new "Star Trek" trailer

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  1. shecky Guest

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    I am really looking forward to this movie. Can't wait! Looks great.
     
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    I'm not a Trekkie, although I've seen a few of the movies, mostly on TV. But, just for interest's sake I thought I'd post an excerpt from Ross Douthat's blog to see what you guys thought of his views.

    More here.
     
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    Oh come on, time travel is pretty much a staple of Star Trek. Yes, there have been some pretty lame uses of it like the temporal cold war but to just say it will be horrible because of time travel is just absurd. By no means am I defending this movie though. We got two trailers and frankly I'm not a fan of Abrams (I think he is overhyped and he can't resolve a story to save his life). Still, to just throw the movie out because it shares a plot device with a failed series is absurd.

    Here is an example. I hate how scifi and fantasy always has the hero be some poor farmer who loses his entire family and/or village due to some evil tyrant who decides to wipe them all out for kicks and giggles. Therefore Star Wars is bad because Luke lost his aunt and uncle when the stormtroopers decided to play target practice (lets ignore the prequels shall we).

    Yes, the staples of fiction can be misused. Time travel is certainly a tempting deus ex machina. But lets withhold judgement until we have more than two trailers, please.
     
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    Who is Ross Douthat and why do I care about his opinion?

    Anyway, I think its awesome. With today's Iron Men, Batmen and Transformers, a Star Trek has to compete with those movies. If they go back to the old way Paramount won't make money and they will ignore Star Trek. If you hate this movie you can ignore it and never watch Star Trek again, or you can stop acting like this movie will destroy the franchise (and it will do the opposite) and let the rest of us fans enjoy it.

    Its either this movie this way, or no more Trek.
     
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    i'm excited. I keep looking at "Sylar" from hero's playing spock and expect him to be evil.
     
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    I was looking forward to it, until I found out they all came back, the old Characters. The enterprise had 2 captains before Kirk, Robert April and Chris Pike. And Spock was with Pike first. I may end up passing on it, and wait for Enterprise to make a movie.
     
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    Star Trek: Enterprise? The series? As much as I loved the show, I can never see that happening.
     
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    Honestly, I think the people that complain about lore stuff are the problem. You can't move forward with a series if you're always clinging to the past. How many times has batman radically changed and rewritten it's own history?
     
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    I'm not a huge fan anymore, but at the time of Generations, I was, and I went on opening night with a theater full of Michigan engineering undergrads (well, the ones who waited till the evening and didn't cut class to go ... erm, or wait, maybe I did skip out to go, I don't remember now).

    The whole audience gave an ovation when Kirk died. :eek: :eek:

    P.S. I'm with them on the "reimagined mythology" idea, except it should not suck like the Batman movies do. :(
     
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    The trailer looks very interesting.

    If the movie follows suit, it should be good.
     
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    Looks incredible. I think I'm more excited about this then the Watchmen.
     
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    “No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.” + Kodos the Executioner
     
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    And please don't look at this trailer as just FX covering a thin plot. Its a trailer, meant to get your blood pumping. Its only 2 minuets of a 2 hour movie.
     
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    Have you ever seen a J. J. Abrams movie? :eek: The trailer was hardly necessary to draw that conclusion. That's his whole claim to fame.

    It could be worse. It could be a Michael Bay movie.
     
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    Possibly because he talks about the canon whereas you talk about a franchise.
     
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    Wow, that looks amazing. I honestly can not wait, it can't be worse than The Final Frontier. :p
     
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    Awww, nuts, now I want Michael Bay to do a Star Trek. :eek:
     
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    Ok, but this movie is trying to save a franchise; and I support it for doing that. If it has to change canon to do that, fine by me.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty stoked on it and I agree about Sylar. :)
    Although seeing Harold (John Cho) in it just makes me giggle. I expect him to be seeking out the nearest White Castle.

    I honestly can't wait to see it though.
     
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    I hope it's going to be good. The trailer looks great but it's supposed to.
     

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