Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Den Of Geek)   Er, have you tried putting the Star Trek Into Darkness and The Dark Knight Rises posters side by side?   (denofgeek.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, posters, J.J. Abrams  
•       •       •

20979 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 03 Dec 2012 at 8:52 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



113 Comments   (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-12-03 08:50:31 AM  
I don't see it.
 
2012-12-03 08:57:09 AM  
This is the first time I've seen the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie poster. Quite frankly, if it didn't have the Star Trek name on it I would have not have made the Star Trek connection, given that it doesn't show the Enterprise, space, stars, and only the back of one person who is not wearing a Starfleet uniform and they are standing in a ruined city.

Well, there is the vague outline of the Starfleet arrowhead. Still, it says less Star Trek and more post apocalyptic city in ruins.
 
2012-12-03 08:57:14 AM  
Does it also have a flying unicorn?

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-12-03 08:58:11 AM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


It's a sailboat.
 
2012-12-03 08:58:42 AM  
My God! They are somewhat similar!
 
2012-12-03 09:01:03 AM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


It's a spaceship
 
2012-12-03 09:01:17 AM  
I knew vaguely there was going to be another Abrams Star Trek but this is the first I'm seeing anything specific about it.

I guess it's fitting that they stick with the hole-in-the-scenery theme for the teaser poster considering the first film was nothing but holes in the plot.

/ needs moar lens flare
 
2012-12-03 09:05:33 AM  
Fans of the new Batman films are REALLY hypersensitive about other franchises being derivitive of their babies. I find this odd, personally, because it's the acting and tone that really sets the Nolan Batman films apart. The stories are meh.
 
2012-12-03 09:05:34 AM  
shut_up_and_take_my_money.jpg
 
2012-12-03 09:08:34 AM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


If you hold your hand along the length of your nose, it looks like you are looking at 2 different movie posters at the same time.
 
2012-12-03 09:10:18 AM  
The Dark Knight Rises poster is pretty cool, a claustrophobic look up surrounding by imposing buildings that magically also reveal a portion of the sky in a shape that could be interpreted as maybe possibly looking like the Batman's logo. Very well done.

Star Trek's poster looks like they had a monkey strapped infront of TDKR's poster in an appalling bastardization of the Ludovico technique, and then fling crap at a blank canvas.
 
2012-12-03 09:11:44 AM  

Phil Ken Sebben: xanadian: I don't see it.

It's a sailboat.


A schooner.
 
2012-12-03 09:14:18 AM  
Why is there a man in a cape on the Star Trek poster?
 
2012-12-03 09:16:28 AM  
Big deal.
 
2012-12-03 09:16:38 AM  

swahnhennessy: Why is there a man in a cape on the Star Trek poster?


Well, it is good cape weather, breezy...

/Not obscure
 
2012-12-03 09:17:19 AM  
So...we needed an article for the website today and threw this out?
 
2012-12-03 09:20:02 AM  
Star Trek:Into the Dark Knight?
 
2012-12-03 09:22:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
Because movie marketing has never followed trends.
 
2012-12-03 09:23:20 AM  

the dizzle: Phil Ken Sebben: xanadian: I don't see it.

It's a sailboat.

A schooner.


HaHa! A schooner is a sailboat, dummy!
 
2012-12-03 09:25:40 AM  
It sounds a bit like 24.
 
2012-12-03 09:26:53 AM  
Oblig.

Of course it's a copy. There are no original ideas in Hollywood.

I mean it may be superior, yet Bale/Nolan Batman is a remake too.

If you are judging a movie by it's poster then you aren't actually judging it by it's poster. You have already decided you'll be displeased with the whole movie.
 
2012-12-03 09:28:30 AM  

dervish16108: It sounds a bit like 24.


it also sounds like episode 2 of TOS too.
 
2012-12-03 09:28:44 AM  
Both movies also are instant pron titles.
 
2012-12-03 09:34:59 AM  
At least they arnt blue green
 
2012-12-03 09:36:19 AM  
i thought posters were mostly irrelevant as people will gladly pay or sit through ads to watch movie trailers nowadays
 
2012-12-03 09:36:27 AM  
Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.
 
2012-12-03 09:37:07 AM  
If you put a Hudson Hawk poster next to a Gymkata poster... I would hire you to decorate my home.
 
