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by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri May 08, 2009 2:33 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri May 08, 2009 2:59 am
Merrick's 15 Year Old Son brought 4 guests to Monday night's screening of the film (the second time he and I had seen it - the first for our four guests). Among our companions were three teenagers who couldn't care less about STAR TREK, and an adult who was a well-versed fan. By the time the film's prologue had finished & its title boomed triumphantly across the screen, the three dispassionate teens were sitting (literally) slack jawed in awe and wonderment. During the film's end credits, their unsolicited comments were as follows:TEEN #1: That's the best movie I'll see this year. There's no way it won't be.TEEN #2: That's...good God. That's...awesome. It's just...TEEN #3: It's bad ass.TEEN #2: It's awesome. I mean...(As Nimoy's credit flashes on screen)TEEN #3: Which one was Leonard Nimoy?MERRICK: He was Old Spock.TEEN #3: THAT was him?MERRICK: Yep.TEEN #3: He was cool.MERRICK'S 15 YEAR OLD SON: Bruce Greenwood rocks. We should all join Starfleet.At this point the hardened TREK fan expressed solemn guilt that THE WRATH OF KHAN may now be bested in his estimate. I glanced around the theater, eavesdropping on numerous conversations of a similar nature. It was in this instant that I realized something had happened which I'd never before experienced in the franchise's long history. Abrams and his gang have accomplished what even STAR TREK's own creator could not - they've fashioned a STAR TREK for everyone. Young and old, newbie and veteran. A STAR TREK for fans of action, lovers of drama, and folks just looking to kill two hours on a hot Summer afternoon.A STAR TREK for everyone. Considering what TREK is about, at its core, can you think of any better gift for the franchise?Maybe it'll be cool to like STAR TREK now. Teens, perennially worried about their perception by others, are now going to school urging classmates to join the party. Perhaps, at long last, the people who call it "STAR TRACK" will finally see the light.
by Bill the Butcher » Fri May 08, 2009 12:37 pm
4thQtrGlory wrote:If we got all that, i would hang a browns flag from my boner for 2 weeks straight...
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri May 08, 2009 1:15 pm
Bill the Butcher wrote:I didn't read your posts for fear of being spoiled, except for your first sentence. I'm seeing it tomorrow! Woohoo!
by Tymaster » Fri May 08, 2009 6:58 pm
by Guest » Fri May 08, 2009 7:17 pm
by Naxos » Sat May 09, 2009 1:05 am
by Guest » Sat May 09, 2009 1:15 am
Naxos wrote:They shook things up a little bit.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Sat May 09, 2009 3:16 am
Tymaster wrote:My Trek story mirrors MacPhisto!!! You must be in your early 30's like me!My Dad and my brother-in-law used to watch Star Trek reruns on WTTE every night (followed by M*A*S*H) and about that time Star Trek: TNG began it's run. I went to theatre for every Star Trek movie. I didn't follow any series after TNG, but I did spend a lot of time reading novels and comics from the original crew. Definitely a fan, but not (and never will) go to a convention.I'll be seeing this movie at 9:40 with my "WWKD?: What Would Kirk Do?" shirt.
Mitch wrote:But at the same time, Abrams was still totally respectful to the core material.Love the Kobayashi Maru reference that they put in. Nice twist though on the way they talked about it in Wrath of Khan.And Kirk boinking a green hot chick? Laughed my ass off in that scene.But other places? (like Uhura)...great little "tweaks" in totally unexpected places.
