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Old 05-12-2009, 10:48 AM
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Yes but that combined with everything else is a string of unlikely hoods...as opposed to a pleasant serendipity. (spelling: I know)
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:01 AM
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No, Serendipity is spelled correctly.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:40 AM
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A very fair and thorough review indeed.

Quick question? Regarding the implausible coming together of the crew, I thought it was long since held as fan-rumour that it was Spock who had designed the Kobayashi Maru simulation Kirk cheated on?

In which case, that way of introducing the two would not be improbable, but a nod to one of the long-standing unoffical rumours?
The characters introductions, come-togethers and promotions (which showed the skills of everyone, e.g. Chekov whose fortés have never been clearly pointed out in TOS) were the heart of the movie to me, well interwoven into the plot and much better than a potential meeting during Academy times of all seven.
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Yes but that combined with everything else is a string of unlikely hoods...as opposed to a pleasant serendipity.
Perhaps but fiction by definition is contrived. I once read an essay by Stephen King about the unlikelihoods (besides the obvious) and plot holes in Shelley's Frankenstien if you analyzed the story. And still, as he pointed out, its one of the great classic novels.
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The characters introductions, come-togethers and promotions (which showed the skills of everyone, e.g. Chekov whose fortés have never been clearly pointed out in TOS) were the heart of the movie to me, well interwoven into the plot and much better than a potential meeting during Academy times of all seven.
I concur.
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My review is posted HERE
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My review is posted HERE
Very good, and very fair review.
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Thank you. You might want to check out that board, it's a long standing board about science fiction. I usually do the Harry Potter reviews but the owner asked me to do Star Trek since I'd indicated I was excited about it.
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My review is posted HERE
That was a pretty good review Elizadolots, it was really a good read, thanks.

My one and only complaint is that you did not cover what I thought was one of the most controversial aspects of the movie, which was the destuction of the Vulcan homeworld and all but about 10,000 of her people. I am of the opinion that if that one piece of the movie alone had been re-written somehow to avoid this happening it would have turned into an even better movie. Vulcan and her people are a cornerstone of Star Trek and I just feel that it's just been ripped away leaving a gaping hole in it place.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:35 AM
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Perhaps but fiction by definition is contrived. I once read an essay by Stephen King about the unlikelihoods (besides the obvious) and plot holes in Shelley's Frankenstien if you analyzed the story. And still, as he pointed out, its one of the great classic novels.

I concur.
Somethings are more fantasy than science.
And yet that doesn't mean the plot and the devices have to be contrived.
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Very good, and very fair review.
I liked the tone of the review.
It was not critical or insulting nor derisive.
The conversational aspect made it easy for everyone to apprciate.
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