2012-12-03 09:41:05 AM  

Subdue their bellies: If you put a Hudson Hawk poster next to a Gymkata poster... I would hire you to decorate my home.


I would subscribe to those design tips.
 
2012-12-03 09:46:47 AM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


It's a dolphin.
 
2012-12-03 09:47:02 AM  
Have you tried putting the Star Trek Into Darkness and The Dark Knight Rises posters side by side...on weed?
 
2012-12-03 09:47:17 AM  

moothemagiccow: i thought posters were mostly irrelevant as people will gladly pay or sit through ads to watch movie trailers nowadays


Dammit, I hate that. "Your content will begin after this advertisement." My content IS a farking advertisement!
 
2012-12-03 09:50:24 AM  
WHAR LENS FLARE
 
2012-12-03 09:53:36 AM  

swahnhennessy: Why is there a man in a cape on the Star Trek poster?


Seriously, I thought that was a Man of Steel poster.
 
2012-12-03 09:53:37 AM  

TheLopper: the dizzle: Phil Ken Sebben: xanadian: I don't see it.

It's a sailboat.

A schooner.

HaHa! A schooner is a sailboat, dummy!



You dumb bastard.


/late to the party
//line out of order
 
2012-12-03 09:56:16 AM  
The first thing I thought, watching this poster, was "Firefly", not "TDKR".
 
2012-12-03 09:58:58 AM  
Eh, Paramount's marketing people said "Dark Knight Rises was a big hit! Make the poster look like that!" so the designer did.

Big whoop. It's Hollywood.
 
2012-12-03 09:59:40 AM  

wraithmare: Subdue their bellies: If you put a Hudson Hawk poster next to a Gymkata poster... I would hire you to decorate my home.

I would subscribe to those design tips.


As would I.
 
2012-12-03 10:03:32 AM  
What's next, the earth shattering revelation that many movie trailers begin with: "in a world where..."?
 
2012-12-03 10:07:06 AM  
Enough of that, who is the sexy badass antihero with a trenchcoat QUESTION MARK
 
2012-12-03 10:10:05 AM  

the dizzle: Phil Ken Sebben: xanadian: I don't see it.

It's a sailboat.

A schooner.


You said keep your eyes out of focus, which is misleading. You want DEEP focus!

I see something that could be a spaceship. Is it round? Is it pointy?
 
2012-12-03 10:13:17 AM  
Movie posters suck nowadays.

Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

collider.com
 
2012-12-03 10:18:22 AM  

Great Janitor: This is the first time I've seen the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie poster. Quite frankly, if it didn't have the Star Trek name on it I would have not have made the Star Trek connection, given that it doesn't show the Enterprise, space, stars, and only the back of one person who is not wearing a Starfleet uniform and they are standing in a ruined city.

Well, there is the vague outline of the Starfleet arrowhead. Still, it says less Star Trek and more post apocalyptic city in ruins.


Not a word of a lie, I thought it was a Superman poster at first.
 
2012-12-03 10:20:05 AM  
Link

I thought this was pretty well known. They have like, four ideas for posters and keep re-using them.
 
2012-12-03 10:27:56 AM  
 
2012-12-03 10:32:12 AM  
Remember how they hyped up Nemesis to the point of absurdity, and the end result was dune buggy racing?

I'm pretty happy that Into Darkness isn't getting that much hype.
 
2012-12-03 10:35:03 AM  

potato_chip_eating_geek: TheLopper: the dizzle: Phil Ken Sebben: xanadian: I don't see it.

It's a sailboat.

A schooner.

HaHa! A schooner is a sailboat, dummy!


You dumb bastard.


/late to the party
//line out of order


Brenda?
 
2012-12-03 10:44:17 AM  
People mimick popular posters. So?

And in Merica it's "Uh", not "Er".
 
2012-12-03 11:03:32 AM  
I took care of things.

img9.imageshack.us

//Call me J.J., we'll do lunch
 
2012-12-03 11:14:43 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: / needs moar lens flare


I've got a FEVER!
 
2012-12-03 11:29:28 AM  

Mugato: Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.


As opposed to this Empire poster where they all posed to be photographed like that!

/just busting your balls, I love the old posters too, but it's still a (pre photoshop) composite
 
2012-12-03 11:30:42 AM  
...on weeed?
 
