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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4585 on: June 04, 2023, 05:55:29 PM »
Your take on 6 Adami?
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4586 on: June 04, 2023, 06:03:45 PM »
Your take on 6 Adami?

Love it. Fantastic movie.

I like more of the movies than is generally agreed upon. I mostly enjoy TMP even though it's obviously the weakest of the bunch. I love 2, 4, and 6 (just sticking to TOS movies) and really enjoys 3 and mostly enjoy 5. First contact is great, though I wish it weren't seen as the blue print for how to handle all future Trek. It was good for what it was, but didn't need to expand in tone beyond that movie. I liked Generations for the most part. I liked Insurrection and really couldn't get into Nemesis. And I didn't like any of the JJ movies, even the first one, though it wasn't awful.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4587 on: June 04, 2023, 06:08:25 PM »
I always disliked #1.  Like you said, 2, 4 & 6 are excellent. 5 is 2nd to last for the original crew.  3 is excellent.

Generations is a stepping stone for me. It's likable.

TNG movies go by order for me. 

The Abrams series I like. 1,3,2 for me.
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« Reply #4588 on: June 04, 2023, 06:21:35 PM »
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« Reply #4589 on: June 04, 2023, 06:59:41 PM »
As Iíve gotten older, Iím always surprised at how well TMP has aged for me. Itís just that the pacing of the movie is a lot more like earlier classic sci-fi films like The Andromeda Strain or Planet of the Apes.  Once you get into that head space, itís actually an excellent film.

To tell you the truth, Iíve just grown to appreciate the slower pace of the older ďpre-Star WarsĒ films across the board. It was about 20 years ago that I began to realize that SW was not only a game changer in the SFX department, but it was the first movie that ďmachine gunnedĒ the plot at you. Thereís hardly a breathable moment in the film (maybe the brief scene with Obi Wan talking to Luke on Tatooine).  Donít get me wrong, I still love SW, but it seems like most action and sci-fi films from that day forward are edited by Freddy Krueger with ADD on a sugar high.  Going back to when movies just slowed down and let things develop seems very refreshing.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4590 on: June 04, 2023, 07:33:27 PM »
Jammin, my dude, I ask this as I finish the 3rd episode of Lower Decks.....how can you complain that modern sci fi is too ADHD but love Lower Decks?!?!


Anyway, this is an odd show. It is, to me, at its heart an actual Star Trek show. In that it's about characters dealing with problems/situations through creative solutions. It's not about an evil villain or the world/galaxy/whatever about to be destroyed.

But it's soooooo hard to watch. Though I admit, at the end of the 3rd episode when in future they refer to Miles as the most important member of Star Fleet, I had a big smile on my face.
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« Reply #4591 on: June 05, 2023, 05:08:22 AM »
As Iíve gotten older, Iím always surprised at how well TMP has aged for me. Itís just that the pacing of the movie is a lot more like earlier classic sci-fi films like The Andromeda Strain or Planet of the Apes.  Once you get into that head space, itís actually an excellent film.

To tell you the truth, Iíve just grown to appreciate the slower pace of the older ďpre-Star WarsĒ films across the board. It was about 20 years ago that I began to realize that SW was not only a game changer in the SFX department, but it was the first movie that ďmachine gunnedĒ the plot at you. Thereís hardly a breathable moment in the film (maybe the brief scene with Obi Wan talking to Luke on Tatooine).  Donít get me wrong, I still love SW, but it seems like most action and sci-fi films from that day forward are edited by Freddy Krueger with ADD on a sugar high.  Going back to when movies just slowed down and let things develop seems very refreshing.

To be fair TV shows have taken this role.

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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4593 on: June 05, 2023, 09:06:32 PM »
As Iíve gotten older, Iím always surprised at how well TMP has aged for me. Itís just that the pacing of the movie is a lot more like earlier classic sci-fi films like The Andromeda Strain or Planet of the Apes.  Once you get into that head space, itís actually an excellent film.

To tell you the truth, Iíve just grown to appreciate the slower pace of the older ďpre-Star WarsĒ films across the board. It was about 20 years ago that I began to realize that SW was not only a game changer in the SFX department, but it was the first movie that ďmachine gunnedĒ the plot at you. Thereís hardly a breathable moment in the film (maybe the brief scene with Obi Wan talking to Luke on Tatooine).  Donít get me wrong, I still love SW, but it seems like most action and sci-fi films from that day forward are edited by Freddy Krueger with ADD on a sugar high.  Going back to when movies just slowed down and let things develop seems very refreshing.

I read a comment somewhere recently that in Phantom Menace, there is a ton of stuff going on in the last 30 minutes of the film, which by late 90s standards, may be true, but by the standards of the last 30 minutes of Rise of Skywalker in the mid 2010s, it looks like a high school photography project.

