It didn't work in the Xindi Arc, it's not going to work here. When are writers going to realize Earth should not be the center of the Star Trek universe?
The same time they figure out Star Trek doesn't need to be an action movie.
My petulant bitching aside, as they've gone on record saying it's not Gary Mitchell; odds are it's this Universe's version of Charlie "X" Evans.
Are the "Orczmann" duo still associated with this movie?
'Cause if they are, it'll still be "Trek Wars" and not a proper Trek movie...
If T'Pol and Hoshi Sato in the decon chamber (okay, so they were with Archer and Porthos, lol) couldn't make Star Trek succeed on sex appeal, Seven of Nine certainly won't.
People liked Seven not just because she was smokin' hot - but because she could ACT, and because her character was interesting and well-written.
T'Pol? Not so much. Seriously, when the whole "emotion drug abuse" arc came along, I facepalmed. Then again she was not the worst things in Enterprise... (ahem... Xindi Wars... ahem... continuity)
I wish for an intelligent, cerebral Trek movie - much like some of the old ones that made sense. Sure, there needs to be action in it too, but it should NOT be all action. I kinda died a little inside when after watching the new movie with my 19-year old half-brother (to whom I often offered to lend my TNG, DS9 and Voyager DVDs), he told me afterwards: "Why didn't you tell me Star Trek was like this? I loved all the action!"
... I spent some time explaining to him how this is NOT what ST is about...
Odd, I thought Pine was fantastic as Kirk.
Though hands down, the best of the best has to be Karl Urban. I don't know what dark ritual he enacted to do it, but the man was channeling DeForest Kelly so well it got spooky.
OH yes. He probably had a mind-meld with Kelly some time ago.
Actually, that just increased my disappointment with "Trek Wars" - all the actors, even 'Sylar' were spot-on for the roles (well, except for Simon Pegg, whoever thought he'd be a good Scotty?) - it's just that the asinine writing made them either underused or gave them totally different personalities (no, I will not forgive emotional Spock...)
Personally, I wish they'd find the balance they had back in Star Trek VI. A action-thriller for the general movie crowd, but with enough character moments and in-depth look at the universe to sate the fan's appetite for geekitude. For myself personally, Star Trek VI is when the movie franchise peaked.
Funny, I was just about to suggest that.
From the Kirk era movies, that one is my favourite, even though I prefer TNG to TOS. It had a nice setup, a good antagonist, gave some much-needed fleshing out to the klingon race, and even helped Kirk overcome some character flaws and evolve by the end of the movie. That, and awesome space battles.
Anyway, I'll be disappointed if the new movie doesn't have klingons in it...
Edited by BB Shockwave, 29 November 2012 - 02:04 AM.