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Which Star Trek Movie would you pick out for sameone who is not a Star Trek fan?

kayverse

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Report this Dec. 16 2012, 5:49 pm

I would choose Wrath of Khan or 2009. I know a lot of people say to not watch 2009 becaus it wasn't as good as the original movies and the original story and whatever and I agree with that. But to get an audience involved, especially seeing as all my friends are teenagers and like shiny, action-y films with HD and young actors. I did start with 2009, but after that I went back and watched TOS and its movies. I loved them so much! So honestly, I think that for someone just being introduced to ST, that 2009 would be a good opener (or WoK) because in my opinion it was a fantastic and well-done movie and represented the universe well.

akgunguy9

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Report this Dec. 18 2012, 12:37 pm

Star Trek 2 by far i just found it on blue ray last week I had a buddy over who knows nothing about star trek and he really liked star trek 2 the wrath of khan.

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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 6:47 pm

If the goal is to get a new-comer on board as a Trek fan, I gotta go with The Voyage Home. This gives first-timers a good idea of what Trek is all about. Although having seen Wrath, and Search for Spock would provide some back story, this isn't needed to enjoy the movie. It's a great film that stands on it's own.


If the goal is to produce an new generic sci-fi fan, i'd go with 2009. Abrams tells a good story and it's a well-produced movie. It just ain't Trek.


 

steph_trek

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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 8:37 pm

I did have a "non Star Trek fan" that I successfully converted to a Trekkie (my husband!) and I started him out watching Star Trek (2009). I thought this movie would be a good first Trek experience simply because I felt it was the "most accessible," because of how contemporary it was, to a 30-year old man that had never seen anything Trek. Yes, there are the arguments that it's so different than everything else, what with the timeline changes and general feel of the movie, but it worked! He was hooked and wanted to see more, so after watching every Star Trek: TOS and TNG movie together, and many episodes as well, he is officially a Trekkie.


 

Blockman

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 4:01 am

I don't know if I'd pick a movie maybe, as opposed to, some good episode perhaps.


Trekkie-DD

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 12:49 pm

I would suggest "IV The voyage home"  (funny dialogs, Spock vs Bones, 20th century vs future, etc.) and part III "The search for Spock" (in terms of friendship, typical Star Trek issues).


Scotty: "Aye, sir. And maybe a wee bit more. I'll sit on the warp engines myself and nurse them." Mr. Spock: "That position, Mr. Scott, would not only be unavailing, but also... undignified."

dangerman113

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 1:15 pm

This is the kind of thing I would judge an person to person basis as taste is subjective.  Abrams' '09 would be good for someone into contemporary action/adventure (albeit a possibly confusing entry point should they pursue), and so on, etc.


 


That said, I'm surprised more are not recommending Undiscovered Country.  While I like it for personal reasons, I think its fairly accessible because many are familiar with Klingons as enemies and thus already have the context to follow the action.


 


But, to reiterate I don't think that there is one singular movie guaranteed to convert others.  Each has its pros and cons and depends on the person your trying to appeal to.  For example, my finds a lot of sci-fi as too unrealistic and detached from the ordinary so she appreciated the Voyage Home a lot for the simple fact that contemporary Earth and its issues are the backdrop.

Blockman

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 5:56 pm

Interestingly enough, the fifth movie is probably the least tied down by a recent back story, not counting why the ship isn't working properly yet.


Ninja Vulcan

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 7:45 pm

Okay....  I would it depends on the person...    I personslly started of with the Enterprise series...  I would defintly not start them off with Picard...  The Orginal series would also be next....   Enterprise, even though most people dont like it, I thought was a good series... yes it didnt keep a 100% to the orginal story line but they gotta change up some parts to it..  I also love Vulcans...  they a certain funniness to the show.   Enterprise has plenty of Vulcans... Orginal series, having seen and own the whole orginal series is a very good series..    Problem is that people may not take seriously because the graphics arent the best, and some of the costumes may be laughable.     The Next Generation is a deifinate no....   Unless its the Borg or Q... no... 


Movies..   I would say...  either the newer one, Star Trek 09 or one of the orginal series ones...     Star Trek 09 would be good to sorta warm them up to the awesomeness of Star Trek..   Many of my friends like the new movie...  which because they dont know much of the orginal series they enjoy it.. also the newer ones sort of play on the type of audiences we have today... so if you get them hooked with that you just reel them in with the really good stuff....  show them your personal favorites..  Out of the Orgianl Series... my personal favorites are The Voyage Home (awesomemest of them all...  you cant help but laugh a lot in that one..),  (only the the begining... It has an amusing begining with Spock, Kirk, and Bones...  it shows their personality) the Final Frontier, and then the ones with wrath of khan and the search of spock...  I had watched the movies when I was younger with my father but they never got me into it since I was too young to understand...  the One i watched that later when older was the search for Spock, but I was able to skip Wrath of Khan because I already had an understanding of what happened beforehand...   A teacher of mine was into Star Trek and so I curious, watched the movie... I loved it.. especially the part where theyre breaking Bones out and they do the vulcan solute and they ask how many fingers am I holding up?   I think however i did see the Newer movie before that...  And if I remember right it didnt have the greatest impact on me...  Its a great warmer up, but defintly not good enough to make someone a Trekkie... 


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D. Cottingham

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 7:52 pm

I would start with the 2009 Star Trek followed by the motion picture and then the rest in chronological order.

Ninja Vulcan

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 7:54 pm

No... Not the Motion Picture.... That one is definly not a good way to start it out..

D. Cottingham

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 8:08 pm

I would foreworn the watcher first, haha you're probably right though; bad idea to start with the motion picture. Depending on whether or not they have seen any of the tv series you I would start with The Wrath of Kahn or Generations.

Ninja Vulcan

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 8:12 pm

Generations was indead a good one... but i think that should just wait a little longer cause of the ending...


Live Long and Prosper! Once you have elimnated the impossible what ever remains however improable must be the truth. You will find after a time, wanting will be more pleasing than having. This is illogical but is often the truth. The Undiscover Country...

D. Cottingham

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 8:18 pm

Indeed.

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