Five O'Clock Filler: The "Star Trek: Into Darkness" Ad

Yes, it's filler, sorry. This ad played during the Super Bowl.

In the future, all movies will be Transformers 2 for fifteen minutes.

I do like their choice to make that computer-sensor sound effect important to the trailer. The original cast Star Trek movies were largely concerned about trying to get away from the TV show (at least in terms of superficial things like uniforms, sound effects, set design, etc.). The reboot on the other hand clings to those things, partly because it's a nostalgia trip.

But that sound does have some nostalgia to it. It's seared, seared into my memory, much like Secretary of State John Kerry's semester in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, to add a little something to a nothing post, Bruce Willis stands up for the 2nd Amendment.

It turns out that Bruce Willis is a big Second Amendment supporter. "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," he told the Associated Press. "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"

Posted by: Ace at 05:37 PM



Comments

1 BOOORRRIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!!!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at February 06, 2013 05:38 PM (xmcEQ)

2 More crap from JJ Abrams.

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 05:38 PM (9XBK2)

3 All movies are Pixar now. CGICGICGICGICGICGICGICGI........

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (xmcEQ)

4 The future is now.

And I'm SO glad Abrams will be directing the new Star Wars film...I said sarcastically.

Posted by: Sgt. York at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (FqBlL)

5 Fuckin' movies. I don't understand what people see in them.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (4z70g)

6 Spicy garlic shrimp over rice on the menu at the Sefton mess.

Gambas ajillo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (XkWWK)

7 I do like how my new hash looks like something Albert Einstein came up with.

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:40 PM (xmcEQ)

8 I prefer the fast and the furious ad where a burning car jumps out of a burning plane or something to that effect. Apparently, the only thing that can survive an explosion is a tiny car.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:40 PM (gmeXX)

9 "Shut up" I explained.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 06, 2013 05:40 PM (4x8W0)

10 Where is the AoS buzz over World War Z ?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:40 PM (8sCoq)

11 You want a kick-ass movie trailer, Ace?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NApJNjPTqZs

Posted by: Sgt. York at February 06, 2013 05:40 PM (FqBlL)

12 I saw the opening scene(s) at "The Hobbit". It looked well directed but, yes, far too much CGI.

How come "Wrath of Khan" still holds up today and "Nemesis" doesn't - yeah.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:41 PM (QTHTd)

13

Oh, you're in my time zone.

Man, you DO get up late.

Posted by: beach at February 06, 2013 05:41 PM (LpQbZ)

14 Fuck you. War.

Liking FYW more than LIB.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 06, 2013 05:41 PM (XkWWK)

15 Sorry, but I refuse to recognize anyone but The Shat as Captain Kirk

Let's face it, the character was written and played for all purposes as Capt William Shatner

And there can be no Spock other than Leonard Nimoy

Posted by: kbdabear at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (wwsoB)

16 What are you talking about?

It's gonna rock your face off.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (BushJ)

17 PS - and get off my lawn!

Posted by: kbdabear at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (wwsoB)

18 The correct answer to the Ashley Judd question in previous thread is Norma Jean and Marilyn

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (8sCoq)

19 There should be a huge investigative report into the "legal theory" behind theDouble Jeopardy screenplay. They went full retard on that plot theory.

Seriously. If I'm acquitted of murdering you, and it turns out you weren't dead after all, I CANNOT murder you subsequently when I want to just because I was acquitted before. The first and primary reason being is that if I murder you ona different date it would be a DIFFERENT CRIME and hence no double jeopardy.

In case there was any confusion out there.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (tVTLU)

20 Husband is dragging me to a "Yoot Futures" dinner shortly. Eric Holder was in town today to discuss the yoot-on-yoot violence. Now there's a group that wants to mentor the yoots.

Cannot. Wait.

/s

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (UOM48)

21 Liking FYW more than LIB.

No reason it can't be both...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Keeper of Ampersands and Breitbart Login Spaces at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (GBXon)

22
#thismeansnothingtome

Posted by: soothsayer takes a load off granny at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (CXoSL)

23 In JJ's first Trek movie, why didn't the Romulan Retard try to go back and avert the disaster that destroyed his people instead of wasting all that time trying to take revenge on Spock?