2012-12-03 11:32:14 AM  
Isn't it the Star Fleet insignia thingie?
 
2012-12-03 11:37:09 AM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


It's a cloud.
 
2012-12-03 11:48:17 AM  
I'm convinced that I am being trolled in this thread. It's a washed-out poster which uses crumbly buildings to form the series insignia in the negative space. Oh, and the one next to it? It's a washed-out poster which uses crumbly buildings to form the series insignia in the negative space. It's not unforgivable, but it is blatantly derivative.
 
2012-12-03 11:51:08 AM  

TeDDD: I'm convinced that I am being trolled in this thread


I live in Pittsburgh and I can tell you, with 100% certainty, that if you stand downtown and look up at the buildings, it does NOT look like the Batman insignia.
 
2012-12-03 12:01:18 PM  
Oh look, its Garth of Izar, everyone...
 
2012-12-03 12:12:08 PM  
NERD RAGE something something.
 
2012-12-03 12:17:32 PM  

Cosmk: NERD RAGE something something.


roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-03 12:24:58 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Enough of that, who is the sexy badass antihero with a trenchcoat QUESTION MARK


umm..trench coat, question mark, batman reference, riddler?
 
2012-12-03 12:27:37 PM  

Free Radical: My God! They are somewhat similar!


*Snerk*
 
2012-12-03 12:31:10 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: Does it also have a flying unicorn?

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 600x488]


SOAB!
 
2012-12-03 12:32:15 PM  

Brainsick: Cosmk: NERD RAGE something something.

[roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com image 500x282]


s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-12-03 12:50:41 PM  

imontheinternet: Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.


I thought Penny Arcade already had the win for the best overuse of cliches in a single frame. To wit:
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2012-12-03 12:52:50 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Enough of that, who is the sexy badass antihero with a trenchcoat QUESTION MARK


Most likely Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the film's villain. That voice of his just makes the badass character *that* much more sexy.

I'm straight and watching the man play Sherlock gives me tingles.
 
2012-12-03 01:14:08 PM  

th0th: imontheinternet: Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.

I thought Penny Arcade already had the win for the best overuse of cliches in a single frame. To wit:
[art.penny-arcade.com image 558x768]


LOL you wish that was true:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Bonus points: This was created as legit.
 
2012-12-03 01:22:19 PM  
Star Knight Rises into Darkness.

Make it happen.
 
2012-12-03 01:28:27 PM  

buntz: Mugato: Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

As opposed to this Empire poster where they all posed to be photographed like that!

/just busting your balls, I love the old posters too, but it's still a (pre photoshop) composite


LOL, Sure they're composites but the old posters weren't "composite face#1, composite face #2...etc.
 
2012-12-03 01:35:36 PM  

Mugato: buntz: Mugato: Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

As opposed to this Empire poster where they all posed to be photographed like that!

/just busting your balls, I love the old posters too, but it's still a (pre photoshop) composite

LOL, Sure they're composites but the old posters weren't "composite face#1, composite face #2...etc.


that's a shiatty poster bru
 
2012-12-03 01:58:50 PM  

rocky_howard: th0th: imontheinternet: Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.

I thought Penny Arcade already had the win for the best overuse of cliches in a single frame. To wit:
[art.penny-arcade.com image 558x768]

LOL you wish that was true:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 438x667]

Bonus points: This was created as legit.


Ah, Blood Wulf. He's cooler than Lobo and Wolverine put together! He is! STOP LAUGHING!!!
 
2012-12-03 02:03:27 PM  
Wait.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, the king of unnecessary lens flare
and
Written by Lindelof, master of unexplainable plot holes.

I don't see how this can end well.
 
2012-12-03 02:13:28 PM  

Mugato: Movie posters suck nowadays.

Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

[collider.com image 480x684]


Did i miss the scene is ESB where an X-Wing fires any kind of shot as portrayed in this poster?
 
2012-12-03 02:28:07 PM  

rocky_howard: th0th: imontheinternet: Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.

I thought Penny Arcade already had the win for the best overuse of cliches in a single frame. To wit:
[art.penny-arcade.com image 558x768]

LOL you wish that was true:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 438x667]

Bonus points: This was created as legit.


