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(Digital Spy)   Roberto Orci has not yet been confirmed as the next director who will continue running the Star Trek franchise into the ground   (digitalspy.com) divider line 75
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2014-07-13 07:02:49 AM  
Hey, less lens flare is always good.
 
2014-07-13 07:03:41 AM  
Trolling headline aside.. it looks like if he does direct Star Trek 3, it'll be his first directing job.  He's mostly a writer, producer, or both.
 
2014-07-13 07:04:04 AM  
I have to admit I just saw the last movie recently and I found it eye-rollingly bad.
 
2014-07-13 07:35:23 AM  
Just scrap the whole thing.  They effectively killed it.
 
2014-07-13 07:41:20 AM  
Orci is a hack.  A highly productive hack, but a hack, nevertheless.
 
2014-07-13 07:46:27 AM  

Alphax: Trolling headline aside.. it looks like if he does direct Star Trek 3, it'll be his first directing job.  He's mostly a writer, producer, or both.


I don't think "writer" is really the correct term for what he does.

"Typist" is probably closer.
 
2014-07-13 08:41:20 AM  
Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?


/I enjoyed both new Star Treks
 
2014-07-13 08:59:44 AM  
JJ Abrams is worse than Michael Bay.

Someone had to say it.
 
2014-07-13 09:15:48 AM  
As someone that grew up on tng, ds9, voyager, and the shiatty movies.......shut the fark up. ...I'm sorry, it just had to be said.
 
2014-07-13 09:27:44 AM  

buntz: Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?


/I enjoyed both new Star Treks


It was Struck by lightning, which, if you will recall, produces the 1.21 jigawatts necessary to power the time circuits.

The time circuit interface was on the blink and flashing January 1, 1885 at times. Doc had the misfortune of the time circuits malfunctioning at the same time they were activated by a bolt of lightning.

/NuTrek is generic space movies.
 
2014-07-13 09:29:49 AM  
JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.
 
2014-07-13 09:34:12 AM  

luidprand: JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.


Roddenberry started believing his own hype and that "Great Bird of the Galaxy" bullshiat.

The first two seasons of TNG were also infected by that, along with Roddenberry's lawyer making most of the decisions and screwing things up.

Even though he eventually drove Trek into the ground, Rick Berman helped save the show.
 
2014-07-13 09:36:53 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It was Struck by lightning, which, if you will recall, produces the 1.21 jigawatts necessary to power the time circuits.

The time circuit interface was on the blink and flashing January 1, 1885 at times. Doc had the misfortune of the time circuits malfunctioning at the same time they were activated by a bolt of lightning.


So what makes the time machine work?  The lightning (power) combined with the activation of the time circuits (which initially was the car going 88 mph).

Now with Mr. Fusion, the lightning wasn't necessary.  And since 1955 Doc repaired the time circuits, Marty went back to 1885 using Mr. Fusion and the necessary 88 mph.

But couldn't 1885 Doc then "adjust" the time circuits to 'malfunction' again, thus not needing the train to push the Delorean to that speed?
 
2014-07-13 09:37:17 AM  

luidprand: JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.


Kirk's promotion was supposed to seem like a horrible decision because he always wanted to be a man of action and an explorer...not someone who manages them. That was apparent from the first movie and the tension between him and Decker.
 
2014-07-13 09:37:41 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: buntz: Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?

It was Struck by lightning, which, if you will recall, produces the 1.21 jigawatts necessary to power the time circuits.


Why did Marty have to hit the clock tower electricity cable with the Delorean at 88 mph then?
 
2014-07-13 09:38:17 AM  

Alphax: He's mostly a writer


No he isn't. People keep telling him he is but he isn't.
 
2014-07-13 09:43:24 AM  
So Orci goes from writing the crap to directing the crap? Not a big leap, there.
Star Trek is over and done with, turn off the lights in the transporter room on the way out.
 
2014-07-13 09:45:19 AM  

buntz: FirstNationalBastard: It was Struck by lightning, which, if you will recall, produces the 1.21 jigawatts necessary to power the time circuits.

The time circuit interface was on the blink and flashing January 1, 1885 at times. Doc had the misfortune of the time circuits malfunctioning at the same time they were activated by a bolt of lightning.

So what makes the time machine work?  The lightning (power) combined with the activation of the time circuits (which initially was the car going 88 mph).

