Yeah, the new Star Trek movie is coming...
What do you think about it?
Mybe it will bring a little new like to modding.
New things to mod, ships, stations, special habilities and moves on the movie... =p
Plus, Kirk and Spock! :lol:
I'm looking forward to it. It's such a shame though that they won't do a film with the Next Generation or Voyager crews. There's millions of Trekkies out there - we'd pay to see a film every year! Why do they want to please Hollywood and mainstream? Such a waste.
Talented modelers are already steamrolling models of the Kelvin and the JJPrise, its only a matter of time until we have a Narada too.
I really hope someone makes a model of the pre-Borgified Narada as well.
Uh, oh. *spolier, spoiler...* :p
*sigh* Why the heck doesn't this section still redirect you to the PROPER place to post this kind of stuff?Though I will say this, getting the Narada(movie version) into Armada 1/2 with a poly count no higher than 5k is VERY unlikely since you would have to leave out a good chunk(maybe half or more?) of its tentacles then it really wouldn't look like the Narada at all. Weily's version for BC is at about 56k.
Hi everyone, I just came from the movie and after going through 1 pack and a half of Camels between the time the movie ended and now (maybe an hours' time?) I need to blow off a load of steam... *SPOILER ALERT* I'm assuming that most of you have already seen it or are not going to see it, but if you haven't seen it yet and don't want me to spoil the "fun," stop reading now.
First off, WHAT THE HELL IS PARAMOUNT THINKING???? HOW are you gonna sit on your fat lazy asses and write a movie that kills FORTY YEARS of lineage?? EVERY event that is supposed to take place after this move (which is ALL of them, save for ST:ENT) no longer exists. So, the Vulcan race is nearly extinct (hell, their whole damn planet got blown up!), the "Enterprise" looks a hell of a lot more advanced than it should, and you expect us to remain loyal fans?? Spock's mother was killed, Tuvok's lineage was probably also wiped out, so no more Tuvok... On top of all that, Uhura & Spock were practically having sex in a damn turbolift! AND on a transporter pad!!!!
Second, since the whole thing was based on time travel, I almost expected the whole thing to be reset at the end so that everything would turn out the way it should have, but leave it to the writers to be retarded...
Lastly... Well, I think I actually covered everything. I outright refuse to accept this movie as a true part of the franchise, and you should too. It's an abomination, plain and simple.
And that's my rant. Sorry for taking up so much of your time.
First off, WHAT THE HELL IS PARAMOUNT THINKING???? HOW are you gonna sit on your fat lazy asses and write a movie that kills FORTY YEARS of lineage?? EVERY event that is supposed to take place after this move no longer exists. So, the Vulcan race is nearly extinct (hell, their whole damn planet got blown up!), the "Enterprise" looks a hell of a lot more advanced than it should, and you expect us to remain loyal fans?? Spock's mother was killed, Tuvok's lineage was probably also wiped out, so no more Tuvok... On top of all that, Uhura & Spock were practically having sex in a damn turbolift! AND on a transporter pad!!!!
All of the film's events take place on an altered version of the ST timeline so the original is still there. Hence the concept of "alternate realities".
And oh yes, I have seen the film.
I'm just going to mostly copy my post from another forum:
Saw it last night with my girlfriend. Really, really good movie. I'm a minor fan of Trek - I watch reruns of "The Next Generation" and occasionally the original series when they're on, and I'm known to do some Trek gaming from time to time - and my girlfriend is not, but we both loved the film.
It seems like "resets" or "re-imaginings" are kind of in vogue this decade, what with the lauded "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries-come-full series, Tim Burton's less lauded take on Planet of the Apes, and the upcoming G.I. Joe film. But whereas those three really had to unapologetically replace the original material - "great idea, now let's fix it" - the Star Trek universe kind of lends itself to that sort of thing (this being the third or fourth Trek movie to deal with time travel and the second to deal with the concept of an alternate reality). So, that explains why the special effects are flashier, grittier, and more dynamic than the beam-weapon exchanges that have been pervasive in Star Trek hereto - it's an alternate timeline. It's all new. Same formula, new story, new special effects, "new" technobabble.
Anyway, it didn't take me too long to adjust to the somewhat different feel of the new Star Trek (the opening battle scene in particular was clearly designed to compete with "Battlestar Galactica" and Revenge of the Sith for dynamic, three-dimensional, chaotic space combat) and completely enjoy the ride. The casting was practically pitch-perfect for slightly younger versions of the original crew; Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), and Karl Urban (McCoy) all turned in excelsior performances, and of course Leonard Nimoy's turn as the older Ambassador Spock lent the film a touch of maturity and compassion totally in line with the Star Trek universe.
Some of the re-imagined elements worked better than others (I thought the romance subplot between Spock and Uhura in particular didn't add much, and in fact kind of detracted from believability; the casts of the four most recent Trek series had relationships within the featured crew, yet you'd never see Riker - let alone Acting Captain Spock holding up an emergency ship-to-ship teleportation by Frenching a subordinate on the transporter pad), providing some of the best pieces of the movie: the end to the opening scene, with the wide shot of the U.S.S. Kelvin crashing into Nero's futuristic, evil-looking Narada while the evacuation shuttles, silhouetted against the expanding fireball of the explosion, stream away from the scene of battle; the new bang effect for warp, which obviously borrows heavily from Star Wars' hyperspace in its new visual effects; Scotty's little alien partner, played by Deep Roy, at his engineering station on the ice planet of Delta Vega; a manic and totally weird seventeen-year-old Chekov's frantic teleportation of Kirk and Sulu inches away from a collision with the planet Vulcan; and the damage, more visible and human than in perhaps any other Trek show or movie to date, hammered home in McCoy's bitter, "Tell me something I don't already know!" response to being named chief medical officer as he performs triage in a darkened hell of sickbay aboard the Enterprise under fire.
All in all, a smashing success. Plans for a 2011 sequel are already moving, and it's one I'll be eagerly awaiting. I only hope they can secure a better composer; all the film needed to be pushed into the epic realm of sci-fi/fantasy blockbusters like the Star Wars original trilogy and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings was a more memorable score.