Never heard of him but I didn't even have to scroll past the name to know who created it.
 
2012-12-03 02:37:37 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Enough of that, who is the sexy badass antihero with a trenchcoat QUESTION MARK

Most likely Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the film's villain. That voice of his just makes the badass character *that* much more sexy.

I'm straight and watching the man play Sherlock gives me tingles.


I don't get this, when I see that guy I think "Yeesh, his mother and father must have been siblings."
 
2012-12-03 02:52:42 PM  
If you play the soundtrack backwards, you hear the words "Spock is dead!" repeated over and over again.
 
2012-12-03 02:59:02 PM  
This is only a suprise to the brainless that haven't realized there's no talent left in advertising.
Or Hollywood for that matter.
 
2012-12-03 03:10:44 PM  

HighOnCraic: If you play the soundtrack backwards, you hear the words "Spock is dead!" repeated over and over again.


J.J. Abrams with hidden messages ya say?
 
2012-12-03 03:16:03 PM  
img248.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-03 03:26:22 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Brainsick: Cosmk: NERD RAGE something something.

[roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com image 500x282]


That's a good one. Gave me a hearty laugh.
 
2012-12-03 03:29:19 PM  

Subdue their bellies: If you put a Hudson Hawk poster next to a Gymkata poster... I would hire you to decorate my home.


Bunny...ball ball.
 
2012-12-03 03:31:27 PM  

browntimmy: RoyFokker'sGhost: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Enough of that, who is the sexy badass antihero with a trenchcoat QUESTION MARK

Most likely Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the film's villain. That voice of his just makes the badass character *that* much more sexy.

I'm straight and watching the man play Sherlock gives me tingles.

I don't get this, when I see that guy I think "Yeesh, his mother and father must have been siblings."



I get it. I don't consider him sexy but I'll say the guy has great carriage. Local cinema was showing a London stage presentation of him (and Jonny Lee Miller of "Elementary") playing in "Frankenstein." The actors swapped roles and they showed both versions. Cumberbatch was 100x more watchable (not that Miller was bad).
 
2012-12-03 03:48:11 PM  
I found Waldo!
 
2012-12-03 03:49:44 PM  
Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.



Hi. Have a calendar. Oh, and be sure to flip it to 2012.
 
2012-12-03 04:06:36 PM  
At least they're not tinted enitrely blue and orange.

The world had enough of that shiat several years ago. And Hollywood is STILL doing it. To entire movies.
 
2012-12-03 04:21:19 PM  

Funzo: Mugato: Movie posters suck nowadays.

Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

[collider.com image 480x684]

Did i miss the scene is ESB where an X-Wing fires any kind of shot as portrayed in this poster?


When the hell did the poster have anything to do with the actual film?
 
2012-12-03 04:36:05 PM  

xanadian: I don't see it.


I'm impressed there was anything to see that wasn't obscured by lens flare.
 
2012-12-03 05:28:03 PM  

TheHumanCannonball: I took care of things.

[img9.imageshack.us image 405x600]

//Call me J.J., we'll do lunch


Is it weird that I like having the lens flare at the points of the logo? My eye has an easier time recognizing it.

/When I saw the thumbnail of the poster I thought for a second they were making a Nightwing movie.
 
2012-12-03 06:49:12 PM  

swahnhennessy: Why is there a man in a cape on the Star Trek poster?


Would you prefer to see a bunch of middle aged men and women sitting around a board room table looking like they're discussing intergalactic politics instead?

/Star Trek and trenchcoats... yeah.
//Trek is dead. Long live Trek!
 
2012-12-03 07:35:25 PM  

Funzo: Did i miss the scene is ESB where an X-Wing fires any kind of shot as portrayed in this poster?


Check out some of the posters for Jedi which have an image from the ESB light saber battle (both the pre-release teaser and the special edition both do this.)
 
2012-12-03 07:42:51 PM  

Mugato: Movie posters suck nowadays.

Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

[collider.com image 480x684]



I'm more upset that no one is taking enough acid to make movie posters like THIS anymore:

filmgeist.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-03 08:22:35 PM  
oh god
that looks like it was taken right out of a scene from ST: Enterprise
During the time war arc
And Archer and that one guy from the future who at one point was acting as a member of the Enterprises crew (forget his name)

They got stuck on a post apocalypse future earth
Something done or not done led to the federation losing and earth being totally devastated

ST needs to ditch the time travel

The time travel trope should never be a trivial reset button
The price of using it should be catastrophic

That's why The City on the Edge of Forever was so unforgetable
And pretty much franchise defining
 
2012-12-03 08:25:00 PM  
This doesn't mean anything, subby. The fact that the author of TFA picked up on this similarity just means that some marketing people did their job correctly. It's a common marketing trick to use something familiar -- either overtly or subliminally -- to draw consumers' attention to something new.
 
2012-12-03 08:55:46 PM  

Trik: The time travel trope should never be a trivial reset button
The price of using it should be catastrophic


Hence the reason why some people disliked the reboot (time travel, alternate realities, both of which are crutches for the uncreative).
 
2012-12-03 09:09:13 PM  

mjbok: Hence the reason why some people disliked the reboot (time travel, alternate realities, both of which are crutches for the uncreative).


Star Trek: The Apple Store was a reboot in every way that matters. Only because Nimoy made an appearance did they have to write in a contrivance that it was some "alternate reality". Like the Romulan going back in time changed things so much that the Enterprise was built in Iowa, as Kirk happened to drive by. Or all the characters became caricatures of their alternate versions.

/god the writing in that movie sucked
//that one effect was cool though, you know, the effect with the light behind the lens
 
2012-12-03 09:22:23 PM  

Mugato: mjbok: Hence the reason why some people disliked the reboot (time travel, alternate realities, both of which are crutches for the uncreative).

Star Trek: The Apple Store was a reboot in every way that matters. Only because Nimoy made an appearance did they have to write in a contrivance that it was some "alternate reality". Like the Romulan going back in time changed things so much that the Enterprise was built in Iowa, as Kirk happened to drive by. Or all the characters became caricatures of their alternate versions.

/god the writing in that movie sucked
//that one effect was cool though, you know, the effect with the light behind the lens


Running the risk of bringing on the wrath of a certain Reboot Defender here, but I watched the last half of the movie the other night on FX and it struck me like a quantum torpedo midships: try as I might not to, I like the movie less and less the more I watch it. I didn't want to be the person who disliked it simply because it was different Star Trek, but man, does that movie lose it's appeal to me upon repeated viewings.


But, about old movie posters, one of my all time favorites is the one from the 1976 remake of King Kong. Yeah, yeah, the movie itself is fairly crummy, but the poster of Kong (not looking anything like the Kong in the movie, by the way-and much larger) straddling the World Trade Center with Jessica Lange in one hand and a freaking El Train in the other is cool.
Now if I could only convince the Wife it'd look cool up on the wall of my office....
 
2012-12-03 09:30:31 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: But, about old movie posters, one of my all time favorites is the one from the 1976 remake of King Kong. Yeah, yeah, the movie itself is fairly crummy, but the poster of Kong (not looking anything like the Kong in the movie, by the way-and much larger) straddling the World Trade Center with Jessica Lange in one hand and a freaking El Train in the other is cool.
Now if I could only convince the Wife it'd look cool up on the wall of my office....


t3.gstatic.com

Yeah but at least they had imagination, right? Like by the time Revenge of the Sith came around for example, you could just predict...okay paste Anakin's head here, paste Palpatine's head there...any one of us could have done it. They even replaced the awesome posters from the original films with the Photoshopped versions for the "special editions".

to wit

1.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

You get the point.
 
2012-12-03 09:37:12 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Running the risk of bringing on the wrath of a certain Reboot Defender here, but I watched the last half of the movie the other night on FX and it struck me like a quantum torpedo midships: try as I might not to, I like the movie less and less the more I watch it. I didn't want to be the person who disliked it simply because it was different Star Trek, but man, does that movie lose it's appeal to me upon repeated viewings.


I think the Abrams' Star Trek is almost entirely composed of Fridge Logic.

What's amusing is that the trope page starts off with an example from Alias.
 
2012-12-03 09:39:11 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: But, about old movie posters, one of my all time favorites is the one from the 1976 remake of King Kong. Yeah, yeah, the movie itself is fairly crummy, but the poster of Kong (not looking anything like the Kong in the movie, by the way-and much larger) straddling the World Trade Center with Jessica Lange in one hand and a freaking El Train in the other is cool.
Now if I could only convince the Wife it'd look cool up on the wall of my office....


