Originally Posted by horatio
Trek hasn't been a cash cow before ST09, the budgets and target audience speak for themselves.
I am not against action per se (gee, like you folks I am a guy), I actually liked it quite a lot when e.g. ENT
I am against action that comes at the cost of losing substance. This doesn't mean that the story has to be super-smart or technobabble-saturated or whatever. It merely means that there should be a decent story that feels a bit like sci-fi. Action in space is not automatically science-fiction.
I am not in favour of the other extreme, dry, talky sci-fi. TMP is a sleep pill. All I am arguing for is more balance ... and given the success of balanced movies like TWOK or FC I dare say that at least once my crazy opinion is mainstream compatible.
HA HA....I too sometimes use ST:TMP as a sleep aid. Much as I love the movie, it is a pretty serene one to go to sleep by.
Sci-fi movies I love to drop off to:
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek Nemesis
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Dune (both theatrical and Sci-fi productions)
The Black Hole
Battlestar Galactica (pilot episodes for both the original and new series)
Babylon 5: The Gathering (pilot for B5)
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (prequel to the pilot)