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Old 06-01-2009, 02:06 PM
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A wonderful post from IMDB board - all credit goes to DebauchedSloth
Star Trek 09 ripped of Shakespeare - Tru Fax!

A Winters Tale: Bloke is marooned on an icy island, then chased by a bear.

Othello: has a trans-racial romance in a military setting.

Henry 4 part 1: son of a famous commander goes off rails and hangs around in bars getting drunk.

Henry 4 part 2: military commander goes recruiting criminals and drunks in bars

Richard 3: Has a dude called James in it. And another one called Christopher.

Romeo and Juliet – People fight with swords

Henry 5: has a chick who is learning foreign languages who is chatted up by a guy who misspent his youth hanging out in bars (see Henry 4 parts 1 and 2)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: has pointy-eared dude with funny name making out with chicks and annoying comic little people, and a love triangle. TWICE.
And when I saw it PICARD was in it.

Tempest : almost every TOS episode EVAR – plus a wise old magic bloke stranded in a cave, and when I saw it PICARD was in it.

Macbeth: has a comedy Scotsman. And PICARD was in it.

Two Noble Kinsmen – has a Doctor.

Hamlet: bloke’s dad is famous warrior and gets killed, and he is sad and he kills the killer, and when I saw it PICARD was in it, with that DOCTOR WHO, who is a time-travellers, so that is where Star Trek ripped off the Time Travel plot as well, obviously.

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Old 06-01-2009, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by chator View Post
This video only addresses the new Star Trek movie, not the franchise as a whole. The more I learn about this film, the more i realize it is Trek because it derives from many Trek sources, but there's no denying the similarity with the original Star Wars, could that be the reason for the film's box-office success?
The reason for box office success of both Star Trek and Star Wars is that they both follow certain archetypes - both are typical "hero's journey" stories about fathers and sons, revenge, good and evil, rivalry, friendship, young people who grow up to become great heroes, etc. The same can be said about many other popular fictional stories.

Do they have similarities - yes, did ST09 rip off SW - only as much as SW ripped off all sorts of myths and similar previous fictional stories.
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