Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by dermot, Dec 6, 2012.
You're wrong, and you should feel bad. =)
You're supposed to end this with 'A good Star Trek.'
The sandworm things that went into their ears were pretty darn awesome, at least when I saw it as a kid. Paul Winfield shooting himself because of it freaked me out.
Doubtful we'll see it in this movie, but yeah, that really freaked me out when I was young. Khan but Not Khan would be a pretty sweet turn for the series, as both are sequels to the first. I do enjoy the original and post Star Trek series (aside from most of Voyager), but callbacks to the best of the original movies is a damn smart move on Abrams' part. Capture the audience of the young and make the old interested enough to watch it. It's brilliant.
I just hope the movie at some point acknowledges that Nimoy-Spock has knowledge of things, such as... well, V-GER is still out there somewhere. As is the whale talking alien craft, and Khan's ship, and a whole bunch of stuff that happened in the shows.
So your dream Star Trek franchise is one where the crew is constantly running back to daddy to ask for advice? If the're going to force Nimoy-Spock on us again I'd prefer it if it were just a silent flashback prologue showing him going back to where he came from for reasons completely unimportant to the rest of the movie or sequels. Now that they've successfully created a new time-line, I don't see his continued future involvement in the rebooted movies as a potential benefit so much as a hindrance.
Temporal Prime Directive!
Running back? No. I'd prefer the main focus be on new stories. That's why I said "acknowledges" and not "focuses on". Just a mention by someone that somebody is looking into the humpback whale problem, or some sector of space being flagged as off limits by recommendation of a Vulcan council. Something beyond the simple "this is a new timeline" to explain why it is we won't be seeing a rehash of every character we've already seen.
When rumors started popping up about Cumberbatch being Khan or Mitchell or the movie having anything to do with villains we've already seen, I lost all interest in seeing the new movie. I don't want to see a rehash of anything that has been done before. Now that Cumberbatch is "John Harrison" whom at most is a different example of a type of person we've seen before, and at best is something completely different, I'm interested again.
Nimoy-Spock already broke the hell out of that rule.
So, the Super Bowl trailer!
Hard to argue with this Chainsawsuit strip really:
To be more accurate, they should also have "Time Travel" as about half of the tickets.
They didn't travel in time or blow up the enterprise in that one. =)
It doesn't look like they're going to time-travel or blow up the Enterprise in this one either. It just looks like one big remake of Wrath of Khan.
Did you even watch the trailer? Like half of it is the Enterprise mid-crash.
Crashing into water, after which they show it rising out.
Ugh, that "threading the needle" scene from the latest trailer made me twitch.
The weird thing to me is this doesn't look at all like Star Trek. They're like running around a city the whole time, diving underwater, flying some little shuttlecraft thing, chasing a fugitive? I mean, it looks like it could be a good, fun movie, but doesn't look at all like what you would expect from a Star Trek movie, the sort of big departure that the set-in-the-80's TOS Trek movie was (5? I don't remember).
They seem very hung up on flying around in spacesuits also. Ryan's right, it doesn't feel like Star Trek.
It's more like Star Wars...
I enjoyed the scene that looks like it was cribbed straight out of Dead Space 2.
Fucks given: 0.
I'll be there day 1.
The newest trailer could be for any generic science fiction action movie.
That doesn't mean it will be bad (or good) but it doesn't provide compelling evidence for why this is a Star Trek film.
I agree with everyone who wishes we could see more great films like Star Trek, Star Trek 3, Star Trek 5, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis!
I have a hard time taking the title seriously because of it.
Hey that has them getting off the bridge of the Enterprise and doing things that look interesting, that isn't Star Trek.
So it's Mission: Impossible in space?
I enjoyed the reboot for what it was, and declared that it was probably the end of Star Trek for me. The entire purpose of the canon shift was to give it license for some Hollywood "oomph" that wouldn't have otherwise worked with the series in modern cinema, which is fair enough but kinda sucked all of the charm out of Star Trek. If it wasn't for Cumberbatch I wouldn't even be remotely considering seeing this one.
But I typically don't enjoy movies anyway, so getting a movie review from me would be like getting a book review from the cast of Jersey Shore or something.
Not that I'm knocking seeing Alice Eve in her underwear, but why is that not only in the trailer but the still image that shows before you hit play? It plays during a wordless action montage so it doesn't even have any context...
Because marketers assume you're male, and further assume tits will grab your attention. Because, ultimately, patriarchy.
"A HERO WILL RISE"
<Cumberbatch monotone overuse>
<lingerie shot establishing deep character development>
I don't actually have much interest in more traditional Star Trek, either, but this trailer is decidedly unflattering. I didn't mind the first one, so I guess time to wait on reviews.
1: Shut up.
2: Again, shut up.
3: Don't most video hosting site thingies just grab a frame from X% into the recording and use that as a still image?
As default, though you can also assign your own, either a frame from the video or any arbitrary image you want. Considering that particular scene is up for about a second I find it rather hard to believe that it's purely a coincidence.
Congratulations to wumpus, I didn't know he even tried out for the villian in the new movie.
So STar Trek: Skyfall or something then?
If you need the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness to allow you to see Alice Eve in her underwear, allow me to introduce you to the Internet. Throw "Alice Eve underwear" into your image search engine of choice and enjoy. In fact, you'll find that exact same frame grab, ready formatted to be your new Windows Desktop.
Done and done!
No. NO. NOOOOO!
Why isn't the conference room shielded against teleporters?
Kirk is angstily crying out that he doesn't know what he's supposed to do. Abrams is wussifying Kirk!
Long talking monologues.
A terrorist has troops that outnumber the away team. ... Surprisingly plausible given the world of Star Trek.
This. Is. Not. Star. Trek.
THAT'S what today was missing, the delicious taste of fanboy tears.
A delicious vintage - a hint of butt-hurt, an overtone of spoiled entitlement... yessss....
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