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2013-01-13 09:43:59 AM  
2 votes:
I gave my nephew, a huge Star Wars nerd, all three seasons of TOS for Christmas. He's about to finish Season 3. He called me to tell me how childish he thinks Star Wars is compared to this show that's approaching 50 years old.

It's not about the Wars. It's always about the Trek.

/Give me Gary Mitchell in the new movie
2013-01-14 04:42:19 PM  
1 vote:
The two lowest points in any Star Trek movie were:

"Row Row Row your boat..."


2013-01-13 02:10:36 PM  
1 vote:
What he loves is not Trek -- what he loves is Nicolas Mayer.
2013-01-13 01:27:42 PM  
1 vote:
The Undiscovered Country is my favorite. That's probably an unpopular decision, but "the Berlin wall comes down in space" is just a perfect fit for the time when it was made, and the Klingons choosing Kirk, of all people, to make their peace offer to, is just brilliant, especially when everything inevitably goes horribly wrong, because who better to put in a position of having to save the peace than the guy who wants it least?
2013-01-13 11:46:54 AM  
1 vote:
No one noticed this interesting read (NSFW) linked at the bottom of the article?
2013-01-13 10:46:12 AM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: thornhill: But let's all be real; Wrath of Khan is all about Khan.

Uh, no. It's all about Kirk getting old and his refusal to accept the inevitability of death.

It's Horatio Hornblower in space.

Which was a novel concept and done quite well.

It's just slightly annoying to me that every sci-fi movie, tv show and videogame thereafter treats space battles like tallship skirmishes.

Which is farked up, because in Khan, they used all three dimensions of space during the battle, not just one dimensional head on tactics.

I am almost finished watching the final season of BSG (so I'm a little behind), and I have to say that I appreciate the show's attempts to use hard science fiction. There was one battle scene between the Galactica and a base star or two where Adama orders the ship to roll to the side so it can basically protect one flank while trying to expose the base star's side. It was a few seconds of dialogue, but it did seem to disobey the rule that the starships have to be pointed at one another and a few yards apart before they start firing.
2013-01-13 10:29:56 AM  
1 vote:
About time someone figured out Star Trek was always about the characters, not Geordi Laforges bullshiat 5-second explanation on how to get out of this mess we'll all forget about next week.

JJ Abrams has it right.
2013-01-13 10:06:34 AM  
1 vote:
It constantly annoys me how often scifi substitutes technobabble for strategy, logic and thought. TOS did it too but STII stood out for not doing so. Do you win because you have a 1% chance and you are the hero or do you win because you really know your stuff, have a smart plan and understand your enemy enough to exploit his mistakes? Too many choose path 1 and it makes for crappy movies.
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