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Old 07-17-2009, 10:42 AM
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On a side note, and I know not everyone agrees with me on this, I liked the emphasis on the transporter operator in the film and it's emphasis on the skill of the person involved. Chekov saving Kirk and Sulu with his talent for instance. From a storytelling standpoint I think it added a human element to the technology that was often lacking.
Especially VOY went too far down the 'computers do everything for you' road (half-automated ships, sentient holograms). And it established, like the scene where Uhura got her post because she speaks Romulan, Chekov's skills and later of Scotty's, although that was a bit more tongue-in-cheek.
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Especially VOY went too far down the 'computers do everything for you' road (half-automated ships, sentient holograms). And it established, like the scene where Uhura got her post because she speaks Romulan, Chekov's skills and later of Scotty's, although that was a bit more tongue-in-cheek.
I really liked the character oriented use of the technology. The one thing I'll always accuse Trek of (at least before now) is that it was a little too sterile. Sometimes it was very hard to believe that what I was watching contained either function people or equipment. Making it a little more human makes it more powerful to me, an optimistic vision of humans in the future.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:53 AM
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I really liked the character oriented use of the technology. The one thing I'll always accuse Trek of (at least before now) is that it was a little too sterile. Sometimes it was very hard to believe that what I was watching contained either function people or equipment. Making it a little more human makes it more powerful to me, an optimistic vision of humans in the future.
The Trek film series never seemed that way, especially from TWOK onwards..
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The Trek film series never seemed that way, especially from TWOK onwards..
I agree the films were much better, at least, er, the TOS ones. However, TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY...there's plenty of episodes that strain my credulity.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:03 AM
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I agree the films were much better, at least, er, the TOS ones. However, TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY...there's plenty of episodes that strain my credulity.
Well TOS had a ever decreasing TV budget.

The films, with the exception of TWOK, had the budget to do things like that.

As with any TV series, you have some excelelnt episodes, some good episodes, some acceptable episodes...then you have Spock's Brain...
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:05 AM
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Well TOS had a ever decreasing TV budget.

The films, with the exception of TWOK, had the budget to do things like that.

As with any TV series, you have some excelelnt episodes, some good episodes, some acceptable episodes...then you have Spock's Brain...
I concede every point.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:10 AM
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I concede every point.
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Yes, what was with that? We didn't see anything broken.
The space suits looked pretty banged up. Maybe that's what made the cracking sound when they hit the pad.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:31 AM
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The space suits looked pretty banged up. Maybe that's what made the cracking sound when they hit the pad.
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The enveloped effect is somewhat good, needed more molecules inside.

Speaking of transporter experts:

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