Posted by: zsasz at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (MMC8r)

24 Looks like it should be called "Star Trek: Stare Intently"

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (FcR7P)

25 JJ Sefton:

Absolutely, I'm adopting that.

FYW.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (tVTLU)

26 Ooh look, they destroyed the Enterprise again. GOTTA RAISE THOSE STAKES.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (QTHTd)

27

O/T: Don't rent James' Journey to Jerusalem.

depressing and anti-semitic
disappointing, to say the least


Posted by: beach at February 06, 2013 05:43 PM (LpQbZ)

28
>>How come "Wrath of Khan" still holds up today<<

Because Dennehey was epic as the USS Enterprise.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (4z70g)

29 But Al Gore's roommate assures us that is the law.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (gmeXX)

30 I Love Christopher Walken.

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (xmcEQ)

31 It turns out that Bruce Willis is a big Second Amendment supporter. "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," he told the Associated Press. "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"

I hope that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming up to guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber and "Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office

Posted by: kbdabear at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (wwsoB)

32 Where is the AoS buzz over World War Z ?

Doesn't interest me? I'm not into anime.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (SY2Kh)

33 I'm going to see --

Oblivion.

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (r2PLg)

34 I got a bullshit popup when I licked n the Willis link

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (piMMO)

35 not LICKED, clicked

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (piMMO)

36
19 There should be a huge investigative report into the "legal theory" behind theDouble Jeopardy screenplay. They went full retard on that plot theory. Seriously. If I'm acquitted of murdering you, and it turns out you weren't dead after all, I CANNOT murder you subsequently when I want to just because I was acquitted before. The first and primary reason being is that if I murder you ona different date it would be a DIFFERENT CRIME and hence no double jeopardy. In case there was any confusion out there.
Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (tVTLU)


Well you'll need to rethink your strategy. In the movie it was found guilty of murder. Finds out husband is still alive, gets out on Parole and then sets out to kill husband. I think the rest would still hold up though.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (GULKT)

37 Stallone hasn't done anything worthwhile since 'Over the Top'.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (4z70g)

38


Another old, white man speaks.

Posted by: al sharpie at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (LpQbZ)

39 Eh we'll see.

Was glad Willis said "F U" to the gun grabber push.

I'm ruminating over JJ Abrams getting Star Wars....

he made Star Trek more star warsy...will he make Star Wars more like "Silent Running"???

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:46 PM (LRFds)

40 I hope that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming up to guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber and "Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office

---
Either way does it matter? Classic Friedman. If we can get Hollywood stars to mouth conservative viewpoints only to make their movies do well (something you would think they would have already learned by now), I'd call that a victory.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:46 PM (gmeXX)

41 . "It's seared into my memory, much like Secretary of State John Kerry's three months in Vietnam."

Hoo boy, that's a great line.

Posted by: mare at February 06, 2013 05:46 PM (A98Xu)

42 >Doesn't interest me? I'm not into anime.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:44 PM (SY2Kh)


it's not

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:46 PM (8sCoq)

43
not LICKED, clicked

Whew.
Because 'Licked Links' is a movie of a whole different sort. Very, uh...German.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:46 PM (4z70g)

44 6 ---"Gambas ajillo."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (XkWWK)

Me voy! A que hora la cena?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 05:47 PM (C8mVl)

45 :::37 Stallone hasn't done anything worthwhile since 'Over the Top'.
Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:45 PM (4z70g):;;

I laughed so hard I farted.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:47 PM (BushJ)

46
The soviet democrat party would love to take away your rights. Except theright that gives you a free morning after pill and an abortion at tax payer expense.

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 05:48 PM (O7ksG)

47 In JJ's first Trek movie, why didn't the Romulan Retard try to go back
and avert the disaster that destroyed his people instead of wasting all
that time trying to take revenge on Spock?


You could argue that from his perspective that's what he was doing - He believed the Federation let Romulus get destroyed. So he nuked the Vulcans and was about to nuke Earth.

