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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 03:58 AM        Weekly Movie Review: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 04:50 AM       
While I am more of a fan of the Next Generation treks, I love Star Trek 2 and 4. Awesome films. I actually as a kid never knew Star Trek one existed, just assumed Wrath of Khan was the first, despite the fact 2 was in the title. Yeah...I was a slow kid.
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 05:45 AM       
There's a great story in Stephen King's "Danse Macabre", where he describes Harlan Ellison's experiences working on a script for this film. For Rodenberry, it was always about the Enterprise finding God, or God turning out to be a child, or both.

So yeah, give me KHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN! anyday.
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 10:46 AM       
I always liked when spock had to act more human. Like in IV or when they would travel to 1930's planet or nazi planet or gangster planet. This really has nothing to do with this movie because I've never seen it and never will.
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 11:46 AM       
I don't know, I'm a pretty big fan of this film. It's a good sci fi story that happens to be paced more like 2001 than Star Wars. That's not a bad thing, in my opinion.

Then again I'm not a big fan of The Voyage Home, and I really like Search for Spock, so maybe I just have really bad taste?
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 05:11 PM       
I notice the tag-line on that poster says "There is no comparison". Well, it sounds like a pretty good comparison would be riding a tricycle cross-country peddling with your knees.
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 05:13 PM       
Being paced like 2001 is not the problem, it's just Star Trek isn't 2001. Damn this film is boring....
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 08:27 PM       
The film may be waaaaaay too long, but it sure is pretty to look at.
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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 03:13 AM       
I loved this movie as a kid. And, I loved how pretty it was.

But, you know what? That feeling Max described is EXACTLY accurate. It's what makes this movie enjoyable.

Not only that, but I can think of a million other things I like for the same reasons (The movie "Troll", and 90s PSAs, for example).

I never realized I was a masochist. Thinks for helping me learn more about myself, Max.
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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 09:55 PM       
I love classic Star Trek. But that's all I love about the franchise.
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM       
I liked this movie as well, even if it really takes itself a wee bit too seriously at times and pads certain scenes out to ridiculous lengths. With some scenes though, the slow, ponderous, pace works, like when they went inside V'Ger. Loved the concept of V'Ger, and just how powerful the damned thing was, and yet how simple it was at the same time.

Sure it got overshadowed by the later installments, but it was still f'n sweet.

But do you ever notice, in the movies, how many times Kirk's had to save the day against Godly beings?? V'Ger, that Whale-thing from Voyage Home, and that energy being posing as God in "Final Frontier".

Surprised he was never promoted much after the fact. I mean, you save humanity's collective ass twice from godly omnipotent beings who can easily destroy the Earth, I'd AT LEAST want a goddamn promotion. Then he went and bested a being posing as God himself, I'd be surprised if anything could get Kirk worried after that. :P
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:39 PM       
This movie gave me shingles when I was a child. And I kinda licked.
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