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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.1)
    erm, a bad idea all round? sorry if someone else brought this up. i nearly brought something up when i read the idea behind this film.

    eric bana does films of the calibre of chopper and munich and then dabbles in this dogshit? man

    i like star trek but this smacks of a lack of ideas just like that last series Enterprise did

    eric bana in star trek
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.2)
    Still kinda unsure about this new Trek movie (hell, I'm still not sure just what the hell it is), but look at it this way: Can't be any worse the Insurrection. :O
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    The (possibly apochryphal) Michael Caine quote springs to mind.

    When asked why he chose to appear in "Jaws 4: The Revenge" Caine is reported to have said "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008 edited
     (1177.4)
    considering they're casting people to play younger versions of established characters yeah it can -- you're gonna get someone, worse case scenario, giving us a lame kirk impression or a bad scotty impression; it could be so painful.
    • CommentAuthorThumpsquid
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.5)
    I thought they'd cast Simon Pegg as Scotty
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.6)
    There is the very slim possibility that this will be a decent movie...errr....well I doubt it...but still we have to at least entertain the idea that it could happen.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.7)
    It's a 40 year old franchise. I say let them have their reboot.
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    I thought they'd cast Simon Pegg as Scotty


    Are you kidding?

    I just looked that up. Oh my god. I think we've reached the nerd singularity.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008 edited
     (1177.9)
    I'm not a Star Tek fan, at all.

    But, I am a J.J. Abrams fan...

    So I'll give it a shot when it comes out. Bana will only make it better for me.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008 edited
     (1177.10)
    <strong>@Thumpsquid / @orwellseyes</strong>

    Random aside, Pegg is also slated to attempt a Scottish accent in 2010, in 'The Boys' film adaptation. The Abrams flick seems a great place to cut his teeth on some harmless garbage.

    - Z
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    Star Trek has never been of interest to me, save as this cute show with William Shatner seducing chicks on Nazi planets.

    Is William Shatner in this one? Will there be chicks to seduce? Will there be a Nazi Planet? The article I saw about Simon Pegg said something about being "faithful to the canon".

    Nazi-chick-seduction must be imminent. Yes?
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    Nazi-chick-seduction must be imminent. Yes?


    If it is anything like 'Preacher' then I will certainly be watching....
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.13)
    From what we know, it's NOT a reboot, sadly. It involves time travel and also stars Nimoy (Shatner wasn't invited and he's none too happy about it either) and will be faithful to canon. In other words it will probably be safe crap. We'll see.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.14)
    From what we know, it's NOT a reboot, sadly. It involves time travel and also stars Nimoy (Shatner wasn't invited and he's none too happy about it either) and will be faithful to canon. In other words it will probably be safe crap. We'll see.


    I heard the opposite. I heard that it basically makes the original stories contained into their own universe, and this will be the start of an entirely new continuity.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.15)
    I heard it was a prequel with Nimoy involved, too. But I hope it becomes it's own series.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.16)
    @tedcroland - take a look at this interview:
    TrekMovie.com: You guys have resisting labels for this film such as remake, reboot, etc….even prequel. Prequel has a pretty basic definition so what is wrong with calling it that?

    Roberto Orci: But yet it is not entirely accurate. In some senses it is a prequel, but the word I would use, which is how Damon [Lindelof] describes it, is a re-invigoration or re-vitalization.

    So it looks like it'll be semi-canon, which I don't have a problem with as long as it doesn't ignore/contradict anything significant. Timeline-wise, the only thing that's there to bug me right now is that the Enterprise was supposed to have been out and about for ~10 years prior to Kirk getting the ship, and yet the teaser's showing its construction(which could just be a massive refitting or flashback, but still).

    I fell off the Trekkie train quite a while ago, but my interest has been piqued and I'll probably go see it when it comes out.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.17)
    Eh, I was never a big fan of the original (Next Gen FTW), and I'm fairly easy when it comes to interpretations. Really, as long as Kirk gets the chick, Spock is rational, and Scotty is belligerent, I'm cool with it.
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    See, this is what I don't get, science fiction is supposed to be about one thing generally, and that's "The new". New ideas, new worlds, new visions of reality, it's a playground, a sandbox, you can make it into anything from PKD's pink laser beam to Ayn Rand's Objectivsit nightmare to Ian Bank's universe-spanning Culture novels.

    Star Trek feels like ill-fitting clothes at this point. There's so much history that these creators are expected to "respect" or face the wrath of a million trekkies.\

    When you have to bend around "canon" and "continuity" just to tell a story about spacemen going into space, there's something wrong. You can almost hear fear in the voices of these producers and creators.

    I'm tired of creators trying to service the hardcore people at the expense of those of us who did not stormtrooper outfits to prom. The truly committed are going to show up either way, if for no reason better than to see it and kvetch about it online. They'll scream "you raped my childhood" and still fork over the cash, ignore them.

    Most of us just want creators to make something good, make something new, that's always going to be a better thing that trying ot make miserable people happy.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.19)
    I feel like I need to say this.

    *puts on a monocle and tophat, stamps feet and cane on ground*

    Hear hear! Well said Orwell!
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      CommentAuthorwilliac
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
     (1177.20)
    Most of us just want creators to make something good, make something new, that's always going to be a better thing that trying ot make miserable people happy.
    *applause*

    Seriously, to hell with canon. I love Star Trek, but I can't wait for this movie.