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I Knew I Shouldn't Have Looked -.-

I've been resisting, ignoring, and putting my hands over my ears and shouting "LALALA NOT LISTENING," but I finally broke down and watched the latest Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer.

Good God, it looks awful. -.-

I wish I hadn't watched that. I knew I shouldn't have looked.

-The Gneech


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Mar. 21st, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it looks horrid. Here's the question I have... what does ANY of that have to do with Star Trek?
Mar. 21st, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
...maybe aside from the "THE ENTIRE FEDERATION IS IN DANGER FROM A CONSPIRACY WITHIN OUR OWN RANKS" tired plot cliche...there isn't any.

Edited at 2013-03-21 08:56 pm (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
The last two releases of Star Trek (Enterprise and Star Trek) have been total fails as far as I'm concerned. Trying to restart the Star Trek universe would require the creativity, foresight and a view of the future that only someone like Gene Roddenberry had. I'm not sure that anyone can repair the damage done by those who currently hold the right to Star Trek. The fan fiction that is being produced is far better than the movies done by the 'pros'.
Mar. 21st, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
They should let Straczynski at it, now that would be interesting.

I would say that the new trailer looks like a good sci-fi action flick... Unfortunately it doesn't look much like Star Trek.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Here's a question for you: do you object to it because it just looks like a bad movie to you in general, or because it looks like a bad adaptation of Star Trek?

I quite liked the recent Abrams remake, but then I never particularly cared for the original series. You, on the other hand, are a big fan of the original. Does your objection come because you don't think the remakes are true to the spirit of the originals, or just because you think they suck? :)

I would probably object similarly if someone tried to do a remake of my beloved "Next Generation" series.

Mar. 22nd, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
It's not just a bad adaptation of Star Trek, it's an inversion, destroying everything that made Star Trek great. That's why I hate it.

Same reason I hate Tom Cruise's despicable shit-all-over-Mission-Impossible movies.

They're both things I love, being ruined by hacks.

Compare/contrast to Doctor Who, which is the updating of a franchise done right.

-The Gneech
Mar. 22nd, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Don't hold back, man, tell me how you really feel. :) Fair answer!

Mar. 22nd, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry. ^.^' I get a little worked up on the subject. Didn't mean to snap!

Mar. 22nd, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, you didn't. I am similarly passionate about things I love so I don't blame you a bit. I was just amused by the vehemence. :)

So, um.....hey! How about that Borderlands, eh? :)

Mar. 22nd, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
Yay, Borderlands!

Say, did you know that the entire look of Borderlands 1 was lifted pretty much straight from an animated short? I just found out about it yesterday.


Apparently the film's creator was in talks w/ Gearbox, but never actually got any compensation or credit for the game. Kind of a bummer.


Edited at 2013-03-22 01:05 pm (UTC)
Mar. 22nd, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
....dammit, now I'm depressed. Had no idea. Where'd you find the story? I'm disappointed in Gearbox.

Mar. 22nd, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
I found it here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/03/15/from-codehunters-to-aliens-colonial-marines-how-gearbox-has-become-one-of-the-most-controversial-studios-in-the-industry/

...but apparently it was common knowledge before this article. NOTE: This article appears to be trying to portray Gearbox in the worst possible light, too, so take it with a grain of salt. The video I just posted in my next LJ entry has a much more nuanced view.

Mar. 22nd, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Can I just say that I wish there was a "like" button here. ;-)

I don't think I could agree with you more.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna go see it, but purely for all the starship porn :P
Mar. 22nd, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
I had barely been aware of the new movie. Somehow the trailers had gone unnoticed. May have something to do with the fact that I haven’t been in a theater in about year.

I looked at two of them last night.

{yawn} Not impressed.

More *big* action, *big* explosions, since *big* = better in the minds of movie producers.

{yawn} What bout plot guys?

What I saw looks like several old plots sliced up and stitched back together in a vain hope of creating a story. Funny thing, none of those plots said “Star Trek” to me.

-on a side note, I would like to see Nichelle **tch slap that chick play Uhura for making the character look weak. Maybe my memory is all rosy and pie in the sky, but I do not recall the REAL Uhura being all “Captain, I am scare, we’re all going to die” weepy eyed. I remember her being a competent officer, facing down the evil Sulu.-

Oddly enough, my initial reaction to the first movies was okay. Didn’t love it but didn’t hate it either. It wasn’t my Trek, but it could have been worse. My opinion has changed as I looked back at it and started to notice .. .. problems. (I’ll save the bandwidth and skip the list.)

Shatner may have been over the top at times (and I don’t care for him as a person) but at least his Kirk was somewhat believable. (or as believable as the writers could make him considering the lack of continuity.) If he got away with things, it was because he found away around the rules. He earned the trust and respect of his crew. It really wasn’t until the movies when he started outright breaking the rules and having SF over look it. (growl) Taking the attitude of Admiral Kirk from the movies and welding it to a young, untried, captain, is a wreak in the making.

I will not be one of the millions flocking to the theaters to see the new movie. If I see it, it will be because someone in the house buys the dvd.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really dislike the whole "asshole Kirk" thing that's gotten around over the years. Kirk had swagger, yes, but he was also intellectual and compassionate. The guy in the movies is the captain of the football team who beats up nerds.

Uhura is more problematic. Nichelle Nichols is badass, yes, but the writers of the show often treated Uhura as Kirk's secretary. ("Captain... I'm frightened..." appeared more than once, much to everyone's wincing.) Still, when she was allowed to cut loose, she was definitely awesome.

Mar. 23rd, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Oh god, I watched the trailer too...

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