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(The Hollywood Reporter)   That Trekkie who got to see the new Star Trek movie enters the final frontier. No spoilers I guess   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 62
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2013-01-05 11:21:06 PM
Did he suffer a seizure from all the lensflares?
 
2013-01-05 11:27:43 PM
I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.
 
2013-01-05 11:56:25 PM

Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.


That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?
 
2013-01-06 12:11:58 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.

That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?


I absolutely know what you mean. Hell I have to stay alive to see Episode VII now, just out of curiousity.
 
2013-01-06 12:32:51 AM
Fanboys kinda covered this ground in the Wars universe, I understand JJ is a bigger Wars fan.
Welcome to the new Trek universe Farkers, dust, lens flare and all.
I for one, welcome our new Trek overlord.... (Mostly liked the last one, will go see the next)
new epilepsy meds for everyone!!!
 
2013-01-06 12:47:09 AM

Confabulat: ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.

That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?

I absolutely know what you mean. Hell I have to stay alive to see Episode VII now, just out of curiousity.


*Fistbump*
 
2013-01-06 12:52:16 AM

Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.


Community's fourth season for me...

Kinda sad, but it was the only thing I had to hold onto at the time. Can't argue with what works...
 
2013-01-06 12:56:48 AM

Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.


When I thought for sure I was a goner I found it interesting that one of my chief concerns was that I wouldn't find out what happened next season on genericTVshow... or the next movie or book in a series.

ecmoRandomNumbers: Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?


I think it is, partly. I think we've found that we can live far more and see far more vicariously through fantasy than any of us can realistically in our day-to-day.  It's not a new concept, it's as old as (and the motivation behind) fiction itself .

We are a species that above all else has a deep-seated need to explore. As science looks back on our path to modern man.. we see that while we had an uncanny ability to adapt it was our urge to explore and the imagination to think of a better way that made us what we are.

The world has very real and firm limits. But the imagination isn't restrained by limits, and there we can explore to our heart's content. There we can come up with a better way, without the conflicting interests of the world fighting our every step of the process.

It's a very real and valuable pursuit, dreaming. Some may call it a waste, fleeting, artificial... but they are usually the ones who lack vision. Many laughed at early sci-fi writers because they just didn't see the genius and opportunity behind the imagination... they saw no value to the world in it. The truth of that value, we are learning, was much closer to how Asimov tried to explain.. as long before we invent we need to dream.

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."

We've all had shared with us so many stories.. fascinating dreams and nightmares. That is our TV generation. And while we all want to see the shape of things to come in our physical world (how things work out for our families, our companies and our own pursuits and legacy),

we are a generation that understands it can be just as rewarding to see what dreams may come..... what dreams might next be shared with us. What new adventures, new explorations, new ideas on how to improve lives the world over that another person's imagination might have in store for us.


/I hope the movie was all the kid hoped for and more
 
2013-01-06 01:00:09 AM

sno man: Fanboys kinda covered this ground in the Wars universe, I understand JJ is a bigger Wars fan.
Welcome to the new Trek universe Farkers, dust, lens flare and all.
I for one, welcome our new Trek overlord.... (Mostly liked the last one, will go see the next)
new epilepsy meds for everyone!!!


I don't care about the lens-flare (actually, it is kind of irritating,) but I'll forgive that for good story-telling. The new incarnation of Star Trek was wonderful. I think the casting was perfect. My dad confessed to me once that he thought (the original) Uhura was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. He was crazy about her. He caught the black fever. My dad is a total anti-Semite and kind of a douchebag when it comes to interpersonal relationships, but he absolutely had a boner for Uhura. When we watched the JJ Abrams version, he said, "She's not as pretty as the real one."

Go figure.
 
2013-01-06 01:12:36 AM
I'm glad he got to see it. He was my age. Sad, but nice. Stupid dust.
 
2013-01-06 02:46:11 AM
I guess he can ask that starship question in person now.

/second star to the right...
 
2013-01-06 02:52:46 AM

Special ED209: I guess he can ask that starship question in person now.

/second star to the right...


"And God said, 'Because Starships Are Cool."
 
2013-01-06 03:16:01 AM
Nothing beats the story about the kid with cancer wanting to go see Up.
 
2013-01-06 03:18:56 AM
The kid didn't happen to be bald, live in an overdecorated 60's bedroom, and speak with a slightly creepy dubbed voiceover by any chance, did he?
 
2013-01-06 03:21:44 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.

That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?

I absolutely know what you mean. Hell I have to stay alive to see Episode VII now, just out of curiousity.