Now with Mr. Fusion, the lightning wasn't necessary.  And since 1955 Doc repaired the time circuits, Marty went back to 1885 using Mr. Fusion and the necessary 88 mph.

But couldn't 1885 Doc then "adjust" the time circuits to 'malfunction' again, thus not needing the train to push the Delorean to that speed?


IIRC, when he was struck by lightning, it sent the DeLorean into an uncontrollable spin that equalled 88 MPH, thus activating the juiced up and malfunctioning time circuits and sending him back to 1885.
 
2014-07-13 09:55:51 AM  

FreakyBunny: luidprand: JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.

Kirk's promotion was supposed to seem like a horrible decision because he always wanted to be a man of action and an explorer...not someone who manages them. That was apparent from the first movie and the tension between him and Decker.


Exactly.  It was integral to the broader story and the theme of aging while being true to yourself which ran through most of the original films, especially WOK.

And "Voyage Home" is one of the best films of the series for anyone that's a true Trek fan.  The whole thing is about the characters, not special effects or spectacle.  It's sort of the anti-STTMP.
 
2014-07-13 09:59:39 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: it sent the DeLorean into an uncontrollable spin that equalled 88 MPH


Well....I don't know about that, but I'll buy it.

So whether it's lighting, plutonium or fusion, the car STILL needs to be going 88 miles per hour.

(couldn't he have just put the back wheels on a treadmill and accelerate to 88, thus eliminating the need to time the Delorean hitting the cable at the exact moment it's struck by lightning? )
 
2014-07-13 10:00:38 AM  

Blathering Idjut: And "Voyage Home" is one of the best films of the series for anyone that's a true Trek fan.  The whole thing is about the characters, not special effects or spectacle.  It's sort of the anti-STTMP.


Or "Trek 3 tanked at the BO so we're setting Trek 4 on earth in the present to save money and the biggest FX scene will be shot in the Paramount studios parking lot."

/no really, they shot the parting of the Red Sea in the Ten Commandments there too
 
2014-07-13 10:04:13 AM  

buntz: So whether it's lighting, plutonium or fusion, the car STILL needs to be going 88 miles per hour.


Yeah, BTTF 3 really falls apart, suspension of belief-wise. I can't believe that Doc couldn't somehow use Mr Fusion to the car to 88mph, and then at the end he builds a time machine that runs on steam? WTF was that? And he gets laid.
 
2014-07-13 10:04:15 AM  
It's kind of interesting how Star Trek movies went from being an event to an everday, regular movie release occurrence. Or maybe I just got old and don't project my enthusiasm anymore.
 
2014-07-13 10:04:36 AM  

buntz: FirstNationalBastard: it sent the DeLorean into an uncontrollable spin that equalled 88 MPH

Well....I don't know about that, but I'll buy it.

So whether it's lighting, plutonium or fusion, the car STILL needs to be going 88 miles per hour.

(couldn't he have just put the back wheels on a treadmill and accelerate to 88, thus eliminating the need to time the Delorean hitting the cable at the exact moment it's struck by lightning? )


I don't know if 1955 tech could have done that.

Or, maybe the vehicle had to be moving in some way, not just the wheels.
 
2014-07-13 10:09:10 AM  
The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.
 
2014-07-13 10:15:35 AM  

You Are All Sheep: The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.


The problem with the current movies is that the writing is horrible. Not that the TNG movies didn't have huge plot holes but that doesn't excuse the horrific writing of the current movies.
 
2014-07-13 10:15:40 AM  

You Are All Sheep: The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.


"Sure you're fresh out of the academy, outranked by hundreds of more experienced officers, you have a history of violence, countless violations of protocol,  you've tampered with equipment, cheated on an exam, and are in your mid 20's....but that's good enough for us. Here are the keys to our newest and best starship, Have fun out there, kid."

To me that's one of the main problems with the first movie.  I guess they couldn't be new and fresh and hope to attract that younger audience with Kirk being in his 30's when he took command of the Enterprise.
 
2014-07-13 10:19:18 AM  
Say what you want about nuTrek, but you have to admit they're fun Star Wars films.
 
2014-07-13 10:31:35 AM  

You Are All Sheep: The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.


I think that all ties into the current culture.