I am in general agreement with the second paragraph. However, ST:TMP is an awful movie.  :)
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« Reply #4594 on: June 05, 2023, 09:41:20 PM »
Jammin, my dude, I ask this as I finish the 3rd episode of Lower Decks.....how can you complain that modern sci fi is too ADHD but love Lower Decks?!?!


Anyway, this is an odd show. It is, to me, at its heart an actual Star Trek show. In that it's about characters dealing with problems/situations through creative solutions. It's not about an evil villain or the world/galaxy/whatever about to be destroyed.

But it's soooooo hard to watch. Though I admit, at the end of the 3rd episode when in future they refer to Miles as the most important member of Star Fleet, I had a big smile on my face.

Ok, that first line got a very literal LOL.

I guess itís just because my expectations are completely different between a 1/2 hour cartoon and a 2 1/2 hour piece of cinema.   Even as I go back to older movies that I found ďboringĒ in my youth, Iím starting to pick out more of the ďspectacleĒ of it all.  I mean, when I was 16 and super into thrash metal, the first 2 (maybe 4) minutes of Shine On You Crazy Diamond seemed like a complete waste of time. Now that Iím 53, I would consider editing even a single second to be heresy.  Go figure.

I donít see how anyone can love Futurama and NOT love Lower Decks.
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« Reply #4595 on: June 06, 2023, 12:39:17 PM »
 :lol That photo of Bakula living his best life reminds me of how Sandler always gets actresses 8 or 9 leagues above him to play his girlfriend/wife.

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« Reply #4596 on: June 07, 2023, 02:34:22 AM »
I donít see how anyone can love Futurama and NOT love Lower Decks.

Futurama in it's first run has a much higher hit rate with the funny, even the comedy central second run is overall funnier.

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« Reply #4597 on: June 07, 2023, 08:35:05 AM »
I donít see how anyone can love Futurama and NOT love Lower Decks.
Why not?  One is an original comedic cartoon, and the other is purportedly Star Trek.  Two different things.
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« Reply #4598 on: June 07, 2023, 09:14:17 AM »
I donít see how anyone can love Futurama and NOT love Lower Decks.
Why not?  One is an original comedic cartoon, and the other is purportedly Star Trek.  Two different things.

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« Reply #4599 on: June 07, 2023, 09:18:02 AM »
I donít see how anyone can love Futurama and NOT love Lower Decks.
Why not?  One is an original comedic cartoon, and the other is purportedly Star Trek.  Two different things.

Not liking it doesn't stop it being Star Trek.
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« Reply #4600 on: June 07, 2023, 11:32:18 AM »
I like V more than most, too.  A lot of people hate on it, but I truly don't get it.  They weren't on a "mission to find God"; Kirk quite clearly didn't think it was God and asked him why God would need a starship.  Laurence Luckinbill as Sybok was great.  "What would you be willing to do if someone could take away your life's greatest pain or regret?" I thought was an interesting question to explore.  I even liked the campfire scenes and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".  Spock gets it!  He can sing!

I watched it not too terribly long ago. It's not terrible, but there were things that just didn't work. Sybock could have been anybody, but making him Spock's brother just didn't make much sense. And his method of controlling people was silly. He could have twirled a spiral coin in front of them and it would have made more sense. Taking away my greatest regret isn't going to turn me into someone's willing thrall.  The ending honestly didn't bother me, though, because as you said, Kirk knew all along. Making Spock the Klingon weapons officer was dumb, though. Overall it's clearly the weakest of the lot, but it's not awful.
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« Reply #4601 on: June 07, 2023, 11:45:49 AM »
Good points.  I guess I tend to enjoy the stuff I like about something, and try not to let the dumb stuff bother me too much. Yeah, there were some dumb things about it, too.

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« Reply #4602 on: June 07, 2023, 07:07:10 PM »
ST:V has some good scenes, but the sum of those scenes is definitely greater than the film as a whole.
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« Reply #4603 on: Today at 01:31:52 AM »
ST:V has some good scenes, but the sum of those scenes is definitely greater than the film as a whole.

5 > 4.

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« Reply #4604 on: Today at 05:33:27 AM »
ST:V has some good scenes, but the sum of those scenes is definitely greater than the film as a whole.

5 > 4.

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« Reply #4605 on: Today at 08:44:40 AM »
No.
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« Reply #4606 on: Today at 09:08:27 AM »
Yeah that's definitely a hot take. Care to elaborate?

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« Reply #4607 on: Today at 10:24:50 AM »
Finally on the 2nd half of the 1st season of Lower Decks. Not easy.


I really wish modern Star Trek was....less about Star Trek.
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« Reply #4608 on: Today at 11:36:14 AM »
Yeah that's definitely a hot take. Care to elaborate?

4 is just a typical bad 80's fish outta water (literally) comedy, it's also dated the worst of all the films.