He had the red matter and the ship, and about ninety years to putt around until he'd need to use them. Until then he might as well annihilate the Empire's biggest enemy.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 06, 2013 05:48 PM (HUNG3)

48 In JJ's first Trek movie, why didn't the Romulan Retard try to go back and avert the disaster that destroyed his people instead of wasting all that time trying to take revenge on Spock?
Posted by: zsasz


Sign above wormhole:
EXIT ONLY

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2013 05:48 PM (NTBjC)

49 it's not

I know. Lame joke.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:48 PM (SY2Kh)

50
I laughed so hard I farted.

Me, too. But I have proof.

Posted by: Al Roker at February 06, 2013 05:49 PM (4z70g)

51 I laughed so hard I farted.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:47 PM (BushJ)


Well, then you're welcome in California anytime!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:49 PM (xmcEQ)

52 Star Trek? Is there not anything original anymore? Saw the trailer. Yawned. Am I missing something?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 06, 2013 05:49 PM (CefC2)

53 6 Spicy garlic shrimp over rice on the menu at the Sefton mess.
Gambas ajillo.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (XkWWK)


Be right over...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 06, 2013 05:49 PM (Jcd0S)

54

Yippee Kai-yay...

Posted by: beach at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (LpQbZ)

55 >I know. Lame joke.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:48 PM (SY2Kh)

I'm not myself today. I'm that guy, over there.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (8sCoq)

56 For those of you who were considered that the Disney organization would fail to treat its new Star Wars franchise with propoer respect for its millions of fans worldwide, we are proud to announce the first in a projected series of new films featuring Star Wars characters:

The Nutty Jedhi Master

101 Midichlorians

That Darn Sith

The Adventures of Greedo and Mr. Toad

The Lady and the Ewok

Posted by: Walt Disney Co. at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (8ZskC)

57 Okay, if there are any Star-Trek-Wars-Whatever fans around here, what is a farangi?
Should I go upside my son's head if he calls me one?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (C8mVl)

58 Nothing bothers me more than using the time travel angle to "reboot" things.It's the reason Enterprise sucked(that and Scott Bakula)

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (9XBK2)

59 Oh man. Hollywood really can't come up with great movies like Over the Top anymore. Movies about a simple trucker wanting to see his boy. Great stuff. Great stuff.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (gmeXX)

60 Yawned. Am I missing something?

They skeet shoot all the time in the movie. I'm surprised you missed it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (FcR7P)

61 19 Seriously. If I'm acquitted of murdering you, and it turns out you weren't dead after all, I CANNOT murder you subsequently when I want to just because I was acquitted before. The first and primary reason being is that if I murder you ona different date it would be a DIFFERENT CRIME and hence no double jeopardy.

--------

Yeah, but what if I hop in a time machine, go back in time, and kill you again?

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (xGZ+b)

62 Die Hard 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray Collection at Wal-mart. All 4 movies and a special features disc.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (GULKT)

63 I grew up with the original Star Trek and I have to confess I have no interest in the new movie. I hope everyone who goes to see it enjoys it, however.

The first Star Wars film out of the gate from Disney has got a LOT to erase before it can generate any interest from me.

Sorry, I just find most movies made nowadays really, really boring. It's taken me a week to wade through "Looper." And I'm still not done.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (xjpRj)

64 Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet? That's going to be sucktastic.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (BushJ)

65 >>>In JJ's first Trek movie, why didn't the Romulan Retard try to go back and avert the disaster that destroyed his people instead of wasting all that time trying to take revenge on Spock?

not to geek out but I believe it was an accidental time-travel trip (via red matter black hole) and no one had any control over the destination point.

It was happenstance they turned up when they did. Because they were trying to be cutesy about this, they had spock show up 25 years after the Romulans did (they arrived nearby each other, but not exactly near).

The original script and the original footage both showed what the Romulans were doing in this 25 years of killing time. (Mostly they were in prison, which is where the footage picks up, with them breaking out.)

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (LCRYB)

66 57 Margarit DV,

The Ferengi or "butt heads" are a final middle finger from Gene R against capitalism....

yes it runs out that with enough royalties, blowjobs, and cocaine you can unleash your inner space marxist too

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (LRFds)

67
I'm going to see --

Oblivion.


Me too. The SFX look good and the premise has potential. Plus, anything has to be better than Prometheus.

