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Jul 24, 2006, 06:54 AM
 
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/vie...cle/19575.html

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Check out the poster revealed at Comic Con this past week. It shows the insignia from the original series time line, which more or less means Trek XI will be based in that era.

JJ. Abrams is directing, and it is rumored that Matt Damon will be cast as young James Kirk (he is listed for the role on imdb) as well as Gary Sinise as McCoy.

Sounds interesting yet part of me cringes a little at the thought of another prequel. I'd much rather see a dark, gritty version of Trek emerge, possibly as a TV series. TNG's timeline is so f*cked up with all the time travel, an alternate dimension Trek could pan out nicely.

We'll see.
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Jul 24, 2006, 07:17 AM
 
There's a simple way to resolve the "timeline" issues: pretend that the entire Enterprise series was just a bad dream, and never really happened!
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 07:21 AM
 
Sinese as McCoy. Hmm.. That's not a bad casting choice.

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Jul 24, 2006, 07:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman
Sinese as McCoy. Hmm.. That's not a bad casting choice.
Perfect casting.
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:06 AM
 
Funny you should bring it up, I just ran into it yesterday while shopping for posters.

Edit: I do like Sinise as McCoy. Anyone care to start throwing out suggestions for other cast members?

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Jul 24, 2006, 08:09 AM
 
Will Farrell as Kirk?

Janet Jackson as Uhura?

Steve Martin as Commodore Decker.

Harold Ramis as Spock?

Anna Nicole Smith as Yeoman Rand?

Marina Sirtis as Nurse Chappel?
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:14 AM
 
If Matt Damon is Kirk, doesn't that automatically mean Ben Affleck is Spock?
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:14 AM
 
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The poster's screwed up. BLue shirts had the Sciences insignia.
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman
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The poster's screwed up. BLue shirts had the Sciences insignia.
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It's yellow then blue...
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:32 AM
 
Hints at? They flat out said months ago that it would be about young Kirk and Spock.

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Jul 24, 2006, 08:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar
If Matt Damon is Kirk, doesn't that automatically mean Ben Affleck is Spock?
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:47 AM
 
Kirk shoud die in the first 5 minutes of the movie.
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:54 AM
 
Interesting, but not necessarily TOS. There have long been rumors of a movie or series chronicling the very beginnings of the Federation, somewhere between Enterprise and TOS. The older uniform style may date back to that time.
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Jul 24, 2006, 08:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium
Interesting, but not necessarily TOS. There have long been rumors of a movie or series chronicling the very beginnings of the Federation, somewhere between Enterprise and TOS. The older uniform style may date back to that time.
If that were true, then apparently they're pretending the Cage unis didn't happen.
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by shabbasuraj
Kirk shoud die in the first 5 minutes of the movie.
Wicked, then they could go back in time and bring him to the future so he never dies at all.
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:12 AM
 
1) It would a hoot watching Matt Damon emulating Kirk.




2) I will only be happy if they use the original Klingons.

     
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You are so right on point number 2.
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar
It's yellow then blue...
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman
No kidding
I'm saying don't bitch about the insignia being wrong when half the poster is the right color.
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:35 AM
 
Awww, c'mon! Not Matt Damon!

Everyone knows that young Kirk should be played by Ryan Reynolds.
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:37 AM
 
I love that kid, but that entire movie would come off as a parody.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar
I love that kid, but that entire movie would come off as a parody.
Maybe not. He's done some incredible serious work. He was Ang Lee's second choice if Ledger turned down the role in BBM (or so I heard from one of the people I know in that biz).

Edit: Damn, Heath Ledger wouldn't be a bad choice as Kirk either.
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Jul 24, 2006, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacNStein
Awww, c'mon! Not Matt Damon!

Everyone knows that young Kirk should be played by Ryan Reynolds.

I wouldn't mind either, though I think Matt Damon's build is more similar to William Shatner's.
     
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Originally Posted by MacNStein
Maybe not. He's done some incredible serious work. He was Ang Lee's second choice if Ledger turned down the role in BBM.
Hmm... the only 'serious' work I've seen him advertised for is horror films...

What's BBM?
     
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Beyonce as the control panel woman with the afro.
     
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Originally Posted by Obi Wan's Ghost
Beyonce as the control panel woman with the afro.
Called that one...
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 10:55 AM
 
I think Matt Damon would be great playing kirk.