*Fistbump*

Same. Upcoming movies and TV have been a really needed anesthetic during the worst parts of my life.
I guess something to anchor too?
 
2013-01-06 03:53:06 AM
I have never been as depressed as some of you seem to have, however, the thought did occur that one day I will die and they will probably continue making Doctor Who after that date and I won't get to see them.
 
2013-01-06 04:01:33 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.

That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?


Well, I've seen the LA Kings win the Stanley Cup. System Shock III is probably the only other entertainment item I'd say I need to see before I die.

Sadly the carpal tunnel is in both hands these days :(
 
2013-01-06 04:08:40 AM

MrEricSir: The kid didn't happen to be bald, live in an overdecorated 60's bedroom, and speak with a slightly creepy dubbed voiceover by any chance, did he?


I have no idea. Pass the tranya.
 
2013-01-06 04:20:21 AM

anwserman: Nothing beats the story about the kid with cancer wanting to go see Up.


Thank you. That was a great story. I am a Pixar fan and loved "Up", also.
 
2013-01-06 04:20:31 AM

Confabulat: ecmoRandomNumbers: Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.

That's funny. I had a period in my life where I was suicidal. I didn't care if I lived or died. I have a razor-sharp pocket knife and put it to my jugular and said to myself, "I'll pass out before I even feel any pain." That was a dark chapter in my life, but I remember thinking, "God, I want to know what happens next on Nurse Jackie." I love that show. That actually kept me functioning for a long time. It's stupid and trivial, but I needed to know what happens next. It's weird. A TV show kept me curious enough to keep myself alive.

Maybe it's because we're the TV generation. Who knows?

I absolutely know what you mean. Hell I have to stay alive to see Episode VII now, just out of curiousity.


It's gonna suck when you guys get hit by cars in April. No summer movies for you!
 
2013-01-06 04:21:30 AM

MurphyMurphy: /I hope the movie was all the kid hoped for and more


I bet it had a farking cliffhanger at the end
 
2013-01-06 04:23:34 AM
www.iheartfunny.com
 
2013-01-06 04:35:01 AM

Type40: I have never been as depressed as some of you seem to have, however, the thought did occur that one day I will die and they will probably continue making Doctor Who after that date and I won't get to see them.


I plan on regenerating.
 
2013-01-06 04:50:37 AM

anwserman: Nothing beats the story about the kid with cancer wanting to go see Up.


Jesus, when did this room get all dusty?
 
2013-01-06 05:26:58 AM
When my mother was terminally ill with cancer I rewatched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Body helped me tremendously in dealing with things. She died in 2008, and she loved Judging Amy. It was canceled the year she died, and I'm glad she never had to find out. In this world, and in this life, all we need is one reason to keep living. One single reason. It doesn't matter if it's seeing what becomes of Michael and Fi in Burn Notice, if The Avengers 2 is as good as the first one, or getting a puppy hug from your dog. You just need a reason. I'm really glad this man got his final wish and died happy. It's a storybook ending to a nightmarish affliction. One of these days cancer will be cured.
 
2013-01-06 05:32:59 AM

The English Major: Did he suffer a seizure from all the lensflares?


Done in one as far as I'm concerned.

What a sad end.
 
2013-01-06 05:42:05 AM
his dying words were.."it's gary mitchell..."

/seriously
 
x23
2013-01-06 06:09:14 AM

MrEricSir: The kid didn't happen to be bald, live in an overdecorated 60's bedroom, and speak with a slightly creepy dubbed voiceover by any chance, did he?


what kid? the 41 year old in the article is a kid?
 
2013-01-06 06:35:23 AM
I caught Star Trek on TV the other day, and after all the comments on the lens flare, I couldn't not notice it.

How do you fly a starship with a 9,000 watt bulb in your face?
 
2013-01-06 07:40:01 AM
Paige had made popcorn, Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast.

Isn't that a bit of a waste of time? What the hell are you going to do to a guy with terminal cancer that decides to post a load of plot spoilers?
 
2013-01-06 07:41:56 AM

x23: MrEricSir: The kid didn't happen to be bald, live in an overdecorated 60's bedroom, and speak with a slightly creepy dubbed voiceover by any chance, did he?

what kid? the 41 year old in the article is a kid?


I see what you did there... you RTFA. Very clever there, mister article-reader.
 
2013-01-06 08:03:39 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Was the movie that bad?
 
2013-01-06 08:03:56 AM

ModernLuddite: I caught Star Trek on TV the other day, and after all the comments on the lens flare, I couldn't not notice it.

How do you fly a starship with a 9,000 watt bulb in your face?