Mugato:
[t3.gstatic.com image 182x277]
.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-03 09:39:47 PM  
It's weird - I like certain parts more, and others less. I don't care who you are, the Corvette scene is fun. But anything involving Scotty's weird little friend I can do without.

/Now, First Contact: that movie I'll never get tired of - even with Ahab/Jean-Luc
 
2012-12-03 09:49:35 PM  

EZ1923: /Now, First Contact: that movie I'll never get tired of - even with Ahab/Jean-Luc


If you skip everything between when he was assimilated (The Best of Both Worlds) and First Contact, it's bad ass. You have to ignore the shiat with Hugh, or whatever the fark his name was.
 
2012-12-03 09:52:51 PM  
...as I was saying, yeah, First Contact was great in that respect and Patrick Stewart did a great job expressing someone who needed revenge against an entity that violated him and made him fight against his own people.

/and the Borg Queen was hot
 
2012-12-03 10:23:58 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: mjbok: Hence the reason why some people disliked the reboot (time travel, alternate realities, both of which are crutches for the uncreative).

Star Trek: The Apple Store was a reboot in every way that matters. Only because Nimoy made an appearance did they have to write in a contrivance that it was some "alternate reality". Like the Romulan going back in time changed things so much that the Enterprise was built in Iowa, as Kirk happened to drive by. Or all the characters became caricatures of their alternate versions.

/god the writing in that movie sucked
//that one effect was cool though, you know, the effect with the light behind the lens

Running the risk of bringing on the wrath of a certain Reboot Defender here, but I watched the last half of the movie the other night on FX and it struck me like a quantum torpedo midships: try as I might not to, I like the movie less and less the more I watch it. I didn't want to be the person who disliked it simply because it was different Star Trek, but man, does that movie lose it's appeal to me upon repeated viewings.


But, about old movie posters, one of my all time favorites is the one from the 1976 remake of King Kong. Yeah, yeah, the movie itself is fairly crummy, but the poster of Kong (not looking anything like the Kong in the movie, by the way-and much larger) straddling the World Trade Center with Jessica Lange in one hand and a freaking El Train in the other is cool.
Now if I could only convince the Wife it'd look cool up on the wall of my office....


Yep the writing was atrocious
Officers fighting on the bridge while other officers try and pretend they're not seeing and hearing this and security staring straight ahead like a Buckingham palace guard.
Not responding to any stimulus.

The only good part for me was Simon Pegg as Scotty going "I'm giving her all she's got, Captain!"

I miss James Doohan
And as the years passed and we learned more about the actors
I came to like and respect Mr Doohan more and more

While the rest with a few exceptions I came to like and respect less and less

Pegg didn't capture much of Doohan's Scotty, but I believe he respected the original actor and the character he brought to life.

So that quick scene and line was the money shot for me
Didn't care for his jarjar'esque sidekick char though
 
2012-12-03 10:27:20 PM  
I made that graphic. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/chuckkallenbach
 
2012-12-03 11:38:54 PM  

Mugato: Star Trek: The Apple Store was a reboot in every way that matters. Only because Nimoy made an appearance did they have to write in a contrivance that it was some "alternate reality". Like the Romulan going back in time changed things so much that the Enterprise was built in Iowa, as Kirk happened to drive by. Or all the characters became caricatures of their alternate versions.


My main issue was it was there was no reason to make it be with the original characters. It could have been in the original timeline and had most everything be the same. No reason to bastardize existing continuity with the stupidity of the alt-verse, which doesn't work anyways because it changes established events before the branching point.

It should have been Star Trek, with new characters and a new ship. Or hell, explore B or C (can't remember which one disappeared in TNG.)
 
2012-12-04 12:00:41 AM  
Presented without comment:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 12:29:10 AM  

swahnhennessy: Why is there a man in a cape on the Star Trek poster?


Actually literally anyone following the movie's development would have instantly recognised that figure.

That's because the only leaked video and photos of the movie are of Benedict Cumberbatch (the Big Bad) in this coat, fighting Spock. And since it's not yet been released who the Big Bad is, people are quiiiite obsessed with it. They're just poring over this looking for clues.