Old Kirk, back in the sixties, was playing to a different audience. He was an adult, making command decisions, with a sense of responsibility to a mission, his crewmembers, and his ship. At that time, kids aspired to Be adults - he was a matinee-type hero, in the classic sense.

At this point, we are in a society where lionizing youth is the current fashion. Rebooting the show meant kiddifying Kirk. So he couldn't have the experience or wisdom to make decisions, but - as in all modern kiddy actioners - he is swept along and reacts, and those reactions eventually lead to victory. As a result no child would Aspire to be Like Kirk - they just believe, in his impotence, they could Be Kirk.

Looking back at the last two films, none of the command officers have done anything clever.

1) Uhura just happened to speak Klingon, backing up Kirk's unbelieved hypothesis about the time ship to Pike.
2) Mr Checkov is capable enough to beam Kirk andd Sulu aboard in mid-fall, an apparently high skill level. keeping them from X-ing out of the series.
3) Mr. Scott (fortunately) Invents long-distance Beaming, making it possible for Kirk to rejoin the Enterprise
4) Mr Checkov invents the method of sneaking up on the big pointy mining ship, allowing Kirk and Spock to get aboard it.
5) Without the timely and expert intervention of the officers on the bridge, appearing at just the right time and expertly firing, Kirk and Spock would have been dead over at the big pointy mining ship.
6) Mr. Scott figures a way to escape the even horizon of the imploding big pointy mining ship.
7) If Mr. Scott did not independently investigate the nasty Admiral's ship, he wouldn't have been on the nasty Admirals ship to disable it before it trashed the Enterprise, or open the doors for Kirk and Khan.
8)McCoy brings people back from the dead with a Tribble - because Kirk just can't die.

I'm sure there's more - not worth it to shovel around for them, though. The Crew in the new show exists to shuffle the useless command officers around, so they can have adventures and then be saved. There's nothing admirable about Kirk - there's nothing to aspire to in him. He's reactive, arbitrary, foolhardy and unthinking.

He's a teenager.
 
2014-07-13 10:33:30 AM  

fusillade762: I have to admit I just saw the last movie recently and I found it eye-rollingly bad.


I don't even like star trek but they wasted a great villain on that last one. Benediction cummerbund is pretty badass, would have been nice to have more dialog and less explosions. I feel like the movie really built up the tension for nothing.
 
2014-07-13 10:57:43 AM  

FreakyBunny: You Are All Sheep: The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.

"Sure you're fresh out of the academy, outranked by hundreds of more experienced officers, you have a history of violence, countless violations of protocol,  you've tampered with equipment, cheated on an exam, and are in your mid 20's....but that's good enough for us. Here are the keys to our newest and best starship, Have fun out there, kid."

To me that's one of the main problems with the first movie.  I guess they couldn't be new and fresh and hope to attract that younger audience with Kirk being in his 30's when he took command of the Enterprise.


The sad thing is that they could still have young Kirk as the captain. Have him be a prodigy, youngest command officer candidate in decades, back at Starfleet Academy to take the Kobyashi Maru test to move into the official command structure. Boom, promotion makes sense. (Other things need minor rewrites, but nothing huge) Hell, it's not even rewriting canon; ST III had Saavik being a full officer taking the KM.

Stuff like that are what ruins the movies for fans like me - fans who WANT nuTrek to succeed and be good. We're getting the success, but the movies are terrible. We aren't rooting against nuTrek, but we aren't going to cheerlead for the garbage that's being tossed at us.
 
2014-07-13 11:09:01 AM  

perigee: He's a teenager.


Except he's like 30. The new crew isn't all that younger than the old crew.
 
2014-07-13 11:13:45 AM  

Mangoose: JJ Abrams is worse than Michael Bay.

Someone had to say it.


Nah. Michael Bay is JJ Abrams' wacky redneck cousin: significantly louder, more sexist and more racist, but the core personality traits (making very pretty movies that don't necessarily feel a need to make logical sense) are pretty damned similar.
 
2014-07-13 11:19:33 AM  

buntz: Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?


/I enjoyed both new Star Treks


As a kid, I rationalized it by assuming that the velocity of the lightning was enough to trigger the flux capacitor, and because 1955 Doc & Marty didn't realize it could work that way they needlessly complicated the process in 1.
 