And I hope JJ Abrams does alright on the SW flick. He has a decent track record on the small screen, and his take on ST wasn't bad IMO, he got a lot of the character relationships right, with humor.

I did not, however, expect to see Spock and Uhura doinking each other.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (+z4pE)

68 I'm in serious football withdrawal. Headache, lethargy, no will to live. I have ordered a pizza.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (8sCoq)

69 @6

Spicy garlic shrimp over rice on the menu at the Sefton mess.

Gambas ajillo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 06, 2013 05:39 PM (XkWWK)

Sorry, Sefton. Hand over your kosher Jewish Guy card.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (UgFxe)

70 57
Okay, if there are any Star-Trek-Wars-Whatever fans around here, what is a farangi?

Should I go upside my son's head if he calls me one?



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (C8mVl

Just whop him upside the head regularly for no reason. He'll love you for it later in life.


Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (UOM48)

71 I hope that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming
up to guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber
and "Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office


Hey, don't forget "The Last Stand"! Starring Gray Davis or Jerry Brown, I forget which.

But even if this were true, it would be awesome for a number of reasons.

First, it would be a giant fuck-you to the rest of Hollywood and especially to Schwarzenegger and Stallone. Also, if Willis's movie does well, it would give some of the other Wets Going Wobbly (/thatcher), in Hollywood, a motive not to buckle under to what they think is currently popular. It's also nice to see someone stick up for our rights for its own sake.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (QTHTd)

72
>>Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet?<<

Now I know they're just making shit up for the Porn Industry to adapt.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (4z70g)

73
Margarita, do you look like a butt-head? If not, smack your son.

http://www.startrek.com/database_article/ferengi

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (p/cQy)

74 >>> For those of you who were considered that the Disney organization would fail to treat its new Star Wars franchise with propoer respect for its millions of fans worldwide, we are proud to announce the first in a projected series of new films featuring Star Wars characters...

I saw a tweet they were considering a "Young Han Solo" movie.

I said it would be called "Smugglerz."

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (LCRYB)

75 Should I go upside my son's head if he calls me one?

Yes.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (SY2Kh)

76 61 Citizen Anachondra,

Only if you have Joanne Whalley-Kilmer in your flick....and she was HOT

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (LRFds)

77 23 In JJ's first Trek movie, why didn't the Romulan Retard try to go back and avert the disaster that destroyed his people instead of wasting all that time trying to take revenge on Spock?

---------

'Cause it was a wormhole diode. The future can check in, but it can't check out.

They're terrifically handing for making heat sinks. Just pump all that annoying heat through a wormhole diode into the past.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (xGZ+b)

78
"Looks like it should be called "Star Trek: Stare Intently""

It's not the actors' fault. Lens flares will do that to your eyes.

Posted by: Jaws at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (4I3Uo)

79 Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet? That's going to be sucktastic.

***

the one about the tsunami? The Impossible?

If so, I kind of want to see it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (piMMO)

80 Speaking of Over the Top, I find any movie that includes Robert Loggia enjoyable. He really knows how to act. Delivers every line like he's been constipated for a week. Just great.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (gmeXX)

81
57 Okay, if there are any Star-Trek-Wars-Whatever fans around here, what is a farangi? Should I go upside my son's head if he calls me one?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 05:50 PM (C8mVl)


Big eared and bald. Obsessed with making a profit. And believe women should be naked at all times. And it Ferengi.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (GULKT)

82 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (BushJ)

"Pacific Rim?"

It's about a common sex act performed by Thai hookers.

[nice hash]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (GsoHv)

83 Wow, Bruce Willis has a brain. That he's also been in as many shoot-'em-ups as any other actor is a plus.

Posted by: logprof at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (mi1DY)

84 Is this different from the other trailer from a few weeks ago? It seems the same. And the movie still appears to be Nemesis III: Battleship 2.

I know they put another Star Trek dude's name on the emo-Khan Nemesis guy, for the dorks, so they'd go all Greyish Steam Effects and YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND DAD when non-dorks say it's Nemesis III...but it's Nemesis III.

(The previous Abrams FX demo with a "Star Trek" bumper sticker on it was Nemesis II: The Apple Store.)

