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Old 02-06-2008, 08:56 PM
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If they dumb it down we trekkies will get turned off, but if the producers go overboard or use technobabble in the wrong way then the "regular movie goers" will start to go what the p'tak was that all about?

Personally technobabble should not be watered down in any way since that it is a key component of Star Trek. If nontrekkies can't follow along then they have no one but themselves to blame because they should not have been sleeping in science class in the first place!


Ok, when was the last time you were in a high school science class and they talked about tachaeon emissions?
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I will never forget my science teacher lamenting the trouble with tribbles.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:06 AM
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Well it could indeed be succesful but it needs hype and lots of it. it needs to be everywhere, from happy meals to prime time tv ads. EVERYWHERE

Ram it down their throats until they all go see it ! muahahahahahhaa
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:00 AM
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This film can absolutely appeal to a mainstream audience and to Trekkies at the same time.

Look at the massive appeal of "Star Trek IV" or, as the Mainstreamers call it, "The One With the Whales." There's a reason it appealed to non-Trek fans: it had an engaging story.

JJ & Co are great at telling stories that appeal to a wide array of people, and I have to believe that they'll do the same with Star Trek.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:14 AM
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I doubt the industry likes to experiment too much when it comes to big budget movies. There are people in Hollywood working around the clock to analyse people's taste and come up with scientific formulas to target specific audiences. No doubt, the most interesting audience is the largest one likely to go out and buy stuff (toys) from a movie. Movies like Star Wars are obvious money-makers and don't even need a lot of advertising.

But it must be quite a challange to do a successful Star Trek movie. The hardcore fans are few in numbers these days, they are spoiled, fastidious, and quite diverse. Their taste is as unique as Star Trek itself, but you can't succeed without them.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:17 AM
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I think the cast will definitely appeal to non-Trekkies. They were smart to gather a wide range of different types of actors.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:21 AM
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Rajin ... I don't know about the importance of the actors, I mean, I don't go and watch a movie just because Patrick Stewart is in it... Or Shatner... Or even my favourite Trek character.

By the way, Rajin is probably one of my favourite ENT episodes.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:53 PM
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Look at Star Wars, it's sci-fi, it's space, and it can be technical, but look at the audiences it brought will the latest 3 episodes. I think if Star Wars Episode 2 (the worst out of the bunch) can gross over 310 Million, Star Trek can.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:23 AM
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Star Wars is popular for 2 reasons:

1) Insane action. Each of the new movies has about 2 minutes worth of dialogue, the rest is mindless shoot-em-up. Sure to attract a whole lotta people.

2) Star Wars already has a huge following.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:51 AM
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So, we already have Trekkers, and Trekkie's.

What would the new fan base be called, since we all have to be labeled.
Trekkans.
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