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  •  I was OK with the first one (6+ / 0-)

    NEARLY PERFECT:  CASTING
    GREAT:  Character Arcs/story
    OK, BUT ENOUGH WITH THE VILLAINS*:  Nero, action
    NO:  Science lapses (Spock seeing Vulcan blow-up from another planet, coincidence of Kirk landing at Spock's doorstep, beaming into a warping ship)

    I really want someone to make a freakin' Star Trek without a villain - many of the best episodes of TOS have no villain (City On the Edge of Forever) and are about ideas or how the ideas encountered impact the characters -- make THAT movie next time and I'll give this reboot the green light

    The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. --George Orwell

    by jgkojak on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:08:10 AM PST

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    •  Totally agree. (0+ / 0-)

      The best episode of all the series put together didn't have a villain - the TNG episode The Inner Light.  If the damn studio rats can't figure out how to sell that, then that's something wrong with them, not with Star Trek.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

      by Troubadour on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:14:36 AM PST

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    •  Agreed. (0+ / 0-)

      My best friend as a child was into Star Wars like I was into Star Trek, and he always had to conceptualize Trek in terms of who they were fighting.  The rebels fight the Empire and the Federation fights the Klingons.  I could never quite explain to him how often nobody was fighting anybody, or that even when they were, much of the time it was about misunderstandings rather than anyone being an actual bad guy.

      "If Mitt takes office, sooner or later, the Zomnies will come for all of us." -Joss Whedon

      by quillsinister on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:05:53 PM PST

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