Posted by: oblig. at February 06, 2013 05:54 PM (cePv8)

85 The Ferengi or "butt heads" are a final middle finger from Gene R against capitalism

Against foreign transnational capitalists, iykwim

Posted by: Ron Paul! at February 06, 2013 05:54 PM (QTHTd)

86 >>>Okay, if there are any Star-Trek-Wars-Whatever fans around here, what is a farangi?

Space Jews. Finally a crude alienized ethnic stereotype George Lucas had nothing to do with.

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 05:54 PM (LCRYB)

87 Should I go upside my son's head if he calls me one?


****

Oh noooooes!

http://bit.ly/KmFwgg

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 05:54 PM (piMMO)

88 66- I assume they are nasty capitalists, eh?
Heh.
I'll thank him for the compliment and tell him to GET A JOB.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 05:54 PM (C8mVl)

89 I did have a soft spot for Quark, though.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (QTHTd)

90 Our son is in Thailand and doesn't want to leave. I asked how many Thai trannies he's met and he looked at me (on Skype) like, "Whaaaaa?"

Should I be worried?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (UOM48)

91 They skeet shoot all the time in the movie. I'm surprised you missed it.

-------
WTF?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (CefC2)

92 yes it runs out that with enough royalties, blowjobs, and cocaine you can unleash your inner space marxist too



I volunteer to test this theory.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (SY2Kh)

93 85 Ron Paul!,

eleventy!

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (LRFds)

94 I saw a tweet they were considering a "Young Han Solo" movie.



I said it would be called "Smugglerz."

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (LCRYB)


So, Glen Frey can make a comeback?

SMMMMMUUUGGLERZZZZ BLUES!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (xmcEQ)

95 :;;72
>>Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet?

Now I know they're just making shit up for the Porn Industry to adapt.
Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (4z70g):::

Pacific Rimjob?

GAH!!! UNWORTHY OF ME!






no. it isn't. and that's what hurts.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (BushJ)

96 92 Hollowpoint,

Hey it was great work if you could get it right?

The uber geeks say it was Majel's influence...

who knows?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (LRFds)

97 Should I be worried?

----

Yes!

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (gmeXX)

98 Hang on, according to IMDB the new Star Wars films may be about a young Han Solo, or something starring Boba Fett.

Sigh. All those billions, and they're going to make more prequels. Because that worked out so well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (xjpRj)

99 I'd be in the audience going, "why are they calling that kid Kirk? That's not Captain Kirk. Get off my lawn!"

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (FcR7P)

100 I liked the reboot, less campy than the Shatner movies. I'm also looking forward to Cloverfield II.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (w+Dvf)

101
the river of the great continuum?

Posted by: soothsayer takes a load off granny at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (Y4TdB)

102 Bruce Willis is a GK Chesterton fan. He's paraphrasing the Fence parable.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at February 06, 2013 05:56 PM (I2LwF)

103 Big eared and bald. Obsessed with making a profit. And believe women should be naked at all times. And it Ferengi.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 05:53 PM (GULKT)


I see nothing wrong with any of that.

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (xmcEQ)

104 The Ferengi started out as the top enemy for NG(see their first appearance) but they quickly devolved into satire on on "the evils of capitalism".

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (9XBK2)

105 CHRIS ROCK: Obama is 'boss... dad of the country'...

'When your dad says something, you listen'...

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (8sCoq)

106 Our son is in Thailand and doesn't want to leave. I asked how many Thai trannies he's met and he looked at me (on Skype) like, "Whaaaaa?"Should I be worried?
Posted by: Jane D'oh
***

Sounds like he should be

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (uhftQ)

107 90 Jane D'oh,

Hehe is he in Phuket?

Phuket is legendary for good country girls that like Americans.

Thailand is a beautiful place.....

and dangerous as hell at times.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (LRFds)

108 64 Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet? That's going to be sucktastic.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (BushJ)




Beware of AtC, raptors and unexpected plain brown boxes about the size of an emu.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (GEICT)

109 Actually a movie rendition of "Paradise Snare" wouldn't be a bad idea. I liked that book. I'll hang up my man-card for what was basically just a slash\fic, but it was well written.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (QTHTd)

110 >I'm also looking forward to Cloverfield II.

