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(SlashFilm)   Star Trek Into Darkness official plot synopsis revealed. Apparently no whales this time   (slashfilm.com) divider line 212
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2012-11-27 07:38:34 AM
Wow, that synopsis really captures what "Star Trek" is all about.

Dammit. Wow could I so badly misspell "24"?
 
2012-11-27 07:48:11 AM
They're goin' on a manhunt, turn it around
Kirk's crew have been hunted, now they're huntin' around
 
2012-11-27 08:27:23 AM
FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.
 
2012-11-27 08:34:48 AM
So...Blade Runner with hot green aliens?
 
2012-11-27 08:47:48 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness official plot synopsis revealed. Apparently no whales this time

Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner haven't signed on, eh?
 
2012-11-27 08:48:33 AM
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death

Could be worse.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-27 08:48:57 AM
With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?
 
2012-11-27 08:51:53 AM
So you are say no Shatner cameo then?
 
2012-11-27 08:55:20 AM
Hey! I liked the Star Trek with the whales.
 
2012-11-27 08:58:51 AM

I_C_Weener: So...Blade Runner with hot green aliens?


I'm o.k. with this.
 
2012-11-27 09:00:41 AM
A bit vague, but it's surprising how little info they're releasing.

Detonated the fleet? What does that even mean? Bombs smuggled onto every starship, or just one big explosion?

A one man weapon of mass destruction.. I don't care for the sound of that. Can he generate nuclear explosions with his mind?
 
2012-11-27 09:00:50 AM
Fark posters bash new Star Trek as "Fun and watchable".

From every Fark thread on these movies: FirstNationalBastard: If I wanted to seeyoung, attractive people doing cool, exciting things... well I'd go watch sports entertainment.


/oblig
 
2012-11-27 09:01:28 AM

Sybarite: As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death

Could be worse.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 400x225]


To be fair, Death can never remember how the little horse-pieces move.
 
2012-11-27 09:02:39 AM

Cythraul: Hey! I liked the Star Trek with the whales.


Perhaps it's time for a colorful metaphor?
 
2012-11-27 09:02:45 AM

Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.


What about Heart of Darkness fans?
 
2012-11-27 09:03:42 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Cythraul: Hey! I liked the Star Trek with the whales.

Perhaps it's time for a colorful metaphor?


Go on...
 
2012-11-27 09:04:56 AM
Kinda backs up the Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell hypothesis.
 
2012-11-27 09:07:07 AM

DarnoKonrad: Kinda backs up the Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell hypothesis.


That'll piss off the haters.

"You've destroyed Star Trek by...reviving a character from the second pilot. You bastards!"
 
2012-11-27 09:07:17 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had" and "A Good Day to Die Hard" schlocky move sequel titling.
 
2012-11-27 09:07:50 AM

Cythraul: Jim from Saint Paul: Cythraul: Hey! I liked the Star Trek with the whales.

Perhaps it's time for a colorful metaphor?

Go on...


"I'm sure they told you that"

"The hell they did".
 
2012-11-27 09:08:58 AM
What? No Time Travel? I thought it was mandatory that everything post Deep Space 9 be all about Time Travel.
 
2012-11-27 09:13:04 AM

Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."


Really, the whole 'synopsis' reads like engrish.
 
2012-11-27 09:13:28 AM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: What? No Time Travel? I thought it was mandatory that everything post Deep Space 9 be all about Time Travel.


Yeah? Well, double dumbass on you!
 
2012-11-27 09:14:16 AM

kronicfeld: Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had", "A Good Day to Die Hard", "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country" and "Nemesis" schlocky move sequel titling.


Updated for accuracy.

/and I liked ST 6, to be clear
 
2012-11-27 09:15:33 AM

Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.


Popular?
 
2012-11-27 09:15:49 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: kronicfeld: Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had", "A Good Day to Die Hard", "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country" and "Nemesis" schlocky move sequel titling.

Updated for accuracy.

/and I liked ST 6, to be clear



"Undiscovered Country" was originally supposed to be Star Trek II's title.
 
2012-11-27 09:17:08 AM

DarnoKonrad: Jim from Saint Paul: kronicfeld: Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had", "A Good Day to Die Hard", "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country" and "Nemesis" schlocky move sequel titling.

Updated for accuracy.

/and I liked ST 6, to be clear


"Undiscovered Country" was originally supposed to be Star Trek II's title.


Great. They kicked around a shiatty title for years. Good on them.
 
2012-11-27 09:19:40 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: DarnoKonrad: Jim from Saint Paul: kronicfeld: Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had", "A Good Day to Die Hard", "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country" and "Nemesis" schlocky move sequel titling.

Updated for accuracy.

/and I liked ST 6, to be clear


"Undiscovered Country" was originally supposed to be Star Trek II's title.

Great. They kicked around a shiatty title for years. Good on them.



Meh. it's a Shakespearean allusion.

Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
 
2012-11-27 09:21:14 AM

Old Man Winter: Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.

What about Heart of Darkness fans?


