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(Aint-It-Cool-News)   New details of "Star Trek" revealed. James Tiberius Kirk apparently now drives a '60s Corvette. Mark Hamill wondered where that went   (aintitcool.com) divider line 42
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2008-11-09 08:09:07 AM
img517.imageshack.us

Oh yeah!
 
2008-11-09 08:23:03 AM
the corvette in the hamill movie was not a 60's corvette.
as represented by the monstrosity above it was a 70's corvette.
and quite ugly.

static.howstuffworks.com

this otoh is a thing of beauty.
 
2008-11-09 08:37:00 AM
Hmm. Sounds stupid.

I'm just going to see Simon Pegg, so it's okay.
 
2008-11-09 09:41:02 AM
mybluemake: Oh yeah!

Somebody's definitely got penis issues...:)
 
2008-11-09 10:10:02 AM
mybluemake: Oh yeah!

That's not even a good copy of the Corvette Summer car.

here is one of the two from the movie

Link (new window)
 
2008-11-09 11:33:27 AM

Been done.

i236.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-09 12:25:32 PM
Oh yes, don't remind me of "I Robot" with an excreable product placement where that order Big Willie Smith put in of vintage early 21st Century leather Chuck Taylor's finally arrives;
Link (new window)
I'll take Reebok's Alien Stompers
Link (new window)
 
2008-11-09 12:49:10 PM
ZR1...only Corvette worth your time.

cache.jalopnik.com

/Calling Mr. Lingenfelter.
//Lotus engine (Mercury Marine) for the win, or whatever you Farkers end your posts with.
 
2008-11-09 01:24:40 PM
In the 200 some odd years (I'm not a star trek geek) between now and Kirk's birth, the coolest car is still a 60's muscle car? Come on, we have Skyline R34s and Ferraris and Porsches now that are cooler and better than the over-hyped Corvette. Or is the Federation really just the United States?
 
2008-11-09 01:59:38 PM
evilboyevil: In the 200 some odd years (I'm not a star trek geek) between now and Kirk's birth, the coolest car is still a 60's muscle car? Come on, we have Skyline R34s and Ferraris and Porsches now that are cooler and better than the over-hyped Corvette. Or is the Federation really just the United States?

The Nissan Skyline is not as ubiquitous as the Corvette, especially in America. The car's image is also tainted by the Fast and the Furious. Ferrari's are somewhat common in television and movies. Seeing Captain Kirk in the same car that Magnum or Crockett drove would be fairly silly. Porsche are notoriously difficult about their licensed properties.

If they used any Corvette like the Z06 or ZR1, fans would lynch everyone involved for product placement.

But, like come on, man. The 60's styles 'Vettes were pretty damn cool.


Porsche, not so much.
 
2008-11-09 02:13:19 PM
Hobodeluxe: the corvette in the hamill movie was not a 60's corvette.
as represented by the monstrosity above it was a 70's corvette.
and quite ugly.



this otoh is a thing of beauty.


The 'Vette in Corvette Summer is a 70's Corvette....which was essentially unchanged from the introduction of the C3 in 1968, which was a derivative of the 1965 Mako Shark II concept car.

'69 'Vette:

farm1.static.flickr.com

/So Subby is sort of correct
//And you're sort of wrong
///But I knew what you meant
//Much love for the C2's
/Only have a slight like for the C3's with chrome bumpers (hate the models w/o them)
 
2008-11-09 02:24:44 PM
jalopnik.com

Annie Potts, hot as a link...
 
2008-11-09 02:26:35 PM
I'm more willing to buy humans traveling faster than the speed of light than a Chevy still running 200 years from now.

If they had gone with a Corolla, it might have been believable.
 
2008-11-09 02:39:08 PM
I thought every astronaut in the 60's drove a Vette. It makes sense if you look at it like that.
 
2008-11-09 03:02:42 PM
Zerk Schrader: Hmm. Sounds stupid.

I'm just going to see Simon Pegg, so it's okay.


That's the main reason I'll see it as well.
Brilliant casting.
 
2008-11-09 03:17:28 PM
strangeguitar: Zerk Schrader: Hmm. Sounds stupid.

