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Old 03-07-2009, 10:21 AM
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All my friends say, "This is Star Trek?!? Looks nothing like it..." when I show them the trailer. Then they say, "Looks cool. I kinda want to go see that now."
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:16 AM
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One thing we can be sure of, every Star Trek ever released has been number one in the opening weekend, even Star Trek 5! I think this one will go where no other Star Trek movie has ever gone before.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:17 AM
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Most of the people around me say similar but that "It finally looks like a real movie"
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:23 AM
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At least the studio is finally giving it the budget to compete with it's rivals.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:26 AM
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It think Trek has always had a decent budget.
They just needed competent inspiration for the last 10 years.
Like many studios paramount wasn't listening to the bottom line and allowing Trek producers to get away with the poor sales simply because Trek has always done well in the box office. Now they're being more hands on.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:33 AM
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Ideas matter more, but at some point you need to splash a bit of cash to make it look good as well. The recent Trek films came in on budgets of between $35 - $60 million but because they were made by TV crews with experience of getting every last bit of use out of an effect or set or model they managed to make them look a little more expensive than they were.

But since all those sets are now gone and this movie is a new project, those kinds of budgets would not be enough to make it look as expensive. This one needed the actual budget of a major feature.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:36 AM
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More to the oint...it's the fact those sets don't exist which would have saved alot of money.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:38 AM
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How so?
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:49 AM
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Its not the sets that inflate the cost of these movies so much as the effects.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:53 AM
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from design to construct and use of materials , sets, costumes and payment for services is one of the largest expenses of making movies. The actors will get there money but the set workers get set fees unlike the actors and producers. That's why Lucas tried to make his Retern of the Jedi under the name of a different movie because he learned that the movies get charged for services not based on a fixed rate but rather based on the movie and they get price gouged if it's a big name or if there are big names in the movie.
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