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Star Wars droid R2D2 spotted in Star Trek Into Darkness
Guardian ^ | Ben Child

Posted on 09/10/2013 2:01:33 PM PDT by Morgana

It could be the last straw for hardcore fans angry at the long-running sci-fi saga's shift into space opera territory: R2D2, the diminutive robot star of the Star Wars films, has been spotted in a second Star Trek movie.

C-3PO's canny little friend was first seen briefly in 2009's Star Trek, which saw director JJ Abrams deliver strong reviews and impressive box office by rebooting the series with an all-action approach plus an entirely new cast as the crew of the USS Enterprise. Now the website io9 has pointed out that the droid can be seen being sucked into space one hour and 17 minutes into sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, which repeated its predecessor's success but has fallen foul of long-term fans.

At the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas last month, Abrams' film was voted the worst Star Trek film in the entire canon by "Trekkers". To add insult to injury, it was beaten not only by 1989's much-maligned, William Shatner-directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier but by sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest, which is not a Star Trek movie at all.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: intodarkness; r2d2; startrek; starwars
R2D2 is moonlighting these days.
1 posted on 09/10/2013 2:01:33 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...

Due to Obamacare, he can only get part-time roles.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 2:03:53 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Morgana

Bookmarked to view all the anger later-—>haha.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 2:05:41 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Morgana

Funny comment from the comments section:

“This isn’t the droid you’re looking for..?”

I am going to say that all “the next generation” star trek movies were worse.

And Galaxy Quest was pretty good.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Perdogg

I feel their pain. I still can’t believe that Col. Klink came out of a window when Batman and Robin were climbing up a building. Not only did batman call address him as Col. Klink, but he told him to say Hello to Col. Hogan and all the men back at Stalag 13.


5 posted on 09/10/2013 2:16:21 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Morgana

R2, you little whore.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 2:17:57 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Morgana

bookmark


7 posted on 09/10/2013 2:22:25 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: staytrue
And Galaxy Quest was pretty good.

Agreed.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Morgana; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

9 posted on 09/10/2013 2:30:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massgopguy

"HOOOOGANNNNNN!"

10 posted on 09/10/2013 2:31:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: corlorde

Star Trek fans are not liking Jar Jar Abrams at all


11 posted on 09/10/2013 2:40:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: staytrue
And Galaxy Quest was pretty good.

By Grabthar's Hammer... you're right!

And Sigourney never looked better.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Perdogg

Jar Jar Abrams has some screws loose


13 posted on 09/10/2013 2:41:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: a fool in paradise
triple facepalm photo: as 181148-triple_facepalm_super.jpg
14 posted on 09/10/2013 2:49:30 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
 photo starwarsrocks.jpg
15 posted on 09/10/2013 2:52:40 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
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There's a second very ugly cinematic moment in the latest Star Trek "Into Darkness" with respect to it's rival Star Wars.


There is a very brief musical interlude where a snippet of the Star Trek sound track is played ...

Obviously, I can't musically describe it here, but that musical snippet appears in EVERY Star Wars movie made, often 2-3 or times in each movie.

The best way I can describe it is that's a flute-solo that has an errie quality to it.


I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Star Trek fan, with myself and my children (now adults) being able to speak in code to each other via memorized Star Trek movie dialog (from all seven TOS movies).

"Into Darkness" had incredible special effects, and the new cast does an excellent job as the TOS series actors, adding their own appreciated nuances to their roles.

But there was one-too-many parallels and quasi-spoofs to the "Wrath of Khan".



"No One" ... will EVER ... duplicate Spock's last moments in the original "Wrath of Khan".




All I can hope is that J.J. Abrams doesn't FUBAR his remaining Star Trek movies like those "idiot" brothers who did a great job on Matrix One, and then cosmically screwed-the-pooch on Matrix 2 and 3.

It was so baaaadd ... that perhaps even Putin's "Monkey with a Hand Grenade" could have done better.

And that's frightening.



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16 posted on 09/10/2013 2:58:56 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Lens Flare is not a special effect, it’s more like a brain aneurysm.


17 posted on 09/10/2013 3:00:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

Fans are becoming idiots. The “worst” Trek movie? Not even close. V was awful and X (Nemesis) is unwatchable.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 3:00:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: Charles Martel

Well, she did have two new friends!


19 posted on 09/10/2013 3:02:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: Morgana

Abrams is to the Trek franchise what Zero is to the Presidency.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 3:21:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Morgana

Industrial Light and Magic did the special effects, and apparently they have made it a game to sneak in something from their most famous works into Star Trek. The Millenium Falcon helped fight the Borg Cube in First Contact, so this kind of thing is nothing new.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Morgana

Don’t be dissin’ Galaxy Quest! It’s the third-best Star Trek movie ever!