Cloverfield Harder

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (8sCoq)

111 Seriously, he's been warned about the trannies.

He's participating in Operation Cobra Gold.

Marines in Thailand...what could go wrong?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (UOM48)

112 'Spaceballs' is a better Star Wars movie than half the Star Wars movies.

Posted by: zsasz at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (MMC8r)

113 88 Margarita DV,

Yeah probably....a pity I'm 40 I'd sask you to adopt me...


heh

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (LRFds)

114
TheComcast front page reads,

"House Bill Is Dig at President Obama "

but

"House GOP bill calls attention to Obama on budget"

says the inside headline


Stupid Comcast fuckers... link in sig

Posted by: Truman North (D) at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (I2LwF)

115 105
I guess that makes rebellious teenagers.

Posted by: Tuna at February 06, 2013 05:59 PM (M/TDA)

116 the river of the great continuum?

DS9 did run some Ferengi episodes which showed how capitalism was good and increased happiness, yes.

DS9 > TNG

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 05:59 PM (QTHTd)

117 Our son is in Thailand and doesn't want to leave. I asked how many Thai trannies he's met and he looked at me (on Skype) like, "Whaaaaa?"Should I be worried?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 05:55 PM (UOM4


---------------------------------------------


Only if he's wearing eye shadow.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 05:59 PM (bu1Rs)

118
Star Trek was over, OVER, once they began employing time warps / time travel to extend their increasingly lame story lines.

J'accuse the "Q Continuum"!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 06, 2013 05:59 PM (Jcd0S)

119 'Spaceballs' is a better Star Wars movie than half the Star Wars movies.

Posted by: zsasz at February 06, 2013 05:58 PM (MMC8r)


Agreed......


And I see your Schwartz is as BIG as mine.

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 05:59 PM (xmcEQ)

120 "The original cast Star Trek movies were largely concerned about trying
to get away from the TV show (at least in terms of superficial things
like uniforms, sound effects, set design, etc.)."


Really? I watched the original Star Trek movie for the first time about a month ago. I was amazed how long one of the opening sequences was when they're moving Kirk to the Enterprise. My initial thought was "wow, they probably spent a lot of time on this because the effects would have been considered amazing 30 years ago".



Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (NzBQO)

121 Tron Legacy is on FX tonight. Should I watch it or college basketball?

Posted by: dantesed at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (xc6Ak)

122 115
....... us rebellious teenagers.

Posted by: Tuna at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (M/TDA)

123 I have to say:

I enjoyed the Wrath of Khan

a lot better than I did

The Wrath of Kant

Posted by: Spinoza at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (o6qwg)

124
I watched cloverfield until I figured out they were never gonna have a different camera view. It took me alot longer then I care to admit.

Hate that jerky camera crap.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (p/cQy)

125 I have found the secret to enjoying the movies. Here goes. Extremely low expectations.

Also helps to avoid ever going to the movie theater.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 06:00 PM (gmeXX)

126
CHRIS ROCK: Obama is 'boss... dad of the country'...

'When your dad says something, you listen'...

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (8sCoq)


And I'm sure I wouldn't be able to go back in history and find him saying the exact opposite about George Bush, would I.....

Racist talent free hacktastic asshole.

Posted by: Sponge at February 06, 2013 06:01 PM (xmcEQ)

127 120 Yep,and the (at that time) new Enterprise was quite beautiful.

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 06:01 PM (9XBK2)

128 Hagel thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 06:01 PM (piMMO)

129 Hehe is he in Phuket?

Phuket is legendary for good country girls that like Americans.

Thailand is a beautiful place.....

and dangerous as hell at times.


Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 05:57 PM (LRFds)

Love Phuket....been there many times, as well as other places in Thailand. It is beautiful.....and yes, can be dangerous if you're not aware.

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2013 06:01 PM (X6akg)

130 67
I'm going to see --

Oblivion.


Me too. The SFX look good and the premise has potential. Plus, anything has to be better than Prometheus.

And I hope JJ Abrams does alright on the SW flick. He has a decent track record on the small screen, and his take on ST wasn't bad IMO, he got a lot of the character relationships right, with humor.

