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The eagerly anticipated new Star Trek film is set to enthrall some and enrage others with a young, spunky cast, vicious fights and sex scenes. A new trailer and new pics from the forthcoming film were released online earlier this week, further fuelling the excitement of Trekkies around the world ahead of the film's release on …

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Given the Kirk-Spock love scenes in fanzines...

I'm sorry they didn't push the boat out and have the interplanetary love-that-dare-not-speak-its-name fuel that fistfight between the Captain and his First Officer. That would have been fun. But then, what to do about Uhuru?? Or is space love a many-splendored thing?

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quinto

looks like my dentist.

which is a tad unnerving really.

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Pfft

why didn't they just make a whole new crew? It's all pretty incompatible looking with the original series.

And why the fuck are they building a starship on the ground, outside, in the desert?

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Star Who?

The crew looks so young, how is the older audience supposed to be entertained by teens-in-space?

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I don't understand...

It doesn't even look anything like the original TV series.

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Plot?

Oh dear gods, they've done it again, confused action with plot. Not to mention casting an Aussie as a villian! It's only our govt that's villainous.

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Ok I suppose

Star Trek is probably well past its sell by date, not least the technology seems to be going in reverse!

But it will probably be a good action packed story so looking forward to it. But I can wait

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Highschool Musical in space

Full of trendy sexy 20 something's who will be the face of some new trainer that all the kids will be wearing in 6 months time.

Perhaps buffy the vampire slayer in space is more apt. absolutely apaling. I dont know how to express enough disgust in words for this movie, and I cant place some of my feces online so Il just go watch StarTrek VI: The undiscovered country and think about what was and the legacy that is being destroyed.

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Where is this cliff in Iowa?

I am from there. There is no cliff like this, except on the western edge, where there would be the flood-plain of the Missouri river stretching out into the distance. They still are not quite like that (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loess_Hills)

Perhaps it is a big quarry, now abandoned in the saccharin-sweet eco-friendly Federation daze. They never hesitated to axe-grind. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_of_Nature_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation))

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I think....

... therefore I'm not inebriated yet. Sorry, wrong line.

I think I'll have to wait to see the show before making up my mind. It looks like it could be good... or it could be the biggest pile of dung since Matrix 2 and 3 or the remade Star Wars (Han shot first).

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Holy Shit its gonna be good

Get the feeling this one is done right!!!

Bout Frackin time!

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...is it me...

...or does this look completely pants...

im not a big fan of star trek, but i did like wrath of khan..KHAN..... (sorry)

anyway, this just looks rubbish and what i have heard from real fans is the same..

what the F*ck is up with hollywood, they are messing up all the old movies one at a time...

the thing with star trek is there are so many fans you cant really go wrong, can you?

btw i was once at a 'free' screening of a star trek movie and had to suffer the embarrassment of being the only person in the screen no dressed up in star trek garb...

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Shipyards

The Enterprise was built at the San Francisco shipyards. Just one problem, they were orbital shipyards above SF, not on the ground.

Then again they did retcon everything with Enterprise and Sam and Ziggy......

Still I await it eagerly.

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Fan Film to tide you over

The trailers and pictures make this seem like it could actually be a good movie.

For any Trek fans waiting for the new Star Trek film, I would recommend they check out http://www.startrekofgodsandmen.net/main/. This is an online fan film starring many former Star Trek alumni, including Chekov and Uhurra.

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Why on earth is a title required? Can't it default to something obvious?

Well, that looks good. The Register didn't really do it justice with the scene by scene description. The neat stuff:

the believability of the universe (background detail, costumes, dialogue)

the quality of the action (cinematography, cgi, speed+clarity)

the sound effect at the end, and the font of the title

They've done a good job _on the trailer_

Let's see what the film is like now...

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"Let us know what you think. ®"

I think it sucks. This confirms all the fears I had about this production, that they were going to sex the whole thing up to the detriment of what the original goddamn concept was to begin with. Truly a Trek movie to suit the present age.

Shit sandwich.

Although, I regret to say, I will probably be compelled to see it, being a Trekker and all...

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Would it be logical?

Every image with younger Spock just makes me giggle and think about Spock trying to mind-meld with someone and accidentally cuts open the head and gazes into their brains :)

Also, will we hear clockwork sounds during a mind-meld?

Sylar FTW!

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So what of Scot Pegg...

who say there will even bet Scots in the 24th century? iirc this particular future seems to be crushed under the boot of a socialist America culture.

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So long and thanks for all the fish

So long and thanks for all the fish

So sad that it should come to this

We tried to warn you all but oh dear?