22 posted on 09/10/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

That’s what I say about Spaceballs. Second best Star Wars movie, ever.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 4:02:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fledermaus
Fans are becoming idiots. The “worst” Trek movie? Not even close. V was awful and X (Nemesis) is unwatchable.

Yes, Nemesis breaks the pattern of even-numbered Trek film being the better of the bunch.

As for ST-V, it certainly doesn't beckon the fans back for repeat viewings. However, when you pare it down to 1 hour (leaving the more objectionable content on the cutting room floor), break it into the classic teaser + five acts format and add classic Trek touches throughout, V does make a somewhat decent "TV episode":

ST-V Re-Edit: In Thy Image

24 posted on 09/10/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Morgana

That band broke up. Darth and Chewy formed a new one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTs41zOeOro


25 posted on 09/10/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ouch!


26 posted on 09/10/2013 5:20:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

"Did you guys ever WATCH the show?"
27 posted on 09/10/2013 5:24:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Charles Martel

When it comes to ST-V, I have just two words: Cynthia Gouw.


28 posted on 09/10/2013 6:04:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin; Tanniker Smith
"Did you guys ever WATCH the show?"

I love the Whoever wrote this episode should DIE!! scene. Especially the way they dubbed part of Sigourney's lines.

29 posted on 09/10/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Excellent. (Isn’t the kid on the phone the young guy form the Apple v Microsoft commercials?)


30 posted on 09/10/2013 6:27:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Charles Martel

Hmmmm.

I’m thinking that these kind of comments are why the previous thread went “poof”


31 posted on 09/10/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Morgana
...Abrams' film was voted the worst Star Trek film in the entire canon by "Trekkers".

I thought it was a wasted opportunity.

It wasn't a story that needed retelling. They had a blank canvas to set a new direction after the first movie, and they blew it.

What's the third movie going to do, have the crew find a ship where someone is inexplicably frozen in a shower?

-PJ

32 posted on 09/10/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Morgana

R2 is the mouse’s beyotch now.


33 posted on 09/10/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Charles Martel

I can’t believe she was 50 in Galaxy Quest.


34 posted on 09/10/2013 6:41:27 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: Morgana

I just watched the entire sequence where stuff gets blown into space and freeze framed several spots. There is one scene that might qualify as R2 but it’s no longer than a fleeting second and of questionable clarity.


35 posted on 09/10/2013 7:18:54 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Patton@Bastogne
 brothers who did a great job on Matrix One

agreed. Too bad they never made any sequals.

36 posted on 09/10/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Political Junkie Too

nuSpock is severely miscast.

Abrams just takes bits and pieces from TOS and slaps together something with some cgi effects.

no character developement.

just flash wiz and and tight boom shots.


37 posted on 09/10/2013 7:53:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All



38 posted on 09/10/2013 7:58:45 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Morgana

Although both franchises are cultural icons, and the new entries of both have gotten progressively weaker over the years, Star Wars has always been MUCH better than Star Trek.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 3:51:59 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Perdogg; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Star Wars droid R2D2 spotted in Star Trek Into Darkness

Gadzooks! We have to stop... inserting characters from one sci-fi gig into another!

Unless... it is ME!

40 posted on 09/11/2013 4:37:00 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Morgana

My wife and I are sci-fi fans and have tend to like most sci-fi movies and TV shows. That said we were both insulted by the stupidity of Abram’s reboots. The total ripoff of STII in “Into Darkness” (which had no “darkness”) put us off badly. The entire Trek idea has been beaten and worn to death to the point where it should be retired. 12 movies and 5 TV shows are enough.

However, Hollywood, having lost completely any idea of creativity, will keep foisting endless remakes on us. Star Trek, Terminator and Alien will run forever.

For every “District9” expect 5 or 6 mediocrities like “Avatar”.


41 posted on 09/11/2013 5:42:05 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: Morgana

Marking for my daughter the SCI FI fan...


42 posted on 09/11/2013 7:40:08 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Morgana
My son was at that convention and this is what he has to say when I asked him...

Yes, apparently an extremely drunk "fan" made an emotional plea to the room and they basically dropped Into Darkness to the bottom of the list to shut him up. The real fans had it somewhere in the median. I wasn't in that session, thank God!

Also, fans upset about R2D2 in the debris? Are you telling me out of the thousands of Starfleet officers on board it isn't possible that one could have been a Star Wars fan and had an R2 in his quarters?

William Shatner said it best, "Get a life, people!"

43 posted on 09/11/2013 5:49:13 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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