The comic is set eight years after the film Star Trek Nemesis. Federation and Romulan tensions have generally subsided, with Spock the official Federation ambassador to the Romulans. Data is still alive and has become captain of the Enterprise-E after successfully imprinting his memories onto the prototype android B-4. Jean-Luc Picard is now Federation ambassador to Vulcan, Geordi La Forge has retired to develop his own ships, and Worf is a General in the Klingon Empire.The galaxy is threatened by the Hobus star, which will become a supernova. Spock proposes that the Romulans transport the precious mineral Decalithium to Vulcan, where it can be converted into red matter capable of turning the star into a black hole, therefore ending its threat. The senate opposes Spock, but he finds a comrade in Nero, the leader of the miners. Nero witnessed Hobus consume a planet first-hand and offers to secretly transport Decalithium, noting it would be better than doing nothing and then leaving his wife and unborn son to die. Nero's ship, the Narada, is attacked by the Remans, but the Enterprise rescues them and escorts them to Vulcan with Decalithium taken from the Reman ships. On Vulcan, the council opposes Romulan use of red matter, infuriating Nero; he vows if Romulus is destroyed, he shall hold them accountable.Nero returns to Romulus to discover Hobus has gone supernova and destroyed his home world. Driven mad by his loss, he attacks Federation Olympic class hospital ships that have arrived to give aid, believing they have come to claim his people's territory. He beams aboard surviving senators onto his ship and kills them for not listening to Spock, and then claims the Praetor's ancient trident, the Debrune Teral'n, which is the greatest symbol of Romulus. He and his crew then shave their heads and apply tattoos to signify their loss. Nero goes to the Vault, a secretive Romulan base, and has the Narada outfitted with Borg technology to begin a rampage against his enemies.With the supernova expanding, Spock decides to deposit the red matter weapon. He takes the Jellyfish, a ship developed by La Forge that can withstand extreme environmental conditions. The Narada goes about destroying and assimilating Federation, Klingon and Cardassian ships alike, wounding Worf and damaging the Enterprise in the process. When Spock successfully destroys the supernova, the Narada appears to attack when the black hole flings it and the Jellyfish back in time, leaving Picard and the crew of the Enterprise as witnesses to Spock's sacrifice.
by justmebd » Sat May 09, 2009 8:47 am
by Naxos » Sat May 09, 2009 9:45 am
justmebd wrote:Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto were both fantastic and the writers did a good job of organically bringing the crew together. MacPhisto is right, Urban as McCoy is eerie in how good he is.I also loved all the callbacks to earlier Star Trek movies, however, I missed the Tribble. I was looking for it, I knew it was going to be in the movie, but I missed it. I'll catch it the next time I see it.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Sat May 09, 2009 10:19 am
Naxos wrote:"I'll make no Bones about it" I thought Urban nailed his character the best. I could not believe how good he was. All of them did very nice jobs but MacPhisto is right, eerie.
by davemanddd » Sat May 09, 2009 10:39 am
Mitch wrote:And Kirk boinking a green hot chick?
by Bill the Butcher » Sat May 09, 2009 1:45 pm
by Tymaster » Sat May 09, 2009 3:10 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Sat May 09, 2009 7:48 pm
Tymaster wrote:If I had to nitpick, I'd throw out a couple of things (very minute things btw) Where was Nurse Chapel?? And where was one iota of Roddenberry's theme of "discovery."
by Naxos » Sat May 09, 2009 8:41 pm
by Bill the Butcher » Sat May 09, 2009 10:59 pm
by Bill the Butcher » Sat May 09, 2009 11:45 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Sun May 10, 2009 12:09 pm
by jordan kramer » Fri May 15, 2009 12:55 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Who cares about this crap?WE GOT A MUTHA FUCKIN EARTHQUAKE MACHINE!
by swerb » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:21 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:41 pm
by motherscratcher » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:06 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Swerb, you need to watch The Proposition and This Is England.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:09 am
Motherscratcher wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Swerb, you need to watch The Proposition and This Is England.CDT - It's 11:00 on a Saturday night. Why aren't you drunk yet?
by motherscratcher » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:18 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Motherscratcher wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Swerb, you need to watch The Proposition and This Is England.CDT - It's 11:00 on a Saturday night. Why aren't you drunk yet?I've been drinking, i'm buzzed but not close to drunk.8 beers4 tumblers of Turkey with ice
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:37 am
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