't hate Nemesis as much as others, it wasn't exactly that good either.

So a reinvention of the Trek Universe could indeed be just what's needed. I for one am quite excited and I'll definetaly gonna watch this one. cool
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:13am

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That trailer does look pretty awesome, from what little of it I can make out.

The problem is that it doesn't seem very "Original Star Trek". It seems distinctly modern. I'm not talking about the CG or the visuals - the problem is that Original Star Trek was never about huge explosions and shameless physicality, it was about chivalry and politics. I confess I was never a huge Trek fan, but the moral code of the series was clear. When kirk got physical, it always seem to be reluctant. He was a man desperately seeking the cerebral solution to physical problem, trying to outwit his opponents.

I'm tempted to lump Abrams with Bay, in terms of their treatment of stories. It seems that fast cutting, chase scenes, explosions and fights are the new currency where once subtle character dilemmas were worth more than gold.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:16am

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True, the trailer looks faaaar too actiony for Star Trek. Star Trek was always about moral dilemmas, witty dialogue and interracial trouble and tension for me. That was what made it interesting.

Though I presume the trailer has been edited this way to appeal to non Star Trek fans too. Looks like action, action sells.

I hope Abrams doesn't forget the essence of Trek in all the explosions though.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:36am

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Sollthar wrote:

Though I presume the trailer has been edited this way to appeal to non Star Trek fans too. Looks like action, action sells.
I get the feeling that the film will end up being mostly non-action, but obviously the action scenes will be the most advertised.

I saw the trailer before Bond tonight, and it was much more impressive on the big screen. I'm definitely looking forward to this one.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 3:17pm

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i have to admit that not all the movies were great just like not every single episode of all the series that came out were great but i did watch them all, i sure did. s.t.t.n.g. was great. i thought d.s.9 was okay. i really liked voyager cause it was different and they had that hot blond mind chick then that Borg. as far as enterprise... hello they had Sam Becket and he wasn't quantum leaping and saying oh boy at the beginning of every episode and you guys have to admit that the Vulcan chick was hotter than hot especially in the episode that they ripped off from the first series where they travel to that dimension where the good guys are bad and vice versa... you know what I'm talking about, the one where the bad guy's all have goatees, ha, ha. anyway i thought the writers did very well with that show cause by then they'd all but run out of ideas. a lot more went into the interaction between characters than just fight scene after fight scene or make out session and over acting like poor old James T. Kirk. which may be cheesy but that's why i watched it when I was a kid and that's why I'm gonna watch this movie whether it's good or not. if i end up not liking it then i wont like it but I'm pretty sure that i will. the only guys that i recognized where Simon Pegg and the dude that plays Sylar on Heroes so that tells me that it will at least be funny cause Pegg is the funniest man ever,... eeeeeeveeeeer!!! ha.ha. you guys should have more fun with this than anything, if you want to? damn that Vulcan chick was hot, i think she was also on S.G.1 but i know for sure she was on starship troopers 3? i don't know why they made a 3rd but I'm glad she was in it. i wonder if the new Kirk will act like Shatner Kirk. that would be cool as hell. so if you guys are waiting in line for this movie and you see a guy with cow lick hair and an old star trek uniform "red" yeah that won't be me cause I'm gonna wait about a week after it comes out so that it wont be crowded and loud in the theater when i watch it. you know what I'm talking about... there's always that group of people that wont shut up and makes you wish that you had a phaser rifle set to" shut the F$@#% up" but they wont shut up cause they can't sit there and be silent as the movie plays cause they want to act like a bunch of 3 year olds in a candy store and i want to be like " hey... i like Star Trek too dude but I'd really like to watch it right now seeing as how i paid for it. I'll be glad to listen to your childish out bursts later but right now I'm to busy looking to see if they have a hot chick in a form fitting uniform just like they did in the t.v. shows. so yeah this whole thing is a joke but i do like Star Trek. my post is a joke cause I'm tired and had no sleep but really i grew up with Star Trek and stuff so whenever i see that the shows are airing on syndication i watch them cause they are kinda cool even if the acting isn't great or the props look like house hold appliances. i hope the movie is great and even if its not I'm gonna have fun watching it and looking for the Token hot chick. which actors are supposed to make an appearance? from the first show i mean. does anyone know?
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 3:19pm

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If you add some paragraph breaks, I'll consider reading that.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 3:57pm

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Xcession wrote:

If you add some paragraph breaks, I'll consider reading that.
Same here.
But on the other note I'm not complete Terk geek my dad was and after seeing the preview last friday and I thought it was cool looking. I do see alot more action then other star trek movies. but to MI to star trek is a huge jump for Abrams. as far as this movie only one actor for the old days is coming back and that is Leonard Nimoy who if I remember right is telling the story about how everything started. Also I agree with Tarn it is disturbing that the geekiness in this topic is lacking.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 4:10pm

