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Old 05-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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Good. Can't wait to see how they backpedal after they see it.

And they will see it. EN MASSE.

All those who are so called true fans and say they're boycotting are full of schytt.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:55 PM
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Well, I just saw it, and I LOVED IT!!! ALL OF AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!
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oh, and I just noticed that I made Lieutenant... it must be at 300 or 325 or so posts, that you get that one....
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Ok, I don't feel like reading 11 pages of posts, but I wonder if people at The Onion are Star Trek fans or not. Because I kind of caught not only a satire of Star Trek fans, but also of people who don't know anything about Star Trek (when they said Star Trek was in the 40's).
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:10 PM
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I think that little misspeaking (Trek being made in the 40's) was a parody as well. I do believe the folks at the Onion are a bit more learned than that.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:13 PM
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It's a fact of life that not every attempt at humor is going to work with everyone. It does NOT mean the audience has no sense of humor. It only means that someone as their right didn't feel the humor. That doesn't make them narrow minded or less than all those who thought it was RFLMAO.

I get that behind the joke, they are saying Whoo hoo! This movie is safe enough for "Normal" people to spend their time and money on. That's great. That means it will be a success financially. Even us stick in the muds want that. I just feel like I've heard the jabs for decades about how we are too insistent that Trek aspire to more than "Just another thrill ride." So I still want Trek to aspire to be more and to have meaning and that is material for parody. Is it snobbery to want our Trek to be good looking AND smart instead of just "Wow! They're hot!"...?
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Is it snobbery to want our Trek to be good looking AND smart instead
By all accounts so far from people who have seen the movie(except one person who will remain nameless), it seems it IS both.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:36 PM
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By all accounts so far from people who have seen the movie(except one person who will remain nameless), it seems it IS both.
That is all I ask. I may want everything but that's all I want.
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I think that little misspeaking (Trek being made in the 40's) was a parody as well. I do believe the folks at the Onion are a bit more learned than that.
Definitely. That much is clear from how it's worded in the article ("From the 1940s or something...") while their actual knowledge of Trek shines through in all their references to particular tropes, or even specific episodes that stand out.
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Definitely. That much is clear from how it's worded in the article ("From the 1940s or something...") while their actual knowledge of Trek shines through in all their references to particular tropes, or even specific episodes that stand out.
And that is the genius in their parody.
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