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Star Trek Into Darkness Review (MovieMantz)
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Posted on 05/09/2013 3:36:19 PM PDT by Perdogg

For a TV show that debuted back in 1966 and struggled in the ratings during its 3-year run, there's no question that "Star Trek" has endured and defied the odds. But in order for it to truly live long and prosper well into the 21st Century (and, hopefully, beyond), it had to change, take risks, think outside the box and appeal to a much bigger audience than just its devoted fan base of Trekkers. Fortunately, that's exactly what the 2009 big screen reboot directed by J.J. Abrams did, and in a very big way.

In fact, no review for its highly-anticipated sequel - and the 12th installment - "Star Trek Into

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1 posted on 05/09/2013 3:36:19 PM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 05/09/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

This one looks to have a really good villain, too.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Perdogg

I know JJ Abrams is always trying to keep his shows up to date and relevant but please no homo kissing scenes to parallel the Kirk and Uhura kiss in any of the sequels now that we know Spock is gay...


4 posted on 05/09/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Spock’s not gay just because the actor playing him is.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

his acting already lacked gravitas.

This homosexual just means he has no believability to sell. Would you believe Bill Clinton in the Role of Ghandi?


6 posted on 05/09/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Boogieman

In fact Spock, the Younger, had his lips locked on a sweet young tart in the first reboot. Wouldn’t mind trading places with him for that scene.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 3:56:15 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: jsanders2001

JJAbrans and the writers just did an edit job with flash flares with a few bits of the early seasons and second movie.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 3:57:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg

I remember the first year, the first episode on the new 27” Console Color TV that we all chipped in $15 to buy at the dorm house. We had one guy who was an expert in adjusting the rabbit ears so we could see a clear picture!

Surely, StarTrek ran for more that three seasons, No?


9 posted on 05/09/2013 3:59:29 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: longtermmemmory

“This homosexual just means he has no believability to sell. Would you believe Bill Clinton in the Role of Ghandi?”

Probably, since Bill Clinton could sell air conditioners to eskimos, so he probably could pull it off.

The fact is that there have been homo actors playing heterosexuals for a very long time. Maybe they can’t all pull it off, but most of them don’t seem to have a problem with it. The issue only seems to arise when people find out they are homos and then that colors their opinions of the performance.

So if he’s not believable as a hetero, to you, that is probably just because you can’t suspend your disbelief, not because he suddenly doesn’t have the talent to play a hetero character.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg

Had not wanted to see this until I saw “Iron Man 3” in IMAX 3-D (cool). It had a trailer for this that looked good.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 4:07:49 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Perdogg
Gotta say, I’m not anticipating this movie as much as the last, mostly because of the huge media buy to promote it. When commercials for it are running every single commercial break, you have to wonder how bad the movie stinks that they’ve got to do this.

Hopefully this will be proved wrong, but it has been my experience that when movies are pumped this heavy, it’s because no one wants to notice the stinker they’re pushing.

12 posted on 05/09/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: jsanders2001
now that we know Spock is gay...

I thought that was the other guy--the helmsman?

13 posted on 05/09/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Perdogg

I really liked the last Star Trek movie so i’m hoping to see this one. My son and a couple friends went to see the Tom Cruise ‘Oblivion’ flick because the trailer was cool. Said it was a stinker. One of his friends even went to sleep during the movie. No wonder Iron Man 3 topped the box office.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Perdogg

The thing I liked most about the first of the last Star Trek movie is that it hit the ground running and didn’t let up. It never slowed down enough to let the viewer get bored. I hope they keep it up with this one.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:21:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Seeking the truth

no, original series was three years.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:26:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Perdogg

the last one was good i got the dvd which i dont do much of that so i hope this one is that good


17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:29:20 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Perdogg

It would be very enlightening to many if someone created a “realistic” science fiction series about space travel.

That is, for example, to get around even our sector of space in a timely manner necessitates traveling thousands or tens of thousands of times the speed of light. Or the equivalent distance in space *outside* of space.

Anything that travels faster than the speed of light is in what could be called “tachyon space”, where the rules are very different. For example, it takes a vast amount of energy to get to the speed of light, but once over that speed, to go even faster you must *give up* energy.

So while an object at rest in our space has minimal energy, the fastest objects in tachyon space also have minimal energy. In either case, this means a speed limit for both spaces, assuming both are finite.

The slowest object in our space would have a temperature near absolute zero, as would the fastest object in tachyon space.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:41:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Perdogg
Spock vs. Spock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs
19 posted on 05/09/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
It would be very enlightening to many if someone created a “realistic” science fiction series about space travel.

A 'realistic' SiFi would have to deal with the dilation of time. You have to leave reality at the door.

You need warp speed to overcome the huge distances involved in space travel, and you need to pretend Einstein got relativity wrong.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: FatherofFive

Time and space are basically the same thing, so if you can “contract space” in a limited area, but keep yourself relative to the greater space while passing through the contracted space, from the perspective of greater space you might appear to be going faster than light, but from the perspective of the contracted space, you become incredibly long, one end touching your start point, and the other touching your end point.

In quantum physics speak you would stop being solid, but you wouldn’t be a wave, either. Instead would would become a massive packet of energy, with an indeterminate location while traveling.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 7:36:51 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: LS

I was going to go see Ironman III last weekend, but it was sold out... saw Oblivion instead... I thought it was really, REALLY good.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 10:54:15 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: jsanders2001

Nah, not mainstream enough yet. Someone else has thought of it though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtifyhPScCw


23 posted on 05/10/2013 12:05:12 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: pallis
The thing I liked most about the first of the last Star Trek movie is that it hit the ground running and didn’t let up. It never slowed down enough to let the viewer get bored. I hope they keep it up with this one.

Which, of course, is directly opposite of the original series and the subsequent series. They were generally slow paced and had only a small amount of "action". The last movie was too much. There was very little story just a lot of somewhat connected "action".

24 posted on 05/10/2013 3:02:15 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
with an indeterminate location while traveling.

Heisenberg is out for a drive when a cop pulls him over. The cop says, “Do you know how fast you were going?” Heisenberg replies, “No, but I know where I am.”

25 posted on 05/10/2013 6:26:49 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: FatherofFive

“Hey! If you’re violating causality, take it outside!,” says the bartender.

It says to the bartender, “If my wife calls, tell her I’m not here yet!”

The bartender says “Here you go,” then gives the tachyon money before taking a beer and a shot from it.

A tachyon enters a bar.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Perdogg; All

Star Trek/ Open Lines

Date: 05-10-13

Host: George Noory

Guests:Stephen Schochet, Open Lines

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/05/10


27 posted on 05/10/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Boogieman

Being gay would be illogical.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rodamala

Yes, want to see that. Saw “Jack Reacher”-—very good. “good Day to Die Hard”-—very bad.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Perdogg

Isn’t having super exessive len-flare flashing all over the bridge of a Federation starship somewhat of a safty hazzard?


30 posted on 05/11/2013 6:27:33 PM PDT by mowowie
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