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Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer and thoughts

  1. May 8, 2013 #1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAEkuVgt6Aw

    I saw this trailer on ultra screen in 3d and I was captivated. No doubt a very well made trailer, but still I'm pretty stoked for the movie! Even if it just reaches the success of the first, it's been a nice series reboot.
     
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  3. May 8, 2013 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    I did not like the first movie and probably will not even go see this one. I don't think it can be considered a "reboot" in any sense when they have changed the basic story so much.
     
  4. May 8, 2013 #3

    BobG

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    I liked the first one.

    As long as they maintain the same relationship between the characters, a new series of movies with new actors is great. It's really no different than making new James Bond movies even though you don't have the same actor playing James Bond in each movie.
     
  5. May 8, 2013 #4

    phinds

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    I thought the first one was outstanding and I'm looking forward to the next one.
     
  6. May 8, 2013 #5

    davenn

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    I also enjoyed the first, was great to see a background of the characters and how they came together

    havent seen the new one yet ... maybe this weekend :)


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  7. May 8, 2013 #6

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    Erhm, doesn't appeal to me. I guess I'm too old and remember the original too well.
     
  8. May 8, 2013 #7

    davenn

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    LOL Evo naaa you cant be older than me ;)
    But on the other hand I have been a die-hard trek fan "since Adam was a boy"


    Dave
     
  9. May 9, 2013 #8

    BobG

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    Same here. In fact, I'm the same age as Adam.

    (I presume you must be talking about Adam Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy's son.)
     
  10. May 9, 2013 #9
    To sum up my feelings, I am compelled to watch anything Startrek (Except DS9, though I'm trying).

    But as far as this latest incarnation, the magic is really gone. So I'll see it and enjoy it on some level.
     
  11. May 9, 2013 #10

    Ibix

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    I enjoyed the last one until I started thinking about it. Then it made less and less sense. I think I'll give this one a miss...
     
  12. May 9, 2013 #11
    Has anyone seen the "honest trailer" for the previous movie?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTfBH-XFdSc
     
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  13. May 9, 2013 #12

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    At 0:35 in the trailer you can see that they're reusing the Dr. Strangelove set!

    "You can't let him in here... he'll see the big board!"

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRob6mOqLCH3Mi4ufzl8tp4_6gcqk77EJOqCy2EdxD80w5V8bEKAw.jpg
     
  14. May 9, 2013 #13
    I just watched the trailer. It looks bad. Real bad. Still have to see it though.
     
  15. May 10, 2013 #14

    FlexGunship

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    ...Benedict Cumberbatch...

    ...as freakin' Khan...

    If the movie consisted of 50% Carly Rae Jepson singing "Call Me Maybe" and 50% Star Trek with Cumberbatch as Khan I would still watch it.
     
  16. May 10, 2013 #15

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    I didn't like that Vulcan was destroyed in the first one. Vulcan was the embodiment of many of the good things in the Star Trek universe. As far as I'm concerned, the first movie took a giant dump on the entire franchise.
     
  17. May 10, 2013 #16

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    My objection is that it wasn't the "background of the characters". We were told it was an "alternate reality". Certainly it wouldn't have made sense to have all of these characters, from Captain Kirk, down to Ensign Sulu, to be the same age and attending the Academy at the same time.
     
  18. May 10, 2013 #17

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    I saw it today. (The movie, not the trailer). I thought it was OK, but not much better than that. The lens flares are smaller in size, but there are still lots of them. They irritated me in the first few minutes, where they didn't appear to know what a volcano is, or what fusion is. I didn't like all the high speed motion through narrow passages. Cumberbatch was great though.
     
  19. May 10, 2013 #18

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    Also, Enterprise warped away from Vulcan for a while before they dumped Kirk... on a planet where Spock was able to watch the destruction of Vulcan with his unaided eye. A snowbound planet inhabited by bright red predators.

    Musn't get myself started on this...
     
  20. May 11, 2013 #19
    yes but...it's star trek!
     
  21. May 11, 2013 #20

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    That means that the writers has to make the story inconsistent with relativity. It doesn't mean that they have to make it inconsistent with the most basic things in biology and geology.
     
  22. May 11, 2013 #21

    Ibix

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    You don't like Deep Space Nine. Your opinions are clearly worthless. :wink:

    I don't require my science fiction to be super-hard; under some circumstances I'll swallow utter nonsense. The black-and-white guys from Let that be your last battlefield are a classic example. I can't think of an evolutionary pressure that could lead to such beings - but it's OK by me because it's such an elegant way to make a point about racism in a difficult environment.

    Abrams' Star Trek mostly seemed to me to be a long string of things that made no sense and were there for no good reason. I could forgive Spock being able to see the destruction of Vulcan for its emotional impact if nothing else. It's just that there's the predator, and Kirk being on the planet at all, and the Scotty-in-the-water-pipes scene, Kirk's promotion to Captain on his first trip outside the Academy, Nero never going to warn the Romulans about the future,... The list goes on. I stopped cutting it slack...
     
  23. May 13, 2013 #22
    Yeah, cuz a big floating ring in space that doesn't go anywhere is compelling sci-fi.

    :tongue:

    Seriously, I *tried.*

    *These* days I prefer my sci fi rather hard. (The only stuff I really read anymore is from Analog magazine, whose contributors are usually scientists who write sci-fi part time. Or rather hard core researchers).

    But star trek just has a special place in my heart because I grew up with it. So it's allowed to get away with a lot of B.S. I am compelled to watch it out of sheer attachment.

    -Dave K
     
  24. May 14, 2013 #23

    Ibix

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    If he weren't dead, I'd tell Larry Niven you said that...

    It certainly has its flaws, and a lot depends on how much you get on with Avery Brooks' acting (or lack thereof, as some would say). I like the continuing arc, its prescience about reactions to "them" maybe being among us, and that the characters are allowed to grow and change in a way that never really happened in the other series. I also like its sense of humour ("Have you heard? The chief is going to have a baby!" "Really? I thought your females carried your young.")

    I know what you mean. But I think Nemesis and the Xindi kind of broke the compulsion for me. Maybe I should check out Analog, though - some of the first SF I remember reading was my Dad's "Best of Analog" collections.
     
  25. May 14, 2013 #24
    i agree with greg.
    awaiting patiently.
     
  26. May 14, 2013 #25

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    I've yet to be one of these new fangled "3D" movies.

    Do they make you wear funny glasses, and take pictures of you, like in the 50's?

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    and call you an Avatard?

    My friends posted a picture of themselves in funny glasses after that movie came out, and, referred to themselves as Avatards.

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    I love Star Trek, because it takes you where, you've never been before.
    And the sensory visual input is meaningless, compared to the message.

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    Ok. Time to go home....

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    and yes, I've not seen Avatar yet.......
     
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