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a multi scifi spoof

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Post Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:17 am

a multi scifi spoof

I dont know what language this film is in -- but it looks hysterical -- also check out the iron sky piece which is stolen from an old Heinlein novel -- nazi's in space

Star Wreck

(fixed your linky for you, colleague)

Edited by - Tawakalna on 10/25/2007 1:23:18 PM

Post Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:42 pm

Looks like a big fat law suit to me.

Post Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:41 pm

I've quite enjoyed Star Wreck, been watching them for a while now, the sfx are good, and it's occasionally funny (but not very) Technically I 'm v impressed by it, but I don't like crossover universes, and the jokes are somewhat self-indulgent.

Rather better attempts along the same lines are the trailers for Bring Back Kirk which are really quite enjoyable, if very rough around the edges. Whilst I don't necessarily agree with the premise, and Shatner has stated categorically that he's never going to play Kirk again, it does how what's possible - that with some creativity, care, and commitment, ST can be everything it ever was and more, and all the dreadful loose ends can be tied up and the characters' fates resolved.

And I must admit, I do rather like Star Trek: New Voyages. Although the acting usually leaves a lot to be desired and the sets sometimes shake, the one I watched the other night with Sulu in was actually very good, certainly no worse than a particularly cheesy TOS episode, and the ending was actually quite moving - these fan actors seem to be "getting" it at last, and are starting to become convincing. The sfx and models are superb, frankly, as good as anything you'll see on tv or films, and the story dovetails nicely into accepted ST canon (and also ties up a loose end about how and why Sulu was able to start a family, but Kirk didn't)

One of the reasons that ST:New Voyages looks so good is that the plans and props from official ST episodes set in the TOS era were made available to the NV team, including the USS Defiant kit from the ST:ENT episode "In A Mrror Darkly." Also, several of the TOS cast make guest appearances as themselves, but older obviously - Sulu, Chekov, Rand; there's quite a fun appaearance by Will Decker, who was the captain who tried (and failed) to destroy the Doomsday Machine, that ties in nicely with Trekkie fandom - he keeps his shuttlecraft in his garage after he's marooned on Earth in the 1960s. It's a fun series to watch and I wish them all the best, it's improving no end and is a joy to the yeyes - the original Enterprise has never looked better. And they get Trek writers to script the episodes for them, which again adds to the authenticity and credibility - it's really just the acting that lets it down, but not always - sometimes it's very good.

but the new official ST film will ruin accepted canon by putting Kirk, Spock, and McCoy at the Academy together, when we know full well that they couldn't have been - Spock was already serving on the Enterprise when Kirk took command, and Bones was at the Academy years before either of them (where btw he met Dax) Plus, Paramount have cast lightweight comedy actors in the main, so it's going to be played for laughs not gravitas - I mean, Simon Pegg ffs? Shaun of the Dead as Scotty? But Eric Bana might well make a decent villain. I'll still go to see it no matter how bad it is, just like I laboured with ST:ENT even though it was execrable in places. It's being directed by the guy who does Lost, and for the life of me I don't understand why the studio didn't get in a director who knows Trek inside out like Nicholas Meyer who directed both Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country which were both very successful and loved by fans and enjoyed by non-fans; or even Jonathan Frakes, who directs Trek films very well (but they're TNG of course)

Paramount don't deserve to have the ST franchise, they're ruining it in a desperate attempt to eke some cash out of the franchise that they mortally wounded themselves. It's going to be awful. Comes to something when fan-made stuff on the interweb is more interesting and creative than what the studio can come up with, with all their millions. None of the fan-made ST stories are yet quite up to the standard of I.M.P.S. (Star Wars) in production and acting, but New Voyages is getting there.

Edited by - Tawakalna on 10/25/2007 1:22:11 PM

Post Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:39 am

They're Finns. Gets lost in the translation, I'm sure.

The English subtitles looked "polished" from a grammatical stand point but failed to convey all that much of the feeling of the scene itself.

Post Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:01 pm

Why thank you for the Link Fix

I seem to be alil Techno impaired in the post it dept


Post Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:43 pm

Scotty would have thrown you out of Engineering, I reckon; he'd have loved me though!

(in fact, I use Scotty's pessimistic repair estimate tactic to make myself look like a miracle worker - I often say something's hopeless and will take forever and a day then fix it in a couple of hours - but I think they've cottoned on to me lately)

Iron Sky looks very promising, doesn't it? I'm looking forward to that!

Edited by - Tawakalna on 10/26/2007 3:16:16 PM

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