I would imagine they're actually relieved that someone is being blatant about it and are wondering if Zoe Saldana is enough to warrant watching yet another bastardization of their beloved novel.
 
2012-11-27 09:24:56 AM

DarnoKonrad: Jim from Saint Paul: DarnoKonrad: Jim from Saint Paul: kronicfeld: Star Trek Into Darkness

Following in the lame tradition of "Live Free or Die Had", "A Good Day to Die Hard", "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country" and "Nemesis" schlocky move sequel titling.

Updated for accuracy.

/and I liked ST 6, to be clear


"Undiscovered Country" was originally supposed to be Star Trek II's title.

Great. They kicked around a shiatty title for years. Good on them.


Meh. it's a Shakespearean allusion.

Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?


That would have better fit Movie 5 then, considering THAT is "ST 5: The Search for God".

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I just hope there is lens flare
Cause it might annoy you.

/ :-D
 
2012-11-27 09:28:35 AM

DoomPaul: With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?


I was going to say that it's because they don't think the science-fiction travelogue will rake in the cash anymore, but then I looked back over the movies and realized that this has never actually been what the movies were about anyway (Nemesis came closer than most, but did it poorly).

The movies are essentially series fanfiction that happens to be canon. Some of it is very, very good fanfiction, mind you, but Star Trek (for the first two series, at least) was about the "strange new worlds" and "seeking out new life and new civilizations": the recurring characters and most of the world-building were only background details to provide a loose sense of continuity. By bringing the characters and their world to the foreground, the movies (and, for that matter, later series) just haven't been Trek. That doesn't make them inherently bad, but it does make them something different -something the series concept wasn't really designed for- and it only works some of the time.
 
2012-11-27 09:32:51 AM
I still want to understand if Starship captains earn more than dock workers in this communist utopia.
 
2012-11-27 09:33:21 AM

Millennium: DoomPaul: With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?

I was going to say that it's because they don't think the science-fiction travelogue will rake in the cash anymore, but then I looked back over the movies and realized that this has never actually been what the movies were about anyway (Nemesis came closer than most, but did it poorly).

The movies are essentially series fanfiction that happens to be canon. Some of it is very, very good fanfiction, mind you, but Star Trek (for the first two series, at least) was about the "strange new worlds" and "seeking out new life and new civilizations": the recurring characters and most of the world-building were only background details to provide a loose sense of continuity. By bringing the characters and their world to the foreground, the movies (and, for that matter, later series) just haven't been Trek. That doesn't make them inherently bad, but it does make them something different -something the series concept wasn't really designed for- and it only works some of the time.


....Hmmmm.

Missing something...

Millennium: DoomPaul: With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?

www.ronmartin.net

I was going to say that it's because they don't think the science-fiction travelogue will rake in the cash anymore, but then I looked back over the movies and realized that this has never actually been what the movies were about anyway (Nemesis came closer than most, but did it poorly).

The movies are essentially series fanfiction that happens to be canon. Some of it is very, very good fanfiction, mind you, but Star Trek (for the first two series, at least) was about the "strange new worlds" and "seeking out new life and new civilizations": the recurring characters and most of the world-building were only background details to provide a loose sense of continuity. By bringing the characters and their world to the foreground, the movies (and, for that matter, later series) just haven't been Trek. That doesn't make them inherently bad, but it does make them something different -something the series concept wasn't really designed for- and it only works some of the time.


Much better.
 
2012-11-27 09:34:58 AM
DoomPaul


With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?

I'm sure the fact that jjabrams is involved has a lot to do with it.
 
2012-11-27 09:36:10 AM

DoomPaul: With so many story possibilities in the Star Trek universe, why do they keep picking shiatty ones?


Because those are the ones that put asses in seats.
 
2012-11-27 09:36:50 AM
Wasn't the Fleet destroyed last movie too? This Federation thing must be getting pretty expensive.
 
2012-11-27 09:37:05 AM

Critch: Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.

Popular?


yeah.... that is about the size of it. Some trekkies simply can not fathom that other regular people might enjoy star trek if the films were well written, well acted, gorgeous and BIG. No, they want boring committee discussions and Klingon politics and .... slowly .... spoken ..... dia... log.

/life long trek fan. Trek '09 is a wonderful movie and I can't wait to see the new one.
 
2012-11-27 09:40:49 AM
Wow, how unoriginal.


Would have like to seen something with the Q Continuum since they must have sensed that the reboot f*cked up the time-line of the universe. Granted not sure how a 2hr long move about just them would work, but it has subplot potential.
 
2012-11-27 09:54:17 AM

dennysgod: Wow, how unoriginal.


Would have like to seen something with the Q Continuum since they must have sensed that the reboot f*cked up the time-line of the universe. Granted not sure how a 2hr long move about just them would work, but it has subplot potential.


I was going to say "No", then I realized you said " 2 hours of John de Lancie as Q". After I cleaned up my pants: THIS.
 
2012-11-27 09:54:25 AM

dennysgod: Wow, how unoriginal.