2014-07-13 11:19:57 AM  
Goddamn, does it suck to be a Star Trek fan right now.  It's never been easy to begin with, but now it's even more of a headache.  Either you've got the single-lobed douchebags who still think it's funny to make fun of Star Trek fans for how they dress up in costume and nitpick over the most minute details, and usually they do that while wearing their favorite team's jersey before talking in detail about last night's game.  They'd only notice the irony if it was displayed on a Jumbotron.  Or you've got the purist whiners filled to their eye-sockets with butthurt because the Abrams-verse movies were actually financially successful and, in my opinion, vastly more entertaining than the last three Berman-made Star Trek movies put together.  Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.

I'm a long-time fan of all Trek, because...hold on to your hats, folks...it's perfectly acceptable to like both the old-school Trek and the new-school Trek.  These fist-shaking purists would have you believe otherwise, but fark them.  In fact, in my attempts to defend the recent movies against the fists of rage and spittle-flecked purist arguments, I've met many fans who watched the new movies, loved them, and then started watching the original series and TNG, etc. and love them as well.  And you know why they can do that?  Because the setting of the new movies is an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE!!!  You know, like, say, the Mirror Universe?  That's right, purists...it's just another universe where different stuff is happening than what you remember, but the original lives on and you can hang out there all you want.  So, how about doing that and letting the rest of the fandom enjoy what they want to enjoy?  You know, all just get along and that type of thing??  Geez!!!

Don't get me wrong; the Abrams-verse movies aren't perfect Trek by any margin.  I still HATE that they used Khan as the villain and lied about it the whole time leading up to the last movie's release, which was the lamest and most counter-intuitive marketing ploy I've seen in a LONG time.  And I agree with an earlier commenter that his presence was largely wasted.  The same thing goes for the use of Carol Marcus, though if I read one more person talking about how the scene with her in her underwear disrespects and victimizes women, I'm going to pull their heart out through their foot.  And for God's sake, can we take a breather with the whole Spock/Uhura romance subplot?  Okay, we got it, they love each other; that's so new and different and yadda yadda.  Dial it down a little for the next one, Mr. Orci.  Please.

However, like them or hate them, one can't deny that props are deserved for the cast of the new movies.  They're doing the best they can with what they're given; especially Karl Urban, who channels DeForest Kelley beautifully when he plays Dr. McCoy.  Chris Pine is a great Kirk and Zachary Quinto is a fine successor to the role of Spock.
 
2014-07-13 11:26:03 AM  

Anonymous Bosch: As a kid, I rationalized it by assuming that the velocity of the lightning was enough to trigger the flux capacitor, and because 1955 Doc & Marty didn't realize it could work that way they needlessly complicated the process in 1.


I know, I mean I bought it.  I'm just saying if all they had to do was get the speedometer up to 88, couldn't he (1885 Doc) have put the delorean on blocks and created some sort of wheel and pulley system to rotate the tires to 88.
I mean, if he invented a refrigerator, surely he would have the parts necessary to make that machine without the whole train hijack scenario
 
2014-07-13 11:31:41 AM  

Mugato: perigee: He's a teenager.

Except he's like 30. The new crew isn't all that younger than the old crew.


It would be hard to find an actual teenager in Hollywood that plays a teenager. It's not about the age, it's about the attitude, the persona, and the reactions. A few days ago, I think there was a thread about Katey Perry approaching 30 and still doing the naughty schoolgirl bit.

Instead of adulthood being something to aspire to, the current culture has flipped, and the wrinklies are dumbed down in the media to appeal to the kids.
 
2014-07-13 11:32:50 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: buntz: FirstNationalBastard: It was Struck by lightning, which, if you will recall, produces the 1.21 jigawatts necessary to power the time circuits.

The time circuit interface was on the blink and flashing January 1, 1885 at times. Doc had the misfortune of the time circuits malfunctioning at the same time they were activated by a bolt of lightning.

So what makes the time machine work?  The lightning (power) combined with the activation of the time circuits (which initially was the car going 88 mph).

Now with Mr. Fusion, the lightning wasn't necessary.  And since 1955 Doc repaired the time circuits, Marty went back to 1885 using Mr. Fusion and the necessary 88 mph.

But couldn't 1885 Doc then "adjust" the time circuits to 'malfunction' again, thus not needing the train to push the Delorean to that speed?

