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Macca
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 4:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Get ready to duck Jammer.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 4:51pm (UTC -6)
Re: Independence Day: Resurgence

Oh dear. This movie is the product of 20 years of rewrites. It's clear that every time they started a new draft they kept one 'cool idea' from the previous version.

The best one for me was the idea that a ground war had been waged in Africa. This would have been a great premise for the entire movie.

Never mind.

1 Star.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 4:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Beyond

Another great 3 star addition of Abrams Trek designed for a broader movie-going audience. As I said with regards to Into Darkness, this film series will bring some to discover the various TV series - the purest version of Trek. This has to be a win for the longevity of the franchise as a whole. Again, I dare to suggest that Gene would have been onboard with this reboot given that he was a producer and not a religious leader.

I have two small complaints about Beyond. Firstly, I think they need to tone the alien crew members down slightly. They are a bit too 'Jim Henson' for me. Secondly, why did Ambassador Spock's lock box have to say "Property of Ambassador Spock"? Another example of the film makers assuming the audience is stupid.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 3:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

3 stars - I agree. That is all.
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Macca
Wed, Feb 17, 2016, 12:10am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: Heart of Stone

Hi JC

I don't think this an error.

I think they are mimicking Odo's hair rather than Dr. Mora's. In 'The Search' I think they were trying to look similar to Odo to make him feel at ease and by default mimicked Mora.
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Macca
Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 5:17pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: The Measure of a Man

Disclaimer: I've only scanned through the comments above so sorry if this has already been discussed.

I revisited this episode yesterday after starting to watch the excellent Ch4/AMC series 'Humans'. A series about robotic servants who gain self awareness.

I thought Picard's arguments were excellent but I was interested to note that the judge only ruled that Data has the right to choose, not that he is a sentient life form. I'm scratching my head about a later episode of TNG that deals with this issue in more depth. Maybe someone can help me out?

I was also interested in one of Maddox' arguments that was largely ignored by the episode. That if data was a box on wheels with largely the same skills and ability to communicate would we be having this debate?

Are the crew motivated by the fact that Data looks like them and would they fight with the same zeal if data looked like the robot from Lost in Space?
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Macca
Mon, Jul 13, 2015, 3:34am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Shades of Gray

Was this episode the inspiration for 50 Shades of Grey?
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Macca
Mon, Jul 13, 2015, 3:13am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Emergence

Best line ever in all of Star Trek:

Troi: "That brick may be an important clue"

Me: "Sheesh" (face palm)
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Macca
Fri, Dec 12, 2014, 1:01am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Tears of the Prophets

Not sure if this has already been raised elsewhere.

When did the character of Jadzia Dax change to Terry Farrell playing herself?

I reckon it was the beginning of Season 3.
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Macca
Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 4:40pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Todd,

A quick Google search will tell you that Star Trek XXX has already been produced. I don't think Jammer has reviewed it though.
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Macca
Sun, Jul 13, 2014, 12:11am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Hi Jammer

The comment above probably needs to be deleted as inappropriate.
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Macca
Sun, Apr 6, 2014, 2:24pm (UTC -6)
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Macca
Sun, Sep 1, 2013, 12:41am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Used that should be!
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Macca
Sat, Aug 31, 2013, 5:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

I know, I know, back again.

Every potential Trekkie has a different entry point. For me, it was watching TNG's 'Tin Man' when I was about 10 and I only caught the last 20 minutes or so.

I was interested enough to tune in the following week and eventually I became hooked. If DVD had have been around then I probably would have caught up a lot faster on the Trek Universe.

STID doesn't exist in a vacuum. Anyone seeing Trek for the first time through this movie will be aware at least that other elements of the franchise exist. There is no reason to think that some people will seek it out, just as I did.

I like STID just as I like Duet and Darmok. I don't think I'm unusual in this regard. Star Trek has always uses different ways to tell stories and STID is just one of these ways.
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Macca
Fri, Aug 2, 2013, 10:23pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Really?

If the previous post is an attempt at self parody then it was a stunning success.

If not, then it was as pretentious as it was embarrassing.
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Macca
Fri, Aug 2, 2013, 2:45am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Sorry, I'm back.

Yanks - something cant 'seem' to be entertaining. If the individual viewer was entertained, then for them, it was entertaining.

You can try and put forward arguments as to why someone shouldn't be entertained by STID but that's just a waste of time.
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Macca
Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 2:30am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Thanks for the research on ad hominem but I have never used this in any of my posts.

What a clown.
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Macca
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 3:34am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

And just for the record I took out my trusty dictionary...

diatribe (noun)

An angry, bitterly critical speech or written article.

Sounds about right to me.
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Macca
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 3:25am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Genre-Buster,

Not sure why you would be posting about a movie you don't intend to see. Seems like a waste of time to me, but each to their own.

Anyway, the point I have been trying to make is that anyone who comments positively on STID immediately gets smashed for no apparent reason. If you like the movie your intelligence and sophistication is questioned which I think is unfair.

I'm not interested in debating Digedag or Demosthenes as their posts have become so hysterical that it really isn't worth it.

I would like to hear more from people who are actually going to talk about the movie rather than the bee buzzing around in their collective bonnet.
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Macca
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 12:39am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Nice diatribe x2
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Macca
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 10:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Nice diatribe.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 9:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Grumpy,

Mostly well said. Does jumping on people who have a different opinion, as many have done, count as justifying one's own point of view?
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Macca
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 9:11pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Digedag,

I don't need to provide counterpoints to your arguments as I am happy to let them stand on their merits.

What I am asking is that you let others have their say without getting a diatribe in response from you and your like.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 7:26pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Digedag clearly can't handle being disagreed with.

If he did, he would agree to disagree.

Instead, he says that unless you are an expert in film theory, if such a theory exists, you can't comment intelligently here.

I love how Demosthenes contradicts himself in his posts - this time in the one sentence. You can't on one hand say that I'm allowed to like the movie and then say that you are allowed to tell me why I'm wrong.
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Macca
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 4:50pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

Digedag has finally lost it.

"Theoretical knowledge of film" give me a break.

Why aren't people allowed to enjoy this film?

No doubt the other cinemas scholars will be back to support Digedag shortly.
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