You may not share our intellect

Which might explain your disrespect

For all the natural wonders that

grow around you

So long, so long and thanks

for all the fish

The genre's about to be destroyed

There's no point getting all annoyed

Lie back and let the series dissolve

Despite those nets of tuna fleets

We thought that most of you were sweet

Especially tiny tots and your

pregnant women

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long and thanks

for all the fish

(yeah)

So long and thanks for all the fish

So sad that it should come to this

We tried to warn you all but oh dear?

(oh dear)

Despite those nets of tuna fleets

We thought that most of you were sweet

Especially tiny tots and your

pregnant women

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long and thanks

for all the fish

Mine's the one with the TOS dvd's in the pocket.

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Nice stills

where are the links to the proper movies fucktards?

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Alien

A title is NOT required grr....

Awesome! Cant wait to seeit. shame they cancelled enterprise,that was cool.

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Well, ...

It's trek-like anyway. But the trailer does play like some of JJ Abrams "Lost" promos. No rush on my part to see this one. But I'll bet there are some trekkies who won't be able to move on.

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Star date: 6311.22

This is about the star date of that Corvette (1963) the young captain Kirk was driving. So how was he able to gain access to a 400+ year-old car at his age?

I know my keys are in here somewhere?

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That sound you just heard...

...was my optimism for this film dying. I remember a time when Trek tried to be thoughtful, where the biggest draw (for me at least) was the character interaction and where action was something that happened when it was important to the plot. This looks like the kind of movie designed to cater to people with shorter attention spans and is a lot heavier on the, err, action than I recall the Trek of my youth. Someone else called this Star Trek 90210 and I can't think of a better way to express my reaction to the trailer than that.

Of course I'll probably go to see it anyways, though maybe not for the reason the producers intend. If it's as awful as I'm now afraid it might be, it will be worth the price of a ticket just to heckle the film.

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Re: Plot?

Where were you when they got voted out a year ago Kate?

This trailer does not bode well...

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@Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse

If you want the original series, try http://www.startreknewvoyages.com

Here you will find one of the BEST fan takes on Trek ever, with Trek alumni guesting in episodes written by original Trek authors (eg: DC Fontana, David Gerrold). One of their episodes "World Enough & Time" guest-starring Walter "Chekov" Koenig, was nominated for this years Hugo awards, against Doctor Who, Torchwood & Battlestar Galactica! (Doctor Who - "Blink" won).

Their premise is to make the 1969 (4th) series of Kirk-era Trek, and then go on into the aborted Star Trek:Phase II.

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C'mon you lot

After seeing what he did with MI3 + the delay in release (due to the studio wanting to hit a Summer 2009 release) which always gives the film makers some time to tweak + a kick-ass trailer (and it does look cool to me) and you gotta think that JJ might just pull it off.

I hope so. If you really think about it, the best they could come up with in the last movie was Data's "heroic death" - as, basically, a tripod.

And please - no singing.

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Ok..

Is it just me or when I watch this am I going to expect Spock ermmm Silas from Heroes to utter "let me see how that works" before slicing the top of someone's head off with his finger?

Ok, got to stop watching Heroes.....

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Star trek fans should check out this site.

http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/

Three full length episodes already made of "series 4". They rebuilt the sets to look as exact as possible to the originals and the technology was kept at TOS levels too.

They have had Walter Koenig (Chekov) and George Takei (Sulu) as main characters in the stories too.

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Star Trek: The Fast and the Furious

The trailers show the ship being put together with antiquated arc welders and Kirk's fingers providing better traction than four skidding car tires. Then the ships smash together over and over like a child playing with toys. Did Vin Diesel turn down the role of Kirk?

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Title: My God, it's full of stars...

>Leonard Nimoy makes a cameo as the older Spock during a scene with his human mother played by Winona Ryder<

So she's, what, some 300 years old then? - tho' I do like Winona.

The bridge of the Enterprise looks like the makeup section of my local Debenhams.

Obviously I'll watch it (I do love me some spaceships and Trek), but not holding any great expectations - whilst Cloverfield was all right, I hated all the characters - except for the younger brother who died too early, and after watching the first episode of 'Lost' I knew it would start to annoy me with unexplained mysteries, so never bothered with it.

But building the Enterprise, giant space battles, expensive special effects - I'll just do what I did with the 'reimagined' War of the worlds, zone out Tom Cruise and hateful children (yea, I hated the girl and the boy - he so should have died when he went over that hill), and just enjoy the FX.

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@ Shipyards

" The Enterprise was built at the San Francisco shipyards. Just one problem, they were orbital shipyards above SF"

San Francisco is on the equator, is it?

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@ Matthew Gress

You're from the future Iowa, then? The one where they build spaceships on the ground and have robot cops on hoverbikes?

As for the movie, the interior design of the Enterprise looks super-cheap (Shiny floors? Get out), but the space battles and the chick getting naked look pretty good, which is about all I demand of Star Trek. The fun bit is watching hardcore Treknerds working themselves up into a frenzy of disgust at how their beloved franchise has been bum-raped, even though they should be used to it by now.

