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Star Trek: the (new) motion picture
Topic by: underdog
Posted: April 7, 2009 - 5:15 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 9, 2009 - 10:44 AM PDT

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author topic: Star Trek: the (new) motion picture
underdog
post #1  on April 7, 2009 - 5:15 PM PDT  
Here we go, it's finally coming... the new Star Trek movie is a reality, just a month before release date! JJ Abrams is director/producer.

Here's the latest trailer. What are your thoughts so far -- how's it look? did you have doubts? I sure did. And now I'll admit to being excited.
shiftless
post #2  on April 7, 2009 - 5:39 PM PDT  
I'm pretty excited for it! I wonder if the red shirts still indicate "immanent death" in the movie... :D

I saw a preview in the theater and peeked a few times, looks pretty fun!
Cinenaut
post #3  on April 7, 2009 - 7:01 PM PDT  
I'm eagerly anticipating it. It's a bit worrisome that a self-identified Star Wars fan is directing a Star Trek movie, but maybe that will make for a good hybrid after all.
underdog
post #4  on April 7, 2009 - 7:23 PM PDT  
> On April 7, 2009 - 7:01 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm eagerly anticipating it. It's a bit worrisome that a self-identified Star Wars fan is directing a Star Trek movie, but maybe that will make for a good hybrid after all.
>
> ---------------------------------

It really does look like a hybrid, doesn't it? But yeah if it takes the best of each series then that can't be too bad. Maybe the ST series needed that kind of injection.

Heh, Shiftless your comment reminded me of Guy from Galaxy Quest: "I'm not even supposed to be here. I'm just 'Crewman Number Six.' I'm expendable. I'm the guy in the episode who dies to prove how serious the situation is. I've gotta get outta here."



Cinenaut
post #5  on April 7, 2009 - 7:41 PM PDT  
Yeah, a post-Galaxy Quest Star Trek movie needs to be smart.
shiftless
post #6  on April 7, 2009 - 9:21 PM PDT  
I *love* Galaxy Quest! I suppose I shouldn't want anything close to that in the new flick, but a part of me will always love the original Star Trek for its cheese factor, and since it has the same characters, I keep finding myself wanting some inside jokes included. Maybe not as blatant as Galaxy Quest though.
doozer
post #7  on April 8, 2009 - 3:35 PM PDT  
I get pretty excited whenever I see trailer for it, I'm looking forward to opening weekend.
shiftless
post #8  on April 8, 2009 - 4:35 PM PDT  
I didn't know that Simon Pegg was playing Scotty. Hrmm...

Wynona Ryder as Spock's mom...

Cinenaut
post #9  on April 8, 2009 - 4:48 PM PDT  
Wow, did you read about the lucky geeks at the Alamo Drafthouse screening of The Wrath of Khan who got to see the new Star Trek movie instead? The Wrath of Khan reel "burned up in the projector" and then Leonard Nimoy came on stage to introduce the new movie. It probably caused some Trekkies to keel over from joy... and others to be pissed that they didn't get to see Khan. Hehe.
shiftless
post #10  on April 8, 2009 - 9:15 PM PDT  
A prayer to the space gods:

"please let uhura kick ass. amen"
underdog
post #11  on April 16, 2009 - 2:19 PM PDT  
Meanwhile, how about a poll as we wait...

Poll: Favorite Casting for New Star Trek Movie?
Cinenaut
post #12  on April 16, 2009 - 2:23 PM PDT  
I'm thinking Simon Pegg will make a great Scotty.
underdog
post #13  on April 16, 2009 - 2:35 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2009 - 2:23 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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> I'm thinking Simon Pegg will make a great Scotty.
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That really is hard to top for spot-on casting. And he does exasperated about as well as anyone. I also like Anton, the dude from Charlie Bartlett, as Chekov, as pretty good casting, too. Shouldn't forget Leonard Nimoy's cameo as older Spock! (is he appearing in a flash forward, or via time travel/warp, or playing a relative of Spock?)
Cinenaut
post #14  on April 17, 2009 - 7:30 AM PDT  
I can't believe Karl Urban is winning the poll! I think the jury is still out on the kind of Dr. McCoy he'd make.

Karl Urban fans should check out The Price of Milk

Zachary Quinto seems like a good choice for Spock.
underdog
post #15  on April 17, 2009 - 11:04 AM PDT  
I have to erase any memory of Pathfinder from my brain before I can fully allow the idea of Urban as Bones (or as anyone), but to be fair he's been in other good, "big" movies.
doozer
post #16  on April 21, 2009 - 2:10 PM PDT  
> On April 17, 2009 - 11:04 AM PDT underdog wrote:
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> I have to erase any memory of Pathfinder from my brain before I can fully allow the idea of Urban as Bones (or as anyone), but to be fair he's been in other good, "big" movies.
> ---------------------------------


I'm going to a screening this Thursday for it, I have about 10 admit 2 passes if anybody is in the St. Louis area and wants to go. I know somebody here said they were from Missouri once upon a time.

My employer is doing a promotional Star Trek party thing Tuesday so I'll probably have more passes for the screening that following Thursday as well.
troublemaker
post #17  on April 29, 2009 - 12:05 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2009 - 2:10 PM PDT doozer wrote:
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> > On April 17, 2009 - 11:04 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I have to erase any memory of Pathfinder from my brain before I can fully allow the idea of Urban as Bones (or as anyone), but to be fair he's been in other good, "big" movies.
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> I'm going to a screening this Thursday for it, I have about 10 admit 2 passes if anybody is in the St. Louis area and wants to go. I know somebody here said they were from Missouri once upon a time.
>
> My employer is doing a promotional Star Trek party thing Tuesday so I'll probably have more passes for the screening that following Thursday as well.
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So, without revealing too much. How was it?
doozer
post #18  on April 30, 2009 - 12:10 AM PDT  
> On April 29, 2009 - 12:05 PM PDT troublemaker wrote:
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> > ---------------------------------
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> So, without revealing too much. How was it?
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Great and terrible. It's a good sci fi action movie, it's not that great if you're a Star Trek fan. It kind of feels like J.J. Abrams didn't take it seriously.

Simon Peg and Zachary Quinto gave the best performances. I absolutely loved them.

There are 3 more screenings that I have passes for between now and when it opens. I think I'm going to give it another shot this weekend. I spent most of the movie trying to figure out whether or not I liked it. It's confusing because like I said...it's a great fun sci fi action movie, but it's not Star Trek-y.
troublemaker
post #19  on April 30, 2009 - 1:03 PM PDT  
On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate your level "Trekki-ness"
Cinenaut
post #20  on May 18, 2009 - 2:09 PM PDT  
***Possible Spoiler***

I have to concur with doozer's review. It's a great fun summer movie, but J.J. Abrams is playing fast and loose with the Trek universe. I mean, you can see why he did it - it will be very liberating for a new series of movies. If he had to just follow everything we already know about the Star Trek universe, it would be very stifling, kind of like having to tell the story of how Darth Vader went bad, and look how well that went. Yawn.

I was totally wrong about Karl Urban, I think he made a great Bones, and there wasn't enough Simon Pegg. I also think Chris Pine did a great job as Kirk.

That's the best thing about this movie for me, it left me wanting to see this crew go out and have some more adventures.
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