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*Pushes up his taped glasses*
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spydurhank wrote:

i have to admit that not all the movies were great just like not every single episode of all the series that came out were great but i did watch them all, i sure did. s.t.t.n.g. was great. i thought d.s.9 was okay. i really liked voyager cause it was different and they had that hot blond mind chick then that Borg. as far as enterprise... hello they had Sam Becket and he wasn't quantum leaping and saying oh boy at the beginning of every episode and you guys have to admit that the Vulcan chick was hotter than hot especially in the episode that they ripped off from the first series where they travel to that dimension where the good guys are bad and vice versa... (Lots more snipped
Is your Enter key broken or something? wink

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Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 5:30pm

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Did you need to quote it all?
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B3N wrote:

Did you need to quote it all?
Good point, my bad!

Back on track, love TNG, never really enjoyed anything else from Star Trek apart from some of the films so not sure how this will pan out for me but the trailer looks promising. I liked the music more than anything else... but why can I see the new version of Kirk being an overbearing, insufferable arse?

I always liked the James T Kirk of old, but I really do think that had a lot to do with Shatner.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 8:29pm

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On Apple Trailers:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/

I'm excited for this. I love the Original Series, The Next Generation, and the movies (at least the even numbered ones smile)

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Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 8:43pm

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Between the last three Star Wars CGI films and the last Indiana Jones cartoon they put out, I think my childhood has been raped enough in the past several years... sad
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 9:06pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:

Between the last three Star Wars CGI films and the last Indiana Jones cartoon they put out, I think my childhood has been raped enough in the past several years... sad
Hehehe. While I love all the films you just listed, I am worried about Star Trek. They're completely re-casting a legendary crew, and probably re-imagining it into something more like Star Wars. Do Trek fans want that?
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:18pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

Bryan M Block wrote:

Between the last three Star Wars CGI films and the last Indiana Jones cartoon they put out, I think my childhood has been raped enough in the past several years... sad
Hehehe. While I love all the films you just listed, I am worried about Star Trek. They're completely re-casting a legendary crew, and probably re-imagining it into something more like Star Wars. Do Trek fans want that?
No, although I admit that I was intrigued by the idea of the original crew being re-cast and having their "academy days" dramatized, now that I have seen the trailer I will be awaiting the triumphant insertion of Jar-Jar Binks into that world.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2008, 10:33pm

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I hope all the action/visual effects shots were thrown into trailer just to attract a new young audience. Hopefully, there will be a strong story, and the cast will work. I'm starting to doubt it though, because I just realized that this is an odd-numbered entry in the series, so it's cursed to be an epic failure.
Posted: Tue, 18th Nov 2008, 10:26pm

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I think this looks superb. The style and design from the original 60's show has been integrated really well merging the line between old and new. Clever really, faithful fans of the original 60's version and the next generation (see what I did there!) of movie goers new to the Trek franchise will be pleased on both sides.

The casting is really impressive. It looks like it's been done right, although it's hard to tell from just a trailer snippet, I've seen the stills and the characters look to fit the bill.

I'm glad they approached this fresh, without Shatner, I heard that talks with him having a cameo failed to work out. I know he's a big favorite with hard core fans of the series but I think having him involved would of done more harm than good.

If the trailer is as good as the film, all will be well. smile
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spydurhank wrote:

you know what I'm talking about
Be careful where you use that phrase.

Cool trailer though. I can't tell from this exactly how true to the more reflective and character-driven story-lines of the original series this movie will be (An approach to Sci-Fi rivaled only by Firefly and Serenity in recent memory). But in a franchise that more recently has been blown out of proportion and beyond what it was meant to cover, I kind of like the idea of an origins story.
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2008, 12:47am

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ashman wrote:

I'm glad they approached this fresh, without Shatner, I heard that talks with him having a cameo failed to work out. I know he's a big favorite with hard core fans of the series but I think having him involved would of done more harm than good.
Yeah, considering how Kirk is "dead". razz Hardcore fans are just as concerned about canon, so how would they explain Shatner's appearance?
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2008, 3:00am

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From the trailer's action scenes, the Enterprise looks more like a battleship than a research vessel which I thought Star Trek's heart was supposed to be according to Rodenberry.

I do like the idea of pre-academy days as I'm not sure what storyline they could go with given the lackluster of the last few. Revamping it seems the way to go.
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2008, 7:17am

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I've said it several times, Chris Pine sold the cast for me. People say he doesn't have it, but I see a young likeness to Shatner in him, plus his charisma and what might be the right chord for chemistry between him and Zachary Quinto (Spock).