The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > Star Trek XI: The Movie > I have doubts about this movie.
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2008, 11:47 AM
spock84's Avatar
spock84 spock84 is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hunt. St, NY
Posts: 111
Unhappy I have doubts about this movie.

You know, when I read that Paramount was planning to release "Star Trek" next May instead of this Christmas, I was very sad. Don't get me wrong, but I think this is just because they're being greedy. So my answer is if they're gonna treat it like a cash cow, maybe I don't want to see it all.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-09-2008, 12:03 PM
Saquist's Avatar
Saquist Saquist is offline
Fleet Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,257
Default

I don't know about that.
Maybe this is about confidence in the film. They are made for money and not just fans as the thread said a while ago...but I'm not sure wehre I stand with this.

Welcome aboard Spock84.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2008, 12:37 PM
spock84's Avatar
spock84 spock84 is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hunt. St, NY
Posts: 111
Default

Thank you Saquist. Maybe I'm just upset that I have to wait longer than expected. I'll be 18 next month and most "Trekkers" start out at 18. But now I have to wait until I'm 19 for this movie. It's really frustrating.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-09-2008, 01:40 PM
RedShirtWalking's Avatar
RedShirtWalking RedShirtWalking is offline
Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 1,020
Default

Wait, wait, wait...when hasn't Paramount treated Star Trek like a cash cow? That's what they're in the business of doing, honestly. They don't put out more Star Trek because they like the stories--they put out more Star Trek when there's a market for it (read: it will make them a load of dough). It's been that way since Paramount picked up the Desilu properties and they remembered they "had a space thing" after Star Wars had been released.

This will be a good film, maybe even great. Don't let Paramount's actions influence your desire to see the film.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-09-2008, 02:25 PM
FireDevlin's Avatar
FireDevlin FireDevlin is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 376
Default

I agree with RedShirt. Paramount is in the business of making money. Lets just hope that a good movie makes money more then a cruddy pillaging of TOS canon movie.

I am very hopeful it is less of the latter.
__________________
"I'll break out of this zoo somehow and get to you. Is your blood red like ours? I'm gonna find out. "-Captain Christopher Pike
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-09-2008, 02:53 PM
the_tortel!'s Avatar
the_tortel! the_tortel! is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedShirtWalking View Post
This will be a good film, maybe even great. Don't let Paramount's actions influence your desire to see the film.
Amen to that
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-09-2008, 02:59 PM
Gary Seven's Avatar
Gary Seven Gary Seven is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 836
Default Waiting is difficult

This is like ST:TMP in 1979 all over again. We'll get over this. It's going to be a great movie.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-09-2008, 03:01 PM
JBElliott's Avatar
JBElliott JBElliott is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 651
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Seven View Post
This is like ST:TMP in 1979 all over again. We'll get over this. It's going to be a great movie.
Well if it is like ST:TMP, that means we won't get a great movie. Sure it's a matter of taste whether ST:TMP was great on not, but it wasn't a massive critical or box office success.

Whether or not the current movie in production will be great or good or bad is something we won't know until the movie comes out.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-09-2008, 03:15 PM
Gary Seven's Avatar
Gary Seven Gary Seven is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 836
Default

No. I meant the anxiety as ST:TMP was being readied for release. We're seeing that now with XI.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-09-2008, 03:15 PM
VADBAXTER's Avatar
VADBAXTER VADBAXTER is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JBElliott View Post
Well if it is like ST:TMP, that means we won't get a great movie. Sure it's a matter of taste whether ST:TMP was great on not, but it wasn't a massive critical or box office success.

Whether or not the current movie in production will be great or good or bad is something we won't know until the movie comes out.
TMP was great for its time and it did spawn 3 tv series and 10 movies with its success.
__________________
Star Fleets finest Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:36 AM.


Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.