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Old 01-25-2010, 10:00 AM
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Now Kevin, that's just encouraging me to watch it more
I wouldn't worry - plenty of folk will probably keel over that I said that! You may think differently anyway once you see them!
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:16 AM
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Yes! There may be a few brains exploding around the world at this moment.

I don;t really know enough TOS to compare it. I am hoping to watch Search for Spock tonight
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:18 AM
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My take -

When TOS had substance it was good, at times excellent and this film doesn't have that substance in it. My take is that as it's chapter 1 of a new story, concerned with setting up the new universe it can get away without one on this outing, but will need it in the next.

The rest is stylistically and tonally all present and correct!
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:46 AM
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Well I would, because it was a clear part of TOS many times and it is one of the reasons that it's liked.

'The Trouble with Tribbles' is as goofy as you can get and it's about the second highest regarded episode of TOS there is. There's a big mish-mash of elements that weave their way through TOS and got blended together to form the final product.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:52 AM
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Exactly - but of course 'best' has a different definition for everyone.

The point remains TOS was not all 'The City on the Edge of Forever', and if this film isn't that (which it isn't, neither were any of the others either IMO) then it could be considered to be more in the vein of the majority of the normal TOS episodes - kinda in the mid-range.
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A Piece of the Action is one of my favorite TOS episodes, but then again I like all those old gangster movies that it tributes as well.
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"The Trouble With Tribbles" is one of my favorite TOS episodes. Oddly enough, I don't care for "City On The Edge Of Forever". Granted, it was a great episode. One of, if not the best of TOS. It was just too...grounded in modernity, I guess, for my tastes. One reason I love TOS is the set design and the future tech. Too much of COTEOF was set in the past. I just couldn't get into it as much as say, "Space Seed" or something like that. But with "Tribbles", I did an edited version where I used the DS9 episode "Trials And Tribble-Ations" and edited in all the "Trouble w/Tribbles" footage that wasn't used in that episode. It turned out to be pretty good and it was over 1-1/2 hours long. Almost like a movie. To give it more of a movie-like feel, I even letterboxed it. It's pretty cool.
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However, the two do represent the wide range of episode styles, tones and content across TOS - personal mileage notwithstanding - and as such, that the new film falls somewhere in the middle tonally seems reasonable.
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