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Old 05-09-2009, 03:12 PM
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I loved the layouts of the new sets especially engineering...finally a starship engine room looking like what its actually probably would...grimy dirty...and filled with all kinds of..pipes nozzles and gadgetry...cramped and uncomfertable to boot...wonderfull...I also liked the soundtrack and the new ENT model didn't look nearly as bad as I thought.
I'm with you there!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:29 PM
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The cast is perfect (only Cho who had little to do is hard to judge) which is the best foundation for further movies in the future.
The new warp effect does noo work for me. Feels to much like Star Wars's hyperspace (what the hell is that countdown stuff for?), not like the TNG-style subspace where something can happen, where you can see more than blurred stars and even show two or more ships warping through it or engaging in a battle.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:21 PM
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Funny you should say that... I thought the new warp drive effect was really well done. When you think about it, the "bamf" of the ships has to be near instantaneous... (I never did like the "rubber band" effect...
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:26 PM
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My favourite was the simple TNG effect anyway, so changing it is neither here nor there for me personally.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:47 PM
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With that silly countdown, it felt like an artifically created wormhole, as if you could not drop out of warp any moment you'd like to. Races through subspace and battles in subspace like in "Best of Both World, Part I" are no more possible now.

They really could go down the entire street and call it hyperspace now.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:52 PM
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I think you still can, but it's probably just their different way of saying it. Whenever Picard etc gave an order, there was a brief lag between order and execution. It's like braking. If they have enough forewarning they can count it down.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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But once the helsman pressed the button, it took one or two seconds to drop out of warp.
I realize that I complain too much, the TNG-style warp effect is fine for slower TV while the super-blur is more suitable for faster blockbusters.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:57 PM
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I thought they were counting down as far as distance. Like, in 5 seconds we will be where we want to be.
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The 150 million dollar budget.
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If I'm forced to pick one thing, I think I've gotta go with Chris Pine as Kirk. He totally owned this movie, I think. Everyone did a great job but Pine just really stands out for me. I really love his Kirk.

Honorable mentions:

*The rest of the cast. All of them. Sulu and Uhura were the weakest but it was in no way the fault of the actors in those roles. They did a great job with what they had. I think the characters just need to be fleshed out and used more.

*The warp effect. I LOVED it! I loved the BOOM the ships make and it really looks like they literally jump into warp. I also like how they give a countdown to exiting warp. The whole thing sort of reminds me of Halo where they described the ships as punching a hole through space to enter hyperspace, only it has the accuracy of the Covenant ships.
*The new Enterprise is beautiful in motion and I love the look of it. Even engineering.
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