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Old 05-06-2009, 10:46 AM
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You know, I've always thought that Damon could have managed it. But perhaps he was too recognizeable after Bourne etc.
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I don't like him much as an actor. For all the hype about him, he's not that great. He's not a bad actor, I just don't think he's as good as people make him out to be. So I'm glad they didn't pick him to be Kirk. He also doesn't seem to have the confidence/arrogance to play the Kirk type role.
Damon has always played safe roles. Characters with nothing to compare them to for accuracy. (i.e. Good Will Hunting, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Bourne Trilogy)...To step into a role with his kind of background and exposure would have slit Star Treks throat. People would always conjure up images of Kirk on a couch doing math problems and cursing at his shrink. Could you imagine him as Kirk getting pounded on by SF cadets, when in the Bourne series he was dismembering multiple bad guys all the time. It is better that they went with relative unknowns for the new cast.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 AM
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Damon has always played safe roles. Characters with nothing to compare them to for accuracy. (i.e. Good Will Hunting, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Bourne Trilogy)...To step into a role with his kind of background and exposure would have slit Star Treks throat. People would always conjure up images of Kirk on a couch doing math problems and cursing at his shrink. Could you imagine him as Kirk getting pounded on by SF cadets, when in the Bourne series he was dismembering multiple bad guys all the time. It is better that they went with relative unknowns for the new cast.
Yeah, unknowns was defiantly the best way to go.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, unknowns was defiantly the best way to go.
Well name one contemporary well known actor that would not carry some sort of stigma because his previous roles?
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:50 AM
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I first heard out about it when they announced Zachary Quinto being cast as Spock, but I was only mildly interested. I don't know how, but I got the impression that it was going to be big on explosions and small on plot. I was glad that the characters were being kept alive in some form, but I wasn't expecting anything that truly evoked the essence of them and the message of the show, just action-adventure.

But the trailer was like an epiphany for me--the sounds in particular. That they'd harken back to the first flights of man, to the age when Star Trek was on the air, as well as what sounded like the original version of the score, and the original transporter effect...in some subliminal way I understood that they were trying to tell us that the 21st century and everything that was good about the show could live side by side.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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I first heard out about it when they announced Zachary Quinto being cast as Spock, but I was only mildly interested. I don't know how, but I got the impression that it was going to be big on explosions and small on plot. I was glad that the characters were being kept alive in some form, but I wasn't expecting anything that truly evoked the essence of them and the message of the show, just action-adventure.

But the trailer was like an epiphany for me--the sounds in particular. That they'd harken back to the first flights of man, to the age when Star Trek was on the air, as well as what sounded like the original version of the score, and the original transporter effect...in some subliminal way I understood that they were trying to tell us that the 21st century and everything that was good about the show could live side by side.
A very nice way to look at it ...thank you.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:20 PM
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Yeah, unknowns was defiantly the best way to go.
So far, it seems to have been!
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