True. I find it almost impossible to see while driving at night and my GF has the map light on because she wants to read a book. And my car has a dark interior, not all white and flashy like the Enterprise's bridge.

One thing I hope they change is when they are talking to someone on the viewscreen. The picture's aspect ratio was all wrong. I know they did that on purpose and that's how they wanted it to look. To me it looked like every older relative's HDTV where they have the settings set to fill the whole screen even if it's supposed to be 4x3...
 
2013-01-06 08:03:59 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Of all of the souls I have ever known, his was the most...
human.
 
2013-01-06 08:39:41 AM

farkeruk: Paige had made popcorn, Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast.

Isn't that a bit of a waste of time? What the hell are you going to do to a guy with terminal cancer that decides to post a load of plot spoilers?


Sue his wife and leave her in debt.
 
2013-01-06 09:03:05 AM

Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

I'm glad that I opened up this thread this morning because I know exactly what you mean (as apparently do a few others). It was a while ago but at an absolutely miserable point in my life one of the things that kept me going was wondering how a computer game series was going to end. It was a multi-part game/universe & the developer had announced that the next game was going to be the last one there & that things would be wrapped up with it. The release date was several months off but I decided that I just HAD to know how some things ended & kept grinding it out day by day. Thankfully in those months things took a dramatic turn for the better in my life & by the time it came out I was almost too busy with other things to even play it. However at the time, that thin little thread was a lifeline.

/Glad this guy got to see the movie
//same with the Up girl
///lots of dust in that last story
 
2013-01-06 09:57:14 AM

anwserman: Nothing beats the story about the kid with cancer wanting to go see Up.


Jesus farkin' Christ.

I'm a 38 year old man and I have tears dripping down...I gotta get ready for work.
 
2013-01-06 10:04:31 AM
That Trekkie who got to see the new Star Trek movie enters the final frontier the undiscovered country.

Not being snarky. Thought this would be better befitting the situation, based on the original use of "the undiscovered country" by Shakespear.
 
2013-01-06 10:06:04 AM
Rest in peace.
 
2013-01-06 10:37:32 AM
Came to say what Aboleth said.
 
2013-01-06 10:38:54 AM

Confabulat: I'm not kidding when I say that during hard times in my life, the only things I've decided to keep living were some upcoming movie/TV shows.

Part of that was the Star Wars prequels, so only Q can decide if dead was better.


Curious. Before the prequels, I wanted to die. After seeing them, I wanted George to.
 
2013-01-06 11:16:10 AM
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/all I got to say is, this is fark.
 
2013-01-06 11:25:16 AM
Godspeed, bro - keep on Trekkin'.
 
2013-01-06 11:59:04 AM

Baron Harkonnen: Of all of the souls I have ever known, his was the most...
human.


Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

Has anyone pointed out yet how of all the things he could say to eulogize his friend, this was probably the most offensive?
 
2013-01-06 12:32:39 PM

buntz: Baron Harkonnen: Of all of the souls I have ever known, his was the most...
human.

Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

Has anyone pointed out yet how of all the things he could say to eulogize his friend, this was probably the most offensive?


If he were speaking to a Vulcan crew, then I would say 'yes'. But, considering that Spock had spent his entire life learning to embrace his human side, I'd say it was a very poetic and appropriate thing to say. After all, his last words were that of friendship, not exactly a Vulcan concept.
 
2013-01-06 12:40:59 PM

Infernalist: After all, his last words were that of friendship, not exactly a Vulcan concept.


I have to disagree. Though he did embrace certain human aspects such as friendship, he would have considered being called "human" an insult.
 
2013-01-06 12:57:51 PM
I have never before in my life had less a desire to see a Star Trek movie as I do to see this one.

Nothing but a high budget fan-fic from a guy who bragged about hating Star Trek in the first place.
 
2013-01-06 01:19:17 PM

Ghastly: I have never before in my life had less a desire to see a Star Trek movie as I do to see this one.

Nothing but a high budget fan-fic from a guy who bragged about hating Star Trek in the first place.


I will end up seeing it, but from the previews and spoilers released, I am begging to wonder where the Trek is.

After just being given a command, their going to take it away just so he can do something to get it back...

And c'mon, hiding the Enterprise under water from the primitive culture... um, how about you just hide it in SPACE!!!

I don't know, maybe they will surprise me, but this doesn't sound like trek.
 
2013-01-06 01:39:56 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-06 01:56:51 PM

buntz: Infernalist: After all, his last words were that of friendship, not exactly a Vulcan concept.

I have to disagree. Though he did embrace certain human aspects such as friendship, he would have considered being called "human" an insult.


Everybody's Human.
 
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