IIRC, when he was struck by lightning, it sent the DeLorean into an uncontrollable spin that equalled 88 MPH, thus activating the juiced up and malfunctioning time circuits and sending him back to 1885.


OK, so originally when Marty went back in time from 1985 to 1955, the Delorean had a load of plutonium (as it had a plutonium reactor, the whole reason Doc sold that casing full of pinball parts to those Libyan terrorists in exchange for the plutonium they picked up from the black market) but Marty still needed to hit 88 MPH for the Flux Capacitor to function- for whatever reason the vehicle needs to be in motion @88MPH relative to the Earth etc. for the Flux Capacitor to start the time travel process.

When Marty was stuck in 1955 he had the means to hit 88 MPH but no way to power the Flux Capacitor as he had run out of plutonium, thus the need to hit 88 MPH just as he contacted with the cable carrying the charge from being hit by lighting from the Clock Tower.

When stuck in 1885 the Mr. Fusion had replaced the original plutonium reactor so powering the Flux Capacitor isn't the issue, due to lack of gas/presumably damage disabling the Delorean's hover conversion upon re-entering normal space-time in 1885 rendered the Delorean unable to hit 88 MPH under its own power.

Just don't forget that the Flux Capacitor needs at least 1.21 gigawatts AND be in motion @88MPH to function.
 
2014-07-13 11:53:02 AM  

luidprand: JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.


I like that they addressed it in the second movie and demoted him for a bit. Would have been more amusing if they'd promoted him to first officer in the first movie and make Spock captain just to fark with people a bit.
 
2014-07-13 12:05:01 PM  

buntz: Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?


/I enjoyed both new Star Treks


The lightning bolt struck the DeLorean causing it to spin at 88mph (which is why the fire trails are in loops).
 
2014-07-13 12:11:04 PM  

MechaPyx: luidprand: JJ Abrams, for all of his faults, is still better for the franchise than what Rodenberry became by the time of the first movie. Wrath of Kahn, Undiscovered Country, and First Contact notwithstanding, the original series of films is much worse.

/Kirk's promotion was a horrible decision, though - almost as bad as about a third of the original episodes.

I like that they addressed it in the second movie and demoted him for a bit. Would have been more amusing if they'd promoted him to first officer in the first movie and make Spock captain just to fark with people a bit.


I appreciated that part of the second film (and, indeed, almost all of it, including the mirroring, which makes sense for a parallel universe), but, internal to the first film, it was a bad idea to not demote him at the end to a more reasonable rank.

/Custer, who was a lot like Kirk is supposed to be (cocky pretty-boy gung-ho risk-taker), was a general in his twenties but got sent back down once the Civil War was over. Perfect precedent.
 
2014-07-13 12:16:07 PM  

AgtSmithReloaded: Or you've got the purist whiners filled to their eye-sockets with butthurt because the Abrams-verse movies were actually financially successful and, in my opinion, vastly more entertaining than the last three Berman-made Star Trek movies put together


I guess you'd put me in this category. But I fully understand that Star Trek needed to be rebooted and that it needed to appeal to a wider audience than just Trekkies. Going back to the Kirk/Spock well was a little limited in vision but whatever. JJ Abrams is a fine director, the cast is good, it all looks great. Just get a decent writer, that's all most people are saying.
 
2014-07-13 12:16:52 PM  

perigee: You Are All Sheep: The problem with the current movies is Kirk doesn't do anything.  Spock should be captain, but Kirk is 'needed' to be the captain cuz that's how it is.  and the writers can't figure out a good way to do it aside from just announcing that he is the captain and that's that.

I think that all ties into the current culture.

Old Kirk, back in the sixties, was playing to a different audience. He was an adult, making command decisions, with a sense of responsibility to a mission, his crewmembers, and his ship. At that time, kids aspired to Be adults - he was a matinee-type hero, in the classic sense.

At this point, we are in a society where lionizing youth is the current fashion. Rebooting the show meant kiddifying Kirk. So he couldn't have the experience or wisdom to make decisions, but - as in all modern kiddy actioners - he is swept along and reacts, and those reactions eventually lead to victory. As a result no child would Aspire to be Like Kirk - they just believe, in his impotence, they could Be Kirk.

Looking back at the last two films, none of the command officers have done anything clever.

