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Old 05-18-2009, 11:58 AM
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Two things i felt very strongly about and
2) the biggest scene of all should have featured the USS Enterprise being launched into space for the first time - taking off from its ship building yard. If this was done and done properly it would have been one of the greatest Trek moments ever and quite possibly one of the best of any Sci fi movie. a big opportunity missed there i recon. It need have only lasted several minutes at most. pity

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I have to agree with you on that I probably sound like an idiot
But when TMP came out I almost cried watching the Enterprise for the first time on the big screen. There is just something about that Ship that inspires awe. JJ does not realize that the Enterprise is as much the star of the show as was its actors
Or is it just me that feel so strongly about the ship
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I have to agree with you on that I probably sound like an idiot
But when TMP came out I almost cried watching the Enterprise for the first time on the big screen. There is just something about that Ship that inspires awe. JJ does not realize that the Enterprise is as much the star of the show as was its actors
Or is it just me that feel so strongly about the ship
Nope your absolutely right
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No, you're not the only one, but JJ made an interesting point in his approach: he said that a ship, by itself, doesn't mean anything unless you care about the people ON it.

At this point in the film, the E wasn't even fully built yet -- it represents only the potential for meaning, just as Kirk does during the scene. He's on his way to making the choice that will change his life for ever, give his life meaning, but he hasn't done it yet. Neither has the Enterprise until they all complete their first mission aboard her.

In a way, I appreciated that JJ didn't rely on "ship porn" to gain audience points, but that we now get to see the Enterprise earn her elite status again -- and how fun to be along for the ride instead of having it (heavy-)handed to us as a given. We see the birth and growth of the Enterprise's legend, not her resting on her laurels as a given.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:08 PM
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I would have liked to have seen a bit more of the Nero material to see if it beefed up his character a bit more.

As to the Enterprise, yes I'm quite happy they didn't spend forever with the camera on her, like in TMP. We got to see just enough of her IMO.
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Neither has the Enterprise until they all complete their first mission aboard her.
I had the same feeling. When Sulu and Chekov looked at each other and smiled after the Enterprise escaped disaster, it was like they connected to each other, and to the ship. It was like "OK, were home".
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Then they would have had to deal with the problem of how to get it off the ground.
I'm pretty sure the Federation has Antigrav technology
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i would like to see more of the enterprise in battle scenes. she just looked too beautiful
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I think they're docking witht he new "E" was handled just about right: A couple of quick beauty shots, with the shuttles buzzing around to establish just how friggin' BIG she is now, and then it's into the bay and on with the story!

Special effects aren't the "superstar" that they were in the Star Wars, CE3K, ST:TMP era of the late 70's. Thanks to CGI and computer based compositing, shots can be cranked out much more quickly cheaply and efficiently. As such, they become more a part of the movie than centerpeices that top the show.

Which is as it should be!
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:17 PM
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I had the same feeling. When Sulu and Chekov looked at each other and smiled after the Enterprise escaped disaster, it was like they connected to each other, and to the ship. It was like "OK, were home".
Well yep, that was the point of the film - how they all got to be together and become that crew.

Plot holes aside, it really worked!
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Well yep, that was the point of the film - how they all got to be together and become that crew.

Plot holes aside, it really worked!
Technically...its not THAT crew.....*silent grumble*
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