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Author Topic: New Star Trek Movie. They may be digging up Kirk!
oldgoat
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posted 26 June 2006 11:32 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's a real genuine rumour!

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04.21.2006
BREAKING NEWS: J.J. Abrams to Produce "Trek XI"


J.J. Abrams, producer of hit shows Lost and Alias, as well as director of the upcoming Paramount film "Mission: Impossible III," is slated to produce and possibly direct the next Star Trek feature, according to today's Daily Variety and sources at Paramount Pictures. There is no title as yet for the new movie, but it will be the eleventh in the franchise. (Until a title is selected, we will usually refer to the project as simply "Star Trek XI.")


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According to Variety, the proposed story will focus on the early days of James T. Kirk and Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first mission in space. UPDATE 04.27.06: Abrams has since indicated this may not be the case; see this article for his recent comments.

And better yet, the official buzz is that Matt Damon will play the young Kirk.

I do thank whatever god is currently on-call that they're not dusting off Shatner's rug, squeezing him back into the role.

I wonder who will play Yeoman Rand?


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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 26 June 2006 09:08 PM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I really like star trek- I've seen every movie at lest twice or thrice, and everey single episode ever made. But I just wonder if making a prequel is too much..which feels like sacrilege somehow.

[ 26 June 2006: Message edited by: Pride for Red Dolores ]


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posted 26 June 2006 10:25 PM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was a big Star Trek fan back during my teenage years. Now, not so much. I don't dislike it, but I'm not a huge fan anymore.

That said, I never could get into Enterprise. I just couldn't get around the fact that a Star Trek series set 100 years before the original series could look more technologiaclly advanced than the original series. Of course this is the case because current technology is more advanced than the original Star Trek. Heck, even more advanced than The Next Generation. Especially when it comes to computers. I know it's because modern viewers would never tolerate a show that didn't look as technologically advanced as current technology; but it still doesn't seem believable that it comes chornologically before the original series. I also didn't like the fact that Enterprise didn't follow the timeline for the establishment of the federation ect. that was alluded to in various episodes of the original series.

I suspect that for these reasons, I also wouldn't like a Star Trek movie set during the time before the original series.

[ 26 June 2006: Message edited by: Left Turn ]


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posted 27 June 2006 02:26 AM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My fave Star Trek series is Voyager, and I've always wished they'd do a follow-up movie on how Seven-of-Nine adjusts to life on earth, and her romance with Chakotay. I still watch the reruns frequently. I get a big kick out of her character, and the Doctor's as well.

Always liked Spock and Shatner too, and the corniness of the original series. Picard and Mr. Data also good. Also the Ferengis - remind me of Republicans. But Voyager remains #1 for me - good characters, thoughtful plots, lots of humour.

They'd have a tough time getting Shatner into his pajama-like uniform nowadays. He should stick with Boston Legal, a pretty good show, even if it is about lawyers.


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posted 27 June 2006 03:29 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's probably best they not make another movie for a while longer, I'd say its best to leave the franchise dormant for another five to ten years. But if they must make another one I think it would just be better to keep things in the so-called 'modern' era of star trek, i.e.: 2380 or something. Maybe do a DS9 related thing, which I think is the strongest of all the series. The series ended with alot of questions still yet to be resolved. Iíve always thought that even though itís first two seasons, like all of them really, were forgettable, overall it was the best series. I think it was the riskiest of all of them and I think it did what a good fiction does best in alluding to modern problems with a fictional critique. To be honest I'm kind of tired of all the prequels, then again sequels are getting a little played out too, and Iím saying this as an all purpose fan of star trek.
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posted 27 June 2006 06:55 AM      Profile for Sineed     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Deep Space Nine" was the most sophisticated series of the franchise, I think, developing plot lines, characters and ideas that were more authentically "sci fi" than the space opera of TOS and TNG, for my money. It never had quite the broad appeal, being darker and avoiding the easy answers and universal happy endings of the other series. Though the last episode was disappointing; they were obviously wrapping things up in a lot less time than they originally thought they had.

I liked all the series, though Voyager was my least favourite, actually. I found it a bit too didactic. And (I know, this is shallow) the voice of the actress playing the captain bothered me. She sounded like she'd been sucking on a mixture of helium and cigarette smoke just before taping. And yeah, Seven of Nine was a cool character, but they'd obviously brought her in to boost ratings by ratcheting up the babe index. Though I gotta admit, the last episode was a lot better than DS9's.

Did anybody see the last movie? Total suckitude; I think ended the franchise. Though if they make another movie, I'll be there. We're about the most loyal fans in fandom.


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posted 27 June 2006 12:55 PM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
On reflection, I think maybe Shatner should be in a prequel, if one is made, either as the ghost of Kirk in a timewarp, or maybe as an evil bad guy that the young Kirk has to defeat. He has a pretty off-the-wall sense of humour, and I can see it working.
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posted 27 June 2006 01:59 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They should also bring in a young Harry Mudd.
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posted 01 July 2006 04:37 AM      Profile for what'sleft?     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm partial to Voyager (or at least the last few seasons - the writing sucked before they got Seven of Nine).

If they're going to do a prequel movie, just do an Enterprise movie. It didn't last on TV, but the original series didn't last that long, too, and that seemed to do well at the box office.


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posted 01 July 2006 08:11 AM      Profile for marzo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's plenty of potential for new Star Trek stories without getting sentimental about specific characters. There could be adventures involving the spies of 'Section 31', political intrigue on the Klingon homeworld, the armed struggle of the Maquis, and the ever-present threats of the Jem Hadar and the Borg. How are the impoverished, war-weary people of Bajor doing? Not well, I would imagine. Does the peaceful Utopia of 24th century Earth have a rotten core? Maybe it does.
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Meh, I think anything where you know about the ultimate outcome, ie: prequels, ie: any movies with regards to the original series or the enterprise series, kind of sucks. This is because you ultimatley know everything will turn out fine, at least with one set in the 2380's that's not so much of a problem. (BTW, I'm so talented, I'm really drunk, and yet I wrote this.) Otoh, maybe having that original series Starfleet Academy prequel would be good. And the reason why is because it could be Star Trek meets American Pie. I'm sure everyone would love that.
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posted 02 July 2006 12:21 AM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:
They should also bring in a young Harry Mudd.

If they do, Jack Black has to play the part.
Or Sean Hayes.

[ 02 July 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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posted 02 July 2006 12:22 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That would actually be cool, if they're going to get non-Star Trek actors.
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posted 02 July 2006 01:24 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone see the documentary on Discovery about how Star Trek changed the world as we know it?
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