Trekkies, Any Trekkies Here? - Page 4 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #61
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,915
Default

Now our inner geeks are coming out....

Undiscovered country was the best Star Trek movie ever. Lots of subtle humor (mostly anachronistic / cultural in nature), we get to see Kirk in a knock-down brawl with a hot shape-shifting alien, and the writing for the principal cast I thought really flowed well.

Of course, First Contact was also the best Star Trek movie ever. Frakes get a director's credit, Troi gets wasted, the Borg get mad, Picard gets even, and who doesn't love James Cromwell as the grumpy old derelict / savior of all mankind?

OTOH, Wrath of Khan was also the best Star Trek movie. Good use of Melville, a little backstory on Kirk, an epic battle against a worthy foe. Good ole' fashioned cowboys & Indians in space.


Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy
My favorite universe/series ever.
Not by a long shot for me. While Picard was trying to talk his way out of the situation and Kirk was winding up for a punch, Adama would simply shoot them both in the head, have their corpses flushed out of the nearest airlock, and then desecrate their memories by accusing them both of treason and sedition.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #62
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

+1 on Wrath of Khan - Plus it has several of the best examples in cinema history of gratuitous scenery chewing, both by Shatner and Montalban.

"Buried aliiiiveee........."
"KKKKKHHHHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!"

And many other examples.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 12:05 PM   #63
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

The guy who plays McCoy is full of awesome. He alone was worth the price of admission. Didn't really like him in The Chronicles of Riddick, but in this movie he really got the essence of McCoy down to a T.

I thought the movie was a great take on the whole back story. But the ultimate plot of the movie and the development of the villain was a little weak sauce. What made Wrath of Khan and First Contact really brilliant were great villains. Eric Bana had a lot to give, but wasn't given enough screen time to really shine.

One thing I wasn't expecting and was glad to see were all the "inside" jokes at the expense of the Trek universe. All I will say is that you'd better not be wearing a red shirt on an away mission!

I liked it, but left the theater wanting a little more. This was a damn good setup for a pile of other movies in the new franchise. The plot was a gimmick to explain away the lack of continuity there will be in respect to the Original series and Movies. Hopefully they'll be able to continue with the existing cast, and come up with a plot with more substance.
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #64
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayc72 View Post
The guy who plays McCoy is full of awesome. He alone was worth the price of admission. Didn't really like him in The Chronicles of Riddick, but in this movie he really got the essence of McCoy down to a T.
Agreed, excellent selection by casting. Karl Urban also played a Russian assassin in one of the Bourne films, and Eomer in LOTR. He did a great job in those roles too.

Geez, I sound like a movie geek or something I picked up that characteristic from my wife.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 03:28 PM   #65
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saml01 View Post
^ First Contact was the best Trek movie ever.
*Second Best. Followed by ST4 in third.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #66
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

....
Attached Thumbnails
Trekkies, Any Trekkies Here?-bones.jpg  
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #67
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
*Second Best. Followed by ST4 in third.
Are we watching the same Star Trek?
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 03:57 PM   #68
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
*Second Best. Followed by ST4 in third.
LOL WUT?

Because if you want any science fiction franchise to survive the test of time, set it in the 80s.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 04:30 PM   #69
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

Should split this into a spoilers thread
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 04:51 PM   #70
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,915
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayc72 View Post
Should split this into a spoilers thread
Done.

Is your post missing? No, it's here: https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t35290

This thread shall remain on the original topic and spoiler-free. All conjecture of future series shall be in the new thread.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:12 PM   #71
Elite Member
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Well, I was on the road tonight and didn't want to sit in the hotel, so I went. Me, two couples and half a dozen fat single guys sitting in the theater in downtown Joplin MO.

I did really enjoy it. I'm not a Star Trek geek, so can't compare this one to that one, can't name all the movies or spell all the names, but just as a fun movie, it was all good.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Tags
star trek

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 PM.