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Old 09-02-2008, 08:00 AM
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Ahhh, yes... ""A great action adventure, a film not just for the fans."

You know what most fans read in "not just for the fans"? "Not for the fans."
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:01 AM
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Nemesis tanked because, to be blunt, it was almost a beat for beat ripoff of Star Trek II. Besides veering dangerously close to outright plagiarism, many of its "trailer moments" were horribly contrived, such as the "dune buggy" sequence. Many others were jaw-droppingly ignorant of continuity -- having already found one dangerously unstable prototype android from Data's creator -- Lore -- the last thing any sensible person would do is power up another prototype, especially one they found on a rock crawling with hostiles.

Nemesis was, in short, an insult, and people don't reward insults with the financial backing to take another shot at it. I've said the same of Enterprise -- apologies to Enterprise and Nemesis fans, but the results of those two installments prove me out, like it or not.
But if your gonna spread the blame, let's also talk about the joke that was season 7 of TNG. Or the thrid season of TOS.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:37 AM
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Ahhh, yes... ""A great action adventure, a film not just for the fans."

You know what most fans read in "not just for the fans"? "Not for the fans."
Star Trek has never produced only for the fans, just as the comic movie adaptions with a strong fan base that are done in the last years are not done merely for the fans.
You know why? Because the best course to create art is to do what you consider the best, artistic liberty. You can never satisfy all tastes and especially not the diverse tastes of fans. Fanatic, hence fan.
Discussions with fellow Trek fans reveal that pretty fast
Just take us two, you are a purist, I would even buy Koerner's version of the E. There always has been enough Trek for each taste and if one keeps an open mind, one starts to enjoy Trek one has disliked so far.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:42 AM
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But if your gonna spread the blame, let's also talk about the joke that was season 7 of TNG. Or the thrid season of TOS.
Yes but season 7 had the luxury of an established audience, the foreknowledge it would be the final season and the buzz of an upcoming movie to keep it's momentum going through the, admittedly weak set of episodes they produced for it.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:47 AM
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Yes but season 7 had the luxury of an established audience, the foreknowledge it would be the final season and the buzz of an upcoming movie to keep it's momentum going through the, admittedly weak set of episodes they produced for it.
Shame the movie was equally as weak....
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Yeah, maybe as well they didn't have THAT foreknowledge!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:33 AM
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Yeah, maybe as well they didn't have THAT foreknowledge!
Patrick Stewart:"Does this script seem a little weak?"

Paramount(Handing him big sack of money):"How do you feel about it now?"

Patrick Stewart:"It's freaking Shakespeare!!!"
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Well in that case I would have done the same!!!
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Well in that case I would have done the same!!!
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Now you know the secrets of Star Trek....
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:42 AM
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Heck, I would have starred in Nemesis if they had given me $12 million for it!
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