Would have like to seen something with the Q Continuum since they must have sensed that the reboot f*cked up the time-line of the universe. Granted not sure how a 2hr long move about just them would work, but it has subplot potential.


The Q are mostly played out. I suppose we can blame Voyager for that, Q being a whiny biatch to Janeway kind of ruined the fun with them.

Besides, it just isn't Q without John de Lancie and the Q aren't supposed to age.
 
2012-11-27 09:55:59 AM

GAT_00: dennysgod: Wow, how unoriginal.


Would have like to seen something with the Q Continuum since they must have sensed that the reboot f*cked up the time-line of the universe. Granted not sure how a 2hr long move about just them would work, but it has subplot potential.

The Q are mostly played out. I suppose we can blame Voyager for that, Q being a whiny biatch to Janeway kind of ruined the fun with them.

Besides, it just isn't Q without John de Lancie and the Q aren't supposed to age.


He only in 3 episodes of Voyager. And they were all awesome.

MOAR Q.
 
2012-11-27 09:56:17 AM
I'm gonna sit this one out and wait for it on Bluray.
 
2012-11-27 09:56:44 AM

palelizard: Wasn't the Fleet destroyed last movie too? This Federation thing must be getting pretty expensive.


This was my reaction also. The crew returns from the fleet being destroyed and finds that another fleet has been rebuilt and then destroyed on top of that.
 
2012-11-27 09:56:54 AM

frepnog: Critch: Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.

Popular?

yeah.... that is about the size of it. Some trekkies simply can not fathom that other regular people might enjoy star trek if the films were well written, well acted, gorgeous and BIG. No, they want boring committee discussions and Klingon politics and .... slowly .... spoken ..... dia... log.

/life long trek fan. Trek '09 is a wonderful movie and I can't wait to see the new one.


... you can't be serious that Trek '09 was well written or well acted at all. Gorgeous and Big, sure. Exciting, sure. Action packed, sure. I might be willing to bend a little on the acting since the performances were generally passable, but the writing was about on par with the first Transformers movie. At best.

/Also, Trekkies are noticing how people are enjoying the rebooted Star Trek in the same way that Jane Austen fans are noticing how people are enjoying Pride and Prejudice much more now that it has Zombies in it. At least with the P&P&Z, everyone knows it's a joke.
 
2012-11-27 09:58:16 AM

abrannan: palelizard: Wasn't the Fleet destroyed last movie too? This Federation thing must be getting pretty expensive.

This was my reaction also. The crew returns from the fleet being destroyed and finds that another fleet has been rebuilt and then destroyed on top of that.


This is what some people are calling "Well written".
 
2012-11-27 09:59:43 AM

Techhell: frepnog: Critch: Techhell: FTA: "...they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis."

It must really suck for the hard core Trekkies who spent decades keeping a cancelled show alive to have it turned into... this.

Popular?

yeah.... that is about the size of it. Some trekkies simply can not fathom that other regular people might enjoy star trek if the films were well written, well acted, gorgeous and BIG. No, they want boring committee discussions and Klingon politics and .... slowly .... spoken ..... dia... log.

/life long trek fan. Trek '09 is a wonderful movie and I can't wait to see the new one.

... you can't be serious that Trek '09 was well written or well acted at all. Gorgeous and Big, sure. Exciting, sure. Action packed, sure. I might be willing to bend a little on the acting since the performances were generally passable, but the writing was about on par with the first Transformers movie. At best.

/Also, Trekkies are noticing how people are enjoying the rebooted Star Trek in the same way that Jane Austen fans are noticing how people are enjoying Pride and Prejudice much more now that it has Zombies in it. At least with the P&P&Z, everyone knows it's a joke.


Could I have some examples of where it is "poorly written"?

I'll 100% give you "Kirk miraculously get's beamed to the general vicinity of Spock on ice planet and also miraculous falls down large cliff to do so". That's just cheap unrealistic bullpuckey.
 
2012-11-27 10:00:01 AM
Meh.

Despite how shallow this may sound, the main draw of this movie for me is Benedict Cumberbatch.

If the story is good too, well that's just icing on the sexy sexy cake.

Yum.
 
2012-11-27 10:00:21 AM

GAT_00: The Q are mostly played out.


And they never really made sense. Even if they were lying about being all knowing, all seeing, they could still travel forward and backward through time have been everywhere at every point in the universe to the point that one of them wanted to commit suicide through boredom and had to at least be smarter than homo sapiens, yet Picard was constantly surprising and outsmarting Q.

At least Sisko knocked Q the fark out in a boxing ring and Q never came back.
 
2012-11-27 10:06:15 AM
Also I happen to be watching this on Netflix right now:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

24.media.tumblr.com

/*fap*
//this show is definetly not as BAD as most say it is
///I am even down to ONLY skipping Belanna episodes now
////they are awful
 
2012-11-27 10:07:29 AM
I dunno it kinda read like dark knight rises to me.

although with it having robocop in it, there could be some of that Prime stuff from ST:Enterprise in it. All the racism stuff. That's why there was that pic of spock fighting sherlock because he HATES vulcans.
 
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