1) Uhura just happened to speak Klingon, backing up Kirk's unbelieved hypothesis about the time ship to Pike.
2) Mr Checkov is capable enough to beam Kirk andd Sulu aboard in mid-fall, an apparently high skill level. keeping them from X-ing out of the series.
3) Mr. Scott (fortunately) Invents long-distance Beaming, making it possible for Kirk to rejoin the Enterprise
4) Mr Checkov invents the method of sneaking up on the big pointy mining ship, allowing Kirk and Spock to get aboard it.
5) Without the timely and expert intervention of the officers on the bridge, appearing at just the right time and expertly firing, Kirk and Spock would have been dead over at the big pointy mining ship.
6) Mr. Scott figures a way to escape the even horizon of the imploding big pointy mining ship.
7) If Mr. Scott did not independently investigate the nasty Admiral's ship, he ...



I thought it would have been better if Scotty, showing his ingenuity, takes the shuttle in the bay on the iceplanet he's stuck on, and rigs together a one shot warp drive, to catch the enteprise.  Of course the way they wrote the movie since spock THREW KIRK OFF THE SHIP instead of putting him in the brig, he probably would have just blown the shuttle out of the sky.
 
2014-07-13 12:19:57 PM  
I think the Tribbles should get some hipster hats and smoke.
 
2014-07-13 12:29:10 PM  
Wow, one look in this thread and I realize why people do not like Trekkies. Yes, the new movies are not perfect, but the old ones were just as bad and not as entertaining.

/Get over TOS, it's over, and it never was THAT good and was not as deep as you think they were
//Most of the original movies were crap, including WOK (barely passable)
///Old Kirk would get his arse kicked by Picard (and "old" Spock too)
 
2014-07-13 12:35:43 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: buntz: Hey!  How did the Delorean go back to 1885 after getting struck by lightning if it wasn't going 88 miles per hour?


/I enjoyed both new Star Treks

As a kid, I rationalized it by assuming that the velocity of the lightning was enough to trigger the flux capacitor, and because 1955 Doc & Marty didn't realize it could work that way they needlessly complicated the process in 1.


I have to wonder if there was maybe like an instant jump to high speeds when hover converted vehicles get hit by lightning? Still Doc should have hardened his electronics from getting hit by lightning.
 
2014-07-13 12:37:41 PM  
I'm looking forward the The Next Degeneration.
 
2014-07-13 01:00:34 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: Mangoose: JJ Abrams is worse than Michael Bay.

Someone had to say it.

Nah. Michael Bay is JJ Abrams' wacky redneck cousin: significantly louder, more sexist and more racist, but the core personality traits (making very pretty movies that don't necessarily feel a need to make logical sense) are pretty damned similar.


1) Abrams is at least as sexist as Bay. Females exist in Abrams' universe simply to give men what they want. Find a moment with Uhuru where she exists outside of her relationship with Spock. Is there some moment where she's an actual character or is she simply used by Abrams to show Spock has emotions? Spock has other relationships that flesh out. Uhuru has only Spock. She exists to provide the male with what he needs. Sure Abrams dresses it up "nicely" but that's all any female is in his movies. A tool to be used.
2) They're equally racist. Seriously.
3) The only difference is that people feel the need to pretend they're watching some high art when they're watching something by Abrams.

Bay at least has technical skill under his belt (if some of the things I've read are true). Abrams is a hack IP raper. Either he'll take your IP and rework it and claim it as his own invention (or call it nostalgia) or he'll just out right rape the corpse of your IP for hire.
 
2014-07-13 01:05:51 PM  

Mangoose: JJ Abrams is worse than Michael Bay.

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2014-07-13 01:16:26 PM  

Mangoose: Bay at least has technical skill under his belt (if some of the things I've read are true). Abrams is a hack IP raper. Either he'll take your IP and rework it and claim it as his own invention (or call it nostalgia) or he'll just out right rape the corpse of your IP for hire.


Well The Rock was good. Bad Boys was good. I'll even say Armageddon was good.  (we're obviously grading on a curve here) . But with the Transformers movies, you can't tell WTF is going on in the action scenes. Everything is shot too close, too frenetically and you can't tell who is who and who is where. I doubt he even directs anymore. He probably just gives a loquacious spider monkey the camera and goes to his trailer and does lines off a hooker's ass until the end of the shoot.
 
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