/Why doesn't the firefox dictionary recognise "movie"
//Or "firefox", ironically
 
2012-12-04 02:28:18 AM  
First thing I thought when I saw it.
 
2012-12-04 06:08:41 AM  

buntz: Mugato: Nobody makes one sheets like this anymore. They're all Photoshopped composites.

As opposed to this Empire poster where they all posed to be photographed like that!

/just busting your balls, I love the old posters too, but it's still a (pre photoshop) composite


The original Star Wars posters are hand-drawn/painted works of art. Modern Photoshopped composites simply don't compare.
 
2012-12-04 07:06:07 AM  

rocky_howard: th0th: imontheinternet: Star Trek: Into Grimdark

The crew is here to invert tachyon beams and kick ass, and they're all out of tachyons.

I thought Penny Arcade already had the win for the best overuse of cliches in a single frame. To wit:
[art.penny-arcade.com image 558x768]

LOL you wish that was true:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 438x667]

Bonus points: This was created as legit.


Wizard and Big Cheese are references to Gareb Shamus.
 
2012-12-04 07:23:21 AM  
It looks like a moon.
 
2012-12-04 11:25:01 AM  

Mister Peejay: It looks like a moon.


That's no moon dude. It's a space station.
 
2012-12-04 09:43:04 PM  
The Dark Star Trek into Darkness Night.

\so so dark.....
 
2012-12-05 12:22:31 PM  

mjbok: My main issue was it was there was no reason to make it be with the original characters. It could have been in the original timeline and had most everything be the same. No reason to bastardize existing continuity with the stupidity of the alt-verse, which doesn't work anyways because it changes established events before the branching point.

It should have been Star Trek, with new characters and a new ship. Or hell, explore B or C (can't remember which one disappeared in TNG.)


As I've said on many a Trek thread here, Peter David's New Frontier would be my first, best, example of an idealized new series. He kept within the existing TNG continuity, used some old characters to link it back and new, very interesting ones to still keep the crew unique and entertaining. Having a former teen warlord/hero from a savage world become a Starfleet Captain would be genius, and it worked very well in the novels. You had the swashbuckler mentality and fisticuffs of a Kirk with the calculation of a master strategist like Picard or Sisko, but still a unique character with a sixth sense about danger.

Alas, it didn't happen, it won't happen, and I won't cry in my cereal about it. However, to refrain from too much get-off-my-lawn, the kids of today are not going to easily digest the schmaltzy SFX of 60s era Trek without some embellishment, and you can't remake established Trek with new actors using the same canon without amplifying the nerd rage several orders of magnitude; a parallel continuity was needed in this case, and I for one felt it worked. Give me a universe with fewer stodgier Vulcans, I say.

I will provide a couple examples of the old vs. new. A friend's 5-year-old loves new Dr. Who, but finds the budgets and stories of the 4th and 5th Doctors to be laughable and a bit more complex, respectively. In my experience, my 9-year-old loves Greek mythology, so I introduced him to the 1981 Clash of the Titans. He loved it, as he did Jason and the Argonauts, another Harryhausen production 20 years older. The stories were alive and well-told, the effects were still viable, and even an ailing Laurence Olivier as Zeus? Neeson couldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.

I let him watch the newer Clash of the Titans and he liked the effects and flash as any boy would, but the violence was almost too over the top for him. The mythology made even less sense in his mind, because Hades had nothing to do with opposing Perseus, and the involvement of the "desert wizards" was just an excuse to ride giant farking scorpions. In this case, and I think the reviewers also nailed it, newer was in no way 'better'. New Trek is always, always going to be a crapshoot, because you have a very vocal fanbase. There's not even an Episode VII from Lucadisney, and the fans are already calling the franchise doomed to fail.

Let's just hope the Rebooted Trek doesn't follow the every-other rule established in the original movies. Because if #1 was total Wrath of Khan, I don't want #2 to be the Final Frontier.
 
2012-12-05 01:49:13 PM  

UberNeuman: The Dark Star Trek into Darkness Night.

\so so dark.....


Dark star crashes
pouring its light into ashes

Reason tatters
the forces tear loose from the axis

Searchlight casting
for faults in the clouds of delusion

Shall we go,
you and I
While we can?
Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds
 
Displayed 113 of 113 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report