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Old 08-13-2011, 11:28 AM
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Just having a little fun with my least favorite Star Trek movie. Click the pictures to embiggen.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:33 AM
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:38 AM
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:14 PM
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A couple of theories on how this movie's Enterprise managed to fit all of those shuttles into a tight space:

1) Two words: Dimensionally Transcendental.

2) The Shuttles were designed to be inflated as they were called into use.
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A couple of theories on how this movie's Enterprise managed to fit all of those shuttles into a tight space:

1) Two words: Dimensionally Transcendental.

2) The Shuttles were designed to be inflated as they were called into use.

I loved the TARDIS-kinda-cameo in ENT's "Future Tense".

I agree with Zim's general idea that the sets look either industrial or flashy but never sci-fi-ish. The idea that engineering is dirty and dark whereas the bridge is tidy and bright, the guts vs. brains approach is fine but not when it comes at the cost of abandoning design coherence. Or to use the nasty f-word, Trek designs have always looked and should always look futuristic and functional.

I also disliked the police officer. On the one hand he calls Kirk citizen, surely a bit uber-polite after a theft, on the other hand he wears a helmet. Seems a bit schizophrenic and doesn't really help to establish Earth as a decent place. With fascistoid cops, brawling Starfleet cadets, abusive stepdads and doctors who are forced to work in space despite their aerophobia after they have been robbed by their ex-wife it actually appears to be less hostile than a rainy day on Ferenginar with only maggots and worms on the menu.
Intercut the Earth scenes of the movie with anything cyberpunk and you wouldn't notice much of a difference.

The idea in TOS and Trek in general has been that the core of the Federation is decently administrated and that hardships await the "Trekkers", the colonists in the border regions of the Federation. "The Cage" and "Devil in the Dark" are examples for Earth vs. Outer Rim (one Wars reference for Zim ) that come to mind.
ST09 plays some romantic "let's get away from it all" notes but McCoy's first lines as well as the ensuing events of the movie show it's not really the mixture between a coming-of-age story and the search for a better life. Neither is it really dark (TUC, TWOK) nor about ethical dilemmas (In the Pale Moonlight). It is simply indifferent and by being indifferent it paradoxically takes a position, that whatever a character does is perfectly fine.

Trek has never been an anti-enlightenment franchise. Until now.

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