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Cheer up, you miserable f*ckers!

Look, those of you complaining are making too many assumptions without seeing the film.

Trailers usually fall into two camps - they either have all the best bits of the film, and the film turns out to be crap (Matrix 2 is a good example), or the trailer understates the film and it turns out OK (LOTR). Either way, judging a film solely based on it's trailer isn't worth a damn.

As for whether it is Star Trek or not, move on, get a life. It's a brave attempt to put some life into something that is somewhat stale. Nay sayers bad mouthed Casino Royale without seeing the film, and it turned out to be one of the best James Bond films ever.

Live long and prosper.

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They've ditched the Enterprise?

Have they thrown out the original designs?

That's a shame.

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Si

The whole thing looks a mess

And why does the Enterprise bridge look like an Apple store?

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Good trailer. Looks like it might actually be an entertaining movie, which in the context deserves well to be mentioned. Though I thought "entertaining" was identified as a Trek-taboo so once they discovered Enterprise was actually fun to watch they canned it. From the trailer, the bridge will not reek of stale pee mingled with old spice, which is nice.

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That is not Leonard Nimoy

... playing old Spock in the picture you see.

C'mon, Register. Wakey-wakey. You can tell its not Nimoy by looking at the picture.

That is Ben Cross as Spock's father Sarek.

I've looked carefully. I do not believe Leonard Nimoy appears at all in the trailer.

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@Tony Paulazzo

"So she's, what, some 300 years old then? - tho' I do like Winona"

Time travel my friend. Believe it's how they've written Nimoy into it

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Why is Star Trek going backwards?

One of the things I always loved about Star Trek (coming from a non-Trekkie perspective) was that it was a great reflection of the times. Original Star Trek: 60's view of the future. TNG: 90's view.

Then suddenly everyone decided retro was a good idea. Enterprise was (I say, only having seen about one episode) so bogged down with matching up to the existing story that it just felt flat to me... and now they're making a new film based around the original series. Why?!

I'd watch a new series of Trek. Based after the existing shows so it can tell it's own stories. Plus, I want to see things like the Borg, damnit. They're the only villian I give a crud about...

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meh

trailer does nothing to make me want to watch the film - almost the opposite really

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Good and bad

Bad

Kirk kid driving a car off a cliff

Cop with a cheesy sounding synthasised voice and Boba Fett wannabee mask

James Tiberius Kirk announcing name like a James Bond wannabee

Good

Hoverbike

Beaming down bit looked fresh

Uhura

CGI battle sequences in space

What this all tells me

This film is going to be stuffed with more cheese than a cheese stuffed crust on a pizza.

There are going to be loads of cheesy one liners, plot holes, pointless scenes, a decent story in amongst it all (but only for a small portion of the film).

A lot of ideas will be scraped directly off all of their most *successful sci-fi movies inc Demolition Man, Matrix, Starship Troopers, Transformers etc etc.

They might even scrape a few ideas from Judge Dredd.

In short

I'm going to like the CGI and Uhura, I'm going to hate the storyline and hate even more these dumb ass studios who continuously fuck over and destroy the image of classic after classic.

Hitchhikers is my favourite example of their fucktardiness and shitbuggery.

Fuck them.

Hate hate hate hate hate hate haaaaate !!

(Thanks Kefka FF6).

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Ah, but one thing they have played on here....

In the original series there is a rare episode in which the crews' brains/emotions are manipulated by that week's bad guys. During this Kirk is "made" to kiss Uhura erotically. It was so scandalous in its day that the US networks did not show it very often and at the time the BBC did not show it all. It may the first white-black kiss on network television.

So now its revealed that they had a major bonk of their own volition - that would have melted the TVs in the 60s.

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James Siberius Kirk?

His middle name is Tiberius isn't it?

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Hey, If the REAL Fans...

...don't like it, it's BOUND to be good.

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whats this? high school musical in space?

bloody hell the youth of the bridge crew is just fucking stupid. WTF is wrong with these people?

that cliff scene has to be the most stupidly contrived scene i've seen in a long time. he's not reckless, he's a bell-end.ooh right to the edge of the cliff by his fingertips... cmon. if i want to watch silly childrens movies i'd watch james bond.

im no trekkie, the films are ok, the shows are generally alright if theres bugger all else on, but this film just looks like they about to break out in song.

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Open yer ears...

"which PATH will you choose."

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@Kevin Eastman

Thanks for that link. I just finished watching "Of Gods and Men" and, despite its obviously low budget, I enjoyed it enormously!! Jeez, does that make me a Trekkie??

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RE: James Siberius Kirk?

Yes, it's Tiberius - probably why he says as much?

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Anyone else spot Kirk's log

in "Kirk and Uhura get it on".

Paris obviously.

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