I'm just going to see Simon Pegg, so it's okay.

That's the main reason I'll see it as well.


Wel, we now know who likes Pegging.
 
2008-11-09 03:34:10 PM
Spock mad?

isn't that a fail?
 
2008-11-09 03:51:23 PM
Spock has actually gotten mad on several occasions, so no fail there.
 
2008-11-09 03:54:07 PM
This sounds so freaking stupid.
 
2008-11-09 04:44:43 PM
EvilElecBlanket: I thought every astronaut in the 60's drove a Vette. It makes sense if you look at it like that.

Doesn't Gary Sinese or Tim Robbins roll up in a 60's Vette in one of those set-in-the-future mission to Mars flicks? In fact, isn't it called Mission To Mars?


CowboyNinjaD: I'm more willing to buy humans traveling faster than the speed of light than a Chevy still running 200 years from now.

If they had gone with a Corolla, it might have been believable.


Ouch.

They could have replicated it. If I'm not mistaken, Paris on Voyager had some sort of thing for 20th Century stuff and one of his holodeck programs involved working on muscle cars.
 
2008-11-09 04:57:37 PM
michaeld5: ZR1...only Corvette worth your time.



/Calling Mr. Lingenfelter.
//Lotus engine (Mercury Marine) for the win, or whatever you Farkers end your posts with.


You do realize that the Z06 smacks the old zr-1 left right and Thursday while looking better and being a far superior product. The c4 body style is never going to be classic. It is, was and will always be bland. The new ZR-1 otoh, is magnificent.
 
2008-11-09 05:10:53 PM
Your_Huckleberry: They could have replicated it. If I'm not mistaken

No replicators until TNG but they could have easily built one.

/geek
//if they had a dune buggy in Nemesis, a vintage car a century earlier isn't too silly
 
2008-11-09 05:11:46 PM
As the only poster in this thread who's ever been to Kirk's birthplace - Riverside Iowa - about 20 minutes from me I can assure you there are no CLIFFS there . . . . .
 
2008-11-09 06:06:35 PM
TFA: There were two many images after that to describe but I can just tell you that it's extremely exciting.

Well if there were only two of them, it shouldn't be any trouble telling us about them.

img1.fark.net
 
2008-11-09 06:31:56 PM
Mugato: Your_Huckleberry: They could have replicated it. If I'm not mistaken

No replicators until TNG but they could have easily built one.

/geek
//if they had a dune buggy in Nemesis, a vintage car a century earlier isn't too silly


True. But don't be surprised if all sorts of stuff they didn't have in the original series shows up in this movie.
 
2008-11-09 06:52:34 PM
TyrantII: Spock mad?

isn't that a fail?


Not necessarily. Spock lost his shiat a few times in the original series, what with him being half-human and all.

Besides, Vulcans do feel emotions. They feel them so violently and intensely, they have to practice that zen/buddhist/stoic emotional-suppression whatever-thingy they call "logic" (which always bugged me) to keep from losing their shiat and slaughtering a suburb over a stolen newspaper.

I always thought the whole Vulcan thing half-baked, though, but so much in Trek is I've learned to dismiss it.

Besides, quibbling over Trek details is like ... well, evidently admitting that I'm a bottom-feeding retard for even posting this.
 
2008-11-09 06:59:07 PM
SynthLord: Not necessarily. Spock lost his shiat a few times in the original series, what with him being half-human and all.

Besides, Vulcans do feel emotions. They feel them so violently and intensely, they have to practice that zen/buddhist/stoic emotional-suppression whatever-thingy they call "logic" (which always bugged me) to keep from losing their shiat and slaughtering a suburb over a stolen newspaper.


Right. The whole deal with Vulcans being "emotionless" is their society's response to their basic insanity (Pon Farr, however you spell it). They are just Romulans who somehow decided not to be Romulans.

But Spock especially, as he is half-human, is majorly screwed up. Remember him crying? Trying to have sex with Nurse Chapel?

Of all the people I've known, he was the most...human.
 
2008-11-09 07:12:52 PM
Confabulat: Of all the people I've known, he was the most...human.

