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Old 05-11-2009, 01:19 AM
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Sorry! That's weird - I figured they were the same for everyone!
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:22 AM
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If they didn't reboot the franchise, the franchise was going to die. It really is that simple.
If they didn't take action the franchise would have died.
The reboot was unnecessary. It was used so theywouldn't have to keep to canon.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:19 AM
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While I enjoyed the occasional ''legacy'' references in this new movie, I was really hoping for a ''clean cut'' that didn't allow for too much ''clutter'' from the past couple decades. To draw a comparison: This movie was like a new OS with a new interface but installed/upgraded over the last one rather than a total ''clean install.'' My jury's still out on my feelings on this one. It's sort of like I wanted an all or none commitment in that area--for good or bad. Fortunately the box office seems to indicate the ''fan firewall'' has finally been breached and a wider base is beginning to find Star Trek appealing.

The best thing that has happened is that this new movie has established ''open source'' canon. In a sense, it has made multi-verse Star Trek canon, in which the only real concern for creative sorts and their own Star Trek-inspired projects from now on will be the characters alone--not hardware--not politics--not tech-talk gibber-jabber. Finally! This is the most positive fallout from this movie in my opinion. It has taken everything to a new level and made storytelling and character paramount (pun intended)--even though perhaps the storytelling in this movie might have been a bit convoluted, contrived and rushed.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:40 AM
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You mean the reference from ENT.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:42 AM
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If they didn't take action the franchise would have died.
The reboot was unnecessary. It was used so theywouldn't have to keep to canon.
But if canon was dying, why on earth wouldn't they want to go in a new direction?
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:48 AM
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You could do a number things to reenergize a series, not just one thing.


*confused matthew and Stand in Stan* review Star Trek.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:51 AM
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But why not try to make it relevent and engaging? No one sets out to make something that only a few people will like. Making a $100 million movie knowing you'll probably only make $30 million from hard core fans is bad math and bad business.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:57 AM
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Lord of the Rings?
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:11 AM
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I'll elaborate.

They targeted the Fans, which were numerous, they added depth with acting and drama and then drew people in with mounds of action and the right kind of convincing special effects...

Fantastic...and I'm not a Fan of Lord of the Rings.
Star Trek could have done the same thing with out changing the universe. They just were too lazy to do so. But he did make Trek relevant again.
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My review is this....A MUST SEE!!! My boyfriend and my friend Marissa took me to see the movie last night and neither one of them being HUGE Trek fans...they both loved it as did I....of course now I have to get Marissa to watch the original series (that was before she was born lol) so she can get all the little quips and quirks in the movie that related back to the original series....I thought I had grown out of the Trekkieness that I had...but apparently it never leaves you!!! I will watch that movie again and again.

That movie was HUGE!!! So many opportunities for another movie or a TV series from that cast!!!

Every actor in the movie, played the characters to near perfection!!!

Yeah, I know, people have questions/concerns about the timeline....but guess what? I still enjoyed it immensely!!

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