I did not, however, expect to see Spock and Uhura doinking each other.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 06, 2013 05:52 PM (+z4pE)

__________________________

LOL! I dropped that from my memory banks for some reason...

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 06:02 PM (r2PLg)

131 I ignore the scene at the end of DS9 where the Grand Negus converts Ferengenar (sp?) into a socialist republic.

Although it's interesting that Moogie (Quark's mom) is first held out to be someone "just as capable as making a profit as you men!!" and, later, gets influence over the Negus and... turns the place socialist.

This is pretty much the whole point of Whiskey's blog.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 06, 2013 06:02 PM (QTHTd)

132 120 Adam Smith's IPH,

Well ST:TMP was arguably a two hour episode set to DISCO BABY!

I can agree with the point to a certain extent with STII and on with the original cast.

There was a serious effort to portray an adult StarFleet with a military structure, of course Gene R hadn't gone full 'tard yet so....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 06:02 PM (LRFds)

133
Thanks to all of you for your replies.
I think I shall smack the boy with a celery stick and garlic clove.

Sheesh. I gave him a ten-spot him to get a loaf of bread and all I wanted was my freaking change!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 06:02 PM (C8mVl)

134 108 Beware of AtC, raptors and unexpected plain brown boxes about the size of an emu.

-------

Emus are bigger than velociraptors, right? If I'm already worried about boxes about the size of a velociraptor, I'm already good?

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 06, 2013 06:04 PM (xGZ+b)

135 Don't bash the special effects of 30 years (or longer) ago. When they're good, they're better than much of the ubiquitous CGI we get thrown at us.

Posted by: zsasz at February 06, 2013 06:04 PM (MMC8r)

136 135 Zsasz,

Nah they were good, hell I still think ST III and IV hold up.

I'm watching HTV's Three Kingdoms from 2010 and while beautiful you can DEFINITELY get CG uncanny valley overload.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 06:07 PM (LRFds)

137
Is that Pacific Rim movie out, yet? That's going to be sucktastic.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 05:51 PM (BushJ)


Looks like Clover Field monster(s) vs giant Japanese anime style robots.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 06, 2013 06:07 PM (mETGQ)

138 Inside joke between mrs north and me, originally spawned by watching the old ST movies:

"they spent 90% of their budget on that (special effect)"

The special effects are horrible even for their time, considering what ILM was doing

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 06:08 PM (I2LwF)

139
Don't bash the special effects of 30 years (or longer) ago. When they're good, they're better than much of the ubiquitous CGI we get thrown at us.

I don't miss the giant false shadows around the old SFX that screamed, "HEY, look at ME! I'm a SPECIAL EFFECT111!!11"

Today's CGI look damned near real. As a fairly hardcore SF movie geek, I want to be amazed with SFX.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 06, 2013 06:09 PM (+z4pE)

140
The special effects are horrible even for their time, considering what ILM was doing

Uh, ILM did sfx for the Star Trek films.

Posted by: zsasz at February 06, 2013 06:12 PM (MMC8r)

141
133 Thanks to all of you for your replies. I think I shall smack the boy with a celery stick and garlic clove. Sheesh. I gave him a ten-spot him to get a loaf of bread and all I wanted was my freaking change!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 06:02 PM (C8mVl)


Clearly he is the Ferengi.

Rule of Acquisition #1: Once you have their money, never give it back.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:12 PM (GULKT)

142 The trailer for Dead Space 3 has some uncanny valley stuff in it. Even in HD I didn't know it was cgi until about he third viewing.

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 06:13 PM (I2LwF)

143 I saw the original ST movie on a dimension 30 (70mm) screen, the graphics were absolutely stunning.

Posted by: 13times at February 06, 2013 06:16 PM (h6XiD)

144 Tron Legacy is on FX tonight. Should I watch it or college basketball?

Does "Olivia Wilde in a catsuit" answer that for you?

Posted by: hindmost at February 06, 2013 06:19 PM (t6Jvs)

145 I did have a soft spot for Quark, though.

My first online nick was "The Grand Nagus"

Good Times

Posted by: hindmost at February 06, 2013 06:21 PM (t6Jvs)

146 Shaka, when the walls fell.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 06, 2013 06:23 PM (rgDdV)

147 So, is this thing going to be about eugenics?

You know, "superior" folks put down/outlawed by the Federation?

