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Old 07-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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I didn't really like the new transporter effect. Even with the various versions we have seen in Trek, from TNG to Voyager, this was again too far off to be very recognizable. There wasn't enough sparkling effect seen inside the person to show they were actually being turned into energy. I think to much effort went into making this new effect look like a cocoon which covered the person.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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I liked the swirl effect and the sounds. Not a million miles different, but nicely revised for a fresh look.

And that Spock beam down is one of my favourite moments in the film as well. For some reason the imagery just reeks of TOS for some reason.
I felt that way about alot of things in this movie. They just updated classic effects and such, but the forms were there.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:12 AM
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I haven't seen this one.

I felt they did a nice job updating the classic transporter effect. Much more belivable to me.
It was no more believable to me than the original which was really good in it's own right. Ultimately the new one wasn't anything to right home about.

The best transporter effect was the Star Trek II beams after that I really liked the TUC and TVH twin light effect.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:48 PM
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I think that the previous changes of the transporter effect were just slight variations of a familiar theme and I welcomed a visual change.

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I didn't really like the new transporter effect. Even with the various versions we have seen in Trek, from TNG to Voyager, this was again too far off to be very recognizable. There wasn't enough sparkling effect seen inside the person to show they were actually being turned into energy. I think to much effort went into making this new effect look like a cocoon which covered the person.
Good point, that's the main drawback of the new effect IMO too.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:23 PM
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Reminded me of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Robby the robots conflict with his three laws in Forbidden Planet, not to mention the scene where the Id tries to attack the spaceship.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:44 PM
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I didn't have a strong reaction to the transporter effect. It served it's purpose and didn't really wow me or bother me.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:47 PM
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On a side note, and I know not everyone agrees with me on this, I liked the emphasis on the transporter operator in the film and it's emphasis on the skill of the person involved. Chekov saving Kirk and Sulu with his talent for instance. From a storytelling standpoint I think it added a human element to the technology that was often lacking.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:58 PM
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I liked it, especially the sound which was very much like the original. Also, I like how took some time to transport, like in TOS. After TOS transport time and difficulty of it in general were greatly reduced.
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I just didn't like how you had to wait like 10 seconds after the beam took effect in order for it to transport. If it wasn't for that, then Amanda would still have been with us. Well, at least with us in the alternate reality since she has already been dead in the "prime universe".
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I didn't like it. It seemed too "magical" looking, like something out of one of the Harry Potter movies. It didn't appear as if it were actually scientifically plausible, and felt a tad bit out of place.. But seeing as the transporter effect wasn't the main reason to watch this movie, it ultimately didn't detract from the experience in the slightest.
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