Begs to differ ...

www.startrek.com

/kling akhlami buhfik, Saavik-kam
 
2008-11-09 07:40:14 PM
simpsonfan: The movie takes place before the origional series.

A Piece of the Action: Kirk and Spock see cars, with wheels, are not casual about the fact. Kirk drives, but not very well :

"You make an excellent starship commander, but as a taxi driver, you leave much to be desired"-Spock.


Yeah, I hope this Vette Kirk has in the movie is an automatic, because Spock has to tell him what a clutch is in that episode.
 
2008-11-09 07:52:03 PM
evilboyevil: In the 200 some odd years (I'm not a star trek geek) between now and Kirk's birth, the coolest car is still a 60's muscle car? Come on, we have Skyline R34s and Ferraris and Porsches now that are cooler and better than the over-hyped Corvette. Or is the Federation really just the United States?

You are either under 30 years old, or European. Or both. In either case you're a classic example of someone who thinks they know what they're talking about, but really has absolutley no clue.
 
2008-11-09 09:17:39 PM
EvilElecBlanket: I thought every astronaut in the 60's drove a Vette. It makes sense if you look at it like that.

Yes, I believe all the Apollo astronauts were given one.
 
2008-11-09 09:53:42 PM
evilboyevil: In the 200 some odd years (I'm not a star trek geek) between now and Kirk's birth, the coolest car is still a 60's muscle car?... Or is the Federation really just the United States?

Agreed. People today who romaticize technology from 250 years ago are churning butter and dipping frakking candles, and I have to believe that Kirk tooling around in a 250 year old, wheeled, combustion-engine driven Chevy would feel about as primitive. Giving Kirk a fetish for "ancient" culture that lines up nicely with the audience's time-frame is cheesey. I hope Abrams can pull this off.
 
2008-11-09 10:12:50 PM
I didn't realize "The Guyver" lost a car.
 
2008-11-09 10:17:12 PM
Kirk had a thing for antiques in "The Wrath of Khan." His apartment was filled with them, and Bones gave him those old glasses for his birthday.

/retnox(SP) not withstanding
/my geek is showing
 
2008-11-09 10:28:00 PM
I'd just like to note that Corvette Summer is a wicked fun drive-in movie. Watched it, loved it, totally didn't expect to.
 
2008-11-09 11:21:48 PM
This movie is going to really, really, suck.
 
2008-11-09 11:28:59 PM
SynthLord: to keep from losing their shiat and slaughtering a suburb over a stolen newspaper.

I lol'ed.
 
2008-11-09 11:50:25 PM
Yeah, Kirk did have a thing for antiques in Trek 2, but it fit in with the nautical theme of the Enterprise as a futuristic sailing ship and his condo a museum of old guns from the Age of Sail.

Now on the other hand we may be seeing Kirk turned into Triple-X, going to warp 9 because it's SUCH A RUSH.
 
2008-11-10 06:17:51 AM
Every time I think I've got a sense of how dumb this film's gonna be, they dig a little deeper. After a steady decline through the aging franchise, should we really be surprised? And what would we expect from the director of M.I. III?

Yeah, of course, I'm going to see it, and they know that. But I'm feeling more and more than I'll hate it.
 
2008-11-10 11:25:40 AM
Your_Huckleberry: EvilElecBlanket: I thought every astronaut in the 60's drove a Vette. It makes sense if you look at it like that.

Doesn't Gary Sinese or Tim Robbins roll up in a 60's Vette in one of those set-in-the-future mission to Mars flicks? In fact, isn't it called Mission To Mars?


Are you sure you're not thinking of Apollo 13?
 
2008-11-10 05:37:13 PM
puckrock2000: Your_Huckleberry: EvilElecBlanket: I thought every astronaut in the 60's drove a Vette. It makes sense if you look at it like that.

Doesn't Gary Sinese or Tim Robbins roll up in a 60's Vette in one of those set-in-the-future mission to Mars flicks? In fact, isn't it called Mission To Mars?

Are you sure you're not thinking of Apollo 13?


No, it was indeed Mission To Mars..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183523/
 
2008-11-10 11:28:34 PM
It's actually a federal law that all depictions of astronauts must show them driving either a 60's 'Vette or a 60's Mustang.
 
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