Posted by: A. at February 06, 2013 06:28 PM (S3m0P)

148 Speaking of standing up!

Machine buster, Paul McKinley!

http://tinyurl.com/al4tftv

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:30 PM (/b8+5)

149 So far, "House of Cards" is very compelling.

It's worth watching.

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:31 PM (/b8+5)

150 Buzzion:

Thanks, arghhhh. I tried to bury that movie deep in my subconscious due to its total fucking stupidity. Can't believe I forgot she was convicted and on parole... but yeah, same basic principles apply.

Btw, does anyone think this season of Archer is kind of shitty?

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 06:31 PM (tVTLU)

151 Rule of Acquisition #1: Once you have their money, never give it back.
Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:12 PM (GULKT)

I thought that was the government's motto?

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:34 PM (/b8+5)

152 I hope that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming up to guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber and "Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office

Whatever it is I'm good with it.

Posted by: Decaf at February 06, 2013 06:36 PM (NmvvV)

153 Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:34 PM (/b8+5)

Get lost you lena dunham wannabe whore.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:45 PM (GULKT)

154 12 I saw the opening scene(s) at "The Hobbit". It looked well directed but, yes, far too much CGI.

How come "Wrath of Khan" still holds up today and "Nemesis" doesn't - yeah.
-
Because a very good actor, Ricardo Montalban, got his one chance to write himself into legend, and he grabbed it with both hands.

But, yeah, the CGI is a factor. The shift to make movies depend on CGI "wow!" is like the shift to printing books on acid paper.

And The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has far too much CGI.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 06, 2013 06:47 PM (OGmCl)

155 153 Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:34 PM (/b8+5)

Get lost you lena dunham wannabe whore.
Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:45 PM (GULKT)

You have some problems. Maybe you should seek help. Are you possibly a paid democratic poster stuck on a conservative republican site and this is what prompts your bizarre behavior as it seems you are more than one nick.

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:47 PM (/b8+5)

156 Go suck off your daddy some more curious.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:51 PM (GULKT)

157 31 I hope that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming up to guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber and "Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office
-
In comparison to most of Hollywood, I give him points just for not insulting his audience.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 06, 2013 06:53 PM (OGmCl)

158 31 --"I hope
that Bruce Willis is sincere in this and isn't suddenly warming up to
guns because Sly Stallone came out of the closet as a gun grabber and
"Bullet to the Head" bombed this last weekend at the box office"

I think it was long strongly rumored that Willis is quietly a pretty rock-ribbed conservative, one of the ones they refer to when they talk about there being strong conservatives in Hollywood that prefer to stay quiet about it.

Posted by: Created Or Saved at February 06, 2013 06:59 PM (iJ3YG)

159 So, is this thing going to be about eugenics?



You know, "superior" folks put down/outlawed by the Federation?

Posted by: A. at February 06, 2013 06:28 PM (S3m0P)

Well, *the villain* did say something about being better than Kirk at everything, though there may have been a misleading edit there. Still, I'm now leaning towards it being Khan again.

Posted by: Methos at February 06, 2013 07:02 PM (hO9ad)

160 156 Go suck off your daddy some more curious.
Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:51 PM (GULKT)

seek help. I mean really how many niks do you have on this site? Do you have nothing productive to do all day?

Posted by: food fight! at February 07, 2013 01:35 AM (/b8+5)

161 160 156 Go suck off your daddy some more curious.
Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 06:51 PM (GULKT)

seek help. I mean really how many niks do you have on this site? Do you have nothing productive to do all day?
Posted by: food fight! at February 07, 2013 01:35 AM (/b8+5)

And you make absolutely no sense.

Posted by: food fight! at February 07, 2013 01:36 AM (/b8+5)

162 Liking the new cast. Obviously Shat is THE Capt Kirk but Chris Pine does a fine job. In fact the big 3 have been well cast, especially Karl Urban as McCoy. My God he looks like a reincarnation of DeForest Kelley.

Posted by: Bruce at February 07, 2013 10:49 AM (iqUtl)






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