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(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 113
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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
 
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