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Old 06-02-2009, 04:35 AM
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Question Did the new Star Trek movie have a sence of Remake to Star Trek: The Motion Picture?

It really felt like to me that this new movie had a plot like The Motion Picture did. The Narada looked like VGER, The redesigned Enterprise looked like the one in the Motion Picture, The klingon vessels getting wiped out and most shocking seeing the narada over earth looked exactly like the VGER attacking earth. JJ Abrams did say that he loved the first motion picture so much that he wanted to use some of the contexts from that movie to this one. no wonder why it looked so familar.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:42 AM
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I don't see it that way. Nods to TMP, perhaps, but I didn't get a sense of a remake.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:47 AM
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Yeah , I can see the resemblance
They are both so incredible fast paced
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:04 AM
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Yeah , I can see the resemblance
They are both so incredible fast paced


No kidding; almost got whiplash from those endless scenes of cruising through the cloud....then the alien ship....then.....

That bit of silliness aside, I really see no likeness between the Narada
and V'ger.
Or anything else between the two films, really.
As stated earlier, small....very small nods perhaps; nothing more.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:09 AM
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I can see some of the similar plot devices...however, I've never considered TMP a remake. (Yes, yes, I know why some folks call it that...)

With the new film's Prime and it's own timelines...this film isn't a mere remake either, but it's closer to my concept of a remake than TMP is.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:56 AM
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Yeah , I can see the resemblance
They are both so incredible fast paced
So in fact Vger was a Romulan who wanted revenge instead of becoming one with God?
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:07 AM
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So in fact Vger was a Romulan who wanted revenge instead of becoming one with God?

kind of, it's all about father issues. v'ger had father issues, kirk had father issues, spock had father issues,decker had father issues, nero had father issues ....
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I always felt this should've been called "Star Trek The Motion Picture II"
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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I always felt this should've been called "Star Trek The Motion Picture II"
I always felt TMP was the stupidest title of them all. Did they really need to tell people they were watching a movie and not a TV episode?

"Wow, the start of season 4. This should be cool."
"Its not season 4."
"Its not? What is it?"
"Its a movie."
"How do you know that? Its got Shatner and Nimoy."
"Yea, true. If the title didnt say "Motion Picture" I wouldnt have known either. Pass the popcorn"
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:54 PM
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Did they really need to tell people they were watching a movie and not a TV episode?
They did for Treks 2-10.
Some even believed it.
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