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Old 03-09-2008, 09:47 PM
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I'd like a few laughs.
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Karl Urban needs to utter a phrase containing the epithet "green-blooded (whatever)" in Spock's direction.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:51 AM
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Does that really qualify as humor or insult.
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Humor is a cornerstone of TOS. Some of TOS's best moments, we all can agree, were humor based.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:16 AM
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Comedy can be a great emotional counterbalance to good drama.
What makes it difficult is that Galaxy Quest was such a good comedy yet with good dramatic content (Data's laughing fits in Generations were just slapstick).
If Galaxy Quest had been slapstick then humor in the new film would be fine in the sense of "The Voyage Home" but not now.
Even the Bond franchise had to reevaluate what they were doing after Austin Powers. As one of the Bond crew said in an interview "there is not a lot of difference between ***** Galore and Alotta ***ina".
Red shirts dieing with an obvious set up, Kirk pulling off his shirt as a wink to the series etc will make the film far more like Galaxy Quest 2 than Star trek 11
Perhaps that would not be a bad thing, Galaxy Quest was better than any recent Trek film.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:01 AM
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Some fine points.
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Galaxy Quest was better than any recent Trek film.
Pleeeeeease.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:12 AM
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By far. Even though it was a comedy you felt for the aliens who were the last of their people. Especially when you saw them suffocating.
Name one race of aliens in recent trek history that the audience felt any emotional connection to.
Better written, better character development (given that the tng cast were given new personalities for the big screen that is no surprise) better paced.
Apart from first contact Galaxy Quest is vastly better on every point and funny too.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:25 AM
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You could make that argument.

VOY tried t0 make the Vidans sympathetic, but waited too long to do so.
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Were Spock not capable of holding his own against McCoy, then McCoy might be seen as just insulting, however, their dynamic is "sparky" and both dig into each other so it works and yes, it's funny.

I pretty much agree with Chris, not only does Galaxy Quest force the writers to re-evaluate and fine tune the humor they use, but it pushes them to create aliens we can relate to and situations we care about.
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