Dec
07
2015

Quote of the Day, …I Am Not Sure How To Process This Star Trek News edition.

Mayyybe something bad; mayyybe something good*.

Reportedly an original draft of the script was a little “too Star Trek-y,” and when [Simon] Pegg and [Doug] Jung took over the goal was to “make a western or a thriller or a heist movie, then populate that with Star Trek characters so it’s more inclusive to an audience that might be a little bit reticent,” according to Pegg.

I mean, I like watching footage of cars crashing into brick walls in slow-motion as much as anybody else does. But can you sustain my interest with that sort of thing for a solid 90 minutes? …I am not convinced that you can.

Moe Lane

*Classical reference.

12 Comments

  • JAB says:

    To some extent, I’m ok with less lens flare and “See, it’s Spock! Again! How Cool Is This? It’s Cool, Right?” and “Fighting doesn’t fix anything, we just need to communicate more” Star Trek.

  • acat says:

    From memory, because I don’t care enough to Google around, the two top grossing Star Trek movies were 4 (“the one with the whales”) and “Generations” (“the one that nerf’d the borg”**) ..
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    I *suspect* that the studio is looking at the bottom line here.
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    Mew
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    ** Yes, nerf’d the borg .. the idea that they have a “queen” is almost unsupported prior to this film, and .. that the queen is so easily defeated is even worse .. the borg are, in context, *terrifying*. They were nerf’d, and should get a proper rematch.

    • nicklevi86 says:

      Ahh, you’re thinking first Contact. And, as if Nerf-ing the Borg once weren’t bad enough, they had to do the EXACT SAME THING in the timey-wimey cop-out of a Voyager wrap up.
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      Generations was “The one where they killed off Kirk for no reason.”

  • nicklevi86 says:

    I’m totally okay with that. Westerns are pretty much what most *good* SF movies boil down to, with exploring the frontiers* and all.
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    *even the Final ones.

  • JustDave says:

    > too Star Trek-y … more inclusive to an audience

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    I have no idea what this means to them, but it sounds really bad to me. I don’t want to go see Hunger Games (or whatever they’re thinking) with Star Trek window dressing.

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    > Western

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    Star Trek was originally pitched as “Wagon Train to the stars” so this could be good (but no idea what this might mean to the “too Star Trek-y” crowd)

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    > Thriller

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    This could be okay, too, depending on how it was done. Undiscovered Country was basically a thriller, and one of the better installments.

    > A heist movie

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    No. If I want to watch Mission Impossible, I know where to find it.

  • nighttwister says:

    FIREFLY!!!!

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