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Jul 24, 2006, 11:14 AM
 
I love Trek massivley....but another prequel is another nail in the trek coffin. They have to find a story that appeals to the current audiences....not Trekkies and Trekkers alone.

Boldy go where they haven't gone before.... Kirk and Spock have been done over and over and over!
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Originally Posted by thirsty
I love Trek massivley....but another prequel is another nail in the trek coffin. They have to find a story that appeals to the current audiences....not Trekkies and Trekkers alone.

Boldy go where they haven't gone before.... Kirk and Spock have been done over and over and over!

Exactly. BSG is a modern Sci-Fi show. Star Trek is too touchy feely.

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Well, let's see how it'll work out before passing judgement, ok?

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I think Jack Black should be Spock.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c
I think Jack Black should be Spock.
I think it should be Napoleon dynamite.

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Originally Posted by starman
Well, let's see how it'll work out before passing judgement, ok?
Absolutely. I am just not looking forward to it. Which is scary because until BSG came along I was the biggest Star Trek fan on the planet.

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Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
Absolutely. I am just not looking forward to it. Which is scary because until BSG came along I was the biggest Star Trek fan on the planet.
Third biggest.

My friend Jay, who has (had?) the biggest collection on the planet (literally...he was in Guiness)

Then me.

Then you.

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I won't pretend I was biggest fan, but back in the day I was a library of trivia.
     
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Originally Posted by starman
Third biggest.

My friend Jay, who has (had?) the biggest collection on the planet (literally...he was in Guiness)

Then me.

Then you.

Well i am sure we are head to head. I have a pretty big collection, even some props from the show which I stored somewhere, I should put them out.

Anywho, like I said, Enterprise turned me off like no tomorrow in season 1 & 2 and for the first time in my life I actually skipped some episodes. Season 3 & 4 were damn good but still nothing even close to BSG in any level.

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I think Tom Cruise should play the villain.
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Originally Posted by shabbasuraj
I think Tom Cruise should play the villain.
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Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
Well i am sure we are head to head. I have a pretty big collection, even some props from the show which I stored somewhere, I should put them out.

Anywho, like I said, Enterprise turned me off like no tomorrow in season 1 & 2 and for the first time in my life I actually skipped some episodes. Season 3 & 4 were damn good but still nothing even close to BSG in any level.
I stopped watching DS9 after "Move Along Home". By then there was already a decline in the show and I just didn't want to waste my time anymore.

For the NY area, Star Trek was on every day, Monday to Monday, at 6pm. It was like a religion around here. I remember watching it on NBC when it was first run, but I was real little then.

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Originally Posted by starman
I stopped watching DS9 after "Move Along Home". By then there was already a decline in the show and I just didn't want to waste my time anymore.

For the NY area, Star Trek was on every day, Monday to Monday, at 6pm. It was like a religion around here. I remember watching it on NBC when it was first run, but I was real little then.
WPIX gave me the best fix.
     
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Yup, WPIX.

Remember the "PIX" games they had with Intellivision?

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Originally Posted by starman
I stopped watching DS9 after "Move Along Home". By then there was already a decline in the show and I just didn't want to waste my time anymore.
Rightly so, that was a HORRIBLE episode, most of season 1 also stunk.

You should go back for sure though, at the end of season 1 it got better and by season 3 it was killer. If you like BSG than DS9 is the best trek.

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I'm slightly young for Intelllivision. That and my parents didn't much approve of video games early on.
     
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Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
Rightly so, that was a HORRIBLE episode, most of season 1 also stunk.

You should go back for sure though, at the end of season 1 it got better and by season 3 it was killer. If you like BSG than DS9 is the best trek.
I think DS9 arrived when the Odyssey met its fate.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar
I think DS9 arrived when the Odyssey met its fate.
That's fair. End of season 2 correct?

The thing I liked about the season 1 finale is that they set up the politics of Bajor and the terror bombings and such reflect well on today.

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Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
That's fair. End of season 2 correct?
That's my initial guess as well. It's that or the end of Season 3. I don't care enough to look it up at this point.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar
That's my initial guess as well. It's that or the end of Season 3. I don't care enough to look it up at this point.
Pretty sure season 3 is when the defiant came aboard (because the Odyssey got nuked) so it must have been season 2.

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Originally Posted by Dakar
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